Bhavish and Satya Nadella announcing the partnershipApr 07, 2022
and companies that are not just going to change the landscape here, but I want to change the landscape everywhere, so today it's a real privilege for me to have the opportunity to introduce a new partner of ours who started his career. at Microsoft Research so I wanted to invite the CEO of Ola before that I think we'll play the video and then we'll have the wish let's play the video do you have a new track from your favorite artist? have a book on thomas johnson johnson controls exact macaques have a good thing alert what should be fat milk would never need immediate attention for sure the new sensor readings please help me welcome to vaishya groves the CEO and founder of solar cabs is so fantastic from your part you know so fantastic for you that you have done a lot of great things after your Microsoft you know one of the things that I know that you have a very broad vision of what is happening in the automotive industry and for Ola you want to share a little too which for sure definitely before that I really want to continue to be inspired by our vision of Microsoft being a learner.
I'm so excited to hear from you and you know I worked with Mike so for two years one of the little trivia of the projects I worked on at Microsoft with a few colleagues which is very similar to price gouging so you know where from the inspiration came for that, but anyway, kidding aside, you know that our mission enables to build mobility for 1 billion Indians and India. India's mobility volume is very different from the West, only 3% of Indians own cars today, that's 30 million cars cumulative in India for 1.3 billion people and that's how many cars China sells in 16 months so the paradigm for transportation in India hasn't been mainstreamed so the opportunity that we're working towards and what we want to enable is you know India jumps the paradigm of car ownership directly to transportation as a service and we are going to use technology to enable a safer, more accessible, more convenient and greener paradigm for transferees in the country that knows that mobility has not changed much in the last 50 years and will change more in the next five years compared to the last 50 years and at the center of mobility is the vehicle, you know, when I was a kid, about 20 years ago, my father had a Maruti 800 and the cars of today they are very similar to the Maruti 800 and the appearance has become a little nicer, a little more youthful. focused but the fundamental features inside the car remain the same so you know our vision to make cars smarter is what we launched a year ago with Ola play and today I'm very excited that Ola and Microsoft are partnering To take this to the next level, yes, you want to talk a little bit about the type of
partnershipand what it can mean to your customers and also to the world.
I think there are strong synergies between the pots mission and the knowledge of Microsoft. g worked there, I can fully appreciate the benefits and power of Microsoft technologies and I believe that the two companies working together can accelerate the future of mobility, especially in India and beyond, and I am excited in all three areas because today I am very excited for one that we want together we will bring the Microsoft productivity suite the products and all the tools to the car you know imagine that you are Ola paseo book a trip you get in the back seat your car is always connected with the calendar in your clouds with Outlook calendar and you have a Skype call waiting for you as soon as you get in the car and that's a pretty seamless experience you know the second area where I'm very excited to take advantage of Microsoft capabilities is AI and IOT and cloud you know imagine if you know if you get in the end of the car and talk to the car and say just play my favorite song or play ar Rahman song it's very smooth very convenient, we can also take advantage of AI in wa For example, if you are driving the car and you are sleepy, the car can automatically detect the fact that you are sleepy and take a sample from the car, so there are ways we can actually do may Moldy's future be much more secure and much more. convenient and the final area that I am very excited about in our
partnershipis trading together from a global perspective.
We want to bring this technology that we have built in India to every global OEM and every car in the world. Thank you. drink thanks for the partnership anything final thoughts on what you want most excites you as an entrepreneur in India driving some of those technological changes you know that the world of technology and transportation are merging and converging very, very quickly in some ways what What's happening in the transportation industry now is what happened in the communications industry some two decades ago. Telecommunications companies appeared. Smartphones appeared. Social media has emerged and completely revolutionized the way we communicate with each other and the next 10 years will be similar for transportation and as an Indian company we believe that our nation has the ability and opportunity to really lead and build on this future paradigm. of mobility and transportation and that's what really excites me and that's what I think our partnership will accelerate tremendously.
Thank you very much for the association. I'm sorry you left Microsoft, but I'm glad you're working with us now. Thank you. Now everything you saw. be it the technologies or what organizations from LV Prasad to Ola are doing with technology, it just shows what is possible today with the right application of technology.
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