Valley Gathers to Discuss Digital India

It’s not often that leaders from Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Google and others are all in one room for a discussion, but when Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi makes a trip to Silicon Valley – the industry responds.

The “Digital India Technology Dinner,” held in San Jose this past Saturday, brought together the leaders from across the Valley for a dialogue, led by Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, about India’s goal to create a Silicon Valley of its own.

Modi’s visit marked a significant milestone in the relationship between the U.S. and India; this is the first time in three decades that an Indian Head of State has visited California. Modi’s timely visit to the Silicon Valley is no coincidence – one of his primary initiatives, Digital India, aims to transform the country into a digitally-empowered economy that serves its citizens through digital in every industry. By meeting with several companies in the Valley during his visit, Modi brought greater awareness to India’s transformation, establishing new relationships and sparking conversations about how technology can help the country reach its goals.

Adobe understands the challenges and opportunities that India faces well. In the digital era, consumers expect personalized, engaging communication – and Adobe technology is at the center of creating and enabling these experiences.

We were honored to take part in the event and are encouraged by Modi’s strides to innovate in every sector of the Indian economy – this is the type of leadership and vision that will allow India to flourish in the digital era, and we look forward to witnessing it.