Hectic day for KTR in Davos

Rama Rao met with Alphabet Inc. and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a business gathering where they discussed a host of issues including Google's current operations in Hyderabad and the scope for future expansion.

By Author  |  Published: 22nd Jan 2020  7:54 pm
BAE Systems Chairman Roger Carr met Telangana IT and Industries Minister KTR at the Telangana Pavilion in Davos.

Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao held a series of bilateral meetings with global industry leaders at the Telangana Pavilion on the sidelines of World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

Rama Rao met with Alphabet Inc. and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a business gathering where they discussed a host of issues including Google’s current operations in Hyderabad and the scope for future expansion.

Rockwell Automation CEO and President Blake D Moret met with the Minister at Telangana Pavilion. Rockwell Automation inc is the largest company in the world that is dedicated to industrial automation and information and has a history of over 100 years.

In another meeting, Takeda Pharma Global Vaccine Business Unit President Dr. Rajeev Venkayya met with Rama Rao, who apprised him about Hyderabad emerging as the pharma and life sciences capital of the country. He also gave an overview of Hyderabad Pharma City, the country’s largest Pharma manufacturing hub.

Takeda Pharma is a Japan-based R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company that has a history of 230 years.

IDEO CEO Sandy Speicher and HCL Technologies CTO Kalyan Kumar were among the business heads who met with the Minister. Major industry leaders including Mahindra and Mahindra Limited Managing Director Pawan K Goenka and KPMG Global Chairman and CEO Bill Thomas also called on the Minister. BAE Systems Chairman Sir Roger Carr also met him. The Minister informed Sir Roger Carr that Aerospace and Defense was a priority sector for Telangana.

Rama Rao informed him that the State already has the presence of several global aerospace and defense companies. BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defense security and aerospace companies which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces.


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