ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer held talks with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on the sidelines of the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2019. The discussion focused on how a partnership with ABB could be created to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and digitalisation technologies to meet the state’s requirements, including using AI to take skills development to the next level.
The two leaders also discussed the state’s focus on becoming an export hub and how ABB could help enhance India’s role in the global value chain. “Maharashtra has been a forerunner in AI technology in India and ABB, as a pioneering technology leader in digital industries, is ready to support it in developing its digital economy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “By rapidly adopting advanced technologies, Maharashtra can expand its role as an export hub and strengthen India’s competitive position in global markets.” Enhancing the state’s presence as a robotics hub was factored in the talks.