Global technology giant Oracle has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Jharkhand to help the state improve its citizen services and attract IT start-ups. As part of the MoU, the government of Jharkhand and Oracle will jointly explore and identify areas in which Oracle's cloud-based technologies can be used to deliver improved citizen services and to address the state's citizen and business requirements.
According to Oracle, as part of the MoU, the government of Jharkhand and tech firm Oracle will jointly explore and identify areas in which Oracle's cloud-based technologies can be used to deliver improved citizen services and to address the state's citizen and business requirements.
“Under the MoU, Oracle and the Jharkhand government will collaborate to create proof of concepts and help new startups using Oracle Cloud-based platforms to operationalise citizen services and startup centres,” said Oracle.
Oracle said that it will offer support to the state through its vast portfolio of technology solutions, including Oracle Cloud. “These solutions cater to the growing requirements and expectations of citizens, businesses and government departments for smarter, transparent and efficient governance within the state of Jharkhand,” said Oracle.
Earlier this year, Jharkhand received investment support from the Union government for an internal venture capital fund to support start-ups in the state.
“We want to be the top choice with global companies for investments and be India's start-up hub. Oracle's rich global experience, technology expertise and strong capabilities, make them ideal partners for us,” said Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
“Just as cloud is triggering broad innovation within the technology industry, it will also drive changes and increase efficiency within emerging economies like India,” said Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle, adding that “India's rapid transformation echoes the generational shift taking place in the technology industry.”
The MoU was signed by Sunil Kr Barnwal, secretary, IT & e-Governance, of Jharkhand and Shailender Kumar, regional managing director of Oracle India, in the presence of the Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and Oracle CEO Safra Catz in New Delhi.
For the first time, company has brought Oracle OpenWorld, one of its most successful event to India. The announcement were to be made tomorrow, however due to change in schedule of Jharkhand CM, company made this announcement today in the evening.
Oracle OpenWorld India is being held on 9th and 10th May 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Company said that the event will bring together business and technology strategists from India and the world.