Google CEO Sundar Pichai to hold an event in India on January 4

This will be Pichai's second public event in India since taking up the position as CEO.


Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai is currently in India. He is on a private trip, visiting Jaipur. However, Google is hosting an event in New Delhi on January 4, where Pichai will talk about the company’s new initiatives and announcements for small and medium businesses in the country. The event will also be attended by India’s IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad along with other senior officials from Google.

Google has reportedly sent out media invites, which reads, “Small and Medium Businesses are the backbone of the Indian economy and are powering the next wave of the country’s growth. At Google, we are excited about partnering with businesses to help them unlock exponential growth through the power of digital. We invite you to join Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and other senior leaders from Google as they shine spot light on how digital can be a game changer for Indian SMBs.”

Sundar Pichai, who has a BTech degree from IIT Kharagpur, will relive his old days in the campus with teachers and students next week as well. At an open-air theatre in the campus, he will discuss his past, present and future at a function titled ‘A journey back to the past to inspire the future’ on January 5.

This will be Pichai’s second public event in India since taking up the position as CEO. Two years ago, Pichai had stated that he wants to help 20 million small and medium enterprises in India, get online by 2017.