Tech leaders in Silicon Valley look forward to PM Modi’s US State visit

IMF Convener Satnam Singh Sandhu honoring California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta, 2nd from right, during the Round Table Conference at Silicon Valley, San Jose. Also seen in photo, Pannu Dental Group CEO Dr. Dalvir Singh Pannu, left, and eminent entrepreneur Joe Johal, right, during the Round Table Conference on ‘India-US Partnership- A key to New World Tech Order’ at San Jose. PHOTO: courtesy organizers

A large number of tech-leaders in Silicon Valley gathered recently in San Jose, to express their excitement at the impending visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US starting June 21, 2023.

Technocrats comprising of CEO’s, Vice-Presidents, heads of global companies, took part in a conference on ‘India-US partnership: A key to new world Tech-Order’ which was organized by NID Foundation and Indian Minorities Foundation, a press release from the organizations said.

In a joint statement they said that they are excited for Modi’s US visit and pinned high hopes that the bilateral meeting between the Indian Prime Minister and US President Joe Biden would open new avenues of partnership between the two nations.

Attorney-General of California Rob Bonta presided over the conference along with IMF Convenor and NID main patron Satnam Singh Sandhu and NID Founder Prof. Himani Sood.

Attorney General Bonta said, “The USA is looking forward to strengthening its ties with the world’s largest democracy. India is an emerging economic power and every country including the USA is looking forward to having India as its partner in the emerging world.” He also praised the strong IT community of Indian Americans and the contributions of this ethnic group to California.

Tech leaders of Silicon Valley along with NID Foundation Founder and IMF Convener Satnam Singh Sandhu during the Round Table Conference on ‘India-US. PHOTO; courtesy organizers

Prominent techies at the conference included Global Head AI Nations, NVIDIA Shilpa Kolhatkar,  President of Product and Engineering, Zoom Video Communications, Velchamy Sankarlingam Gam, Alok Aggarwal- CEO at Scry-AI; Rashmi Singhal, Senior Technical Recruiter (LinkedIN); Nitu Nanda, Senior VP Bank of America and Sammy Sidhu, CEO and Co-Founder at Eventual, Johal, CEO of Wendy’s Pacific; Dr. Dalvir Pannu, CEO of Pannu Dental Group in California; Jeevan Zutshi, Founding Chapter President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and Founding member of the California Chapter of Kashmiri Overseas Association; Neeraj Bhatia, CPA and FCA (Bhatia & CO) amongst others.

Founding President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) & Founding member of the California Chapter of Kashmiri Overseas Association, Jeevan Zutshi, praised Modi for steps taken in Kashmir to end Article 370.

Global Head of AI Nations at NVIDIA, Shilpa Kolhatkar contended that during the last 9 years of the Modi government, the living standard of every Indian has improved, and progress has been made in every aspect such as technological advancements.

California Attorney General speaking at the recent gathering of tech leaders in Silicon Valley in honor of the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi on a State Visit to the US June 21, 2023. On left, Satnam Singh Sandhu, and on right Joe Johal. PHOTO: courtesy organizers

IMF convenor, Satnam Singh Sandhu, said the bilateral relations had reached a new high between the two democracies. “This is a historic State Visit by any Prime Minister of India which shows the close friendship between PM Modi and President Joe Biden. He emphasized that digital India has been the backbone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s good governance. “India has become the fastest-growing digital economy in the world. Currently, 40 percent of digital transactions in the world are being done in India. The digital economy will contribute 20 percent to India’s economy by 2025. India has transformed its Global Image from being a Nation of Scams to a Nation with Good Governance,” Satnam Singh Sandhu added.

Other tech leaders who spoke at the event included Senior Technical Recruiter of Linked, Rashmi Singhal; CEO of Pannu Dental Group, California, Dr. Dalvir Singh Pannu; Sukhi Chahal, founder, and CEO of The Khalsa Today and the founder and chairman of Punjab Foundation, a Silicon Valley, California-based nonprofit organization; Anand Kuchibhotla, founder and chairman, University of Silicon Andhra; Bank of America Senior Vice President Nitu Nanda;  Sammy Sidhu, CEO & Co-founder of Eventual; Chief Global Service Operations at Iron Systems Bob Sidhu; and S5 Advisory Executive Managing Director Yogi Chugh.



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