ONDC Like Tech Scalable To The World, Believes Google Cloud India Region Director

In a recent interaction, Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director of Google Cloud, India Region, shed light on the company’s bullish stance on India’s burgeoning cloud ecosystem. With India’s public cloud services market projected to soar to $17.8 billion by 2027, Google Cloud is keen on harnessing this potential, especially in the startup domain.

What Happened? Bedi, speaking to YourStory highlighted Google Cloud’s involvement with ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) and emphasized that many of their projects while originating in India, have the scalability for global deployment. Startups remain central to Google Cloud’s strategy in the country.

Beyond offering credits—up to $300,000 for AI startups—the company is also investing in skilling and mentorship programs. Their collaboration with ONDC has birthed an open-source onboarding accelerator, which has garnered significant traction.

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Bedi expressed enthusiasm about the company’s partnership with startups, emphasizing the importance of mentoring in their growth journey. Google’s accelerator program and startup school in India are a testament to this commitment. Furthermore, in a bid to boost skills within the market, Google Cloud has teamed up with industry bodies like NASSCOM to train individuals.

Cloud adoption: On the topic of cloud adoption, Bedi cited examples of collaborations with giants like Apollo, Flipkart, and HDFC, underscoring Google Cloud’s role in driving business transformation. He concluded by emphasizing the company’s commitment to security and skill development, highlighting its partnership with CERT-In to offer scholarships.

In essence, as India’s cloud landscape evolves, Google Cloud is positioning itself with its tailored solutions and startup-centric approach to play a pivotal role in shaping its future.

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