Oracle, global software and cloud major, unveiled three big ticket investment plans, keeping its commitment to expand further in the country, to give a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative.
Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle, after meeting the PM in New Delhi on February 12, announced three major initiatives that include a state-of-the-art Oracle campus in Bengaluru, nine regional software and technology incubation centres across the country and an initiative to train over 500,000 Indian students every year.
Catz said, “Increasing diversity and creating opportunities for women in technology starts with investing in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and computer science education for girls.”
She noted that student learning and training has been a focus at Oracle for more than 20 years, and the organisation is expanding the curriculum to include girls-only programmes.
Oracle Academy currently partners with more than 1,700 educational institutions in India to advance computer science education and drive knowledge, innovation, skills development and diversity in technology fields.