Microsoft Cloud currently powers close to 150 government departments and State-Owned Enterprises countrywide
FY 2019 was a significant year for Microsoft India, as it continued to build the cloud momentum across sectors, while accelerating the digital transformation journey of the customers by infusing intelligent technologies. Microsoft is also investing on cybersecurity and building partnerships to tackle cyberthreats collaboratively. Microsoft cloud currently powers close to 150 government departments and State-Owned Enterprises countrywide. Over 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange listed companies are now using Microsoft cloud to drive their digital transformation. Over 40 banks in India are powered by Microsoft cloud and Bank Chain, a blockchain consortium of 30 banks runs exclusively on Microsoft Azure blockchain platform. 3000 of its 9000 partners in India are cloud enabled with an aim to continuously upskill and reskill them to sell and innovate on the cloud. Microsoft Cloud is powering top 14 companies spanning across core sectors like oil & gas, power, infrastructure, etc. as well as top 7 automotive companies and top 5 pharma companies.
Microsoft’s revenue in FY2019 was USD 950 Mn.
Its key highlights:
• Cloud pie of the revenue growing strong • Empowering SMBs & startups • Did good business in govt.; engaged academia
Microsoft has also worked to empower the vibrant SMB and startup ecosystem of the country. Microsoft ScaleUp accelerator has supported 155 startups in India since its launch in 2012. The company has been enabling startups with unique vantage point of expanding to developed markets or look at emerging markets and also accelerated the growth of unicorns in the country. It is also working closely with its partner network to be trusted technology advisors and providers to around 200,000 SMBs in the country.
Some of the key partnerships initiated during the year were with Reliance Jio, Wipro, UST Global, Birla Corporation, Apollo Hospitals, Indian Railways and The Public Finance Management System (PFMS). PFMS drives dispersal of funds for 8,000+ schemes of the Government of India, impacting 33 crore people across the country.
To democratise healthcare Microsoft went on building strong partnerships between government, research institutes and the private sector with a focus on reducing costs, and bringing efficiencies. In India it worked with over 35 customers across public and private healthcare. Apollo Hospitals frontline doctors are using AI models to predict cardiovascular diseases in patients and drive impact at an individual level. As most globally available cardiovascular health models are not directly applicable in India, these models were built on Indian data.
To help farmers increase the farm yield Microsoft partnered with ICRISAT in Andhra Pradesh. Timely advisories such as the best time to sow the crop depending on weather conditions, soil and other indicators get sent to the farmers mobiles via SMS.
Microsoft partnered with 10 higher education institutions to provide infrastructure, curriculum, training, access to cloud and AI services and dev tools and support. Nearly 1.5 lakh students will be skilled for a future-ready workforce.
—ANANT MAHESHWARI President, Microsoft