Sundar Pichai launches Digital Unlocked for Small Businesses
New Delhi: Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai who is in India launched Digital Unlocked, a training programme for businesses in India to empower them with digital skills to start their online business. The initiative is aimed to give a technological edge to small and medium businesses.
“Small businesses are the backbone of India’s economy. Internet is for everyone,” Pichai said, “The Internet is a powerful equaliser and we are motivated to bring the benefits of information and technology to as many people as possible,” he said.
“Building for everyone and making it available in the hands of as many people is at the heart and core of what we do. And we do this by investing in open ecosystem,” Pichai added.
Pichai said that Google, along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci), has developed a training programme called ‘Digital Unlocked’, to empower thousands of Indian SMBs with essential digital skills that would enable them to get online and start using the power of the internet to grow their businesses.
The programme would be certified by Google, Ficci and Indian School of Business – Hyderabad. It would offer online and mobile courses to SMBs across the country.
“We plan to impart 5,000 training workshops in 40 cities in three years,” he added.
The global search giant also started another initiative ‘My Business Website’. It is a free tool, which would help make a website in 10 minutes.