The Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani expressed his views on different subjects at the India Today Conclave held in March 2017.
Mukesh Ambani’s views on reverse brain drain
Mukesh Ambani supported the policies of the United States (US) President Donald Trump and stated that a reverse brain drain is bound to happen. He said that the brightest and best brains should now work to benefit the country and Indians. According to Mr. Ambani, the world is entering the fourth Industrial Revolution and it is also the first technological revolution that will have an impact on us.
He believes that if Indians working outside are brought back, then India will be blessed and its developmental pace will escalate. Mukesh Ambani also believes that all the things in the world happen at the right place and at the right time.
He informed that every month, RIL brings back at least two to three leaders from across the world. He said that people always remain Indian from their heart and they want to come back home. RIL gives them an opportunity for this, he added.
Mukesh Ambani’s views on Narendra Modi
At the conference, Mukesh Ambani praised Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for his demonetization and digitization drives.
He said that demonetization has converted unproductive money to productive money and brought it to use. It has also enabled the country to move from a cash economy to a digitally enabled optimal cash economy. He believes that currently, India is performing well and has a promising future.
Mukesh Ambani said that India today has a potential leader which would help it lead the industrial revolution. He feels that the country has a leader who understands the world and technology along with understanding his people.
Mukesh Ambani was impressed by PM Narendra Modi when he visited the US. The Indian Prime Minister joined the then US President Barack Obama for dinner and they only discussed how technology would help to develop the poor in a country.
Mukesh Ambani’s views on technology
Speaking of the industrial revolution, Mukesh Ambani said that technology will play a significant role in the revolution. He believes that technologies like cloud computing, robotics, nanotechnology, mobile Internet, artificial intelligence, and genomics will be the foundation of this revolution.
Mukesh Ambani said that in today’s technological world, it takes a fraction of a second for information to travel all around in digital form. According to him, technology is a leveller as it does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, and religion.
Mukesh Ambani feels that India has the ability to lead the industrial revolution. He stated five reasons for this. They are India’s majority of the youth population, a wide scope for technological infrastructure, citizens connected to the global Internet, large and an open market, and an ambitious leader.
He believes that India’s street smartness and the global technology will form an unbeatable combination to enable the country to lead the digital revolution. He revealed that post the launch of Reliance Jio, India became the highest data consumer in the world in just 170 days and said that Jio will be connecting 58,000 schools and colleges to overcome the challenges of education in India.
At the India Today Conclave 2017, Mukesh Ambani expressed his views on reverse brain drain, technology, and digitization, and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi.