In a major development, California-based IT company Salesforce plans to add 5.48 lakh direct jobs in India in near future.
Salesforce chief data evangelist Vala Afshar while speaking at the Raise summit said that indirectly the company will create 13 lakh jobs in India.
“I think the impact of my company in India alone is going to create billions of dollars in incremental GDP. We are going to create 1.3 million new jobs indirectly with our customer and partner ecosystem but directly we are going to add 548,000 new jobs in the near future,” Afshar said.
Salesforce is estimated to have market capitalisation of around $240 billion. “In the next couple of years we are committed to training 250,000 students. Education is key to reducing digital divide,” Afshar said at the summit.
He said that data is going to be key to the artificial intelligence economy which is the reason that India is poised to be a super power when it comes to AI. He said India has 60 crore unique users connected to the internet and has an opportunity in the next 5-6 years in the world to be $6 trillion consumer spend power in India. “Every 3 seconds a new person in India connects to the internet for the first time.