In San Francisco on Tuesday, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with Satya Narayana Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft at the IT giant’s office in Silicon Valley.
A memorendum of understanding was inked in the meeting.Under this memorendum Microsoft will help young Saudis to train them and also support Saudi Arabia in digital and Knowledge-based innovation transformation under vision 2030.
Microsoft experts team will set up systems and operational programs for another deal to boost the Decision Making Support Center at the Royal Court.
Speaking on the occasion, Nadella expressed Microsoft’s interest in entering into partnership with Saudi Arabia in its initiative to transform into a digital Kingdom.
“ Microsoft will come out with technology to translate the Vision 2030 into a reality, with a focus on human capital and innovation, and we aspire to achieve it as early as possible ” he said.
The deputy crown prince also met with the president of Khan Academy, Salman Khan.They discussed various aspects of academic partnership between Misk Foundation, and the academy, which is a global non-profit educational organization with the aim of providing a “free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The Deputy Crown Prince also met with the founder and executive director of Ober company.
In a related development, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology has recorded more than 30 initiatives as part of the National Transformation Program 2020. Prince Turki Bin Saud, president of the city, said that these included scientific partnership to establish 10 research centers in the United States. These centers will be devoted to implementing top priority research projects for the Kingdom in the vital strategic fields, he told the Saudi Press Agency.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently visiting the US where he met US officials last week including President Barack Obama. He’s currently meeting with technology giants in Silicon Valley in talks about further investments.