Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan said that the Digital India initiative would "transform India into a digitally empowered" knowledge economy. Prime Minister s vision of Digital India is exciting, he said.
It has the potential to uplift the while of society in India, he said, with top IT CEOs seated on the dais along with Prime Minister Modi at a dinner hosted in his honour.
"I am sure Prime Minister Modi will take Digital India to greater heights," Narayen said, who moderated the discussion.
Along with Nadella, and Narayan, others seated on the dais were John Chambers, CEO of Cisco and next Chairman of US India Business Council (USIBC) and Google CEO Sunder Pichai.
Describing PM Modi as "amazing ambassador" of India, Chambers endorsed Digital India, saying it has the potential to bring about great changes in India. The US and India would be "very strong together under your leadership", it said.
Chambers said one has to compete against one's ability to innovate, and not against other companies or countries.
"If you can change India, you will change the world," he said, adding that Internet is the second equalizer in life after education.
Paul Jacobs executive chairman of Qualcomm said, "we are extremely excited and motivated" by the Prime Minister's Digital India initiative.
Observing that mobile technology is changing everybody's life, he said India is poised to be leader in digital technology.
Jacobs announced $150 million funds to fuel innovation in Indian startups. He also announced Design India initiative and labs, saying it would help in 'Make in India' program.
Sharing PM Modi's vision of using mobile phone as a key instrument of governance, he said: "India under Prime Minister Modi s leadership is moving in the right direction."Apple CEO Tim Cook; Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai met Prime Minister Modi at his hotel in San Jose. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Silicon Valley in more than three decades.