22 October, 2020

New Internet Adopters Have Different Expectations: Caesar Sengupta

Caesar Sengupta, VP, Next Billion Users and GM of payment at Google, talks to Outlook about the corporation’s work in India and the controversies it is embroiled in.

New Internet Adopters Have Different Expectations: Caesar Sengupta
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2019-07-12T12:46:44+05:30

A majority of the 400 million active internet consumers in India use Indian languages to navigate the web. They are the focus of technology behemoths such as Google. Caesar Sengupta, VP, Next Billion Users and GM of payment at Google, talks to Jyotika Sood about the corporation’s work in India and the controversies it is embroiled in. Edited Excerpts:

How important is India and Indian market for Google?

When we launched our operations in India in 2004-05, there were very few people online, PC penetration was extremely low and connectivity was a big constraint. But even 15 years back, India was an important country for us, and it was clear that in years to come - India will become one of the largest Internet user country in the world. So, we started investing in India very early. We are focused on enabling access to the Internet; creating more awareness and skilling people on how they could use the Internet to change their lives; and last but not the least, building experiences that address the needs,...

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