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Snowflake sees great business potential in the government and public sector in India. “I think in the next five to ten years, that will be one of our biggest opportunities,” Sanjay K Deshmukh, senior regional vice president, ASEAN, and India, Snowflake, told AIM at the Bangalore leg of its Data Cloud World Tour (DCWT).
The Data Cloud company headquartered in Montana, US, wants to tap into the public sector to expand its presence in the country further.
“We have our service available in India. It’s running in the Indian data centres of AWS and Azure so we qualify in that sense.”
Deshmukh adds that Snowflake is looking to address two primary use cases. Firstly, to facilitate collaboration between government agencies that currently operate in silos. Often, agencies like the land department, transport, or infrastructure work independently, making policy decisions without a comprehensive data understanding.
“We’re working on multi-ministry and multi-agency initiatives to foster collaboration. This will lead to more informed policy decisions and improved citizen services,” he said.
Secondly, the focus for Snowflake is on government agencies that provide citizen services. “These agencies are under pressure to modernise their services and actively seek ways to improve citizen interactions. This is a common thread among the agencies we are engaged with, and it presents a significant opportunity for us in the government sector.”