Before meeting the students and giving a speech at IIT-Kharagpur, Pichai told the Economic Times, that the prime minister’s demonetisation move was a bold one for a country like India, and if things turn out as intended, it could propel the country to global ranks in terms of digital payments. The CEO of the world biggest internet company commented that “I have spent my life developing platforms. Every time you drive a platform shift, it has a big multiplicative effect, leveraged effect. Digitising a country of the scale of India, and making it work well, truly will have a beneficial effect.”
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