Nice coverage by Quartz, India in collecting relevant tidbits from Tim Cook’s activities in India. He’s watched cricket, visited Bollywood celebrities and temples, and college students.
No technology company’s CEO — none that I know of at least — is received with such glamorous fanfare in India. Sundar Pichai — Google’s CEO — enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome but his reception was more of a homecoming than a glorious meet-and-greet.
Associating with Bollywood and cricket is a solid effort on Cook’s part — an easy way to be noticed in the eyes of the Indian common-person. A visit with the Indian Prime Minister is next.
Lisa Jackson — Apple’s Apple’s VP of environment, policy and social initiatives is accompanying Tim in his visit to India too — spending her time in rural Rajasthan.
(Apparently I am not alone in my assessment that other tech. CEOs haven’t received such fanfare as is suggested in a meme shared by the Reddit India’ twitter account.)