The Technological Goliath, Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

Microsoft’s CEO is Satya Narayana Nadella. Microsoft has more cloud computing revenue than Google, more subscribers than Netflix, and a market capitalization of nearly $1 trillion under his leadership.

Before joining Microsoft, Satya Nadella was the CEO of Sun Microsystems, a company that offered computers, software servicing. Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992 as a young engineer after leaving Sun Microsystems. He was promoted to vice president of Microsoft Central in 2000, which was his first executive position. For the Indian engineer, there has been no turning back since. He was elevated to Microsoft Business Solutions’ corporate vice president the following year. By 2007, Nadella was the senior vice president of Microsoft Online Services, controlling not only ‘Bing’ but also early versions of Microsoft Office.

Nadella attended Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, where he was born on August 19, 1967. To pass the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) exam, Nadella was unsuccessful. He was admitted to the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) in Mesra and the Manipal Institute of Technology, though. He picked Manipal over BITS for his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, which he got in 1988. He went on to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee to get an MS in computer science. Nadella graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“Microsoft was on the point of technological death, but Nadella has presided over an era of unprecedented wealth creation,” the Financial Times (FT) stated of him when he was named CEO. He was then voted Person of the Year in 2019. Nadella’s name appears on Barron’s World’s list of the 30 finest CEOs year after year. ‘Hit Refresh,’ Nadella’s book, delves into his life and Microsoft career. It also discusses how technological advancements will impact the future.

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