It's that time of the year again. While we prepare to celebrate the holidays, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Milad un Nabi, or simply enjoy a good time off with family and friends, it is also time to begin thinking about 2015.
The next major event in sight, of course, is Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2015 Atlanta and who better to open the event that Microsoft's newly minted Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella.
Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company.
Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest product offerings.
Most recently, Nadella was executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. In this role he led the transformation to the cloud infrastructure and services business, which outperformed the market and took share from competition. Previously, Nadella led R&D for the Online Services Division and was vice president of the Microsoft Business Division.
Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella lives in Bellevue, Wash. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. He is married and has three children.
Fun facts about Satya Nadella
1. The guy loves Cricket! He attributes his ability to work in a team and his team building spirit to the sport.
2. He is an avid computer-based training (CBT) student and does take online classes most every morning in a 15-minute window.
3. He's a family man at heart. He's been married for a little more than 22 years and has 3 kids.
4. Poetry is his thing. Likes American and Indian poetry.
5. He's just Microsoft's 3rd CEO, behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
*Fun facts courtesy of IndiaTimes.
So, what are you waiting on? Register now for Convergence and come enjoy an opening keynote session that will also feature the one and only Kirill Tatarinov, Executive VP of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group who in his own style will sure make you excited about the future.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Intelligent Partnerships, LLC