Geek Of The Week: Satya Nadella

Geek Of The Week: Satya Nadella

Earlier this month, Microsoft appointed a new CEO to follow Steve Ballmer. The man they appointed is this week’s GOTW, Satya Nadella. He is only the third CEO of Microsoft in history. Former GOTW Bill Gates was the company’s first CEO. We talked about this on our last podcast.

Nadella was born and raised in India. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Manipal Institute of Technology. Later, he attended college in the United States earning two degrees. The first was an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, and the second was an MBA from the University of Chicago. He came to Microsoft in 1992 after working for Sun Microsystems for several years. Before taking the position as CEO, Nadella was the Executive Vice-President of the Cloud and Enterprise group. He was a major player in the implementation of Windows Azure and SkyDrive. Now he takes over where Ballmer left off as the CEO of the world’s largest software company.

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