It hasn't even been a month since India-born Satya Nadella became the new CEO of Microsoft. However, the new CEO has already chalked up a five year plan for the company that will see Microsoft base its work force on software for advancing the company's devices and services.
Mr. Nadella was recently in an interview with TOI where he spoke about his roots, what he expects from the company in the coming days and what feels about India producing tech talents on a regular basis.
On asked to explain a bit more about the company's ambitions related to the software department, Mr. Nadella stated that software is "one of the most valuable, malleable resources" of Microsoft. He also added that his primary objective as Microsoft chief will be to deliver software-driven innovations that will only help in enriching the overall customer experience.
"I want to see us remain convinced that software matters in the future," the Hyderabad-born 46-year-old added. He also confirmed that the company wants to offer its customers what they really value and will eventually help them to get more out of work, life and other areas.
Apart from that, the new CEO also hailed his Indian roots by stating that "India is a tremendous source of technology talent, both at home and around the world, and that is something we can all take pride in." On a similar note, he also spoke about how he received a flurry of congratulatory messages that flooded his inbox since taking up the new role.
And these congratulatory messages include mails from Shantanu Narayen (CEO, Adobe), TK Kurien (CEO, Wipro) and Ajay Banga (CEO, Mastercard) - all alumni of Hyderabad Public School, like him.
In case you have been out of touch, Nadella, a native of Hyderabad, India, was responsible for running Microsoft's fast expanding internet-based computing initiative in July last year as part of current CEO Steve Ballmer's radical re-organization of the company.
He joined Microsoft in 1992 and is currently the executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group. He is responsible for developing and running the company's computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services.