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February 6, 2014

Satya Nadella in The Hot Seat :Microsoft's Hour of Reckoning

 Satya Nadella in the Hot seat at Microsoft

satya Nadella is microsofts new CEO

Microsoft finally announced its much anticipated CEO. A Microsoft Insider Satya Nadella  who has spent his last 22 years with the company "was heralded as the news CEO. This comes  in somewhat difficult times for the IT Giant as  the windows revolution that catapulted " personal computing power to masses is on the verge of extinction with Smartphones, Tablets, Mobile Web and Connected Devices taking over the " computing space" and Apple and Google breathing down on Microsoft's neck

Indian born American Satya Nadella, 46, replaces Steve Ballmer effective immediately after a five-month search, Microsoft said in a statement on Tuesday. Bill Gates, the company’s first CEO, will step aside as chairman and devote more time to product development while remaining on the board and running his philanthropic foundation. John Thompson, the director who led the CEO search, becomes chairman. 

While Nadella brings an enormous expertise on the  cloud and enterprise  platform he will need to boost Microsoft’s presence in consumer markets, where rivals have seized the lead. The first question on the minds of critics is whether the Microsoft veteran of 22 years can deliver the same fresh thinking as an outsider

Nadella  Professional and Academic Credentials

  1.  Worked at Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff, and joined Microsoft in 1992
  2. worked as the senior vice president of research and development (R&D) for the Online Services Division
  3. Took over as president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools Business
  4. Was instrumental in transforming   technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure
  5. Satya Nadella  led the Microsoft's databaseWindows Server and developer tools to its Azure cloud.
  6. He  had by then become a regular name in the Microsoft corridor of Senior management  when he grew the revenues from Cloud Services  from $16billion to  $20billion in 2nd Quarter of 2013 .
  7. In 2 years he grew the business by over 20%
  8. (March 2007 – February 2011 )  "Corporate Vice President of Business Solutions and Search
  9. (February 9, 2011 – February 2014  (Before being named the CEO ) Nadella was the President of the Server & Tools division
  10. Satya holds a  Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University
  11. Earned his Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee , and followed it up with MBA from the University of Chicago.