When he became Microsoft’s third CEO in 2014, Satya Nadella knew Microsoft had to change its culture to prosper; its new core aspects had to be empathy and access. With 24 years of Microsoft experience, Nadella countered institutional complacency when he asserted that Microsoft had to expand its global reach. He believes technology can transform lives by improving the distribution of goods and services and by helping society solve problems such as global warming with technology, such as advances in quantum computing. Writing with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols, Nadella is optimistic that humans, given the tools, will work together to make the world a better place. He asserts that Microsoft promises such tools. Nadella believes that the success of his bold, optimistic vision depends on cooperation from partners, governments and citizens working together.
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Satya Nadella became Microsoft’s third CEO in 2014. He was formerly the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group and president of the Server and Tools Division.