Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to close Sibos 2017 Toronto
Nadella, who has led the tech giant since 2014, is confirmed as the closing speaker
Brussels, 12 September 2017 – Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, will deliver the closing plenary address at Sibos 2017 Toronto on Thursday 19 October, with a look at how technology is profoundly impacting every aspect of our society and economies.
Nadella, who was named Microsoft’s CEO in February 2014, joined the company in 1992, quickly becoming 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 businesses. 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.
Under his leadership, Microsoft has continued to be a market leader and innovator, establishing a new enduring mission to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. It is a mission that is aimed directly at the opportunities and challenges that the world will face in the decades to come.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella 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. Nadella serves on the board of trustees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as the Starbucks Board of Directors.
“For over two decades, Satya has been at the forefront of the tech revolution, and worked at the heart of one of the defining companies of this century. He knows what it takes to build an innovative and game changing company, and that harnessing disruptive technologies is crucial to enabling businesses to remain relevant and competitive in an ever-changing world.” said Sven Bossu, Head of Sibos.
“The financial services industry is currently undergoing its own tech revolution, which has created huge challenges but also opportunities. During the closing plenary, we look forward to Satya sharing his experiences with delegates to inspire them to build a stronger future for financial services.”
Sibos 2017 Toronto will be taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from 16-19 October. To explore this year’s programme, and to register, visit Sibos.com
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