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Ayan Sarkar
October 21, 2019

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Get yourself inspired through the motivational story of fame and fortune. The determined tenacity not only tells his personal achievement, it recounts the revolutionary success of the multinational technology company, Microsoft. The inspiring tale of Satya Nadella, the man behind Microsoft. His prolonged sincerity and dedication culminated as the honorable post of CEO in Microsoft. February 4, 2014, a proud moment for every Indian, when he became the CEO of Microsoft. Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft has witnessed great success, in the last 20 years’ tenure. He is the person who commenced the humongous infrastructure of cloud computing. He is a role model for million of people throughout the world. His utter dedication and hard work escalate his career to the apex of success.

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Born with silver spoon:

From his young age, he showed a great interest in technical development to enhance the standard of living, when he was studying in Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. He received his bachelor’s degree from Manipal institute of technology. His father was a stalwart officer of Indian administrative service. Like most Indians, he is fond of cricket and Indian poetry from his young age. Playing cricket inspired him to understand the value of teamwork and leadership.

Nadella started his professional journey at Sun Microsystems, the legendary Silicon Valley computer server company, after finishing M.S in computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Later, he pursued MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of business. He once said, “electrical engineering was a great way for to go discover what turned out to become a passion”. He was one of the 30 Indian Immigrants who was working at Microsoft. In his first project, Nadella dealt with the TV products and Windows operating system. While working at Microsoft, he simultaneously completed his MBA degree from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He used to travel all the way Redmond (Washington) to attend the class every weekend. His deliberate passion impressed his colleagues and managers.

Sheer Dedication of 22 years:

Nadella joined Microsoft in the year of 1992 as a project developer when Bill Gates was the CEO of the company. In 1999, he got the first executive role of vice president of Microsoft. Meanwhile, at the end of the following year, his strong endeavor resulted into the role of corporate VP. At that time, Steve Ballmer was the second CEO. In 2007 Nadella was made the prestigious position of senior VP of Microsoft Business Solution. After 22 years of sheer dedication and hard work, he was crowned as the CEO in February 2014. Under his leadership, the stock value of Microsoft has risen more than 130% ($ 302.2 billion to $ 681.6 billion) which is a lifetime record in the history of Microsoft. He did not put much effort into clearing the baggage of the previous works. Rather he focused on the future goal in particular, where he explored cloud infrastructure and built a supreme technology, which has become the star of the tech world. In his words, “Our industry does not respect tradition it only respects innovation”. After Ballmer’s resignation, he rebuilt the management structure as a CEO, by creating more collaborative work environment. This collaboration acclaimed as the ‘largest private hackathon in the world’. The hackathon inspired employees of different places of the business to collaboratively work on projects. It helped immensely to create a fast-moving collaborative organization, which is essential to compete in today’s digital world.

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(Satya Nadella with Bill Gates)

Presently, Microsoft and Eros are getting collaborated for increasing the future experience of the online video platform. Under Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft invested $1 billion in Artificial Intelligence to aid the Startup businesses. A latest news suggests, the virtual assistant Cortana is not in competition with Alexa (Amazon) and Google Assistant. Nadella reported every consumer would be able to use Cortana on Alexa and Google Assistant, the way we use Microsoft apps on Android and iOS. With the fastest growth of facial recognition technology, he would, “welcome regulation that will help the marketplace not be a race to the bottom”. Nadella initiated open APIs and friendly platforms respectively for customers and developers. The company is paying closer attention to accessibility, with innovative features like real-time captions and new Xbox adaptive controller. The stock price of this company, as a result, has witnessed a broader change. One acute management has increased the rapid growth of the company immensely. Microsoft invested $ 7.2 billion to get hold Nokia’s mobile business. Nadella’s contribution as a CEO has tripled Microsoft’s share price, making the company most valuable in the world. There is lot to learn from Satya Nadella’s prolific career. He is not only the pride of India or a company, he is a treasure of the world as well.

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Ayan Sarkar

Ayan Sarkar is one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India. Possessing the talent of creative designing and development, Ayan is also interested in innovative technologies and believes in compiling them together to build unique digital solutions. He has worked as a consultant for various companies and has proved to be a value-added asset for each of them. With years of experience in web development, product managing and building domains for customers, he currently holds the position of the CTO in Webskitters Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.