Satya's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Code Trip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Seattle, WA

SATYA NADELLA

CEO
Microsoft

“Never stop learning. Realize how much you don’t know, then commit yourself to learning as much as you can, not just about one skill, or one area, but about a wide range of topics.”

INTERESTS:

Engineering Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Confidence Exploration Focus Character Choices Risk Education Talent Values Transitions Passion Culture

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

TAGS:

choice, computer science, computers, confidence, continually learning, discovery, family, grad school, growing up, immigration, improvement, India, leaving home, parents, passion, programming, risk, sacrifices, skills, technology

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Grew up in Hyderabad, India.
  • Went to undergraduate school at Mangalore University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • Was offered a scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he earned a master’s degree in computer science.
  • He then earned a second master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.
  • He joined Microsoft in 1992; before being named CEO in February 2014, he held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company.
  • He is married and has three children.
  • In addition to his work at Microsoft, he also serves on the board of trustees of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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