Satya Nadella, the Indian-American CEO of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is set to visit his native city Hyderabad next month. This will be Nadella’s second visit to the city after he took over as the CEO of Microsoft. The 47-year-old Nadella succeeded the tumultuous reign of Steve Ballmer who was seen to have missed the mark completely in the smartphone arena.
Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992 and was one of only 30 Indian immigrants employed by the company. He steadily rose through the ranks and completed his MBA while working. Nadella is one of the most spectacular success stories among the Indian diaspora and has been felicitated by many high ranking dignitaries from India. Nadella has talked to Telangana Chief Minister and the state IT Minister, Microsoft is also expected to increase its operations in Hyderabad and Nadella’s involvement is expected to increase the collaboration efforts between the state and Microsoft.
The reign of Steve Ballmer at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is largely seen as an underwhelming one and while the appointment of Nadella to the top job was unexpected, yet it was seen as a breath of fresh air. However, the decisions taken by Nadella have borne mixed results. For example, the decision to change way software are built and tested by the company has come under criticism. Nadella’s decision to lay off a large number of testing people to improve efficiency seems to have backfired as the latest update to Windows 10 was full of bugs.
Windows 10 has also come under lots of criticism due to auto download of the Operating System even after users decline to download it. The Operating System did not get the best of receptions, and the latest bug filled update has done it no favors. Though it is still early in the reign of SatyaNadella, he has already made some missteps that could define his tenure as the top man.