Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday batted for “reinventing” productivity to take his 39-year-old company to new heights.
While speaking at the vendor’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Nadella stressed upon the changing culture in the Microsoft and called it as one of the biggest challenges as CEO.
“That’s the hardest part. But I think building cutting-edge technology is much easier to achieve,” Nadella said while addressing around 15,000 partners at the conference.
Nadella has been with Microsoft for 22 years now and during this phenomenal period he has proved his niche in several channel-facing roles.
As an able vice president in 2000, Nadella explained before his partners the advantages of .NET framework and its usage.
“I’ve worked in so many products and they’ve all been partner-led,” Nadella said in his speech.
In his first public interview as CEO at the Code Conference in May this year, Nadella looked like a more confident man in spilling beans about his company’s future endeavors.
During his initial three months as the company’s CEO, his words showed his eagerness to avail all those opportunities that Microsoft missed in the past.
During the Code conference, the easygoing and relatable Nadella called the tech industry in “the beginning of the post-post-PC era.”
He also expressed desire of repositioning the tech giant Microsoft as a “cloud-first, mobile-first” company that serves services and data to all sorts of devices and not just Windows.
“It’s a multi-device world where you build platforms and applications that span devices. From now on you’ll see us launch things on different platforms,” he had said.
At Worldwide Partner Conference, he talked about his plans to “reinvent” productivity with the addition of new technologies to almost all its apps including email and file sharing.
For Nadella, Microsoft is a complete user-friendly gateway that has answers for almost every problem of the user. It can help the users and organizations get their work done more instantly. The best part Nadella calls is present in Microsoft is convergence of several apps with latest technologies that make use of operational and social data.
“In all of this abundance of computing power, what is scarce? Human attention and time,” Nadella said adding, “It’s not just about one app. We are building an OS for human activity across all of their daily lives and devices.
Nadella believes Microsoft wants to mak its products worthy for both work and personal experiences. Microsoft’s excellent range of products such as Skype, Lync, OneDrive and OneDrive For Business are some of the items delivering what Nadella promised to his users.
Nadella also talked about the Enterprise Mobility Suite, a software for mobile device management, identity and security that runs on Apple and Android devices.
‘Competition is not killing us’
While talking about the neck-and-neck completion in today’s tech world, Nadella had said during the Code conference, “Competition is not killing us. It’s our own ability to have an idea and go after an idea and make that happen. That’s what, at the end of the day, defines success.”
For Nadella, Microsoft is focused more on enhancing internal culture and is not looking at developments in other companies.