Satya Nadella, is the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services. He is also one of the few rumored CEO candidates inside Microsoft. Speaking at Le’Web, he said that “this meme of digitizing everything is well on its way.”
“Over the next 10 years, we will reach a point where nearly everything will become digitized,” wrote Nadella. He added “an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data and intelligence from machine learning” will make it possible, and developers that leverage these technologies will lend a hand.
He envisions that coders “will create new applications and services that help us transform what we do at work, and life, into digital equivalents.”
The shift, already on its way, will have a big impact on how organizations conduct business. Given momentum by “innovations from startups and investment from the enterprise,” said Nadella, “every business will be a digital business, everyone can be a developer and nearly everything analog will be digitized.”
Speaking to Bloomberg, Satya confirmed that he will stay at Microsoft regardless of who becomes the next Microsoft CEO.
“Microsoft is an exciting place to be at now. It’s an amazing spot to be in,”
Asked whether he will stay at Microsoft for the long-haul, Nadella said: “absolutely.”
About the future of Microsoft,
“It’s not like there wasn’t any change we had to navigate over the past 30 years,” he said. “If we didn’t know how to do it, we wouldn’t be here. We’ve shown our ability to re-engineer ourselves.”