Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 10 at the Utah Technology Council’s 19th annual Hall of Fame Gala in Salt Lake City.
The council made the announcement recently. Nadella follows other prominent tech leaders as gala speakers, including Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, Mark Hurd of Oracle, and Eric Schmidt of Google.
“The Hall of Fame is the premier event for Utah’s 6,000 tech companies where we celebrate the vitality of our dynamic industry,” said Richard R. Nelson, UTC’s president and chief executive officer. “Hosting Mr. Nadella is a major coup. He’s a brilliant visionary.”
The crucial need for corporate change and reinvention, as told in his own words, can be found in Nadella’s new book Hit Refresh, which is scheduled to be published Sept. 26.