Satya Nadella - President, Microsoft Corporation
As president of the Servers and Tools Business (STB) at Microsoft, Satya Nadella is accountable
for the overall business and technical vision, strategy, operations, engineering and marketing
for Microsoft's $15 billion business. STB is responsible for Microsoft infrastructure software,
developer tools and cloud platform, including products such as Windows Server, SQL Server,
Visual Studio, System Center and the Windows Azure Platform.
Nadella and his team are tasked with leading Microsoft's enterprise transformation into the cloud and providing the technology roadmap and vision for the future of business computing, while helping our customers and partners make the transition to the cloud platform by providing the necessary solutions, services and tools. Focusing on IT professionals and developers, STB is also chartered with providing Microsoft's enterprise technology roadmap for the company's largest customers and industry partners worldwide, to address some of their most challenging business and computing needs.
Prior to that, he was senior vice president of R&D for the Online Services Division, which includes the Search (Bing), Portal (MSN) and Advertising platforms. In that role, Nadella was responsible for the technical vision and engineering of some of the largest web services and cloud infrastructure on the planet, serving hundreds of millions of customers each day around the world, as well as providing advertisers with a scale search and display platform to connect with customers and grow their businesses.
Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992. Prior to joining the Online Services Division, he led Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), which develops and markets the Microsoft Dynamics line of ERP and CRM products. Prior to that, he spent several years leading engineering efforts in Microsoft's Server group. Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems Inc.
A native of Hyderabad (India), Nadella has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Mangalore University, a master's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife have three children and reside in Washington state.
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Rajeev Singh - President & CEO, Concur Inc.
Rajeev Singh has been a director of Concur since April 2008. Mr. Singh co-founded Concur
in 1993, became Chief Operating Officer in September 2002, and became President in
September 2005. Prior to that, he served in various roles at Concur, including the
Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing
Prior to joining Concur, Mr. Singh worked at Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. Mr. Singh serves on the boards of directors of PaySimple and Apptio, as well board positions at Partnership for Learning and SeeYourImpact, two not-for-profit organizations.
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Geoff Entress - Partner, Voyager Capital
Geoff serves as a Venture Partner with Voyager and focuses broadly on information technology investments in the Pacific Northwest. A former venture partner with Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, Geoff is a current investor in over 25 private companies and is a current board member of three companies, including drugstore.com (NASDAQ GM: DSCM), Judy's Book and Sandlot Games, and is a board observer for several others.
Geoff is also an active angel investor in the region, and has invested in over 35 Pacific Northwest technology companies during the last decade. Several of those companies have had successful exits, notably Isilon Systems (NASDAQ GM: ISLN), World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena), The Coffee Equipment Company (acquired by Starbucks) and Shelfari (acquired by Amazon). Geoff is also a long-time member of the Executive and Screening committees of the Alliance of Angels, the largest angel investor organization in the Pacific Northwest, a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a member of the Advisory Board for the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
A former securities lawyer and financial analyst, Geoff has also held positions at Perkins Coie, Jones Day, UrbanEarth.com, Salomon Brothers, The Prudential Home Mortgage Company, Mellon Bank, Priority Investment Management and Duquesne Capital Management. Geoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Notre Dame.
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Bruce MacNaughton - Partner, CrossLink Capital
Bruce joined Crosslink in 2001 to focus on venture investments in the Communication Services &
Infrastructure and Software & Business Services sectors. Prior to joining Crosslink, Bruce was CTO &
VP Engineering at iCopyright. Before that, he was the general manager of Internet Operations at Microsoft.
At Microsoft, Bruce's team developed, deployed and supported the architectures for such services as MSN, Passport/Hotmail, Microsoft Communities and MSN Messenger. From 1997 to 1998, Bruce was director of communications strategy at Microsoft, where he created the Microsoft Passport initiative. There, he focused on the company's community, chat, buddy list, and e-mail product strategies. Previously, Bruce spent 20 years at CompuServe, most recently as Vice President & Chief Architect.
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