This year, at the first annual Microsoft Envision Conference in New Orleans, we are looking forward to a great line-up of knowledgeable, inspirational and tech-savvy speakers. From LinkedIn to the NFL and all the way to outer space, the list of speakers is impressive and exciting.
Here’s what you need to know about some of the Envision speakers:
- Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft – Nadella joined the Microsoft team in 1992 and was named the CEO in 2014. He works to bring the internet access to low-income areas around the world, from Africa to India, by examining “white space” and using the cloud.
- Dan Schulman, CEO, PayPal – Schulman joined PayPal in 2014 after announcing separation from eBay. Today, PayPal has an annual revenue of more than $9 billion and has 17,000 employees. Schulman has used his tech knowledge for good, helping underserved populations during his time working for American Express.
- Nadia Shouraboura, CEO, Hointer – Shouraboura was born in Soviet Russia and now runs Hointer, a state-of-the-art shopping experience that gives men and women a new way of discovering, trying-on and buying clothing. She joined Amazon.com in 2004 and served as the Technology Vice President of Amazon’s Worldwide Operations.
- Captain Scott Kelly, Retired U. Navy Captain, U.S. Astronaut, NASA – Kelly spent an entire year in space and is paving the way for the future of space travel. He is an inspirational speaker who uses his personal life experiences to discuss his journey to outer space. Kelly has been an astronaut since 1996 and was in space from March 2015-March 2016.
- Gary Pisano, Professor, Harvard Business School – Pisano has been part of the Harvard faculty since 1988 and has focused his research and teaching on technology strategy, intellectual property and the management of innovation. He has written more than 70 articles and case studies and serves as an advisor to senior executives at companies around the world.
- Regina Benjamin, 18thS. Surgeon General, United States of America – Benjamin played the vital role of providing the country with the best scientific information on how to improve the health of the nation. She also served as the chair of the National Prevention Council and founded a rural health clinic in Alabama that survived hurricanes Georges and Katrina, as well as a fire. She is a member of multiple foundations to help improve public health, including the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences chartered under Abraham Lincoln.
The line-up of amazing speakers goes on, so we encourage you to check out the Envision website to learn about their success and accomplishments.
We want to know, which speakers are you looking forward to hearing the most?