Thailand’s way to the future, through technology
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, returns to Asia with a few pearls of wisdom
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella used to come to Bangkok from India in the 1960s and 1970s for holidays with his parents. Last week, Nadella, now 49 and running one of the world’s most powerful IT companies, returned to Thailand to speak at the event “Techonology For Good”.Read more ↓
Empowering people and organisations in Thailand to achieve more for society is a key mission of his company, said the CEO. “Technology For Good” was attended by representatives from 50 leading NGOs, and Nadella reiterated that Microsoft would donate UScopy billion (36 billion baht) in cloud services to social contributions around the world. In Thailand, Microsoft has donated more than US$2 million in the form of free software, provided training to 430 NGOs, and helped communities fulfil unmet needs while equipping non-profit organisations with the necessary tools .
Nadella noted in his speech that technology is not an end, but a means to the goal. Technology in the hands of people, he said, transforms itself into something better that can outlast people. “That’s why I like the fundamental notion of empowerment. We seek not technology for technology’s sake; we see technology that — in the hands of people, with the ingenuity of the people — can really change the societies and economies of the world,” he said.Share: