Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Keynote UTC Gala

June 13th, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will keynote the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) 19th Annual Hall of Fame Gala event on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City.

“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, president and CEO of UTC. “Hosting Mr. Nadella is a major coup—he’s a brilliant visionary.”

Nadella is known for transforming Microsoft to be more driven with a strong sense of purpose. This can be seen in Microsoft’s mission which is “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” The crucial need for corporate change and reinvention, as told in his own words, can be found in his new book Hit Refresh which is scheduled to be published on September 26, 2017.

“I am pleased that Satya Nadella has accepted my invitation to keynote the Utah Technology Council’s Hall of Fame event,” said Senator Orrin Hatch. “He is a true innovator and is doing amazing things for Microsoft. Following a thrilling visit from Apple’s Tim Cook last year, Satya will continue our tradition of bringing the world’s foremost tech leaders to Utah to provide unique insights and inspiring advice for our vibrant innovation community.”

The annual Hall of Fame event is the state’s largest gathering of technology executives who honor individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the tech industry through innovation and leadership. Previous keynote speakers hosted by UTC include: 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.

For sponsorship information about the Hall of Fame or to become a UTC member, please contact membership@utahtech.orgor call 801-568-3500.

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