Every year, Time magazine puts together a list of its top 100 most influential people for that year, and this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the cut.
“In his short but impactful tenure, he has focused on driving openness where Microsoft was once closed, even when it has meant supporting competing services in the process.” – Aaron Levie, Box CEO
Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of cloud storage solution Box wrote Nadella’s entry, saying that despite Nadella being a long-time Microsoft employee, his assignment as CEO changed Microsoft for the better, making it once again relevant in this new cloud-focused era we live in.
“… Changes that once would have been considered blasphemous—releasing open-source software, building on iOS and Android and even making Windows free in some cases—are turning Microsoft around.”
Be sure to read more of our coverage of Satya Nadella and the changes he’s made thus far at Microsoft. Let us know how you think the CEO has done so far in the comments below. Is he one of the most influential people of 2015?Further reading: Microsoft, Satya Nadella