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Satya Nadella

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: CEO, Microsoft

Born: August 19, 1967, Hyderabad, India

Education: BEng in electronics and communication, Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University; MS, computer science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Early Marker: Member of Bill Gates' "kitchen cabinet" at Microsoft.

Big Idea: Restoring innovation to the Grand Dame of computer software in a mobile- and cloud computing–dominated world.

Wave of the Future: Internet of Things

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