Past Pubcon Keynoter Satya Nadella Named Next Microsoft CEO
Update: As of Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Microsoft has publicly named Satya Nadella as its new chief executive.
A face familiar to Pubcon conference-goers may soon be heading one of the world’s biggesttechnology firms. Pubcon Las Vegas 2008 keynote speaker Satya Nadella — currently executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group — is likely to be named the firm’s new chief executive, replacing Steve Ballmer, according to a source familiar with the matter first reported by media company Bloomberg.
During his well-received Pubcon Las Vegas keynote address, Nadella — then Microsoft senior vice president of search for the MSN portal and advertising platform group — launched Microsoft’s "Silk Road" project for Live Search, and spent time speaking with many Pubcon attendees after his keynote concluded.
Should Nadella be named Microsoft’s new CEO, he would be only the third person to hold theposition, following Ballmer and the firm’s co-founder and first leader Bill Gates.
“Pubcon has established itself as a rich forum for Web professionals of all shapes and sizes to come together to network, learn, and share the latest on SEM topics and more,” Nadella noted before his Pubcon Las Vegas 2008 address.
“It has become a key event for us on the conference circuit, so our team is excited to be joining Brett Tabke and the WebmasterWorld team in Las Vegas this week for Pubcon,” Nadella added at the time.
Nadella is one of the storied lineup of keynote speakers Pubcon has had over the past 14 years, a group of technology innovators who have each had a profound impact on the social media, search, and digital marketing industries.
Join us for Pubcon New Orleans 2014 on March 17 – 20 in The Big Easy and learn from four strong keynote speakers we have lined up to make this the conference week of the year. Register today at some of the fairest early-bird rates in the industry and find out why Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, was named a Forbes "must-attend" conference.
UPCOMING PUBCON NEW ORLEANS 2014 KEYNOTES
Along with the world’s best technology sessions, Pubcon New Orleans 2014 will also feature four inspiring major keynote address presentations, carrying on in the tradition of Nadella and a long lineup of strong past Pubcon keynote speakers.
Get ready to return to The Big Easy with Pubcon New Orleans 2014, taking place once again at the New OrleansConvention Center in one of the liveliest cities in the world.
Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice”, will present the kickoff keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014.
Author and angel investor Peter Shankman, principal and co-founder at global consultancy Shankman | Honig, who will also present a major keynote address, and more than 150 other leading technology trendsetters at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 for an exploration of the future of social media, search and digital marketing.
Tim Ash is a bestselling author, chief executive at landing page optimization firm SiteTuners, and anoted speaker and leading expert in online conversion who literally wrote the book on landing page optimization. Ash will present a highly-anticipated keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014.
Danny Bernstein of Google Plus will also deliver a Pubcon keynote in The Big Easy. Bernstein is the head of product partnerships for Google Plus, and Social at Google, leading a team responsible for product-enabling partnerships that drive adoption of Google+ by consumers, developers, and global partners. Bernstein will be making his first Pubcon appearance.
Check out our recently-revealed session lineup for Pubcon New Orleans 2014, and we look forward to seeing you in The Big Easy over St. Patrick’s Day week on March 17 – 20.
Lane R. Ellis
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