Menu
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was "cheering for New Zealand" in cricket

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was "cheering for New Zealand" in cricket

Microsoft CEO receives invitation to NZ from partner The Instillery

Satya Nadella (Microsoft)

Satya Nadella (Microsoft)

Credit: Microsoft

A campaign to bring Satya Nadella to New Zealand has turned up a supporter for the Black Caps and a new fan for Kane Williamson.

Local cloud specialist and Microsoft partner The Instillery has mounted a campaign to bring Nadella to New Zealand.

That invitation was relayed to Nadella at a Women in Technology session at Microsoft's Inspire conference in the US by Vanessa Sorenson, enterprise director at Microsoft NZ.

And here's what happened:

On being told Sir Richard Hadlee sent his best wishes, Nadella said: "Take my message to Kane Williamson, I thought he was the best player of the tournament. I was cheering for New Zealand."

"We heard that Satya likes Cloud, and Aotearoa, meaning 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'," The Instillery explained in a LinkedIn post.

"We also really like cloud. And we heard Satya was a bit of a cricket fan, so we arranged a special gift for him that cannot be bought…" (video embedded below)


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags MicrosoftSatya NadellaThe Instillery

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the annual Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months.

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019
Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosted its second annual alumnae breakfast for the Women in ICT Awards in New Zealand, designed to showcase the leading female leaders in the industry. Held at The Cordis in Auckland, attendees came together to hear inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, alongside high-level networking among peers. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards
Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 480 technology leaders in Auckland on 23 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, emerging entrants and innovative start-ups.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners
Show Comments