Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was "cheering for New Zealand" in cricket
- 18 July, 2019 08:47
Satya Nadella (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)