Satya Nadella to attend Obama’s last State of the Union as a special guest


Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella will be attending President Barack Obama’s last State of Union as a special guest tomorrow. First Lady Michelle Obama invited Satya to attend the event. Satya will be the only figure from the tech industry present at the event. The White House stated:

Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, a position he’s held since February 2014 at the company he joined in 1992. Microsoft has been a leader in expanding access to computer science in K-12 classrooms, and in, a private public partnership to increase awareness of and support for the teaching profession. In September, the company announced a new $75 million effort to expand computer science education, including opportunities for engineers from Microsoft and other companies with teachers to team-teach computer science. In October 2015, under Satya’s leadership, Microsoft increased its paid leave benefits by eight weeks and now includes 20 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and 12 weeks for non-birth parents. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Satya received a master’s in computer science and a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and University of Chicago, respectively. Satya and his wife, Anupuma, have three children.

Tomorrow at 9PM ET (that’s 02:00 GMT), you will be able to watch President Obama’s final State of the Union here.

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