GeekWire Podcast – Microsoft and Amazon Joint Orbits, and the Future of the Technology Industry

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Over the years, many well-known tech leaders have jumped from Microsoft to Amazon. So what does one of Amazon’s top executives say about the evolution of companies currently operating in Microsoft?

Former Amazon Web Services leader Charlie Bell’s new show at Microsoft is our first topic on GeekWire podcast this week. It is now cleared to start the role, Leading the newly formed Microsoft Cyber ​​Security Engineering Company.

Our guest commentator a Different Charlie, who has experience in both companies.

Charlie Kindel He worked for many years as Microsoft’s general manager in the region, including his server and mobile businesses, before completing his career at Amazon, where he leveraged mobile payments and built Alexa Smart Home. After working as a chief product and technology officer at Control4, the home automation company SnapOne is now an independent consultant and consultant for space and satellite startups.

Charlie Kindel.

Bell’s actions reflect the evolution of Microsoft culture, says Kindel.

“If he had done this 10 years ago, there is no way he would have enjoyed it, and there is no way he felt he could have a positive impact on Microsoft culture. Amazon is running. ” The fact is, Microsoft has changed a lot during that time.

Kindel shares his views on Microsoft’s evolution, and compares the cultures of both companies with their own examples from different points of history.

In the search for commercial space, it is imperative that large technology companies now work on their own space initiatives to maintain their relevance in the future. It also raises doubts about the value of space partners at a time when there are so many problems that can be solved at home.

“The benefits we are seeing in space investment are directly related to helping the earth and the problems on the planet,” he said.

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