Microsoft reportedly considering Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg for top job

By Himanshu Arora ¬∑ 5 replies
Jan 17, 2014
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  1. Microsoft is considering Ericsson AB Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to exiting CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported citing unnamed sources close to the matter. The report further says that Microsoft cloud-computing chief Satya Nadella and former Nokia...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Cool a CEO that will slow everything down but speed up the windows phone area!
    Seriously if you want a good CEO for the job get one that has experience with the big areas that microsoft is in AKA OS.

    If I was the one choosing people for the job I couldnt see the company working correctly with a CEO that has next to zero experience in the area that my companys revenue mainly comes from which is for microsoft the OS market and not the phone OS market lol
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,697

    In my opinion he is within range of an ideal age for candidacy. It doesn't surprise me, that they would consider someone with a background in phones. It is the one area they seem to have issues gaining ground in sales. It makes more sense than selecting someone from Ford. And Ford is my choice of vehicle manufacturers, and I still wouldn't have chosen someone from Ford. I'm glad Alan Mulally stepped down from candidacy. Even though Hans Vestberg may not be a perfect candidate, he makes more sense than Alan Mulally. That is from an outside perspective such as most of us TechSpot readers.
  4. Dustyn

    Dustyn TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +12

    Just bring back Bill Gates and be done with it.
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  5. Mbloof

    Mbloof TS Rookie Posts: 56   +7

    Actually the business practices of the Bill Gates era is what got them into this mess in the first place. (and the Bork decision that followed)

    While MS is arguably no longer a monopoly as there are now a number of viable alternatives to their "one trick pony" (Windows/Office) any new CEO's hands would be "tied" with Balmer and Gates remaining on the board so its rather doubtful that any true or real innovation will ever come out of Redmond.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Offer me the role I'll do a much better job then what the prior CEO failed to do. I would like to clean-up the code and offer Windows 7 SP2 to current users of Windows 7 desktop, laptop and netbook. Fix the other issues that they don't fix. Tablet OS should be for tablets not mix both systems with all the rest. Windows 7 by default the tablet option is enabled. So much improvements to this computer just go so corrupted since the early 80's.

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