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Steve Ballmer

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation


Information Technology: Innovation, Productivity, and Progress


Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation, spoke at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston on Friday, October 16, about how information technology can continue to help “drive and propel productivity and innovation.” Joe Tucci, chairman, president, and CEO of EMC Corporation, introduced Ballmer.

TAKE AWAYS

“I look out the next five to 10 years and, frankly, I see more opportunity for more IT innovation to have a more profound impact on society even than [in] the last five or 10 years.” VIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“[It is also] important for me to highlight the changes that we can expect out of technology that are maybe even more societally profound ... solutions to our energy problems, to our environmental problems, to our financial and economic problems ...” VIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“We’re working on what it means to provide individual citizens, consumers, with their health information, because … having consumers participate more intelligently in their healthcare … is an important part of reducing the cost and improving the efficacy of healthcare.” VIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

PRESS COVERAGE

Wall Street Journal: “2nd UPDATE: Microsoft CEO: Economy not through all issues” READ ARTICLE »

Mass High Tech News: “Ballmer: More Microsoft growth plans in Mass.” READ ARTICLE »

Boston Globe: “Ballmer: IT can reboot economy” READ ARTICLE »

Boston Herald: “Microsoft CEO still looks to expand in Mass.”
READ ARTICLE »

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Speaker's Table Clockwise, from bottom left: Edmund Kelly (Chairman, President & CEO, Liberty Mutual), Robert Kraft (Owner, New England Patriots), Wyc Grousbeck (Chief Executive Officer, Boston Celtics), Joseph Petrowski (Chief Executive Officer, Cumberland Farms - Gulf Oil), James Mongan (President & CEO, Partners Healthcare), Robert Davis (Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners), John Fish (President & CEO, Suffolk Construction), Ronald Sargent (Chairman & CEO, Staples), David Barrett (President & CEO, Lahey Clinic)