27 February 2019, Berlin: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, sits in the Volkswagen Digital Lab in Friedrichshain for a joint press conference with the Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen. Volkswagen and Microsoft are developing the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud as part of their technology partnership. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa (Photo by Bernd von Jutrczenka/picture alliance via Getty Images)Bernd von Jutrczenka—picture alliance via Getty Image
Under Nadella, Microsoft has generated incredible growth from new businesses like its Azure cloud platform. And Nadella recently showed that he could put principles first while navigating employee unrest, as he stood by a contract to supply the U.S. Army with augmented reality headsets. He argued that Microsoft shouldn’t withhold technology from institutions that protect our democracy.