Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed plans to visit Sydney later
this year, speaking at the Committee for Economic Development of
Australia (CEDA) on innovation and the digital economy.
Steve Ballmer (Credit: Microsoft)
Ballmer will be speaking at the Four Seasons hotel in George
Street, Sydney on 7 November. To hear his speech, CEDA members
will need to pay $143 per head, while non-members will be looking
at $199.10 a head.
According to CEDA, Ballmer plans to discuss Microsoft's innovation
agenda, and how companies can turn ideas into profitable products and services.
He will look into the future, casting a light onto what he calls the "fifth computing
revolution" and how the world might look in 2015.
Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980, being the first business
manager hired by Gates. Named CEO in 2000, he still had to share
the limelight with Bill Gates until the software mogul finally
relinquished his full-time role earlier this
year, after which Ballmer gained the reins for the world's
most famous software company.
A spokesperson for Microsoft in Australia didn't have many
details around the executive's trip as yet, but said that at this stage it
looked like he would stay for two days.