Serve as Microsoft's president, leading work on a wide range of issues involving the intersection between technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and artificial intelligence, human rights, immigration, philanthropy and environmental sustainability.
David Gelles writes the “Corner Office” column and other features for The New York Times (NYT) Sunday Business section and works with the Well team to expand the paper’s coverage of meditation. A reporter for NYT since 2013, Gelles has written about mergers and acquisitions, media, technology, and more for the paper. Before joining NYT, he was a reporter for the Financial Times in New York and San Francisco. While at FT, he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernard L. Madoff. Gelles is the author of Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out, which was published in 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
What can a four-decade-old tech giant teach its younger cohorts about navigating Washington and the industry’s thorniest issues? Microsoft’s president discusses his company’s lessons from the past, and its aggressive strategy for tackling current challenges such as privacy, bias, data governance and government contracts.
Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
In conversation with David Gelles