On the second day of his visit to India, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed a gathering of over 700 tech leaders and developers at Microsoft Future Decoded Tech Summit Bengaluru. He gave a snapshot of the tech stack that Microsoft is building and urged developers that the tech they build should build inclusivity, trust, and sustainability.
“As developers, one of the responsibilities I think we all have is that we have to think a lot more broadly about our impact. If anything, the last 10 years have taught us is that technology becoming so ubiquitous, so pervasive in our society and in our lives, it also comes with responsibility,” Nadella said. “Every single developer choice, that design ethos you exhibit, the ethics of the diverse team you have, are going to matter in terms of are we going to create a much more inclusive world.”
“The highest leverage thing that we can do is to empower you to build this world that we all want to live in, that future that you all will dream of, and make possible. That’s what we want to achieve. In fact, if anything, we want to give you the best toolchain, the best leverage to make your dreams come true,” he added.
Nadella highlighted two key trends that will define the compute fabric needed in the future. There will be 50 billion connected devices by 2030, which will be the endpoints. On the other hand, by 2025 data generation will quadruple to 175ZB.
“You put those things together and you think about the computing fabric you need, and that’s what Azure is motivated by. We’re building out this distributed computing fabric as the world’s computer. We’re building out Azure as the world’s computer,” Nadella said.
For developers, he underscored the openness of Azure to meet their “real-world needs” by ensuring that open source gets the same first-class treatment as Microsoft’s tools and services and Azure meets all data residency and sovereignty laws as it expands globally.
“If a startup developer wants to build once and reach the world, there can’t be a better time than now,” he said.