The 25 Most Influential People at Microsoft - 14. Kevin Johnson

By Joe Wilcox  |  Posted 2008-01-31 Print this article Print


14. Kevin Johnson, President, Platforms & Services Division

Operationally, Johnson is hugely influential. But some of his underlings have more direct influence over product strategy, particularly operating systems. There's no shame in a leader standing behind his best people.


Among Microsoft's 70,000-plus employees, there are many influential people. Twenty-five is too small a number to capture the best of the best among a large group of creative people. But Microsoft corporate culture also is very staid and insular, with a top-heavy power structure. Therefore, for this list, I focused more on operational influencers, although there are some thought leaders included. By Joe Wilcox, Microsoft Watch  


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