The 25 Most Influential People at Microsoft - 1. Kevin Turner

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


1. Kevin Turner, COO

Microsoft's chief operating officer lives up to his name: He's the person most responsible for day-to-day operations, and that means influence. The former Wal-Mart executive brings important logistical management experience to Microsoft. More importantly, he has succeeded as COO while other outsiders have floundered in the role.


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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