This week, Reuters hosted two Newsmaker events, featuring Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and RBC President and CEO David McKay.
On Wednesday in New York, Nadella joined Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans to discuss the implications of disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence and mixed reality, Nadella’s leadership philosophy during this time of rapid innovation and his new book Hit Refresh. Discussing the company’s search engine, Bing, Nadella said they will focus on expanding in the PC search market after losing its deal with Apple’s Siri. “Bing is a big business growing at a strong double-digit rate, and we see a significant opportunity for us even on the PC side,” he said. Watch the full interview here .
On Thursday in Toronto, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler spoke with McKay about how financial institutions are approaching artificial intelligence and blockchain, with particular focus on how these disruptive technologies will affect consumer platforms. During the conversation, McKay addressed JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon’s comments that bitcoin is a fraud. “What it’s solving is a way to avoid detection in moving money in our society and transferring value from one person to another,” McKay said. “I think where Jamie is probably coming from is it’s helping evade the supervision of moving money and from that perspective it needs to be monitored.” Watch the full interview here .
You can follow more of the discussions on Twitter by searching #ReutersLive.
Heather dot Carpenter at thomsonreuters dot com
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