Jan Muehlfeit: "The profit and care balance is essential. I think that’s where we, as a society, went wrong."
Interview with Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe
Date: First Quarter 2010
Tags: Microsoft, Bing, software licensing, services, cloud computing
As Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Muehlfeit’s job “is to make sure that Microsoft understands Europe better and Europe will hopefully better understand Microsoft.” He engages with governments and policymakers, academics and other societal stakeholders in Brussels and across E.U. member states to make sure that Microsoft listens and contributes to Europe’s agenda. In this interview with IESE Prof. Evgeny Káganer, Muehlfeit indicates that Microsoft’s stance toward the open-source movement is changing, as the software giant embraces the trend toward cloud computing and other innovations.