Future Decoded

Mobile-First, Cloud-First at Future Decoded 2015

Tuesday saw the UK’s largest business technology event, Future Decoded, arrive in London. A swarm of tech and business industry professionals from all across Europe gather to share knowledge, exchange success stories and make big announcements.

A big draw was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote speech, where he once again expressed the importance of a mobile-first, cloud-first revolution.

The concept behind this idea is for people to have the opportunity to access their work on any device, wherever they are, providing people a chance to be more engaged at work.

Nutella Nadella

As Nadella said it: “Work isn’t a place you go to, work is about making things happen wherever you are.”

There are three ways that Microsoft would implement their mobile-first, cloud-first idea and all three points involved using technologies like Azure, Dynamics CRM, AX, GP and NAV to take large amounts of data, and transform it in meaningful ways to improve people’s efficiency and production at work.

A More Personal Nadella

Nadella also gave us many personal examples about how mobile-first, cloud-first, driven by Microsoft software and platform innovations, are improving his personal and working life.

He described how Outlook groups allows him and his wife to share key family notes. While at work, he said it helps him to stay connected with the other Microsoft executives, whether they’re in the same room or scattered around the world.


Software like Power BI for Office 365 is used to turn raw data into easy-to-digest analytics. Delve Analytics delivers significant feedback on how you’re using your time to help you achieve that all-important work-life balance.

A Revolution in Data Technology

This type of revolution in data technology provides real empowerment for every organisation, and every individual. We’ll just have to wait and see if Microsoft can deliver it.

Click here for the full low-down of what went on at Future Decoded 2015.