Microsoft's annual CEO summit is even more private for 2014

Is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella attending the company's CEO Summit? We are not sure.

Microsoft is holding its 18th annual CEO summit this week at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. However, the company is keeping the event even more private than it has in the past, and what happens during the summit is already very secret indeed.

In 2013, Microsoft at least offered a brief summary of what its CEO Steve Ballmer told the 120 attendees of the conference during its keynote address. This year, Microsoft's PR team doesn't even go that far in its brief FAQ about the CEO summit. In fact, current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella isn't even mentioned in the FAQ page. which makes one wonder if he's even bothering to attend.

The official press document does say that other major business leaders are attending the summit, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and others. Microsoft says the combined annual sales of the companies that are attending is $3.4 trillion.

The event is not open to the public or press and Microsoft isn't even offering any images or video of the summit. So what's goes on during the three day conference? Microsoft says the collected business leaders engage in organized panels and breakout sessions on a variety of subjects. That's pretty much all the company is saying, as the mystery surrounding this high powered gathering of business leaders continues.

Source: Microsoft  | Image via Microsoft

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