Kevin Turner, FORMER MICROSOFT CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT 2016 NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

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The 3rd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit hosted by the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce and the NWA Technology Council is pleased to announce Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operation Officer, as the keynote speaker for the October 7, 2016 event. The Summit is held at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Arkansas.  Tickets and Registration

As Microsoft’s chief operating officer, Kevin Turner leads the company’s worldwide sales, field marketing, and services organization. He also manages support and partner channels, Microsoft stores, and corporate support functions including information technology, licensing and pricing, and operations. His organization of over 51,000 employees in more than 190 countries is responsible for delivering Microsoft’s family of products and services to customers and partners around the world to help them achieve more.

In his 10 years as chief operating officer, Turner has driven a strong track record of results, execution excellence and improved efficiency, while also driving customer satisfaction scores to the highest in company history. Microsoft ended fiscal year 2015 with 8 percent growth and $93.6 billion in revenue through his leadership on the company’s transformation.

Prior to his role at Microsoft, Turner spent nearly 20 years at Wal-Mart Stores, where he rose through the ranks and was the youngest corporate officer ever at age 29. He held various leadership positions at Wal-Mart, including chief information officer for Wal-Mart Stores and president and chief executive officer of SAM’S CLUB, a $37 billion division of Wal-Mart Stores.

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit is the premier technology event for this area. Turner will be joined by an all-star lineup of technology professionals. Breakout training sessions will include topics for retail/supplier, developer/technologist, business solutions, corporate/enterprise, agriculture, education, transportation, health care and new emerging technology. Sponsorships are available by contacting Debbie Griffin at dgriffin@bbvchamber.com or 479-273-2841.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.nwatechsummit.com or contact the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce.