Kevin Turner

A technology background could even be a requirement for the next CEO as executive search firm Korn Ferry starts the hunt for a candidate. "Kevin Turner, the (chief operating officer) of Microsoft...

Microsoft plans to open 75 new Microsoft Stores in the next two to three years, massive expansion of its retail outlets for a company that abandoned an earlier store strategy a decade ago. The software giant's chief operating officer Kevin Turner told the 15,000 attendees at Microsoft's 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles that the stores have given the company tremendous insight into consumers. "It's helping us transition from thinking about our customers to thinking like our customers," Turner said today in a speech that was streamed online. A map of the locations show that many will be

Microsoft opened its fourth retail store less than a month ago, and the company has no plans to stop now. In fact, the promise from the software giant is that more and more Microsoft-branded stores will open their doors to consumers moving forward. While on stage at the companys Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2010, Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer, ensured that Microsoft is just getting started. According to Turner, the Redmond giant will increase its focus in terms of retail reach with more outlets, as dozens of additional store have been planned. The first Microsoft branded retail experience

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