Panos Promoted

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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  2. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Guess that means he is more popular in the C-suite than on TPCR.
     
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    dellaster “Content Consuming Child” Senior Member

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    Panos is really pumped now!
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    That means less time overseeing Surface hardware
     
  6. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Really? Honestly, I'd be disappointed if he got on stage, and didn't get all touchy-feely with himself caressing the next Surface product. :D
     
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    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Or it could mean greater influence to facilitate some long overdue innovation in the Surface Line.

    The core Surface line has gotten stale, WOA is going nowhere, and the most interesting devices, the Duo and the Neo were crippled by poor specs, or just sent to the concept trash heap. The lack of launching the Neo I personally feel was the biggest mistake since that would have been the perfect device to capitalize on the Covid Pandemic. Price it like a Surface Pro and show use cases of a Zoom Meeting on top, and Office/Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel on the bottom. I could totally see that selling well from Covid on.
     
  8. Tams

    Tams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yeah, I hope this gets him out of the way of the more day-to-day stuff and the stuff we'll see as consumers. Although now he has even more power...

    His babble is perfectly suited to the C-suite.
     
  9. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    He's in Game of Thrones territory now.

    Once you're in a job like that, you're either competing for your boss's job (being auditioned in front of the board of directors even if you *didn't* ask for that), seen as competition by those scheming to get the boss's job, and always being courted by companies who want you to jump ship.

    Your focus and responsibilities turn to the whole enterprise and less to siloed projects.

    Ironically in that chair your autonomy does not necessarily increase. Remember Microsoft s culture. I can't remember anyone under Gates or Ballmer who had "free reign".
     
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  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    During Panos' time in the Surface/Windows divisions:

    "The core Surface line has gotten stale,"
    "WOA is going nowhere,"
    "and the most interesting devices, the Duo and the Neo were crippled by poor specs, or just sent to the concept trash heap."
    "The lack of launching the Neo I personally feel was the biggest mistake since that would have been the perfect device to capitalize on the Covid Pandemic."

    @darkmagistric - your observations are spot on, but Panos got promoted in spite of most of this occurring on his watch...
     

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