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Craig Mundie

Craig Mundie, Microsoft


Owen Bennett-Jones with Craig Mundie
When Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft in July he will be looking to Craig Mundie to keep the company at the cutting edge.

Mundie takes over research and strategy at the top of the 64-billion-dollar company with 82,000 employees.

His job is to nurture the innovators. He says creativity is genetic and creative people can be found in every country.

An engineer by training, he tells Owen Bennett-Jones how he works to influence government policies around the world -- including China's.

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First broadcast 16th May 2008
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