This week’s Thursday Morning Conversation features Bill Chappell, CTO of Azure Global and vice president of Mission Systems at Microsoft, one of the global giants of business, but a player that you wouldn’t associate with Via Satellite until recently. We talk about Microsoft’s aspirations to work with the satellite sector — this is really exciting stuff. Chappell says there has been huge interest in Microsoft about working on space-based initiatives, and he talks about how a software company like Microsoft can fit together with space and satellite companies (like Microsoft’s work with SES).

Aside from satellite, we talk everything from the Detroit punk scene (which was new to me), to TV shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “The Good Place,” and “Stranger Things.” Chappell is also a big Beatles fan, and we find out which Beatles song he has been learning to play on his guitar.

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