The former Microsoft CEO made his way through the crowd inside Staples Center, exchanging high-fives and clapping furiously
Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
The report, which cites people with knowledge of company plans, indicated that the job cuts could come as early as this week
After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s.
Cloud and enterprise president Satya Nadella has emerged as the front-runner.