Ladbrokes_MicrosoftLadbrokes, a 127-year old bookmaking conglomerate with revenues north of £1 billion, is accepting bets on who the next Microsoft CEO will be.

As of writing, here are some of the odds:

Stephen Elop – 1/4 
Mr. Elop was CEO of Nokia before Microsoft when ahead and acquired a bite of the company. Currently, he is transitioning to executive vice president, Devices & Services, with the Seattle giant.

Steve Sinofsky – 12/1
Mr. Sinofsky is former president of the Windows Division at Microsoft from July 2009 through his departure on November 12, 2012.

Kirill Tatarinov – 16/1
Mr. Tatarinov is executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, responsible for the Microsoft Dynamics business across development, sales, marketing and operations.

Terry Myerson – 20/1
Mr. Myerson is executive vice president of the Microsoft Operating Systems group, with responsibility for the strategy and development of operating systems. 

Paul Maritz – 20/1
Mr. Maritz was CEO of VMware from July 8, 2008 until September 1, 2012, and a past senior executive at Microsoft.

Reed Hastings – 20/1
Mr. Hastings is CEO of Netflix.

Sheryl Sandberg – 7/1
Ms. Sandberg is COO at Facebook.

Kevin Turner – 16/1
Mr. Turner is Microsoft’s chief operating officer.

Qi Lu – 16/1
Mr. Li is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Applications and Services Group.

Satya Nadella – 20/1
Mr. Nadella is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services.

Kevin Johnson – 20/1
Mr. Johnson is CEO of Juniper Networks.

If you want to know more about what ‘odds’ are, here is a Wikipedia entry you may find helpful. 

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