Executive Insight Corner

Pulling Together: Sumit Sadana, Part One

By Martina Trucco - 2020-05-19

Sumit Sadana, executive vice president and chief business officer, leads Micron’s business units, corporate strategy, and communications and marketing groups. It’s a mystery to me how he finds time to sleep, but this breadth gives him a unique perspective on how Micron has balanced keeping our people safe and supplying our customers with the memory and storage technologies they need to keep us all connected. After all, no electronic device works without DRAM!

In addition to meeting the needs of our customers, Sadana heads up a task force within Micron that supports grassroots ideas submitted by team members across the world. He says the idea is to maximize community impact, and he’s clearly impressed by the submissions. For instance, team members are using 3D printers to make devices for hospitals and experimenting with using ultraviolet light instead of chemicals to sanitize equipment.

And, of course, Micron has committed $35 million to help our communities, including grants to purchase personal protective equipment and to address food security, something that is sadly affecting many millions of people for the first time.

I asked Sadana what it’s been like having so many people working remotely for the first time. He said how perplexing and frustrating it is that simple personal acts like shaking hands have been taken from us. He added that we’ve been able to set aside our personal challenges and come together to keep going so our customers can keep going. “To see the resilience and leadership that our company has shown ... is heartwarming to see and very humbling.”

You can learn more about how Micron is supporting our worldwide communities at www.micron.com/covid-19.

Martina Trucco

Martina Trucco

Vice President of Global Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications
With a passion for a great technology story and a love for all things nerdy, Martina helps demystify the tech behind today's headlines by talking with the experts and business leaders driving the trends. Martina is an award-winning marketer leading a global team responsible for telling Micron’s story – to our customers, partners, employees, media and the world. @martinatrucco