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LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott Named Microsoft CTO

Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott, senior vice president of infrastructure at business social networking company LinkedIn, has been named chief technology officer at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Scott will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as a member of the senior leadership team and will oversee “strategic, cross-company initiatives, ” Microsoft said Tuesday.

“Kevin’s first area of focus is to bring together the world’s leading professional network and professional cloud, ” Nadella said.

Scott will continue to serve in his current role at LinkedIn, which Microsoft acquired last year for approximately $26.2 billion through an all-cash transaction.

Prior to LinkedIn, he worked as senior engineering director at Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and as VP of engineering and operations at mobile advertising firm AdMob, which Google purchased in 2010.

Scott also served as a member of the technical advisory board of Chartboost and Box (NYSE: BOX).

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