Microsoft names LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott as chief technology officer

Scott, who interned at Microsoft Research 16 years ago, was most recently LinkedIn’s senior vice president of engineering.

Microsoft has plucked a new chief technology officer from the ranks of LinkedIn, naming Kevin Scott to the newly created position.

Scott, 44, was formerly senior vice president of engineering for the professional social-networking firm, which Microsoft scooped up in a $26.2 billion deal sealed last month.

It will be Scott’s second stint at the Redmond company. While pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Virginia, Scott was an intern with Microsoft Research in 2001.

Later, he held software-engineering roles at Google and AdMob, and returned to Google when it acquired AdMob.

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