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Microsoft now has a Chief Technology Officer: LinkedIn senior vice president Kevin Scott

Microsoft has created a new role in its Senior Leadership Team, and it's appointed one of LinkedIn's top executives to fill it.

Kevin Scott is the senior vice president of Infrastructure for professional networking platform LinkedIn, which Microsoft acquired last year in a deal worth over $26 billion. In an 'expansion' of his current role, Microsoft has announced that Scott has been appointed as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting directly to its Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella.

The company said that as its CTO, Scott "will drive strategic cross-company initiatives to maximize Microsoft's impact with members and customers." Last month, Nadella outlined some of the first steps that Microsoft will take to better integrate LinkedIn with its existing portfolio of products.

It added that Scott "will continue to play an active role at LinkedIn as senior vice president of Infrastructure and remain a member of LinkedIn's executive management team."

Source: Microsoft (PRNewswire)

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