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Kevin Scott

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Kevin Scott’s 20-year career in technology spans both academia and industry as researcher, engineer and leader. He is currently executive vice president and chief technology officer of Microsoft, where he is passionate about creating technologies that benefit everyone. Prior to joining Microsoft, Scott was senior vice president of engineering and operations at LinkedIn, where he helped build the technology and engineering team and led the company through an IPO and six years of rapid growth. Earlier in his career history, he oversaw mobile ads engineering at Google, including the integration of Google’s $750 million acquisition of AdMob. Scott is the host of the podcast Behind the Tech, which features interviews with technology heroes who have helped create the tech industry of today. As co-inventor on several patents around search and information extraction, he has also authored several publications on dynamic binary rewriting that collectively have been cited hundreds of times in other scholarly research. He is an adviser to several Silicon Valley startups, an active angel investor, the founder of the non-profit organization Behind the Tech and an emeritus trustee of the Anita Borg Institute.  Scott holds an MS in computer science from Wake Forest University, a BS in computer science from Lynchburg College, and completed most of his PhD in computer science at the University of Virginia.