Microsoft has today announced that Kevin Scott has been appointed a newly created role under the title "Chief Technology Officer", joining the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft and reporting directly to CEO Satya Nadella. This new role is an expansion from his role at LinkedIn as Senior Vice President of Infrastructure.

Satya Nadella said in an official blog post:

"We are thrilled that Kevin will bring to Microsoft his unique expertise developing platforms and services that empower people and organizations. Kevin's first area of focus is to bring together the world's leading professional network and professional cloud."

This move aims to "drive strategic, cross-company initiatives" between both LinkedIn and Microsoft. Prior to Kevin Scott's role as Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at LinkedIn, he lead a number of engineering leadership roles at AdMob and Google.