Kevin Scott

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President AI, Microsoft

The Evolution of AI — And How it Will Impact Human Creativity


Kevin Scott is executive vice president of AI, and the chief technology officer of Microsoft. He is an innovative leader driving the technical vision to achieve Microsoft’s mission, and is passionate about creating technologies that benefit everyone. He focuses on helping make the company an exceptional place for engineers, developers and researchers to work and learn. Scott’s 20-year career in technology spans both academia and industry as researcher, engineer and leader. Prior to joining Microsoft, he 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. Before that, 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 and authored the book “Reprogramming the American Dream,” which explores how artificial intelligence can be realistically used to serve the interests of everyone, not just the privileged few. He holds an M.S. in computer science from Wake Forest University, a B.S. in computer science from Lynchburg College, and has completed most of his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Virginia.

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