Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott
Join Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott for Behind the Tech, a podcast that goes behind-the-scenes with today’s most innovative tech leaders.
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Join us to geek out with an amazing line-up of tech heroes who have helped create, build and influence the technology we use today.
Jaron Lanier: father of Virtual Reality
Scientist and renaissance man, Jaron Lanier is best known for his work in Virtual Reality. His startup VPL Research created the first commercial VR products. Lanier shares why he is worried the present Internet may be destroying societies, democracies, and economies.
Meet the hosts
Kevin Scott is an entrepreneur, engineer, and executive who is an Executive Vice President and the CTO of Microsoft. He was previously SVP of Engineering and Operations at LinkedIn where he led the firm through rapid growth and an IPO. Previously, he worked in leadership engineering and operations roles at AdMob and Google. Scott is the co-inventor on several patents in the area of search and information extraction and is the author or co-author of publications on dynamic binary rewriting that have been cited in other scholarly research.
Christina Warren is a senior cloud developer advocate at Microsoft, where she helps shape the overall video strategy for Microsoft Channel 9 and the Microsoft Developer Relations team. Prior to joining Microsoft, Warren spent a decade in digital media as an editor, senior reporter, and commentator, with a focus on technology, business, and entertainment.
Scientist, musician, and author Jaron Lanier is best known for his work in Virtual Reality, and his advocacy of humanism and sustainable economics in a digital context. His 1980’s startup, VPL Research, created the first commercial Virtual Reality products. Hear why he is worried the present Internet may be destroying societies, democracies, and economies.
Mixed Reality innovator paints a picture for us about a big shift happening today. Learn how this cutting-edge tech is evolving from novelty entertainment to an integral part of our daily lives.
Find out how a man who grew up on a sheep ranch in Argentina ended up a serial entrepreneur who many credit with bringing Bitcoin to Silicon Valley. Wences Casares explains why he believes in cryptocurrency – and how it might help solve some of today’s challenges in the world. Don’t miss this episode!
Science meets art. Danielle Feinberg, director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios wins Academy Awards by blending computer science with art – creating magical moments. Hear about how she shows the world, especially young women, the beauty of what math, science, code, and art can create in the world.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Judy Estrin, whose distinguished career in the technology industry includes work as an executive, engineer, and serial entrepreneur. Besides serving on the boards at Disney and FedEx, she is former CTO of Cisco. Judy was one of the key figures in the development of the Internet, working with Vint Cerf on the initial TCP-project at Stanford. Tune in to find out to whom and what she attributes her success – it might surprise you!
Is AI the new “electricity”? Find out what one of the most influential leaders in Artificial Intelligence and deep learning has to say about our future. Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott talks with Andrew Ng about the Google Brain project, Coursera, Baidu, and Andrew’s most recent project, deeplearning.ai. You won’t want to miss this episode!
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott sits down with Alice Steinglass, who leads Code.org. Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing the participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or math. Find out how this amazing organization is making a difference.
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott introduces us to one of his coding heroes, Anders Hejlsberg. Anders has had a 35-year career building tools that software developers love. He built Turbo Pascal, served as chief architect of Delphi, moved to Microsoft to help create C-sharp and today, spends his time as the core developer on Typescript. You may be surprised to hear how he got started in the tech industry.