Microsoft joins LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman’s board

Microsoft is constant to bring its LinkedIn integration deeper into the fold with the appointment of its co-founder philosopher Hoffman, to the Microsoft board of administrators.

As of Hoffman’s appointment, declared March fourteen, Microsoft’s board makes a copy to twelve members.Hoffman could be a partner with Greylock Partners. He cofounded LinkedIn in 2002 and before that, was associated government vp at PayPal.

Microsoft purchased LinkedIn last year for $26.2 billion. Earlier this year, Microsoft created Kevin Scott, LinkedIn’s head of engineering, Microsoft’s own chief technology officer.

Microsoft and LinkedIn square measure presently engaged on a range of product and repair integrations. Microsoft is wanting to require advantage of LinkedIn’s skilled graph, or information, of assorted workplace-related entities.

In addition to Hoffman, Microsoft’s board of administrators consists of John Thompson, Microsoft freelance chairman; William Henry Gates, Microsoft founder, and technology advisor; G. Mason Morfit, president, ValueAct Capital; Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft; Charles Noski, former president of Bank of America corporation.; Sandra Peterson, government vp, cluster Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG; Charles Scharf, former chief officer of Visa opposition.; John feminist, chairman, triplet Equity Partners and triplet International Partners; Teri List-Stoll, government VP and chief money dealer of Gap opposition.; and Padmasree individual, chief development officer of NextEV, and chief officer of U.S. for NextEV.

Update: Here’s Hoffman’s note concerning connexion the Microsoft board. additionally, to serving to guide LinkedIn, Hoffman says, in his board role, he can “contribute additional broadly speaking as Microsoft deepens its presence in the geographical area and continues to weave social, AI, and alternative technologies into its product.”

A bit additional concerning the combined companies’ futures from Hoffman’s note:

“Following the mix with Microsoft, LinkedIn currently has new resources and technology assets to deploy because it moves forward. Imagine a Cortana-like intelligent assistant serving to you identify that third-degree connections build the foremost sense for you to pursue. Or LinkedIn Learning courseware that comes with Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality technology for additional immersive learning experiences.”