Alexander Loth

Angestellt, CTO, Microsoft Research EMEA, Microsoft Corp.

Abschluss: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Frankfurt a.M., Germany

About me

Alexander Loth ist Digital Strategist und Data Scientist mit einem Hintergrund in der datenintensiven Kernforschung. Seit mehr als 14 Jahren berät er viele große Unternehmen bei ihrer Transformation zu digitalen Organisationen. Seit 2019 ist er bei Microsoft tätig. Alexander Loth hat einen MBA von der Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, wo er auch als Dozent für das Thema Digital Society tätig ist. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Microsoft arbeitete er für Tableau, für Capgemini, für SAP und am CERN. Seine Forschung konzentrierte sich auf Algorithmen für maschinelles Lernen für die geo-verteilte Big-Data-Verarbeitung im Petabyte-Bereich. Als Mitbegründer der Fintech-Beratungsunternehmens Futura Analytics hat Alexander Loth ausgiebig über Themen wie digitale Transformation, künstliche Intelligenz, Blockchain und Business Analytics geschrieben und gesprochen. Alexander Loth ist der Autor der Bücher Decisively Digital, Visual Analytics with Tableau und Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau.


Emerging Markets
Business Intelligence
Intercultural Communication
Business Strategy
Distributed Systems
Business Development
Big Data
SAP Netweaver
Predictive Analytics
Project Management
Public Speaking


Professional experience for Alexander Loth

  • Current 10 months, since Mar 2023

    CTO, Microsoft Research EMEA

    Microsoft Corp.
  • Current 5 years and 2 months, since Nov 2018


    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

    - Teaching at the Executive MBA Programme.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jan 2022 - Mar 2023

    Head of Data & AI, Microsoft Research

    Microsoft Corp.
  • 8 months, Jul 2021 - Feb 2022

    Field CTO, Microsoft Germany

    Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

    Balancing the needs of strategic sales opportunities, customers' vision, and market demand. Closely monitor industry trends and emerging technologies in order to drive product development and priorities. Helping customers and prospects map technical design to business objectives. Evangelize the Microsoft Azure platform, solutions, and roadmap. + filed a patent for an AI application

  • 2 years, Aug 2019 - Jul 2021

    Field CTO & Executive Advisor Lead, Microsoft Germany

    Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

    - CTO / CDO / CIO advisory. - Helping companies leverage an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence. - Empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. - Certified data protection officer - Organized various events/meetups, such as: - Hosting the Germany Power Platform Community:

  • 2 years and 5 months, Mar 2017 - Jul 2019

    Enterprise Sales Consultant, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Eastern Europe

    Tableau Deutschland GmbH

    - Evangelizing software solutions to customers (executives and C-level), partners and internal stakeholders. - Driving customer success, sales methodology and sales success for exceptional quarterly and annual sales achievement. - Sharing tutorials on social media and my own blog, e.g.: - Author of the published book Visual Analytics with Tableau, a hands-on approach for business professionals:

  • 3 years, Aug 2016 - Jul 2019

    Co-founder and CEO

    Futura Analytics

    - Fin-tech advisory. - C-level strategy consulting for data-driven companies.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Oct 2015 - Feb 2017

    Sales Consultant, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

    Tableau Deutschland GmbH

    - Helping people see and understand their data, and to do Advanced Analytics with R and Python. - Developed a strategy to address the finance sector (incl. landing pages, email campaign, content). - Talked in front of various audiences, such as Informatica Financial Services Day, Tableau Conferences… - Working with partners (incl. partner enablement training and data science sessions).

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2014 - Sep 2015

    Managing Consultant


    - Managed a team of 12 reports. - Led digitalization and transformation projects for large corporations with teams of up to 80.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

    Senior Consultant


    - Blockchain practice lead (EMEA-wide).

  • 3 years and 5 months, Mar 2009 - Jul 2012

    Data Scientist

    CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research

    Data Scientist, Analyst, Software Engineer, R&D on caching technologies, in-memory databases and SSDs for large-scale data applications

  • 1 year, Mar 2008 - Feb 2009

    Software Engineer (Student)

    SAP AG

    Implementation of new features for an application for report generation - Driving Java single-user and multi-user performance measurements and analysis based on LoadRunner - Design and development of a web user interface for SAP ARIES

  • 7 months, Aug 2007 - Feb 2008

    Product Manager (Intern)

    SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.

    - Led a project team of 12 to develop prototypes of applications for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile - Integrated SAP NetWeaver Mobile Server with mobile phones through SAPphone infrastructure - Developed an editor which allows to create distribution models in SAP NetWeaver Server - Analysed performance comparing SAP MaxDB and MS SQL Server for SAP NetWeaver Mobile Client

  • 3 years and 7 months, Jan 2004 - Jul 2007

    Product Manager (Student)

    Nero AG

    - Presentation of new product features for partner and sales enablement - Feature evaluation for upcoming products - Promoted brand new products at CeBIT and IFA, the world's largest Consumer Electronics trade fair - Project management for application testing; development of sophisticated quality assurance scenarios

Educational background for Alexander Loth

  • 2015 - 2015

    Data Science

    The Johns Hopkins University

    Exploratory Data Analysis, Statistical Inference, Regression Models, Practical Machine Learning, Developing Data Products

  • 2014 - 2014

    Executive MBA Exchange Student

    China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

    General Management, Emerging Financial Markets

  • 1 year and 6 months, Sep 2013 - Feb 2015

    Executive MBA

    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

    General Management and Entrepreneurship

  • 2010 - 2010

    CERN School of Computing

    Brunel University London

    Big Data Analytics, Scientific Computing and Data Management

  • 2010 - 2012

    Computer Science

    University of the West of England

    Software Engineering Concepts, Software Groupwork Development, Research

  • 2005 - 2009

    Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker (M.Sc. in Business Information Systems)

    Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

    mit Spezialisierung in Intercultural Management, sowie Finanzen und Rechnungswesen


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French




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