Microsoft Corp. appointed Gina Loften as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, US, in July 2020. According to her LinkedIn page, Loften joined Microsoft in September 2019.
“I am currently the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft US and a passionate Diversity and Inclusion Leader,” she writes on LinkedIn. “My national organization helps companies put innovation into practice while delivering stakeholder and business value,” she added. “My team also operates fifteen (15) Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) across the US, each focused on providing an immersive environment to allow our customers to envision the deployment of Microsoft’s and our partners’ products, solutions and services across their respective enterprises.”
In addition, Loften’s organization leverages the capabilities of Microsoft’s Engineering and Research across areas such as cloud, analytics, AI, cyber security, IoT and automation to deliver business outcomes for customers.
Prior to her current role, she held the position of CTO, Microsoft US Enterprises Services, leading a team of consulting and technical experts to put innovation into practice. My team was comprised of Industry and Regional CTOs, Digital Advisors and Solution Architects to co-create and define a roadmap to digitally transform our customers for maximum business impact.
Before her career at Microsoft, she led global initiatives for IBM’s Watson, served as IBM’s CTO for North America Consulting Services and Hybrid Cloud, and was a leader in IBM’s Global Cloud Consulting Services business unit. Outside of Microsoft, she has served on the boards of George Mason Research Foundation, Museum of Life and Science, and Rise Against Hunger. She has addressed topics of how AI can help mental health among veterans, the true value of data for government and how open source can bring agencies to the cloud.
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Electrical Engineering.