Gina Loften

Chief Technology Officer - Microsoft U.S.

Gina Loften is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft US.  She is a thought leader with a track record for successfully helping enterprises put innovation into practice to deliver shareholder and business value.   Gina currently leads a team that helps customers reimagine their business, achieve successful outcomes, and delivers on the promise of digital transformation across their enterprise.   Throughout her career, Gina has been recognized for accelerating profitable business results and building diverse high-performance teams.  She has also demonstrated her expertise in mergers & acquisitions by identifying and integrating software and consulting companies, creating portfolios of new products and services, and driving increased market share. Gina has held executive positions in Research, Development, Sales, and Consulting Services at IBM and Microsoft.  Her roles have been characterized by increasing responsibility, scope, and range from emerging businesses to multiple $B impact to the organization. 

Gina is an Independent Board Director for Foursquare and serves on the Advisory Council for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Active in her community, Gina is also on the board of the Museum of Life and Science.  She has previously served on the boards of George Mason Research Foundation and Rise Against Hunger.  Gina is a sought-after speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing, innovation, and leadership.  Gina’s work and leadership has been recognized in US Black Engineer, ExecutiveGov, NC Business Magazine and Diversity Woman Magazine, as one of “The Elite 100” in Corporate America.  She has been published addressing 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.

Gina resides in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Electrical Engineering.

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