4 Years at Microsoft: AI, Power BI, and A Future Full of Possibilities

Me at Microsoft Redmond campus - Celebrating 4 years at Microsoft
Me at Microsoft Redmond campus – Celebrating 4 years at Microsoft

Today marks my 4-year anniversary at Microsoft. Reflecting on this milestone, I’m filled with gratitude for a year that has been the most turbulent and exhilarating of my career. The integration of AI into our products has been groundbreaking, and the velocity of development has been extraordinary. Here’s a look back at last year’s achievements.

The Year of AI: A Game Changer for Microsoft

  1. AI Integration Across Products: This year, AI has found its way into almost every product, transforming the way we work, interact, and innovate. The collaboration with OpenAI has brought additional excitement and potential to our AI initiatives.
  2. GPT-4 and Bing: As I highlighted in GPT-4 Launches Today: The Rise of Generative AI from Neural Networks to DeepMind and OpenAI, Bing’s integration of GPT-4 has significantly enhanced its search capabilities, providing more accurate and personalized results.
  3. The Rise of Generative AI: Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI focuses on democratizing AI models like GPT and DALL-E. We’ve already integrated GPT into Power BI and are actively developing integrations across products, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Teams. Read more about The Rise of Generative AI here.
  4. Power BI Mastery: My latest book, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI (Amazon), is designed to help users of all levels master this robust data visualization software. It’s part of Microsoft’s commitment to making powerful tools accessible and user-friendly. The book is a testament to our shared mission to empower every person. Learn more about mastering Power BI here.

Looking Forward: Embracing the Future with a Growth Mindset

The people around me have made this journey truly special. From motivating work to a team I love and leadership I respect, the human aspect has been the cornerstone of my Microsoft experience. The future holds exciting challenges, and it’s the wisdom, creativity, and passion of our team that fills me with optimism.

I’m sure the coming years will continue to be fast-paced, filled with innovation and growth. With an extraordinary team by my side, I look forward to embracing the challenges and joys ahead.

Stay Connected: Follow Me for More Insights on Microsoft, AI, and Power BI

The experiences we’ve shared have shaped me, and I’m grateful for every moment. I invite you to join our ongoing conversation about AI, digital transformation, Power BI, and more. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn, and let’s continue learning together.

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Thank you fellow Microsofties, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022

Alexander Loth's Microsoft Achievements: the book Decisively Digital with a personal note from Satya Nadella
Alexander Loth’s Microsoft Achievements: the book Decisively Digital with a personal note from Satya Nadella

As we approach the end of 2021, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible achievements we’ve made at Microsoft and to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my fellow Microsofties.

❤ My dear fellow Microsofties, I have learned a lot from you and would like to thank you for the great teamwork, it was a lot of fun! This year I was able to achieve an incredible amount thanks to your support and the omnipresent growth mindset at Microsoft.

Key Milestones and Microsoft Achievements

🔬 Mixed Reality for Life Sciences: This year, we elevated mixed reality for our life sciences customers like Ottobock, making the world more inclusive and healthier.

📚 Literary Accomplishments: As you may know, I love to write. I was able to finish two book projects: for the book Decisively Digital, I interviewed 24 thought leaders on Digital Transformation. We also finished the German-language book Datenvisualisierung mit Power BI.

🎓 Technical Leadership Development Program (TLDP): Graduating from TLDP, a sort of tech MBA, was a fantastic experience, enhancing my next-gen tech focus.

👾 Microsoft Global Hackathon Award: Together with over 40 colleagues, we won an award at Microsoft Global Hackathon, the world’s largest privately-organized hackathon. Patent pending!

🐦 15,000 Followers on Twitter: Reaching this significant milestone reflects not only my journey in data and digital strategy but also the power of community engagement. Catch up on my journey to 15k Twitter followers here.

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🎄 Now it’s really time for some reflective days. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you! I’m sure 2022 will be a blast…

15,000 Followers on Twitter!

Alexander Loth reaches 15k followers on Twitter: Thank you very much!
Alexander Loth reaches 15k followers on Twitter: Thank you very much!

Reaching 15k Twitter followers is a significant milestone that reflects not only my journey in data and digital strategy but also the power of community engagement. I’m thrilled to announce that my Twitter community has grown to 15,000 followers! This milestone reflects the collective passion for data, digital strategy, and continuous learning. Read about my recent career boost at CERN here.

Just over 2 months after my new book Decisively Digital became a #1 New Release on Amazon, and shortly after the newspaper article about my data journey, I have now reached the 15,000 follower mark on Twitter.

I am overwhelmed and delighted that my shared content on data and digital strategy is attracting so much interest. From insights to discussions, the engagement reflects the shared passion for all things digital.

Whether through tweets, blog posts, or interactive discussions, I value the connections and the continuous learning that takes place within this thriving community.

Thank you all so much for your support and engagement! Let’s continue to explore, learn, and grow together. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn for more insights and updates.

The Data Operator: How the World’s Largest Particle Accelerator Boosted My Career

Alexander Loth featured in BNN regarding his career boost at CERN
Alexander Loth featured in BNN regarding his career boost at CERN

The world’s largest particle accelerator not only unleashed hidden particles but also unlocked my career growth. As a young data scientist, my journey at CERN was a career boost that laid the foundation for my future endeavors. Read about my first day at Microsoft here.

Der Daten-Verarbeiter: Der weltgrößte Teilchenbeschleuniger war für Alexander Loth ein Karriere-Turbo

BNN, 14.07.2021

Today in the news:

  • A Career Turbocharged at CERN: CERN offered more than just research opportunities. Working at CERN was a defining moment for me. The cutting-edge technology, incredible talent, and the massive amount of data were the catalysts that propelled my career to new heights.
  • Data as the Common Thread: My time at CERN reinforced my belief in the transformative power of data. „Data is the common thread that runs through my professional life.“ From CERN to Tableau, and now at Microsoft, my passion for data continues to drive my career forward.
  • Decisively Digital – A New Publication: My new book, 📖 Decisively Digital (Amazon), published by Wiley, reflects my thoughts on digital transformation. It’s a culmination of my experiences and insights from various stages of my career.

I am grateful for my journey from CERN, via Tableau, to Microsoft. The opportunities, learning, and growth have been truly enriching, and I look forward to what the future holds. Stay connected and follow my journey on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Read the online version of the newspaper article: Wie ein Karlsruher am CERN in die Welt der Daten eintauchte (BNN, 14.07.2021)

My First Day at Microsoft: A New Journey Begins

Alexander Loth on his first day at Microsoft
Alexander Loth on his first day at Microsoft

Joining Microsoft marks an exciting new chapter in my professional journey. With memories of my farewell to Tableau still fresh, I arrived at the Microsoft office, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Read about my farewell to Tableau here.

Walking through the doors of Microsoft’s sprawling campus, the spirit of creativity and technological advancement was palpable. The legacy of innovation that defines Microsoft was evident everywhere I looked. I was immediately struck by the energy and innovation that permeated the air. From the architecture to the people, everything spoke of a commitment to excellence.

My first day was filled with introductions to my talented new colleagues. Their passion and expertise left me inspired and eager to contribute. With previous experiences at Tableau, CERN, and other industry leaders, I am well-prepared for this new adventure. Each step has shaped me, and I’m confident that this new adventure at Microsoft will add valuable layers to my career.

I’m thrilled to be part of Microsoft’s vision to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The future promises exciting projects, innovation, and growth.

My day 1 at Microsoft has been a remarkable experience, setting the stage for a fruitful journey. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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