Egmont Foth

Egmont Foth

CIO and CTO of SPIE,

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Dr Egmont Foth has more than 30 years of professional experience in numerous management positions in industry. Since July 2017, he has been CIO & CTO for Germany and Central Europe at SPIE, the independent European market leader for multi-technical services in the fields of energy and communications. His responsibilities include procurement, information technology, business process management and digitalization. He is the author of several books, including the book "Success factors for a digital future: IT management in times of digitalization and industry 4.0", which was published 2017, and multiple award winner of the CIO of the year election organized by CW and CIO magazine. In 2019, he focuses on improving the customer experience with digital solutions in close cooperation with customers, increasing operational excellence by adapting to changing markets and digitally transforming operational processes, improving administration efficiency using SAP S/4 HANA, UCC and O365, and integrating acquired companies.


SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa, a subsidiary of the SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, is the leading multi-technical service provider for buildings, facilities and infrastructure in Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Its service range encompasses technical facility management, energy-efficiency solutions, technical services for the transmission and distribution of energy and for industrial clients as well as in the areas of electrical and security technology, HVAC technology and information and communications technology. SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa has 15,000 employees in over 200 locations.


With more than 46,500 employees and a strong local presence, SPIE achieved in 2017 consolidated revenues of €6.1 billion and consolidated EBITA of €388 million.

  • July 2017 - present: CIO and CTO, Member of the Management Board of SPIE Germany and Central Europe, Germany
  • October 2016 - June 2017: CIO and Head of procurement, information technology and business process management at SAG Group which became SPIE SAG in April 2017
  • January 2012 - September 2016: CIO, Head of global information technology and business process management, member of the Executive Committee of SAG Group
  • May 2010 - December 2011: CIO, Head of Global Business Process Excellence and member of the senior management board at Carl Zeiss Vision
  • June 2003 - April 2010: CIO of company group fischer
  • September 2002 - May 2003: Management consultant at Dr. Egmont Foth Management Consultancy
  • February 2002 - August 2002: Member of the board of directors at Bechtle
  • April 2001 - January 2002: Managing director (COO/CTO) of te-com Telekommunikations-Technik
  • January 1991 - March 2001: Director at Telecommunications Group Alcatel
  • March 1984 - December 1990: Scientific officer for switching systems and technical inspections at German army
  • 1984 – 1989: Information Technology & Telecommunication at TU Dresden, Doctor in Engineering (-Ing.)
  • 1979 – 1984: Information Technology & Telecommunication at TU Dresden, Graduate engineer (-Ing.)
  • Received 8 times an award as one of the best German CIOs in connection with the election of the CIO of the year from 2006 on
  • Won the Digital Leader Award 2017 in the category ‘Spark Collaboration‘ in Germany for the project ‘Field Service Management’