Gartner Expert

Alejandra Lozada

Sr Director Analyst

Alejandra Lozada has over 20 years of experience advising Finance executives, including the CFOs of Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies. Alejandra focuses primarily on Finance technology and automation; she has conducted extensive research on the technology trends impacting the Finance function and how CFOs can respond to these trends. Alejandra has also worked extensively with new-to-role leaders, helping them set an agenda to accelerate their time to impact.

Alejandra has researched the following topics specifically:

Accelerating the adoption of finance technologies, including approaches to minimize team's pushback to automation

Driving hyperautomation within Finance, including use cases and governance

Building a Finance IT roadmap, including change management strategies

Identifying ideas to manage finance technology costs

Implementing technologies to move towards a customer-centric credit and collections process

Building trust in AI through explainability

Defining CFO's role in cyber risk preparedness

Previous experience

Alejandra completed her undergraduate studies in Finance and International Business at Oxford and Georgetown Universities, graduating with honors. She is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at Regent's University, focusing on integrative counselling and psychoanalysis. This experience helps her bring a holistic perspective to her advice, taking into account practical business concerns as well as subjective biases and behavioral patterns.

Professional background

Gartner, Inc

Analyst

CEB

Practice Manager

Areas of coverage

Digital Technology in Finance

Finance Function Strategy and Organization Design

Education

Georgetown University, B.S., Finance and International Business

Oxford University, Comparative Business Policy and International Finance Program

Regent's University, Masters of Arts, Psychotherapy and Counselling (in progress)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Finance automation: robotics process automation (RPA) and hyperautomation

2Finance technology trends and implications

3Creating a Finance technology roadmap

4Managing team's resistance to digitalization

5CFO's role in driving digital business optimization