Alexander Sator has a degree in physics and is an inventor of several renowned laser technologies. In 1996, he founded Sator Laser, a company specialized in industrial laser systems and became group technical director when it was acquired by Domino Printing Science, Plc in 2001. In 2005, he became CEO of 4G Systems before selling it to Deutsche Telekom in 2006. He then founded Sapfi Kapital Management, a family office that invests in the telecommunications industry. At the same time, he was active as a strategy advisor for Deutsche Telekom and chairman of Cinterion Wireless Modules, a Siemens spin-off. In 2018, Alexander Sator founded 1nce in joint-venture with Deutsche Telekom, first major IoT operator, of which he has been its CEO ever since.