Christian translates data related business challenges into visions and comprehensive, executable strategies. He leads successful senior teams and develops roadmaps and architectures in the area of Big Data combining data operations, data engineering and data science. He regularly breaks new ground and provides thought leadership.
Christian is a talented communicator. He is experienced in writing white papers, presenting in front of large crowds, in boardrooms, to investors, and negotiating with customers and suppliers including under challenging circumstances. He can engage engineers and data scientists as easily as C-level leaders. He plans strategically, and regularly measures and evaluates the business’s success. He is skilled in breaking down complex problems into achievable short-term goals and a long-term guiding strategy. He has comprehensive international experience living and working in Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as managing large and geographically dispersed teams.
Christian has a rich background in technology and research encompassing software engineering, cloud computing, DevOps, data engineering, architecture and data science. In his career, he developed software in numerous languages with a focus on quality and testing. He designed and built Hadoop and cloud-native large-scale data mining and analytics solutions before most companies explored either, and continues to stay current working with the serverless pattern, for example.