Christian is a senior Lead Solution Consultant in the Cloud and Datacenter automation space with many years of experience in IT Transformation and the Telecoms Industry. He is a strong supporter of Kubernetes and Rancher, as well as other Open Source projects, such as Cloud Foundry and OpenStack. His current focus is to firmly establish cloud-native computing and application development in Enterprise IT.
Christian provides consulting services for short- and long-term projects, acting as a lead for cloud, hardware, software and network conceptual design; he also delivers product training and architecture workshops related to container technologies.
In addition he leads and facilitates community outreach events on numerous occasions, working together with various marketing organisations. In 2017 he has organized the OpenStack Day for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, together with the OpenStack Foundation, for the third time. He also actively participates in Meetups on container technology, orchestration and micro-service architecture and hosts a Rancher meetup group in Cologne.
Christian works closely with educational institutions to promote container technology, Kubernetes and Rancher to future generations of engineers and has spoken at several events.
For most of his career Christian has travelled extensively and enjoys working with customers from all over the globe.
He currently lives in Cologne, Germany and has two underage sons.
Christian currently pursues a degree in Computer Science - Business Information Systems at FOM (Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management) in Cologne
Christian serves on the board of Cloud Native DACH e.V., a non-profit association aimed at providing public awareness and training for cloud native technologies; he is also active in the local Parents 4 Future chapter.