Christian started his professional career as a print journalist, then worked for radio, TV and online for 20 years at Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) in Cologne, including as a digital strategy senior advisor to the CEO and developping the WDR Mediathek (AV- Online-Portal). He then joined EBU and served as Head of Radio and Music, managing the world’s biggest music exchange as well as being active in radio and cross media strategies. In 2016 he joined Swiss Radio and TV (SRF) as Head of Archives and Metadata Manager, being responsible for the improvement of data driven workflows throughout the company. He also set-up the first AI-team at SRF. In his current position as Chief Data Officer at SRG-SSR he is in charge of coordinating and steering the data relevant processes on a nationwide level within the public media service of Switzerland and contributes to the European Broadcasting Union's AI projects.