Christian Umbach

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, XapiX Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, API and data integration platform xapix.io, which empowers enterprises to exchange data - empowering new digital business models and artificial intelligence in the smart cities and connected car space.
Graduate Fellow in System Design and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Has spent his career at the intersection of transportation, information technology and digital management. Formerly: Developer Advocate, UBER Technologies; Research Assistant, MIT Sloan’s Initiative on the Digital Economy on corporate innovation, led a team at MIT to build the next generation of digital transport products for Hyperloop Transport Technologies; Executive Assistant to the Board for Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology, Lufthansa Cargo; co-created the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Berlin, bulding new partnerships and leading the open data strategy for Lufthansa Group. Helped build the G20 Foundation; with fellow World Economic Forum Global Shapers, has built up the NextB2BForum, which strengthens the collaboration of corporations and start-ups, focussing on innovation and trends in the mobility sector.