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Christian Umbach
Co-Founder & CEO at Xapix Inc


Christian is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the API and data integration platform, which empowers enterprises to exchange data - empowering new digital business models and artificial intelligence in the smart cities and connected car space.

Being a Graduate Fellow in System Design and Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he 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.