Professional and Research & Development Experience

Solution & Software Architect, Agile Development & Delivery Manager

(2012-now) IBM Interactive Experience and MobileFirst, IBM Canada Ltd.

Technical Co-Founder of Web Hosting and Tourism Portal Business

(2003-now) Eisl & Menkens GesBR, St.Wolfgang, Austria.

Strategy & Operational Management of Research, IT, Teaching and Industry Collaboration

(2008-2012) Center for Digital Technology and Management, Munich, Germany.

Trend Research and Product & Service Innovation Consulting

(2008-2012) Center for Digital Technology and Management, Munich, Germany.

Mobile Back-end as a Service (MBaaS) & Next Generation Mobile Networks (IMS, EPC) Research & Development

(2008-2012) Technical University Munich, Germany.

Mobile, Telecom and Web Technology Innovation Consulting

(2008-2011) External Consultant at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany.

Web Application Development & IT Consulting

(2000-2006) Freelancer, Austria.

Java & .NET Web & VoIP Development

(2004-2005) Devlin & Rimode, Toronto, Canada.

Summary

Christian is a Thought Leader, Strategy & Innovation Consultant, Software & Solution Architect and Agile Technical Team Lead in the fields of Mobile, Web, Telecommunications and Enterprise Solutions. He has a wide range of professional, interdisciplinary and cross-industry technology projects experience as well as a broad and in-depth research & development background in Software Engineering & Architectures, Computer Science and Telecommunications.

In his professional career, he has held different interdisciplinary roles that combined Technology & Innovation Management, Trend/Scenario Analysis and Strategic/Operational Management with Software Engineering/Architecture and Agile Project Management. He has been working across Financial, Travel, Manufacturing and Telecommunication industries with start-up, medium and large clients such as Aloqa, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, BMW, NTT Docomo, Telefonica, Exxon, Westjet Canada, Interac Canada, National Bank Canada, Bank of Montreal and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

In his R&D career, he conducted research on Next Generation (Mobile) Networks (NGMN), IP-based Telecommunication system/software architectures and (Mobile) Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) platforms. He developed concepts and prototype solutions that converge Web with Real-Time Telecommunication services for future web/mobile applications.
He presented and published 10 research papers at international conferences and in international journals, published 3 books on R&D results in Telehomecare, IP-based Telecommunication Applications and Web-Telecom Convergence, and co-edited 3 published Technology Trend Research reports on E-Energy, Smart Grid and Telecommunication Developer Platforms.

 

About me

Technology & Innovation

Computer Science & Software Solutions

Winter & Water Sports

Dr. Christian Menkens

I grew up in St.Wolfgang, Austria, right on the lake Wolfgangsee. The area is a prime tourism destination, in summer the lake is great for all sorts of water sports and in winter the mountains close by provide great winter sports opportunities.

At a young age, I had the chance to work with some of the early computers auch as Commodore/Amiga. This motivated me to move to Salzburg and to attend a technology and electronics focused high school. From there, I continued my technology focused career path which led me to Hagenberg near Linz in Austria, Toronto in Canada, Munich in Germany and Atlanta in the USA. In 2012, I moved to Toronto, Canada, again where I live and work right now.

  • ... staying on top of innovation, emerging technologies, the newest gadgets and the latest tech news about the future of computing.

  • ... passionate about developing and architecting great software solutions. Acting as Technical Lead and leading Agile teams at development and delivery.

  • ... the sports I grew up with and I am always up for a run.

  • ... Coastal Skipper and passionate about chartering yachts to sail the oceans.

Education & Awards