Thomas started his career as Member of Technical Staff at DE-CIX from 2008 to 2010 being responsible for the BSI IT-Grundschutz / ISO 27001 readiness program which resulted in successful certification in 2010. In 2010, Thomas King joined 1&1 Internet AG as a Product Manager responsible for mobile applications and mail. In 2011, Thomas founded a startup company called audriga, in order to provide a service to automatically migrate email accounts from one email provider to another.
Thomas re-joined DE-CIX as the Head of Research & Development in 2014. In January 2016, Thomas has been promoted to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer of DE-CIX. Since October 2018, Thomas is appointed to be the Chief Technology Officer of DE-CIX leading technical development covering the different areas described within this blog message.
Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree (Diplom) in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008.