Christoph Dietzel is Global Head of Products & Research at DE-CIX, responsible for Product Management, Research & Development, Global Network Design, and Project Management. Chris is also affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics to combine practical IXP and computer network innovation with academic research. This challenging substrate of teams and tasks has one common thread: He is driving the technological and product future of the DE-CIX interconnection ecosystem, and thus, a part of "the" Internet.
Prior to his current position, he was Head of R&D at DE-CIX and responsible for several research initiatives, including numerous projects funded by the public sector. Alongside his duties at DE-CIX, Chris earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the Technische Universität Berlin in Computer Science supervised by Anja Feldmann with a focus on Internet measurements/security, routing, and new networking technologies.