Christian is a Lecturer, Activist and Manager. As well as working on the DNI Innovation Fund, Christian is teaching Digital Media at Leuphana University. He is the Chairman of Open Knowledge Foundation Germany and Founding Board Member of freifunk.net. During the preperation of his Phd, he worked as Research Associate at the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) affiliated to Leuphana University. Prior to this he worked as Manager for DIE ZEIT and the German Press Agency DPA.