Dr. Christian Menkens


Angestellt, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Intact Financial Corporation

Toronto, Canada


Research and Development in Next Generation Networks
Services/Enablers and Architectures.
Research and Development in Mobile and Web Applications - Presence and Location
Adaptive Systems
Web Portals
Web Technology
Software Architecture
Distributed Systems
Mobile and Web Application Development


Professional experience for Christian Menkens

  • Current 2 years and 9 months, since May 2019

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Intact Financial Corporation

  • Current 10 years and 1 month, since Jan 2012


    Eisl und Menkens GesBR

    Managing the technology domain of all custom and product software development projects. Responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the IT infrastructure that provides client web applications and the company’s web hosting products.

  • 1 year and 1 month, May 2018 - May 2019

    CTO, Digital & iX

    IBM Canada

  • 5 years and 2 months, Apr 2013 - May 2018

    Application Innovation Solution Architect


    Software Architecture for innovative mobile and web solutions for major clients across industries. Leading developer teams at solution implementation.

  • 4 years and 4 months, May 2008 - Aug 2012

    General Management, Innovation Research, Software Architecture and Telecom

    Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)

    Management of Innovation, Technology-Management, Technology-Trend, Product Development/Prototyping, Entrepreneurship and Applied Research projects with startup, medium and large industry partners such as Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Siemens, BMW and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Negotiation, acquisition and management of long-term research and development cooperations with industry partners Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica O2 Germany. Head of IT Admin team and International Office

  • 3 years, Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

    External Researcher

    Deutsche Telekom Laboratories Berlin

    Research in Enabler, NGNs and Services

  • 7 years and 5 months, Jan 2001 - May 2008

    Web Technologies, Web Development, Software Architectures and Consulting

    eBusiness Architects

    Software Architecture and Development, Web Application Development, Project Management

  • 1 year and 4 months, Aug 2006 - Nov 2007

    Research Assistent

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

    Lab Research Assistent, IMS Application Developer, Server Administrator

  • 1 year and 1 month, Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

    Web Application Developer

    Devlin eBusiness Architects, Toronto, Canada

    Web Application Development with J2EE, .Net, PHP, etc. HTML and XML,

  • 4 months, Dec 2004 - Mar 2005

    Voice Over IP Application Developer

    Rimode Inc., Toronto, Canada

    VoIP Application Developer, Software Arhcitect and Analyst, Cisco CallManager Administrator

Educational background for Christian Menkens

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jan 2009 - Nov 2012

    Computer Science

    Technische Universität München

    Web - Telecom Service and Application Convergence, Next Generation Networks, Service Oriented Architectures

  • 1 year and 1 month, Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

    Computer Science

    Georgia Institute of Technology, GaTech

    IP Multimedia Subsystem, Telecommunication Software Architectures, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Real Time Systems, Security

  • 2 years and 7 months, Sep 2005 - Mar 2008


    Technical University Munich, TUM

    Computer Science, Networks, Business Information Systems, (Service Oriented) Software Architectures, etc.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jul 2001 - Jul 2005

    Software Engineering

    Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, FH-Hagenberg

    Software Architectures, Software Development, Software Project Management, Computer Networks, Business Administration, Business Process Management, etc.

  • 5 years and 1 month, Jul 1996 - Jul 2001

    Communication Technology and IT

    Technical College Salzburg

    Software, Electronics, Communication, Telecoms and general "Matura" Level classes


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish



IT - Consulting
Product- or Project Management
Research and Development Contacts / Partners (University and Industry)
Next Generation Networks
Service Delivery Platforms
Services Oriented Architectures (SOA)
Mobile and Web Application Development
Information Technology (IT)
Software Engineering


Mobile and Web Technologies
Product and Project Management
Telecommunications / IT Consulting
Waterskiing - (Instructor for many years); Kitesurfing
Sailing - (Coastal Skipper)

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