Dr. Christian Hinrichs works as a Senior Consultant in Data Analytics for BTC AG in Oldenburg, Germany. He occupies the roles Data Scientist and Analytics Architect. A significant part of his work focuses on building cloud-based big data platforms for Advanced Analytics and Smart Data Services. He also provides advice for companies on implementing data-driven services. Christian received his doctorate in computer sciences from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, before working in a postdoctoral position for another two years. His research focused on distributed combinatorial optimization as well as data analytics approaches in the domain of energy systems.