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Chris Langdon is an engineer by training and a professor of Data Science and Analytics. His doctorate involved Complex Adaptive Systems and simulation with Artificial Intelligence. He is an executive at Deutsche Telekom and Business Lead of the firm’s dataspace technology unit, Data Intelligence Hub, and in this role Product Manager of Catena-X, the first open data ecosystem for the automotive industry, and Consortium Leader of Gaia-X for Advanced Mobility Services.

Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Langdon founded an award-winning business analytics startup, co-founded the Peter Drucker Customer Lab at Claremont Graduate University, and the Special Interest Group on Agent-based Systems of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Langdon launched his career as a consultant with Accenture, moved with the firm to Silicon Valley, and later joined the Data Science & Operations faculty of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. His research has been funded by Microsoft and Intel, among others; and results have been published in leading publications, such as in Communications of the ACM, journals of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Information Systems Research. Over the last two decades, he has become known for his success with data analytics and customer science for Fortune Global 100 clients like Mercedes-Benz, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, and Sony in the US, Europe, and China.