CHRISTIAN KOTSCHER, FOUNDER AND CEO

Christian Kotscher founded MetroTech to change how traffic information is measured. Through this innovative work, MetroTech will help communities manage their transportation system and improve the way the world drives. His work in intelligent transportation and traffic information systems technologies spans 15 years, going back to his time with IBM where he created the first Smarter Cities Strategy and headed the company’s Intelligent Transportation Solutions practice. In that role, he acted as liaison to the Intelligent Transportation Systems of America Trade Organization, the US Department of Transportation and various lobbying groups.

Prior to working in transportation, Christian started as Managing Director at MetLife, then worked at GE Capital IT Solutions as Project Director. His work as Practice Director at Kforce Consulting inspired him to establish a pervasive computing national practice (microchip implantation in devices for information gathering). He sold his first project to IBM, showcasing the value of this technology. This led to a 7-year tenure at IBM as Solution Sales Executive, where he oversaw large-scale sales projects in Wireless, Intelligent Transportation Solutions, and Spatiotemporal Computing.

Christian began MetroTech in 2012 and under his leadership it has quickly become an award-winning organization. He has spearheaded a project in Santa Clara County using existing video cameras to produce real-time data for signal timing. Christian’s innovative vision for a cloud-based, traffic-sensing network has led to better traffic management and less congestion in MetroTech’s markets.

He holds Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Finance and International Business from the University of Iowa.