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Christian Pirkner

Chairman

EMPSA

Christian Pirkner is a serial startup entrepreneur and currently CEO of Blue Code International AG. Blue Code is a highly disruptive, award-winning mobile payment solution connecting European banks and merchants. Before starting Blue Code, Christian lived in Silicon Valley where he led his two previous startups to highly successful exits. His companies were responsible for path-breaking innovations such as digital media recognition, music playlisting, and video distribution serving clients such as Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Shazam, and Netflix. Christian also holds a Doctor in Finance from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and New York University. He is the father of three children and in his spare time mentors and invests in startups in various countries.

Appears in:

A World of POSsibilities: How The Point of Sale Can Become The Key to Customer Engagement and Innovation