Deutsche Telekom’s R&D chief will soon leave the company Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Christopher Schlaeffer, will leave Deutsche Telekom on 31 March 2010 on his own request to pursue fresh challenges. He is also the in charge of R&D within the group
and worked as the Corporate Development Officer from 2002 to 2006.

As a Chief Product and Innovation Officer, he looked after the product portfolio and the operational realisation of strategic areas of innovation such as IPTV, mobile Internet and digital services.