Axel Koester

Executive IT Specialist and Storage Chief Technologist, IBM Systems Lab Services

Axel is currently the chairman of the IBM think tank "TEC" in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which is shaping the future of IBM overseas. Axel is also a renowned and awarded speaker, besides his daily job as a technology consultant. He has been a technical specialist in data processing ever since joining IBM in 2000. Axel holds a PhD from the Technical University Aachen and worked for Fraunhofer Research and for CERN in Geneva before joining IBM.