Axel Simon is Chief Technologist Networking for Germany since November 2015, responsible for connecting customer requirements of the digital transformation to end-to-end networking solutions in the context of the entire HPE solutions. He is also Evangelist for the Machine, a role that is programmatically assigned to the Hewlett-Packard Labs making The Machine real from a technical and C-suite perspective.He has been working in numerous roles, starting at HP ProCurve in November 2008 as Business Development Manager for Mobility on EMEA level. In October 2010 Axel changed to Strategic Business Development Manager for HP Networking Germany responsible for the entire networking portfolio as well as cross business unit initiatives.At Colubris Networks, which had been acquired by HP ProCurve he was running a whole region as the Sales Director DACH since December 2006.Before joining Colubris/HP, Axel was working for NK Networks/Axians, MRV, Telindus and Eckmann Datentechnik in Key Account Manager Roles in Germany. At Telindus Axel was leading the Carrier and Service Provider Business Unit since 2000 for three years. Axel graduated with a Master in Information Technology with a specific focus on Communication Technology from the Technical University in Ilmenau. He is currently located in Ratingen, Germany.