Axel Clauberg, Vice President, IP Architecture and Design, Deutsche Telekom
Born in 1960, Axel is involved with Networking and Computing since 1982. Axel holds a diploma in Physics from the University of Cologne. He worked as a freelancing trainer on operating systems, networking and systems programming for Digital Equipment Corporation since 1983. Axel was leading the networking department at the University of Cologne
Computing Center from 1989 to 1998, he was one of the main drivers for the deployment of the Internet Protocol in the German research community.
In 1998, Axel joined Cisco Systems, initially as a Consulting Engineer on Core IP technologies in the German team. In 2000, Axel moved to an international role in the Cisco EMEA Service Provider team. He was in various international leadership roles since 2001. From 2005 onwards, Axel was part of the core team building the Emerging Markets sales organisation for Cisco. His territory included Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central/Eastern Europe and Russia. From 2008 to 2011, he acted as Sales CTO in Emerging Markets and had the responsibility for solutions development and deployment across all market segments.
Axel joined Deutsche Telekom AG in September 2011. At the group level, Axel is responsible for Deutsche Telekom's IP Architecture and Designs for fixed and mobile networks. Since December 2011, Axel respresents Deutsche Telekom AG in the ONF board.