Axel vom Stein started out as a PL/SQL developer after his studies in mathematics. His interest moved more towards DBA topics and so his focus and soft spots are on HA-concepts and migration projects. With more than 20 years experience in the field of Oracle Database he likes to share his knowledge and teaching apprentices and young professionals. He is a speaker at national and international conferences like Collaborate, ASCEND, UKOUG and the DOAG annual conferences. Axel is an active member of the database community of the German Oracle User Group (DOAG), a delegate for the annual DOAG meeting and an Oracle ACE.