Axel Wirth, CISSP, CPHIMS

Distinguished Technical Architect
Symantec Corporation
Axel Wirth is currently a Distinguished Healthcare Architect at Symantec. He has spent his entire career in the healthcare field and has an extensive background in IT security, health IT, and the medical device industries. His professional experience includes engineering leadership as well as strategic business development and marketing roles with Siemens Medical, Analogic Corp., Mitra Inc., Agfa Healthcare, and currently Symantec Corp. His education includes a BS Electrical Engineering degree (EE) from the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Germany) and an MS Engineering Management degree (MSEM) from The Gordon Institute of Tufts University. He just completed his 2-year term on the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee, serving as a chair for the past year, as well as is serving on AAMI’s BI&T magazine’s editorial board. He also has and is leading a number of working groups within IHE and H-ISAC.