Angelika Gifford

Angelika Gifford joined HP from Microsoft in January 2014 as General Manager Hewlett-Packard Germany GmbH and Vice President HP Software Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Angelika Gifford is responsible for the end-to-end software business spanning from Big Data, Security to Internet of Things. Furthermore, she was leading the “Digital Transformation” go to market within HPE Germany.

From 1992 to 2013, Angelika held various directorships and management functions at Microsoft EMEA and Microsoft Germany GmbH, where from 2006 to 2011 she was a member of the Executive Board. Her last role was the development and implementation of the Cyber Security Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The creation of the Public Sector Business as well as the Microsoft Partner and Mid-market business in an international environment have been further key steps in her career.

In 2009, she was voted “Female Manager of the Year” for Germany by an independent organization. Angelika is a member of the supervisory board at TUI AG (Hannover) and ProSiebenSat.1 (Munich). She is a board member of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V., and a corporate member at European Women’s Management Development Network e.V.

Why I Tech


The world is moving faster than ever. The status quo is constantly questioned and it is the technology that is driving that speed.

My personal tech/IT-trend 2017


Smart Cities as a complex and dynamic socio-technical system formed through digitalization (data collection with sensors, interconnection through World Wide Web and new services offered through data analysis).