Carl Solder is the Chief Technology Officer for Australia & New Zealand (ANZ). Prior to this role, Carl was Cisco’s Vice President of Engineering for the Enterprise Networking and Cloud Engineering organisation at Cisco HQ in San Jose, California. In this role he was responsible for Technical Strategy for the Enterprise Network and Cloud portfolio. His portfolio included the Catalyst Routing, Switching and Wireless platforms, the Intent Based Networking Software Innovations around Automation, Assurance, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as well as the Policy, Identity and Segmentation Software solutions that include Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE). Prior to this role, Carl held various Engineering leadership roles in Cisco HQ San Jose and served as a Distinguished Engineer working on early developments in the area of Mass Scale Data Centre Architectures, OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking.
With more than 35 years of technical, business and sales leadership experience in the ICT industry, Carl has a diverse ICT background that provides great insight into emerging market transitions. Carl holds a bachelor’s degree double major in Information Processing and Systems Analysis from Curtin University and holds CCIE Emeritus status.