Carl Solder

CTO
Cisco
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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. Carl loves riding his bike and is a keen sports and travel photographer.

Meet me at

[Wed 29th May]

11:45

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12:10

AI & Cyber: how these industry trends can affect SMBs

Keynote

In this keynote address, Carl Solder, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco ANZ, will explore the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cyber security on Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Solder will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by these transformative technologies.

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Speakers

Deputy Lord Mayor
City of Melbourne
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Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission
VSBC
National Cyber Security Coordinator
National Office of Cyber Security
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Executive General Manager, Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
AVP Small Business A/NZ
Salesforce
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Award Judge

Director of Cybersecurity
Cisco
cisco
Vice President for Small Business
Optus
optus
General Manager of Product and Insights
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci

Award Judge

Director Public Education
IP Australia
ip-aus1
Head of Nine Ad Manager
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Award Judge

Workshop Presenter

Director, Invest Melbourne
City of Melbourne
city-of-melb

Award Judge

Project Director
Cyber Wardens
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Workshop Presenter

Professor, Department of Management
Deakin Business School
deakin
CTO
Cisco
cisco
General Manager of Marketing (Business Bank and IB&M)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Director - Advertising & Data Products
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Award Judge

Vice President APAC & MEA
Gen
gen
Head of Digital, CX & Marketing
pay.com.au
pay1
Segment Leader: Small & Medium Business and Commercial Mid Market, Cisco ANZ
Cisco
cisco

Award Judge

CEO
BioPak
biopak
Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic and Markets Research
CommBank
CommBank
Founder and Managing Director
Cloud Theory Confectionary Pty Ltd
cloud-theory
General Manager, Asset Finance & Business Financial Assistance
CommBank
CommBank
RVP, Small Business, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1

Award Judge

General Manager Cyber Defence Operations and Security Integration (Fusion)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Partner at EY | Climate Change and Sustainability Services
EY
ey
Founder, RIPE and Winner of the City of Melbourne Small Business of the Year ...
RIPE
ripe
Founder & CEO
Brighte
brighte
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Chief Engagement Officer
Beyond Blue
beyond blue
Personal Finance Expert
CommBank
CommBank
Acting General Manager - Workplace Relations and Wellbeing
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci
General Manager – Small Business Banking VIC / TAS
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Director
Cesar Aldea
CA2
Director
Naarm Autohaus
naarm
Commercial Transaction Products and Growth
CommBank
CommBank
Sales Director - Bigin by Zoho CRM
Zoho
zoho1
Chief Technology Officer, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Executive Manager of Environment, Social and Governance
CommBank
CommBank
Director | Small Business | Marketing
Optus
optus

Award Judge

Business Mentor, Self Employment Assistance Program
Asuria
asuria
National Manager for Manufacturing & Wholesale Trade
CommBank
CommBank
CEO
Unchained Solutions
unchained-sol
Customer Success & Operations
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Solution Engineer
Salesforce
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Business Overdraft Product Owner
CommBank
CommBank
General Manager, Working Capital
CommBank
CommBank
Managing Principal
Janus Lasting
janus-lasting
General Manager of Australia & New Zealand
Bark.com
bark
Lead Strategist and Founder
TomorrowToday
Business Coach
Asuria
asuria
CEO and Co-Founder
EnergyFlex
energy-flex
Founder
Emerging Tech Hub
emerging-tech

Award Judge

Member & Community Engagement Manager
auDA
auda

Workshop Presenter

Co-Founder & Director
Gravia Media
Gravia-Media
Editor, Small Business Connections & Co-Host ABF Vision 
Small Business Connections
SBC

Award Judge

CEO & Growth Advisor
Visage Growth Partners
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Director and Franchisee-Owner
MiniBoss Business School, Australia
miniboss
Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director
Conqr
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