Carl Solder

CTO
Cisco
cisco

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.

CTO

Cisco

Speakers

Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission
VSBC
AVP Small Business A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1

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Executive General Manager, Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
Head of Nine Ad Manager
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Director of Cybersecurity
Cisco
cisco
Professor, Department of Management
Deakin Business School
deakin
General Manager of Product and Insights
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci

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Director Public Education
IP Australia
ip-aus1
Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic and Markets Research
CommBank
CommBank
Commercial Transaction Products and Growth
CommBank
CommBank
Founder & CEO
Brighte
brighte
CTO
Cisco
cisco
General Manager of Marketing (Business Bank and IB&M)
CommBank
CommBank

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Digital Commercial Director
Nine Ad Manager
nine
Vice President APAC & MEA
Gen
gen
Executive Manager Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
CEO
BioPak
biopak
CEO
Unchained Solutions
unchained-sol
General Manager, Asset Finance & Business Financial Assistance
CommBank
CommBank
RVP, Small Business, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
General Manager Cyber Defence Operations and Security Integration (Fusion)
CommBank
CommBank
Founder, RIPE and Winner of the City of Melbourne Small Business of the Year Awa...
RIPE
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
Director
Cesar Aldea
CA2
Solution Engineer
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Global Director of Sales, Zoho Bigin
Zoho
zoho1
Chief Technology Officer, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Executive Manager of Environment, Social and Governance
CommBank
CommBank
Business Mentor, Self Employment Assistance Program
Asuria
asuria
National Manager for Manufacturing & Wholesale Trade
CommBank
CommBank
Managing Principal
Janus Lasting
janus-lasting
Co-Founder & Director
Gravia Media
Gravia-Media
Customer Success & Operations
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Business Coach
Asuria
asuria
Lead Strategist and Founder
TomorrowToday
Editor, Small Business Connections & Co-Host ABF Vision 
Small Business Connections
SBC

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