Carl Solder

Chief Technology Officer

Cisco Australia & New Zealand

Carl Solder is the Chief Technology Officer for Australia & New Zealand. With more than 35 years of technical, business and sales leadership experience in the ICT industry, Carl has a diverse background that provides great insight into emerging market transitions.

Prior to this role, Carl was Cisco’s vice president of engineering for the enterprise networking and cloud engineering organisation at Cisco’s headquarters in San Jose, California. He held various roles in San Jose over 14 years. His Cisco career started in 1996 as the second systems engineer to support customers in Western Australia.


June 15, 2023


CTO Insights: The news from Cisco Live US 2023

Overall Cisco is on a mission to simplify IT and this message came across loud and clear at Cisco Live US: simplify, simplify, simplify. Cisco Chair and CEO Chuck Robbins said on the mainstage that for years it’s been a features game – now, the #1 feature our teams need to continue to focus on is simplicity.…

April 13, 2022


CTO Insights: Innovation at Cisco

Chief technology officer for Cisco Australia and New Zealand, Carl Solder, interviews a Cisco engineering fellow, JP Vassuer, on the theme of innovation and how he creates elegant engineering solutions.  Cisco has an established reputation for driving innovation. From Cisco’s inception in…