Future global technologies

Future global technologies

WA
Dec 5
CEDA welcomes Cisco Chief Architect & CTO of Engineering, David Ward, to address CEDA Trustees on future global technologies and how he is driving new developments through client partnerships.

Speakers

David Ward, Chief Architect & CTO of Engineering, Cisco

Event overview

In today’s rapidly advancing connected world, being at the forefront of new technologies is critical to the survival and prosperity of all organisations.  As Chief Technology Officer for the world’s most prominent supplier of network hardware in Cisco, David Ward works closely with key partners to drive new innovations in network technology.

CEDA Trustees have the opportunity to hear from David on future global technologies and discuss what lies ahead for Cisco.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

David Ward
Chief Architect & CTO of Engineering, Cisco

As CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, David defines the strategy, design and development of the division's transport and mobility equipment, core, edge and access routers, and operating system. He leads research and development of new technology via tight partnerships with customers and academia and his work is found in multiple standards bodies. He also works closely with packetcom providers on the evolution and architecture of their networks and emerging services.

Meet the host

Professor Deborah Terry AO
Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin University

Professor Deborah Terry was appointed Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor in February 2014 and is a Fellow and the immediate past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), as well as Deputy Chair of the Board of Universities Australia.  She is also a member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council, Committee for Perth Board, St Hilda’s Anglican School Council, Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board and Australia's Academic and Research Network Board, and a past Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Australian Research Council's College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.

Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra.  She had a distinguished career at the University of Queensland, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology, before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.  She was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO), the country’s highest honours system for achievement and service, in June 2015 for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

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