David Wilde joined AARNet, Australia's Academic and Research Network, in 2010. The AARNet network serves more than one million end users and enables academics, researchers and students throughout Australia.
His primary focus has been on driving the rollout of “AARNet4”, Australia’s next-generation research and education network providing ultra-high bandwidth and leading edge applications to the research and education sector throughout Australia. More broadly, he is responsible for AARNet’s future technology roadmap, to ensure that AARNet continues to ride at the forefront of technology.
David brings 20 years of experience to his role at AARNet, across a variety of technical and executive positions within telecommunications operators and service providers. Prior to joining AARNet he spent several years in France, where he founded a boutique network integration company, building a European customer base including IBM, Alcatel-Lucent and Loréal.
David holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Maths, Physics) from Monash University, and has maintained an active CCIE certification since 2001.