David Wilde is the Chief Technology Officer of AARNet. AARNet connects more than one million end users, interconnecting Australian universities, the CSIRO, research institutes, scientific instruments, schools, colleges, libraries, archives and museums.
For the past 8 years David has driven future technology direction and the development of leading edge applications while building and growing the AARNet network. David has designed and implemented a world leading ultra-high performance network backbone and has developed extensive collaborations with AARNet’s international peers supporting Australian researchers and educators in achieving world-class technology outcomes in order to overcome the tyranny of distance.
David has spent over 20 years in computer networking in both Australia and Europe. Before returning to Australia from France, he was co-founder and CTO of Aciernet, a boutique network integrator located in Paris. Prior to that David held technical leadership roles at telecommunications operators and internet service providers in Australia.
David resides in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Maths, Physics) from Monash University, and has maintained his active CCIE certification since 2001.