26 - 28 June 2019
Marina Bay Sands
& Suntec Singapore
Speaker Profile - David Soldani
Expert, CTO Office
Huawei Southern Pacific Region
DAVID SOLDANI received a M.Sc. degree, Laura Vecchio Ordinamento, in Electronic Engineering with magna cum laude from Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy, in 1994; and a D.Sc. degree in Technology with distinction from Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University), Finland, in 2006. In 2014, 2016 and 2018 he was appointed Visiting Professor, Industry Professor, and Adjunct Professor at University of Surrey, UK, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and University of New South Wales, respectively.
Dr. Soldani has been active in the ICT industry for more than 20 years, successfully working on 500+ research, innovation and customer services projects for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G ICT systems and services, and contributing to 1000+ quality deliverables – from strategic research and innovation strategies, business and work plans formulation, to modeling, simulations, emulations and proof of concepts of innovative solutions, products and services with partners and customers, globally.
He is currently at Huawei Technologies, serving as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Australia and ICT Expert within the Southern Pacific Region. Areas of his responsibilities and expertise include, but not limited to: future wireless, network, big data value, artificial intelligence, IoT and Cloud technologies.
Prior to that, he was at Nokia, as Head of 5G Technology, e2e, global, and in various technical and research management positions. Before rejoining Nokia in 2016, he was for eight years at Huawei European Research Centre, Germany, serving as Head of IP Transformation Research Centre (IPTRC), Head of Network Solution R&D and, subsequently, Head of Central Research Institute (CRI) and VP Strategic Research and Innovation, in Europe; and represented Huawei in the Board of Directors of The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) and NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP), in Europe.
He has been selected many times to receive special awards in recognition of his role, commitment, professionalism, and outstanding contribution in the ICT industry; and in 2016, he was granted a Distinguished Talent (DT) visa for his profession by the Australian Government. He has published or presented numerous international papers, contributed to the publication of many books and development of 3GPP Release 98-Release 16 standards, and holds several international patents.
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