Carolyn Phiddian was formerly General Manager, Technology Strategy at NBN Co.
Carolyn is a global expert in the creation and operation of nation-wide telecommunications networks. She has over twenty five years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Her career has been based on leading implementation of innovative technologies for practical business outcomes.
During her time at NBN Co, Carolyn established a number of engineering teams and functions, was the network design authority across FTTP, FTTN, Wireless and Satellite, and also led network operations through a transformation to start operating the FTTN network.
Previously, Carolyn had senior management roles in Nokia, developing and implementing IP based solution architectures for a wide range of clients. She started her career in Telstra, culminating in being the first engineering executive for Voice over IP.
Carolyn has a Bachelor’s degree (honours) in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Melbourne.