Edward Funnekotter serves as the Chief Architect and AI Officer at Solace. Leading the architecture teams for both Cloud and Event Broker products, he also leads the company's strategic direction for AI integration within products and internal tools. In 2004, Edward began his journey with Solace as an FPGA architect. He later transitioned into management and led the Core Product Development team for several years before ascending to his present position.
Beginning his professional journey at Newbridge Networks, Edward took on the role of an embedded software developer after earning his Electrical Engineering degree from Queen’s University. After his tenure at Newbridge Networks, he embraced an ASIC architecture position at a Californian Internet Routing chipset firm. There, he successfully architected and designed multiple high-speed network processors and queuing chips.