Global Field Organization, Corporate Affairs
Karol Kniewald received his master degree in Telecommunication Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia. He is founder of the Computer Network Lab established in 1997 and Regional Cisco Networking academy at Technical University in Kosice started in 1999. From 2001 he was teaching computer networking courses, acted as the Cisco Networking Academy instructor and the Regional Academy manager, later worked in telecommunication industry at technical and sales positions.
Since 2004, Karol is with Cisco Systems in the role of Corporate Social Responsibility manager. His Cisco career started with focus on the Networking Academy program management in the Czech Republic. Later extended responsibility to interim coverage of Poland, Baltic countries and CEE/CIS region evolved to the current leadership of CSR in Europe and CIS region. He has over 10 years of experience in the education and government sector, partnerships, development of strategic initiatives, community building, e-learning technology innovations and IT workforce development.