Avast is a Gold Sponsor of the Collision from Home 2020 Conference. Collision brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. On Thursday, June 25, Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek will discuss the changing landscape of security and data privacy in a fireside chat. Additionally, chess grandmaster and Avast security ambassador Garry Kasparov will speak about the need to embrace progress on advanced technology like AI without compromising on security and privacy.
Ondrej Vleck serves as Chief Executive Officer of Avast. Together with his senior management team, he executes on Avast’s vision to deliver people-centric security and spearheads the Company's product innovation program for emerging consumer technology categories, including the Internet of Things and 5G security. Mr. Vlcek was previously President of Avast Consumer, the largest business within the Company, and directed the development of Avast’s artificial intelligence-based cloud security network. Mr. Vlcek was also a key member of the executive team that took the company public on the London Stock Exchange in May 2018.
Previously, he held the combined position of Executive Vice-President & General Manager, Consumer, and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he led Avast’s transformation from a traditional PC antivirus vendor to the leading provider of a full portfolio of protection, privacy, and performance products for consumers. Prior to that, Mr. Vlcek was chief developer, heading the team that developed one of the first-ever antivirus programs for Windows. Mr. Vlcek holds an MS in Mathematics from Czech Technical University in Prague. He is a recognized industry speaker having delivered keynotes at a number of high-profile events including RSA, Web Summit, Black Hat and SXSW.