Andrzej Kawalec

European Director of Strategy and Technology

Andrzej Kawalec is Optiv’s director of strategy and technology, Europe where he is responsible for the company’s security strategy, service and technology architecture in the region, and works with clients and partners to drive digital and cyber security transformation throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). With more than 20 years of cyber security, technology and business experience, Kawalec has served as chief technology officer (CTO) and head of strategy and innovation at Vodafone where he led the company’s enterprise vision of cyber security preparedness in the age of digital, mobile, cloud and IoT for more than 462 million users. He was CTO and director of security research at Hewlett Packard (HP) where he was globally responsible for HP’s enterprise security strategy, roadmap, research and development and market engagement. And, Kawalec has held positions of increasing responsibility at companies such as Siemens, Compaq, Currie and Brown, Vistorm and EDS.


Is There a Trans-Atlantic Cyber Divide? The 5 Things That Differentiate Us Can Make Us Stronger

· By Andrzej Kawalec, Tomas Kubica ·

Having just returned from the U.S. to Europe, we recently met for breakfast around the corner from the new London HQ of Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, in which KKR invested in early 2017. While the intended purpose of our meeting was to discuss Optiv’s European expansion, quite quickly the conversation turned to the rapidly evolving nature of the cyber security market and its profound impact on people’s digital lives and corporate security strategies on both sides of the Atlantic.

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