Andrzej Kawalec

Andrzej Kawalec

Director of Strategy & Technology Optiv

Andrzej Kawalec, as director of strategy and technology, is responsible for Optiv’s security strategy, service and technology architecture in the region. He will work with clients and partners to drive digital and cyber security transformation throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA).

Andrzej is widely recognized for his expertise in cyber security and digital change. A former CTO himself, he has a vast amount of experience working at the board-level across public and private sectors, helping to define and promote cyber security strategy.  

Kawalec brings to his role with Optiv more than 20 years of experience with some of the world’s largest companies. Most recently, as chief technology officer (CTO) and head of strategy and innovation at Vodafone, 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 previously served as 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. Prior to joining HP, Kawalec held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at companies such as Siemens, Compaq, Currie and Brown, Vistorm and EDS.