Vince Steckler

CEO, Avast

United Kingdom

Vince Steckler who has served as Avast’s CEO since 2009 is the architect behind the company’s success in the global antivirus industry. Previously, he worked at Symantec Corporation as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consumer Sales. Mr. Steckler joined Symantec as Vice President of Public Sector Business and spent two years as Symantec's Vice President of the Asia/Pacific and Japan region. Originally a programmer, Mr. Steckler holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Irvine, in Mathematics and Information and Computer Science. He is a frequent public speaker and panel participant. Most recently, he addressed security threats targeting the Internet of Things at Collision 2017, as well as at Mobile World Congress 2017. Under his leadership, Avast established the Avast Foundation, which strives to make a difference in the communities through four distinct and impactful programs, including supporting palliative care.