Today we’re talking to Charles Walton, the SVP and GM of Identity at Avast. And we discuss how we’re moving toward a future where people have total control of their digital identity. The factors that are driving progress in the identity space, and advice on being patient and having more foresight in your career.
All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast!
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About Charles Walton:
Charles Walton joined Avast in June 2021 to lead research and development in the identity protection space, an extension of Avast’s existing expertise in security and privacy protection. In a newly created role, his remit is to define Avast’s identity strategy and product distribution with a focus on innovation that includes a partnership model for co-design and bespoke solutions.
Prior to joining Avast, Mr. Walton was Senior Vice President, Digital Identity Products and responsible for the creation and rollout of a major new global business within Mastercard focused upon digital identity services, known as the ID Service.
Mr. Walton was additionally a co-founder and on the steering board of both the Trust over IP Foundation and the Good Health Pass Collaborative. Previous to that, he was responsible for government related digital identity services within Idemia.
At Avast, we strive to give everyone the power to explore our shared digital world freely and safely. Our team is working to help shape the digital world to be a freer, fairer and safer place through the application of science, technology and human ingenuity, and we are looking for people who share our passion to contribute to a better online world. Avast promotes a rich diversity of cultures, debates, and out-of-the-box thinking. Today, Avast is a FTSE 100 company that safeguards more than 435 million people worldwide, protecting their digital data, identity, and privacy.