ESET’s Chief Operating Officer comes from an electro-technical engineering and information systems background and brings more than two decades of expertise to his position. Joining ESET as a student, Palo’s initial focus was on developing the second-generation 16-bit antivirus system for MS DOS called NOD.
In 2008, he joined top management as Chief Information Officer. In this role, he oversaw the development of a diversity of technical infrastructure and internal systems, including the platform used to update ESET’s anti-virus database for the more than 100 million users of ESET products worldwide. In 2011, he took the position of Chief Technology Officer overseeing the ESET’s R&D activities, as well as both the development and quality of ESET products and services. Since January 2017, Palo has been overseeing the company’s operations and strategic investments as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Throughout his tenure at ESET, Palo has supervised the successful completion of the company’s biggest endeavor to date – the development of ESET Security Solutions, an integrated array of technology products and services that allow organizations to focus on their core competencies. He is also one of the initiators behind the ESET Research Center, a collaboration between ESET and the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.