Senior Manager, Government Affairs EMEA, Symantec
Zoltán Précsényi, CIPP/E, CIPM, is senior manager European Government Affairs for Symantec, based out of Brussels, Belgium. He is primarily responsible for representing Symantec before EU and national legislative bodies, government departments, authorities and international organizations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His main areas of expertise include cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, cloud computing policy, smart grid, SCADA and industrial control system security, cybercrime, as well as data privacy, electronic identity and signature infrastructures and digital trust services. He also acts as the standing issue leader for cyber security and critical information infrastructure protection for the Security and Defence Committee and the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Before joining Symantec, Précsényi worked as public affairs manager for the European Aluminium Association, with a focus on European policy and law making in the areas of competitiveness, sustainability, industrial policy and standardization. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2007, he was advisor to a Hungarian Member of the European Parliament, mostly active in a variety of policy areas including transatlantic relations, innovation, intellectual property, ICT, nuclear energy and chemical safety. Précsényi holds a masters law degree from the University of Paris II Assas, and is fluent in Hungarian, French and English.