Michal Pěchouček

Michal is a professor at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) where he founded and leads the Artificial Intelligence Center and heads the Department of Computer Science. He has been a visiting professor at foreign universities and led research projects financed by agencies like NASA or the FAA. Michal co-founded Cognitive Security and held the position of head of R&D for three years. The AI start-up then became a part of CISCO Systems in 2013.  He also co-founded AgentFly Technologies, which specializes in controlling autonomous aircraft traffic, and BlindSpot solutions, which develops AI for industrial applications. Michal was named to the New Europe 100 list of significant innovators in 2015.

In 2019, he was appointed CTO in AVAST, a leading global cybersecurity company.