Cybersecurity is at the heart of our transformation

Over 20 years ago, Pawel began working in one of our factories in Poland. If his journey to Chief Information Security Officer in our London HQ teaches you anything, it’s that BAT provides opportunities to better your career and gives you an active role in the organisation’s development. Today, Pawel is one of the foremost experts in our digital transformation and the reasons behind it: “First of all, our products are more digital than ever. For example many of our new generation (vapour) products contain electronic components. Secondly, the way our consumers operate is very different now than it was a few years ago. I think consumer trends in the digital domain is where we compete with other companies and this is where we need to have a visible presence. So there are lots of opportunities for you to introduce new technologies.”

No innovation without security

Pawel is looking for talented IT security professionals to help him protect BAT from cyber threats. While he acknowledges the emerging technologies we’re introducing in artificial intelligence and automation can help improve IT security, they also pose a degree of risk: “Emerging technologies can help us deal with more events, more data and more consumers. But the adoption of The Cloud means our data tends to reside in various places. And with the expansion of technology, while good for our business, there is also an increased threat to IT security. It’s our responsibility to protect company data, and the data we hold from our consumers. Plus, in our industry, an important aspect is age verification because we can only sell our products to adult consumers. So age verification, data protection, product management and security are all absolutely key.”

Success of business transformation

According to Pawel, there has never been a better time to join BAT. Not only is he certain our digital transformation will be a success, he feels contributing to the change will lead to you achieving more professionally. If your innovation can uncover genuine commercial value for the business, you will go far: “It is a very, very successful company and it’s undergoing a big transformation. To really continue winning for the future, we want to win the battle for consumers. For BAT, I think that big data is giving us a better understanding of consumer trends and how to satisfy the consumer. With a new generation of products and wider access to consumers, I think that analytics will be the key to delivering value. We're not talking about the traditional tobacco company of the past. In the future, it's going to be a very different place. So there's lots of change, but the one thing that I believe is constant is that this company takes great care of people. Especially when it comes to giving us opportunities. They set us challenges, so we can learn and develop. Even more opportunities than ever before.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity is at the heart of our transformation

Over 20 years ago, Pawel began working in one of our factories in Poland. If his journey to Chief Information Security Officer in our London HQ teaches you anything, it’s that BAT provides opportunities to better your career and gives you an active role in the organisation’s development. Today, Pawel is one of the foremost experts in our digital transformation and the reasons behind it: “First of all, our products are more digital than ever. For example many of our new generation (vapour) products contain electronic components. Secondly, the way our consumers operate is very different now than it was a few years ago. I think consumer trends in the digital domain is where we compete with other companies and this is where we need to have a visible presence. So there are lots of opportunities for you to introduce new technologies.”

No innovation without security

Pawel is looking for talented IT security professionals to help him protect BAT from cyber threats. While he acknowledges the emerging technologies we’re introducing in artificial intelligence and automation can help improve IT security, they also pose a degree of risk: “Emerging technologies can help us deal with more events, more data and more consumers. But the adoption of The Cloud means our data tends to reside in various places. And with the expansion of technology, while good for our business, there is also an increased threat to IT security. It’s our responsibility to protect company data, and the data we hold from our consumers. Plus, in our industry, an important aspect is age verification because we can only sell our products to adult consumers. So age verification, data protection, product management and security are all absolutely key.”

Success of business transformation

According to Pawel, there has never been a better time to join BAT. Not only is he certain our digital transformation will be a success, he feels contributing to the change will lead to you achieving more professionally. If your innovation can uncover genuine commercial value for the business, you will go far: “It is a very, very successful company and it’s undergoing a big transformation. To really continue winning for the future, we want to win the battle for consumers. For BAT, I think that big data is giving us a better understanding of consumer trends and how to satisfy the consumer. With a new generation of products and wider access to consumers, I think that analytics will be the key to delivering value. We're not talking about the traditional tobacco company of the past. In the future, it's going to be a very different place. So there's lots of change, but the one thing that I believe is constant is that this company takes great care of people. Especially when it comes to giving us opportunities. They set us challenges, so we can learn and develop. Even more opportunities than ever before.”