HONG KONG – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 31, 2021–
Miro Pihkanen joined OwlGaze as Chief Security Officer and Board Member. He will advise OwlGaze on its revolutionary predictive threat detection solution, Blacklight, and bring vital expertise in the field during its final stages of development. Pihkanen’s more than two decades of cybersecurity experience has given him unparalleled insight into the needs of businesses in the APAC region across multiple customer sectors.
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OwlGaze Executives Anastasios Papadopoulos, Ralph Chammah and Miro Pihkanen (left to right) (Photo: Business Wire)
Pihkanen was previously at Deloitte, where he was Cyber ââLead Partner for Hong Kong and Macau. He was responsible for establishing and developing Deloitte’s cybersecurity practices in Australia and Hong Kong. Prior to that, Pihkanen worked at PwC and held global cybersecurity positions at Macquarie Bank and NestlÃ©. Pihkanen holds a double master’s degree in computer science and physics.
Commenting on his new role, Pihkanen said, âI am delighted to join OwlGaze at such a perilous time. Many organizations are playing an endless catch-up game with increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. The vision of the OwlGaze team aligns perfectly with my experience and my thinking. We both understand that cyber threats cannot only be managed within individual companies, but that a more holistic approach is needed. Our mission is to help proactively detect and prevent multidisciplinary cyber threats, and not just single events. OwlGaze’s approach is to really leverage AI and ML, not just scatter random buzzwords across marketing materials. It is a mission and a company that I am really delighted to be a part of â.
Ralph Chammah, CEO of OwlGaze, commented: âI am delighted to welcome Miro to our team. I have had the privilege of working with him in the past and seeing first-hand his unparalleled expertise in the field of cybersecurity. He will be a fantastic asset to OwlGaze and allow us to become one of the leading organizations in our field, both in APAC and globally â.
Commenting on the appointment, Anastasios Papadopoulos, OwlGaze Board Member on behalf of IMS Digital Ventures, said: âWe have been following Miro’s work for some time and we are very impressed with the complexity of the projects that he has led in the past. It is a great victory for us to have such a thought leader in the industry join the OwlGaze team â.
OwlGaze is a Hong Kong-based software company with a world-class team of cyber experts, enterprise software developers, and AI engineers. OwlGaze was launched in 2020, backed by venture capitalist IMS Digital Ventures, to meet the demand for next-generation, predictive and proactive solutions to counter the risk of a dramatic increase in increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Today’s solutions are often ineffective against advanced threats, are difficult and expensive to implement or operate, and are almost always responsive. OwlGaze’s predictive threat detection offering, Blacklight, identifies, prioritizes and prevents cyber attacks using advanced correlation and AI. After nearly 18 months of scoping and development, Blacklight will launch before the end of this year. OwlGaze has raised $ 3 million in pre-seed and seed funding to date.
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