Miro Pihkanen Joins OwlGaze as Chief Security Officer and Board Member

Cybersecurity veteran Pihkanen brings over two decades of experience to OwlGaze and will help lead the development and launch of OwlGaze’s predictive threat detection solution, Blacklight. The move endorses OwlGaze’s mission to become one of the leading cybersecurity software companies with a particular focus on rapidly developing markets in Asia.

OwlGaze executives Anastasios Papadopoulos, Ralph Chammah and Miro Pihkanen (from left to right) (Photo: Business Wire)

HONG KONG--()--Miro Pihkanen has joined OwlGaze as its Chief Security Officer and Member of the Board. He will advise OwlGaze on its revolutionary predictive threat detection solution, Blacklight, and will contribute vital domain expertise during its final stages of development. Pihkanen’s over two decades of experience in cybersecurity have given him an unrivalled view of corporate requirements in the APAC region across multiple client industries.

Pihkanen was previously with Deloitte, where he served as the Cyber Lead Partner for Hong Kong & Macau. He was responsible for establishing and building out Deloitte’s cybersecurity practices in Australia and Hong Kong. Prior to this, Pihkanen worked in PwC and held global cybersecurity roles at Macquarie Bank and Nestlé. Pihkanen holds a double-Master's degree in Computer Science & Physics.

Commenting on his new role, Pihkanen said: “I’m ecstatic to join OwlGaze at such a perilous time. Many organisations are playing a never-ending catch-up game with increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. The vision of the OwlGaze team perfectly aligns with my experience and thinking. We both understand that cyber threats can’t only be managed within individual enterprises, but that a more holistic approach is needed. Our mission is to help proactively detect and prevent multi-disciplinary cyber threats, not just singular events. OwlGaze’s approach is to truly leverage AI and ML, not just scatter randomly trendy buzzwords into marketing materials. This is a mission and a company that I’m truly excited to be part of”.

Ralph Chammah, CEO of OwlGaze, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Miro into our team – I have had the privilege of working with him in the past and seeing first-hand his unparalleled expertise in the cybersecurity space. He will be a fantastic asset for OwlGaze and will allow us to level up into one of the leading organisations in our field, both in APAC and globally”.

Commenting on the appointment, Anastasios Papadopoulos, Board Member at OwlGaze on behalf of IMS Digital Ventures, said: “We have been following Miro’s work for a while and we are very impressed by the complexity of the projects he has carried out in the past. It’s a big win for us to have such a thought leader in the industry join the OwlGaze team”.

About OwlGaze

OwlGaze is a Hong Kong-headquartered software company with a world-class team of cyber experts and enterprise software developers & AI engineers. OwlGaze was launched in 2020, backed by venture builder IMS Digital Ventures, to meet the demand for next-gen and predictive and proactive solutions to counter the risk from a dramatic rise in increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Current solutions are often ineffective against advanced threats, are difficult and expensive to implement or operate, and are nearly always reactive. OwlGaze’s predictive threat detection offering Blacklight, identifies, prioritises, and prevents cyber attacks using advanced correlation & AI. Following nearly 18 months of scoping and development, Blacklight will be launched before the end of this year. OwlGaze has raised USD 3M in pre-Seed and Seed funding to date.

Learn more: https://www.owlgaze.com/


For more information on OwlGaze, please contact Ralph Chammah by email at ralph@owlgaze.com or telephone +852 3615 8930.


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Cybersecurity veteran Miro Pihkanen joins OwlGaze as Chief Security Officer to help lead the development of its predictive threat detection solution

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For more information on OwlGaze, please contact Ralph Chammah by email at ralph@owlgaze.com or telephone +852 3615 8930.