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April 16-19, 2024
Marina Bay Sands / Singapore

Black Hat - Omdia Analyst Summit

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cassia Ballroom 3201AB & 3202 | Marina Bay Sands


Cybersecurity initiatives are paramount in safeguarding businesses against an evolving digital threat landscape and enabling innovation. However, the efficacy of these investments and their true impact on organizations often vary significantly based on regional nuances. In the Asia-Pacific context, with its diverse cultural intricacies, huge range of regulation, plus market dynamics, understanding the specific lens through which cybersecurity impact and opportunity are perceived becomes crucial.

The Omdia Analyst Summit at Black Hat Asia aims to provide attendees with actionable insights, innovative approaches, and a comprehensive understanding of the factors that influence cybersecurity outcomes for organizations within the regional landscape. Join us to hear directly from Omdia’s analysts about trends in Asia-Pacific and how your organization can help your customers drive successful cybersecurity outcomes.

Note: The Omdia Analyst Summit is following an invitation-only format. For more information and to set-up a meeting with an analyst onsite, click HERE.


10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Introduction to Omdia
  • Steve Wylie, General Manager, Black Hat

10:35 AM - 10:40 AM Cybersecurity Snapshot
  • Omdia Analysts
10:40 AM - 11:05 AM What is “Good Enough” Security in Asia-Pacific?
  • Maxine Holt, Senior Director – Research

    Maxine Holt leads the Omdia cybersecurity research, developing a comprehensive research program in this area to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the areas of infrastructure security, security operations, data security, and identity, authentication, and access.

    Maxine rejoined Omdia (as Ovum) in 2018, following two years at the Information Security Forum (ISF) developing research in areas including Protecting the Crown Jewels, Securing Collaboration Platforms, and Building Tomorrow’s Security Workforce. Prior to the ISF, Maxine spent 15 years in research at Ovum, including security, having started her career as a software developer in the financial services industry and working in consulting for the financial services and internet sectors. Maxine is a regular speaker at events and contributes articles to high-profile publications in cybersecurity.

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM Emerging and Critical Security Services in APAC
  • Adam Etherington, Principal Analyst - Digital Enterprise Services

    Adam Etherington is part of Omdia’s Digital Enterprise Services practice, within the Global Service provider Enterprise and Wholesale Team. He covers telecommunications service providers, consulting, systems integrators, and managed services across cloud, cybersecurity, and emerging B2B managed services.

    Adam joined Omdia in 2020, having spent more than two decades at some of the world’s largest telecoms and IT services vendors performing various roles across; strategic consulting, corporate strategy, business planning, market intelligence, product management, business development, IT solutions architecture, and managed services operations.

    He is passionate about bringing clear insights to help enterprises and service providers understand and leverage business outcomes enabled by information technology.

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM Q&A
  • Maxine Holt
  • Adam Etherington
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Is APAC the Emerging Frontier for Managed Detection and Response?
  • Jon Ong, Senior Analyst

    Jon supports Omdia's Managed Security Services pillar, with a focus on Managed Detection & Response (MDR). He covers the analysis of security providers and their offerings, along with trend analysis to bring you what's hot and what's passé, with a spotlight on the APAC region.

    Jon was previously a cybersecurity analyst at a forex trading company, and consulted at a boutique firm specializing in cybersecurity frameworks. He brings a business-led approach to security through experiences at a programmatic marketing MNC and a fintech start-up group. Jon has a bachelor's in Economics, and studied at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Tsinghua University.

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Another Day, Another Hack: Unpacking Security Breaches Across APAC
  • Zhiyee Teh, Research Associate, IoT Technologies and Verticals

    Zhiyee Teh provides research support for products related to smart cities, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity as part of the Research Operations team based in Penang, Malaysia.

    Prior to joining Omdia in 2022, Zhiyee joined a sustainability- and innovation-centered social enterprise and private consulting company that focuses on anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies and procedures. Zhiyee holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, US.

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Navigating Security for the Cyber-Physical World
  • Hollie Hennessy, Senior Analyst - IoT Cybersecurity

    Hollie Hennessy provides insight into the fascinating and fast-moving domain of IoT cybersecurity.

    Hollie has a range of experience in research. She began her career in the legal sector, writing and researching for expert witness reports on the labor market. She then moved into product testing, with a consumer protection focus. In this role, she was responsible for managing comparative tests of various technology products, as well as regular testing and investigative work into the security of these products.

    She has published articles in Which?, one of the UK’s largest subscription magazines, produced by the country’s largest consumer organization; and Computing magazine.

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM Q&A and Closing Remarks
  • Omdia Analysts

Omdia Analysts

Maxine Holt
Adam Etherington
Hollie Hennessy
Jon Ong
Zhiyee Teh