Optimising Cyber Resilience Amid Increasing Complexity in 2024

14th March 2024, Singapore

CISO Executive Society Analyst Briefing

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Date: Thursday, 14th March 2024

Time: 2pm – 6pm (SGT)


SKAI Suites

Level 69, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Rd,
Singapore 178882

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Synopsis and overview of the session

Singaporean organisations are continuing to build resilience against a backdrop of rapidly expanding attack surfaces, increasingly sophisticated attacks, and growing complexity. AI, particularly generative AI, is being embraced by attackers to make their attacks more advanced and persistent. Defenders need to adopt this technology with the same vigour as their adversaries and ensure that risk is managed effectively.

The forthcoming Quarterly Analyst Briefing, reserved solely for members of the CISO Executive Society in Singapore, offers a unique chance to delve into Focus Networks’ latest research and insights. Attendees will gain firsthand knowledge on the prominent trends and barriers faced by top IT Security executives in 2024, as well as the critical areas requiring heightened attention to ensure alignment with the evolving landscape shaping the region’s businesses.

Come together with fellow members of the CISO Executive Society in Singapore and our Vice President and Head of Research, Andrew Milroy, for an enriching four-hour session. Engage in open, interactive discussions aimed at educating and bolstering support for your teams in upcoming initiatives through our tailored local research efforts.

Agenda at a glance

14:00 pm – 14:30 pm – ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION

14:30 pm – 14:35 pm – WELCOME ADDRESS

14:35 pm – 15:35 pm – ANALYST BRIEFING: Optimising Cyber Resilience Amid Increasing Complexity in 2024

15:35 pm – 16:10 pm – PANEL DISCUSSION: Modernising Cybersecurity in an AI-Driven World

16:10 pm – 16:40 pm – OPEN DISCUSSION

16:40 pm – 16:45 pm – CLOSING REMARKS

16:45 pm – 18:00 pm – NETWORKING CANAPES & DRINKS


Andrew Milroy, VP and Head of Research, Focus Network

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Andrew Milroy leads the research and advisory business at Focus Network. His work involves empowering organisations to make decisions more effectively with data-driven insights — derived from Focus Network’s communities.

He is a well-known and respected thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. With more than two decades of leadership experience in the technology sector, Andrew has worked with clients in a variety of tech domains including cybersecurity, IoT, supply chain automation, eCommerce, fintech, cloud computing, AI, and customer experience — and EHS and HR management.

He was recently an adjunct lecturer at ESSEC Business School, Asia Pacific where he taught technology and cybersecurity strategy to Masters students.

Andrew has held regional leadership roles — predominantly based in Singapore — with Frost & Sullivan and Ovum (now Omdia). Prior to working in Singapore, Andrew gained invaluable technology knowledge and experience while working in Europe and the United States.

Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He has also been quoted on global broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

Andrew has a BSc from Newcastle University (UK), an MA from Middlesex University (UK) and an MBA from MGSM (Australia). He also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.

P. Ramakrishna (Rama) Purushotaman, Principal Advisor, Focus Network

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P. Ramakrishna (Rama) has been involved with the tech domain for the last 39 years.

Rama was formerly with Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority, his last held position was Director of IDA’s Industry Development, responsible for national level initiatives to develop the tech industry ecosystem. He left in 2015 and became an advisor for several foreign countries to help develop their national tech masterplans.

In 2018 Rama was the CEO for a tech thought leadership company that builds CIO communities, sharing tech best practices and insights for C-level executives.

He is currently an independent adviser for tech companies involved in digital transformation.

Rama is also the co-author of ‘Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore’s Tech Journey’ which chronicles the development of Singapore’s tech industry over the last 3 decades.

Tyron McGurgan, Founder and CEO, Focus Network


Tyron McGurgan is a seasoned entrepreneur, media expert, and events professional boasting over 17 years of industry experience. As the CEO and Founder of Focus Network, a premier research and advisory events company, Tyron has led the charge in providing innovative, localised insights and research platforms for senior executives and teams across APAC and the USA.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Tyron kickstarted his career journey in the events and media landscape after completing his education. His early days in print media equipped him with invaluable skills in sales, marketing, and management. Notably, he held a key leadership role at a prominent international events and publishing company, where he managed the APAC region with a team exceeding 100 staff members.

In 2012, Tyron launched Focus Network with a vision to revolutionize how businesses connect and engage with executives. Recognizing the transformative power of data in the events industry, he pioneered a company that leverages cutting-edge tools and platforms to deliver top-notch, data-driven events aimed at helping businesses achieve their objectives.

Under Tyron’s stewardship, Focus Network has evolved from an events company into a formidable Research and Advisory business, collaborating with some of the globe’s most renowned brands and organizations. The company is renowned for its ability to deliver forward-thinking events that integrate the latest research and localized insights derived directly from its analysts.

Beyond his role at Focus Network, Tyron is a revered thought leader and influencer in the events sphere. He frequently graces industry conferences and events as a speaker, sharing his wealth of insights and experiences on topics such as event technology, marketing strategies, and future trends.

Throughout his illustrious career, Tyron has remained steadfast in his commitment to innovation, excellence, and client satisfaction. He is celebrated for his fearless leadership, willingness to challenge the status quo, and propensity for taking calculated risks to achieve his objectives. Tyron’s vision and dedication have been pivotal in propelling Focus Network to success, inspiring and motivating his team to push boundaries and achieve new milestones.

In his leisure time, Tyron enjoys indulging in his passion for golf or cherishing moments with his growing family.

About Focus Network

We at Focus Network like to be known as much more than just an events company; we class ourselves as a data-driven information hub for senior-level executives to leverage their learnings from, while at the same time assisting businesses in connecting with the most relevant technology partners to frame new relationships.

Since opening the doors in 2012 we have hosted over 100 C-level strategic summit platforms across multiple verticals for senior decision-makers, facilitated over 50,000 face to face business meetings with technology leaders, interviewed over 15,000 c-level executives, created over 60 bespoke private events for clients and helped formulate and execute over 300 private lunches and dinners across Asia Pacific and North America.



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