Black Hat Asia 2015 Keynote by Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer for IBM, Will Examine the "Post-Silicon" World

World's Leading Information Security Event Returns to Singapore, March 24-27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announced that Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, renowned IBM Fellow and Chief Innovation Officer will keynote Black Hat Asia 2015. Among many accomplishments, Dr. Meyerson is lauded for his groundbreaking contributions to the development and commercialization of Si-Ge semiconductor technology and mixed-signal semiconductor applications. Black Hat Asia will take place March 24-27, 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information and to register, please visit:

Black Hat Asia will take place March 24-27, 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Dr. Meyerson's impact on semiconductor and high performance communications technology is immeasurable. After joining IBM Research in 1980, he founded and led the highly successful Analog and Mixed Signal business, ultimately leading IBM's global semiconductor development. In his current role as Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Meyerson is responsible for the definition and execution of corporate-wide technical and business initiatives.

In addition, Dr. Meyerson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He has won numerous technical and business awards over the years for his significant contributions to the industry and excellence in scientific, engineering, and business leadership. Most recently, Singapore's President honored Dr. Meyerson for his service to the nation with the 2014 Public Service Medal.

"We are thrilled to return to Singapore this year and are proud to welcome such a respected innovator and inventor as keynote for our event," explained Steve Wylie, General Manager, Black Hat. "Attendees will get an insiders-look into his incredibly impactful work, as well as an opportunity to look to the future - analyzing the security impact of accelerated innovation over time."

Dr. Meyerson will take the keynote stage at Black Hat Asia on March 26, 2015 to deliver the critically relevant presentation, "Information Technology Systems in a 'Post-Silicon' World." As an industry we have counted on a steady drumbeat of technology advances to drive semiconductors and resultant microprocessors to ever-higher levels of integration and performance.  Dr. Meyerson will analyze this trend and dive into the key changes coming in the technologies that underlay our industry, as well as the impact that accelerated innovation has had on our expectations of what Information Technology can truly accomplish - along with associated risks. 

Black Hat Student Scholarships:
Black Hat is pleased to announce the launch of the Black Hat Student Scholarship Program in Asia. As a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community, Black Hat will be awarding a limited number of complimentary Academic Passes for Black Hat Asia 2015. Qualified students should submit their essays no later than February 13, 2015 for consideration. For more information and requirements, visit:

For more information and to see the full Black Hat Asia 2015 lineup, please visit:

Sponsor Black Hat Asia
Sponsors of Black Hat Asia 2015 include Diamond Sponsor: Cisco; Platinum Sponsor: Qualys; and Gold Sponsors: Checkmarx, Rapid7 and Tripwire. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to see the full list of participating companies, visit:

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Future Black Hat Dates and Events

  • Black Hat Asia 2015, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, March 24-27, 2015
  • Black Hat Mobile Security Summit London 2015, ExCel London, London, UK, June 16-18, 2015
  • Black Hat USA 2015, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 1-6, 2015
  • Black Hat Europe 2015, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, NL, November 10-13, 2015

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Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, renowned IBM Fellow and Chief Innovation Officer will keynote Black Hat Asia 2015, March 24-27 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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