“[IQT]...has quickly become the quantum industry’s leading conference.” —ZDNET

Speakers

Melchior

Melchior

Aelmans

Chief Architect, Juniper Networks

Panel 1: Service Providers: Vulnerability and Quantum Cybersecurity Trials

Melchior Aelmans is Chief Architect at Juniper Networks where he works closely with many operators on the design and evolution of their networks. He has over 15 years of experience in various operations and engineering positions with Cloud Providers, Data Centers, and Service Providers. He enjoys talking about and working on routing protocols, routing security, network architectures and quantum internet. He also participates in IETF and RIPE, is a regular attendee and presenter at conferences and meetings, is a member of the NANOG Program Committee, Steering Committee member at MANRS and a board member at the NLNOG Foundation.

Krzysztof

Krzysztof

Appelt

CFO and Business Development Manager, RANDAEMON

Session Keynote

Krzysztof Appelt – Polish scientist and entrepreneur (Ph.D. in biochemistry, Max Planck Institute in Berlin, 1980). In 1984 accepted an invitation from the Chemistry Department of UCSD and moved to San Diego. In 1986 joined Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a startup biotechnology company using protein crystallography, molecular biology, and computer-based drug design for the discovery of new therapeutics. Led teams engaged in antiviral, ophthalmic, and anticancer drug discovery and development projects. Agouron was acquired for $2.1 billion in 1998. Global Head of Ophthalmology at Pfizer. Moved to startup company Quorex Therapeutics as Chief Technology Officer. Founder, President, and CEO of Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals and Visthera, Inc. 70 publications in refereed journals, editor of 2 books, invited keynote speaker on several international meetings in Europe, Japan, and the US. Married, one son, two grandsons. He loves to cook and enjoys good food and good wine. Interests – sailing, music (jazz and blues), and books. Lives in the USA (38+ years).

Reza

Reza

Azarderakhsh

CEO and Founder of PQSecure and Professor at FAU

Panel 1: PQC Products: Who Will Use Them and When?

Panel 1: Service Providers: Vulnerability and Quantum Cybersecurity Trials

Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh is the CEO and Founder of PQSecure with the main focus on development of quantum-safe cryptographic solutions for tomorrow’s data today in-transit, at-rest, and in-use. Dr. Azarderakhsh is well-known for the development of several cryptographic algorithms and architecture for various applications. He published more than 100 papers in journals and conferences on applied cryptography.

Jens

Jens

Backes

Director, Finalta by McKinsey

Talk 1: The Financial Industry is Worried: A Quantum Threat to Banks and Finance

Jens is leading Finalta by McKinsey’s telecoms activities, providing competitive benchmarking insights to telco operators on a worldwide basis.

As one of the Firm’s quantum computing aficionados, he published various books and articles featuring the technology, and in particular, its applications in finance and telecoms.

He is an award-winning business unit leader in the area of telecoms, mobile and digital services with international product, sales and marketing expertise. During his tenure at various telecom operators, he conceived, implemented and launched services that generated multi-million dollar revenues from mobile and online transactions alone.

Jens is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish. He holds an MSc. in computer science from University of Saarland and an MBA from INSEAD.

Itan

Itan

Barmes

Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

Talk 3: What is it Really Going to Take to Break Cryptography with a Quantum Computer

Itan Barmes, PhD is a quantum security and cryptography management specialist at the cyber team of Deloitte NL, and a Quantum Security project fellow at the World Economic Forum. He focuses on advising clients about effective management of cryptography assets, and in particular the transition of quantum-safe solutions. Itan has a PhD in quantum physics from the VU university in Amsterdam.

Catarina

Catarina

Bastos

Account Manager for Defence, Deimos Engenharia

Panel 1: Quantum Cybersecurity at Government Agencies

Catarina Bastos graduated in Physics/Applied Mathematics – Astronomy by the Faculty of Sciences in University of Oporto in 2005. She completed the PhD degree in Physics with the thesis: “Phase Space Noncommutativity: Formalism and Applications” by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon in 2010. During her PhD and Pos-Doc work in Instituto Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN) she became expert in models using quantum mechanics to explain different physical aspects of the universe. She had published 28 papers: 20 in international peer review journals and 8 in conference proceedings. 

In February 2017 she started her adventure in Deimos Engenharia, in the GNSS Business Unit. She worked in several ESA projects related with precise orbital determination. In 2019 she became Project Manager in GNSS for the development of a space GNSS receiver, G3STAR. She was also responsible for the commercial activities and business development in GNSS in Lisbon during that period. 

In 2021 she has become a Bid and Project Manager in Secure Quantum Communications projects in Deimos, leading a pioneer project for the European Defence, DISCRETION, where an SDN enabled by QKD shall be developed jointly with Spain, Austria and Italy. She is also co-coordinating through Deimos the national road map in quantum networks that shall be implemented in Portugal with the National Security Office, the Portuguese Defence and several research institutes and companies. In 2022 she has been assigned the Account Manager for Defence projects in Deimos Engenharia. 

Vince

Vince

Berk

Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer, Quantum Xchange

Panel 1: Building Quantum-Safe Strategies for the Enterprise

Dr. Vincent Berk is responsible for charting the growth of the company and driving stronger alignment between all revenue-generating functions of the business.

Vince comes to Quantum Xchange from Riverbed Technologies, a large network performance company where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Architect. Recognized as a highly technical cybersecurity executive and industry thought leader, Vince is also a successful entrepreneur and academic. He founded and led FlowTraq, an enterprise network security and analytics company from conception to acquisition and served as a computer science faculty member at the prestigious Dartmouth College.

Vince has a Ph.D. in machine learning and large-scale data analytics from Leiden University and holds several patents in the application of data analysis in cybersecurity and network performance.

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Christopher

Christopher

Bishop

Chief Reinvention Officer, Improvising Careers

Panel 1: The Quantum Safe Workforce

Christopher Bishop is a technology futurist, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor and former IBMer. He is passionate about the power of emerging technologies to positively transform business and culture, especially quantum information science.

Chris has performed the role of Master of Ceremonies at four Inside Quantum Technology virtual events as well as the most recent hybrid version held in New York City in November 2021. He also moderated a panel on “Building a quantum-competent workforce.”

Twice a month, Chris interviews C-suite executives at leading quantum companies for his Quantum Tech Pod. Guests have included Chad Rigetti, (CEO and Founder, Rigetti Computing), Pete Shadbolt (Chief Scientific Officer, PsiQuantum), whurley (CEO, strangeworks), Ilana Wisby (CEO, Oxford Quantum Circuits) and Ilyas Khan (CEO, Quantinuum). It is available on Apple Music and Spotify.

Chris is also a member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) and co-leads the Education subgroup in the Workforce Technology Advisory Committee.

In addition, he has contributed to numerous quantum events as a moderator and panelist including Quantum London’s “The People That Keep the Qubits Spinning” (June 2021), “Quantum AI and ML” for Transform Industry (Sept 2021), the launch of the Quantum Strategy Institute (Sept 2021) and two Washington, D.C Quantum Meetups (Oct and Nov, 2021).

Peter

Peter

Bordow

Senior Vice President, Principal Archiitect
Post Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Systems & Emerging Technology Leader
Information and Cyber Security – Emerging Technologies
Wells Fargo & Company

Panel 2: Quantum Safe: A Survey of QKD, QRNG and PQC in Banking and Finance

Peter Bordow is the Senior Vice President and Post-Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Systems & Emerging Technology Leader in Information and Cyber Security at Wells Fargo. In this role, Peter is responsible for leading research and development, strategy, and ideation across a portfolio which includes digital identity, privacy enhancing technologies, and other innovation areas.

With more than 30 years of technology, thought leadership, and management experience in the financial, aerospace, defense, and communications industries, Peter has managed and designed large research and development and innovation technology projects for: digital circuit design, radar and laser weapon systems, networking, storage and databases, security and application development, and regulatory compliance, governance, and auditing.

For the last 15 years, Peter worked as the Principal Architect researching and innovating emerging technologies and is the author of numerous technical papers: Quantum Technology, Digital Identity, Artificial Intelligence, Regulatory Technology (RegTech), Extended Reality (XR), and Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, Peter’s distinguished accomplishments at Wells Fargo are: the 2021 Inventor Hall of Fame inductee, 2020 Galileo Award for integrating patent strategy, 2019 Einstein Award for advancing innovation in unchartered areas, 2017 Gold Coin for innovation, and more than 40 U.S. patents filed and nine grants for quantum technology, post-quantum cryptography, and digital identity.

Peter lives in Arizona. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwon Do. He is a recording and performing artist with several released albums. He is a passionate obstacle course race enthusiast.

Rebel

Rebel

Brown

CEO, Cognoscenti Inc.

Talk 1: Cybersecurity and Quantum. Fact, Fiction and Today’s Reality for End Users

Rebel Brown is QCI’s Vice President of Strategy & Marketing. Her deep expertise in strategy, product marketing/management and positioning has helped various U.S. and European advanced technology companies to create, enter and lead markets.
Rebel has helped leading edge technology ventures raise over $500 million in startup funding and supported exits to companies like Apple, IBM, EMC, SGI and BEA. Rebel is a proven marketing guru who’s consulting expertise for go-to-market strategies has led to dramatic results for over 75 startups and 200 high-tech and complex B2B technology companies.

Rebel is also a passionate speaker and workshop leader, using the power of neuroscience to help executive teams align communication to drive business performance. Rebel is the founder of Unstoppable U, a non-profit organization working with kids to heal them from abuse and trauma. Rebel earned a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Evansville.

Rosario

Rosario

Cammarota

Principal Engineer, and Chief Scientist of Privacy-Enhanced Computing Research, Intel Labs

Panel 1: PQC Products: Who Will Use Them and When?

Ro is a Principal Engineer in the Emerging Security Lab at Intel Labs. He leads Privacy-Enhanced Computing Research, focusing on the theory, application, and standardization of processing encrypted data. He is the Principal Investigator for the DARPA DPRIVE program and Intel academic centers focusing on privacy, cryptography, and security mechanisms. Ro is also the lead editor and rapporteur for ISO/IEC-18033 (Part 8).

Ro received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California (Irvine) in 2013. He is a prolific author and inventor, and 50+ peer-reviewed highly cited articles, and has 50+ U.S. patents in applied cryptography, security mechanisms, and protocols that have been adopted in security standards and products. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and recipient of the SRC “Mahboob Khan” Outstanding Industry Liaison Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Robert

Robert

Campbell

Independent Consultant and Security Researcher, Med CyberSecurity

Talk 1: How will Quantum Computing Affect Blockchain?

Dr. Campbell is a senior cryptologist, former naval officer cryptologist, electronics, spacecraft, sea, land-based reconnaissance expert, and a healthcare certified information technologist. Additionally, Rob holds the following degrees and certifications: Space Systems Engineering Professional Code: Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, Masters’ in Computer Science, and awarded a Ph.D. in Quantum Resistant Technologies in 2020. He has many years of experience in the Department of Defense, the Private Sector, and the Intelligence Community.

Gregg

Gregg

Carman

Chief Revenue Officer, Zapata Computing

Session Keynote

Gregg Carman has a distinguished track record spanning various technology sectors including analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), workplace technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and CRM. Most recently he served as the CRO of Nuvolo, a workplace software company, where he led the go-to-market strategy to significantly grow annual recurring revenue (ARR) while expanding adoption in new global and vertical markets. Carman also served as a senior executive at several noteworthy tech companies, including: C3.ai, Humanyze, Mattersight, SAP, and Siebel Systems. He’s been the key character of a Harvard Business School case study “Anatomy of a Sale,” 2001, Profs Deighton & Naryandas. He lives in the Boston area with his three daughters and stays active with basketball, tennis, and hiking.

Andersen

Andersen

Cheng

CEO, Post-Quantum

Diamond Sponsor Keynote: NIST’s Cat Is Now Out Of The Box, How Do We Start The Quantum Migration?

Panel 1: Fixing Cryptocurrencies' Quantum Computing Problem

A computer auditor by training, Andersen was Head of Credit Risk Europe at JP Morgan, Head of Corporate Development at LabMorgan (JP Morgan’s FinTech investment unit) and also COO of the Carlyle Group’s European Venture Fund. More recently, Andersen ran TRL, a provider of ultra-secure solutions to government – TRL was subsequently sold to L-3, the US Defence Group.

In 2009, Andersen established Post-Quantum, the world’s first company that provides a modular platform supporting organizations to become quantum-safe across their entire digital footprint. Products cover encryption, transmission and identity, with the firm’s technology in use by NATO to encrypt communications between alliance members. The company’s NIST submission ‘Classic McEliece’ is currently a round four candidate algorithm, plus quantum-safe proposals to IETF which are being standardised.

Ann

Ann

Cox

QIS (Quantum Information Science) Technical Lead, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Department of Homeland Security

Special Talk: Quantum Safe at the Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Ann Cox is a Technical Program Manager and Quantum Information Science Technical Lead in the Technology Centers Division of the Office of Science and Engineering within the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She is a science advisor to the department for Quantum Information Science related topics.

Dr. Ann Cox’s previous work at DHS included Program Management in the Cyber Security Division at DHS S&T. As a cyber security program manager, Dr. Cox managed more than fifty projects focused on various aspects of cyber security, including Distributed Denial of Service Defense, Voice Security for public safety applications, software assurance, and network security.

Prior to her work at DHS, Dr. Cox spent sixteen years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where she worked in the office of Weapons and Space before returning to research, focusing on network measurement projects. She provided leadership and technical direction for projects involving coordination with domestic and international technical experts from multiple government agencies, academic institutions, and private companies. Before coming to NSA Dr. Cox taught full-time at Brigham Young University (BYU) for several years and was the owner and purchasing agent for a small business. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from BYU, Master’s degree in Mathematics from Idaho State University, Master’s degree in Computer Science from James Madison University, and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Auburn University. Dr. Cox is the mother of six and grandmother of thirteen.

Michael

Michael

Cubeddu

Co-founder, Aliro Quantum

Panel 2: Quantum Safe in the Military

Michael Cubeddu is a co-founder of Aliro Quantum, a quantum networking company that spun out of NarangLab at Harvard University in 2019. At Aliro, he primarily focuses on the development and deployment of Aliro’s control plane stack for entanglement-generating quantum networks. Michael is a published author in quantum research and a co-inventor of several patents in the quantum software space. His interests include quantum communications, distributed entanglement applications, quantum control, software stacks for quantum ecosystems, and quantum industry development. Michael holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Esperanza

Esperanza

Cuenca Gomez

Head of Strategy and Outreach, Multiverse Computing

Panel 1: Banks and Financial Services: User Cases and Current Deployments

Esperanza Cuenca-Gómez is Head of Strategy and Outreach at Multiverse Computing. She is a digital transformation enthusiast with more than 10 years of experience in consumer finance and banking, and more than 5 years in strategy and operations consulting. Quantum mechanics has always fascinated Esperanza, so she decided to study and research in quantum computing and communications. As an engineer, Esperanza sees applied science and engineering as ways to build new technologies, solve problems, and contribute to society. Esperanza also serves as Head of Change Navigation at the Quantum Strategy Institute.

Sunny “Dos”

Sunny “Dos”

Dosanjh

CEO, DUSA SPACE

Panel 2: Quantum Safe in the Military

Sunny “Dos” Dosanjh is a Silicon Valley based Solution Architect and Founder/CEO of DUSA SPACE. Sunny has over 35 years in the technology industry working initially with IBM Punchcards & Mainframes in the US Air Force. After contributing to several startups, mid-size companies and larger organizations for cybersecurity, networking and streaming media solutions, he observed a pattern correlating to a Systems Theory approach. This approach led him in taking complex technology systems and simplifying them for solutions optimized for function, security and performance. Today, this has culminated into a Quantum Information Systems company, DUSA SPACE, which is addressing how to build the bridge from the Classic Internet to the Quantum Internet. Sunny has a Bachelors in Information Systems from San Jose State University and is a member of both the Royal British Legion and a Chaplain in the American Legion.

Duncan

Duncan

Earl

President and CTO, Qubitekk, Inc.

Panel 1: Quantum Protected Networks for Utilities and Space/Satellites

Dr. Duncan Earl is the President and CTO of Qubitekk, Inc. Prior to starting Qubitekk, Dr. Earl spent 20 years conducting energy and defense-related R&D at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the fields of quantum sources, quantum computing, and quantum cryptography. Dr. Earl is a serial entrepreneur with numerous patents and technical publications.

Kees

Kees

Eijkel

Business Development Director, QuTech, Delft University of Technology Conference Chairperson

Kees Eijkel is Business Development Director at QuTech, the Delft quantum institute founded by the Technical University of Delft and TNO. Before that, he was president of Kennispark Twente, the science park and innovation ecosystem in and around the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and technical-commercial director of the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology. His education is in Mathematics (MSc University of Amsterdam) and Engineering (PhD University of Twente). Kees has held several positions in organizations to support commercialization and startups, including public venture funds.

Taher

Taher

Elgamal

CTO, Security, Salesforce

Panel 1: Building Quantum-Safe Strategies for the Enterprise

Dr. Taher Elgamal is the Chief Technology Officer for Security at Salesforce.com, and is an internationally respected information security leader and cryptographer. He was the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the RSA Conference in 2009 and recipient of the Marconi Prize in 2019. He was successfully served as CISO, Chief Scientist, CTO as well as Founder and CEO of numerous key organizations. Elgamal invented several industry and government standards in data security and digital signatures for areas including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. He is recognized in the industry as the “father” of SSL.

Doug

Doug

Finke

Consulting Analyst & Managing Editor, IQT Research & Quantum Computing Report

Panel 1: Evolution of QKD Technology and QKD Chips

Talk 3: The Quantum Computer Maker’s Take on the Quantum Safe Enterprise

Doug Finke is a Consulting Analyst to Inside Quantum Technology. He is also founder of the Quantum Computing Report where he applies his wide breadth of experience to help accelerate the deployment of quantum computing. Doug has been involved in the computer, semiconductor, and storage industry for over 30 years and has helped drive the growth of many new technologies during this period. Doug believes that many of the new technology growth patterns he has seen within the computer industry will reoccur as the quantum technology field evolves. Doug has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the startup company, IntelliSense, where he helped sell the company at a valuation of $750 million. As Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at the semiconductor startup ChipWrights, Doug also helped raise $25 million in venture capital funding. Other important firms for whom Doug has worked include Intel, IBM, Standard Microsystems and HGST/Western Digital. Doug holds degrees in computer engineering and management from the University of Illinois and MIT respectively.

Jim

Jim

Gable

President, Anametric

Talk 4: The QED-C Guide to a Quantum-Safe Organization

President of Anametric, a startup using quantum photonics for cybersecurity. Past roles include Exec Director at Comcast; advisor to original Kindle team; Vice President at 3Com, co-founder of Kerbango (a critically acclaimed Internet radio company he co-founded); and Vice President at Apple Computer. At Apple, he was instrumental in shipping some of Apple’s most successful products such as Mac OS 8, the original Power Macintosh, TrueType fonts and the LaserWriter II.

Jim holds a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor’s in History from Stanford University. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Santanu

Santanu

Ganguly

Information and Security Researcher, Photonic Inc.

Panel 1: Service Providers: Vulnerability and Quantum Cybersecurity Trials

Santanu is an “Information and Security Researcher” at Photonic Inc. Previously, he worked as a Systems Architect at Cisco Systems, UK where he was part of a steering committee leading projects related to quantum technologies. He has held several senior-level positions at various Silicon Valley vendors for over a decade, with a cumulative experience of over 22 years. Santanu has a background in industry and research in network architecture, silicon photonics, quantum technologies, mathematics, astrophysics, cloud and security. His work experience spans multiple European nations including Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In his current role, Santanu is part of Photonic’s Quantum Network team dedicated to building quantum communication solutions. He is the author of the book “Quantum Machine Learning: An Applied Approach”, published by Apress (Springer nature), published in 2021.

Tommy

Tommy

Gardner

Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

Panel 1: Quantum Protected Networks for Utilities and Space/Satellites

Tommy Gardner is HP’s Chief Technology Officer for HP Federal, spanning the US Federal Agencies, Higher Education, K-12 Education, State and Local government customer segments, as well as Federal Systems Integrators. His current responsibilities include technology leadership, strategic technology plans, product and technology strategies, sales force technical support, and customer and partner relationships.

Previously, Tommy has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Jacobs Engineering, Scitor, and ManTech. Earlier in his career he was a senior technical executive at Raytheon. In the U.S. Navy he served as the Deputy for Science and Technology for the Chief of Naval Research. He oversaw the Navy’s Deep Submergence Program as well as its Advanced Technology Program. He also commanded the nuclear submarine, USS San Juan (SSN 751).

Tommy’s educational background covers multiple disciplines and fields of interest including: cybersecurity, data science, quantum information science, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and systems integration.

Tommy holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, an M.S. in Management of Technology from MIT and a Ph. D. in Energy Economics from George Washington University. He is a Professional Engineer, an ASME Fellow, and serves on the ASME Board of Governors, the ANSI Board of Directors and the U. S. Council on Competitiveness as the Co-chair of the Advanced Computer Roundtable.

Lawrence

Lawrence

Gasman

President, IQT Research

Panel 2: Quantum Safe as an Opportunity for the Cybersecurity Industry

Lawrence Gasman is the founder and President of Inside Quantum Technology. He has authored industry analysis reports on quantum key distribution, quantum computing, quantum networks, and quantum sensors and numerous studies on high-speed interfaces for high-performance computers. He also served on a panel at the Q2B conference in 2017; the first ever business-oriented quantum computing conference. Lawrence has been tracking commercialization of new technologies for 35 years and has written four books in this area. His consulting work has included both major multinationals and high-tech start-ups as clients and he has also carried out due diligence work for investment banks, venture capitalists and leading management consulting firms.

Roger A.

Roger A.

Grimes

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4, Inc

Talk 3: How Quantum Impacts Computer Forensics

Roger A. Grimes, CPA, CISSP, CEH, MCSE, CISA, CISM, CNE, yada, yada, is the author of 13 books and over 1200 articles on computer security, specializing in host security and preventing hacker and malware attacks. Roger is a frequent speaker at national computer security conferences and was the weekly security columnist at InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 – 2019. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including, Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. Roger is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media including Newsweek, CNN, NPR, and WSJ. His presentations are fast-paced and filled with useful facts and recommendations.

Kenna

Kenna

Hughes-Castleberry

Staff Writer, IQT News

Panel 1: Fixing Cryptocurrencies' Quantum Computing Problem

Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is a staff writer at Inside Quantum Technology News and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, the metaverse, and quantum technology.

Marc

Marc

Hulzebos

Business Innovation Officer, Eurofiber Group

Talk 2: Eurofiber: A European Quantum Testbed

With over 15 years of experience in sales and business development, Marc is a dedicated IT and telecoms professional at Eurofiber. As a management consultant he has helped companies in both the public and private sector execute digital transformation. Developing strategic partnerships and innovative new business models, he leads the quantum pathfinding mission at Eurofiber focusing on new customer propositions across the full international fiberoptic connectivity portfolio.

Bruno

Bruno

Huttner

Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and Quantum Key Distribution Expert, ID Quantique

Panel 1: Evolution of QKD Technology and QKD Chips

Bruno Huttner is the Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and a Quantum Key Distribution Expert at ID Quantique. He is also the co- chairman of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) organized by the Cloud Security Alliance.

Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, participating in business development and product management in the Quantum Security division. He then started the space programs, aiming at developing quantum key distribution globally, using satellites.

Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). After an early career in academia, Bruno moved to business. Prior to joining ID Quantique, he participated in the creation of a startup company, Luciol Instruments, which used quantum technologies for improving test and measurements equipment.

Yoann

Yoann

Jestin

CEO and co-founder, Ki3 Photonics

Panel 1: Evolution of QKD Technology and QKD Chips

Dr. Yoann Jestin, is the CEO and co-founder of Ki3 Photonics, a Canadian startup focusing on the development of quantum resource distribution with the vision to adapt quantum technologies and quantum key distribution to the actual telecommunications infrastructure. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Maine (France) and has been a professional researcher since 2002. He is an authority in the realization of systems and devices for telecommunications applications like optical amplifiers, ultra-stable interferometers, sources of optical frequency comb, including specialized optical fibers and integrated optics. His research and development work has produced over 70 scientific papers and 15 patents to date.

Marc

Marc

Kaplan

CEO, VeriQloud

Talk: Quantum-Safe Storage in the Data Center

Marc Kaplan has worked in the area of quantum information for more than ten years. He graduated from University Paris-Sud and worked in Montreal with Gilles Brassard, the co-inventor of quantum cryptography. Before founding VeriQloud, his research has focused on using quantum algorithms to break classical cryptographic systems, and on the design of quantum-resistant alternatives. He is the CEO of VeriQloud.

Konstantinos

Konstantinos

Karagiannis

Director, Quantum Computing Services, Protiviti

Talk 1: Blockchain and RSA: Timeline for the Apocalypse

Konstantinos Karagiannis is the Director of Quantum Computing Services at Protiviti. His team helps deliver real use cases for emerging NISQ machines to customers, and also prepares companies for post-quantum cryptography challenges. Konstantinos has been involved in the quantum computing industry since 2012, and InfoSec since the 1990s. He has spoken at RSA, Black Hat, Defcon, and dozens of conferences worldwide. He is the host of The Post-Quantum World podcast.

Paul

Paul

Kassebaum

Technical Director, Public Sector, SandboxAQ

Panel 1: Building Quantum-Safe Strategies for the Enterprise

Dr. Paul Kassebaum is a physicist who has helped companies make audiences aware of, interested in, understand how to use, and make an impact with quantum technologies. While at MathWorks, he managed partnerships with Big Science projects (e.g., LIGO, SLAC, SKA). While at IBM Quantum, he advised marketing campaigns and managed partnerships with Big Four companies (i.e. EY, Deloitte). He is now the Technical Director, Public Sector at SandboxAQ. He holds a B.Eng. from the Cooper Union and a Ph.D. in physics from WPI.

André M.

André M.

König

Published Author and CEO, Interference Advisors

Talk 2: Quantum Security at Banks and Financial Services: A Look at the Ecosystem, Funding, Trends & Projections

André is the publisher of the leading Quantum Tech newsletter, author in a bestselling book on digital transformation, host of Weekly Quantum World Detangled, and frequent speaker on Quantum Tech. He has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, live TV and stages from Las Vegas to Seoul with up to 40,000 in the audience.

Since 2018 he is the CEO of Interference Advisors, the leading data provider & analytics firm in Quantum Tech. The Chairman of OneQuantum, the leading Quantum Tech community organization. And Managing Partner of Entanglement Capital, an investment fund in Quantum Tech.

With 25 years of business experience, André has been a strategy and technology consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs in both Europe and the USA. As well as to owners and operators of mid-sized services and manufacturing firms, often leading co-investments, consolidations and turnarounds.

Prior to his current role, he co-founded 3 startups – spanning Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, NeuroHealth and SaaS – and mentored hundreds of others through General Assembly, the German Accelerator New York and other entrepreneurship programs.

André studied Quantum Computing at MIT and holds a MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a Masters in Business from ICN School of Management. He speaks English, German, French and Italian, has competed in national small boat sailing championships and trains in Krav Maga at the Green Beret level.

Michal

Michal

Krelina

Research Scientist, Czech Technical University

Panel 2: Quantum Safe in the Military

Dr. Michal Krelina is a research scientist at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague in the Czech Republic. His original background is in high energy theoretical particle and nuclear physics. Michal is a consultant, analyst, and strategist in quantum technology, emphasising security and defence applications. He is also a founder of Quantum Phi, a small quantum technology consulting company. His quantum technology research focuses on mapping quantum technology military applications, exploring quantum technology roles in future conflicts, quantum technology risk and threat assessment, and consulting for different departments of NATO and various defence and law enforcement organisations. He has a PhD in Experimental nuclear physics from the CTU and was a postdoc at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and CCTVal in Valparaiso in Chile and Heidelberg University in Germany.

Bridget

Bridget

Lancaster

Head of HR, Qrypt

Panel 1: The Quantum Safe Workforce

Bridget Lancaster is Head of Human Resources at Qrypt. Prior to Qrypt, Bridget was Vice President of Human Resources at Medley Management and Regional Human Resources Manager at ShoreTel. She held several other HR managerial positions at regional and national insurance brokerage firms.

Bridget has a BA in General Arts & Sciences from Penn State University, holds the PHR certification, and is a NYC SHRM Chapter member.

John

John

Leiseboer

CTO, QuintessenceLabs

Panel 2: Quantum Safe: A Survey of QKD, QRNG and PQC in Banking and Finance

John Leiseboer is founding CTO at QuintessenceLabs Pty Ltd, and is responsible for the research, design, and development of key management, comsec, and infosec products. He is a member of the OASIS KMIP and PKCS11 Technical Committees, and has contributed to the development of NIST, IETF, and IEEE standards, including SP 800-90B and C, and IEEE 802.6. John has worked in the fields of communications and information security for over thirty-five years, designing and architecting commercial and military communications and information security hardware, software, and systems. He has experience in applying conventional, classical cryptography as well as leading-edge quantum key distribution technology to innovative security product designs. Prior to joining QuintessenceLabs, John held senior positions in a number of technology companies working in commercial and military sectors, including RSA/EMC, Boeing, HP, and Plessey Defence Systems. John obtained his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney, specializing in electronics, communications, and digital systems.

Robert

Robert

Liscouski

President and CEO, Quantum Computing Inc.

Talk 2: How Quantum Can Contribute to Cybersecurity

Robert has served as president, CEO, and chairman of QCI since February 2018, bringing to the company more than 35 years of executive experience at public and private companies, and federal agencies. He has extensive experience developing critical programs for protecting national security interests and essential infrastructure, as well as in crisis management, organizational development, and strategic planning.

Robert’s public sector experience includes time in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and served on the Intelligence ScienceBoard supporting the CIA and NIA. On the private sector side, Robert held roles at Implant Sciences, Coca-Cola Company, and Orion Scientific Systems.

Robert currently serves on the board of technical advisors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the board of the National Child Protection Task Force.

He received his Bachelor of Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Andrew

Andrew

Lord

Senior Manager Optical Networks Research, BT

Panel 1: Service Providers: Vulnerability and Quantum Cybersecurity Trials

Andrew joined BT in 1985 after a BA in Physics from Oxford University. He has worked on a wide range of optical network systems and technologies, including long haul subsea and terrestrial DWDM networks. He currently heads BT’s optical core and access research including quantum communications. He has published over 100 research papers. He was General Chair for the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) 2017 in Los Angeles. He is Visiting Professor at Essex University, a Senior Member of the IEEE and Chartered Engineer and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Lightwave Technology. He won the prestigious BT Martlesham Medal in 2018. He is currently project manager for the EU Metro-Haul Project and the UK-funded AIRQKD projects.

Cathal

Cathal

Mahon

Panel 2: Quantum Safe in the Military

Cathal J. Mahon is a technology expert with extensive experience as an investment manager for venture capital funds specializing in high-tech start-ups – including quantum – and, prior to this, from a variety of managerial and R&D positions in the telecommunications industry. More recently, he served as interim CEO at Qubiz: Quantum Innovation Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2016 to 2019 and is currently responsible for the commercialization of quantum technology-based intellectual property created at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is also a member of the Danish National Metrology Institute’s Quantum Metrology Advisory Board.

Cathal J. Mahon has a scientific background in both engineering and physics holding a M.Sc. in physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He also holds a graduate diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School – where he has been an external lecturer – and is the author of a textbook on the emergence of strategy in organizations.

Denis

Denis

Mandich

CTO, Qrypt

Panel 1: Banks and Financial Services: User Cases and Current Deployments

Denis is a physicist and CTO of Qrypt, a post quantum cryptography company. He is a founding member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium and the Mid Atlantic Quantum Alliance where he is the co-chair of the Crypto Working Group. Denis served 20 years in the intelligence community working on sensitive technology programs in partnerships with National Labs, academia, and large industrial partners. He has patents in quantum entropy and encryption. He works on the American National Standards Institute Quantum Computing Risk Study Group advising the financial community and the ITU-T Quantum Information Technology for Networks advancing international telecommunications standardization.

Matthew

Matthew

Marrone

Intellectual Property Attorney, McAndrews

Keynote: Government Initiatives and the Law – Strategic Guidance to Prepare Your Organization for the Quantum Revolution

Matthew Marrone is a Partner at intellectual property firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy. He counsels clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to academic institutions and startups. His work focuses on technologies including quantum computing systems, quantum information science (QIS), quantum sensors, cloud computing systems, semiconductor wafer substrates, semiconductor packaging, batteries and battery manufacturing technology, AI-powered data analysis systems, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, data collection devices, wireless networks and communications, optical systems, and robotic applications. Much of his patent prosecution practice is highly strategic, involving the ongoing analysis of market conditions and competitors’ patent positions with the goal of developing patent portfolios that protect product lines, generate revenue, and increase company valuations. Matthew holds a degree in Physics, and served as an officer in the US Army before practicing law.

Andrew

Andrew

Martin

Senior Associate Analyst, IQT Research

Panel 2: Quantum Safe: A Survey of QKD, QRNG and PQC in Banking and Finance

Andrew has a profound hands-on experience in building successful commercial strategies for various deep-tech and IT startups. He works together with the IQT Research team as a part-time Analyst to make best-in-class industry-related marketing reports. Before joining IQT he was responsible for the development and implementation of the business strategy of QRate – vendor of the QKD hardware. In the recent decade he managed sales and marketing activities in top-tier telecom and IT vendors of complex high-tech solutions in various European countries.

Corey

Corey

McClelland

Vice President, Qubitekk, Inc.

Panel 1: Quantum Protected Networks for Utilities and Space/Satellites

Mr. McClelland has worked domestically and internationally in a variety of executive, operations, technology, research and development, and business roles in the quantum, utility, energy, healthcare, cybersecurity, and computer science industries. With over 30 years of industry experience he worked at Science Applications International Corporation, SAIC, for over 23 years and Sempra Energy for San Diego Gas and Electric for eight years. Mr. McClelland currently works with Qubitekk Inc where they apply cutting edge quantum science to solve the nation’s most critical security and quantum networking needs. Qubitekk provides quantum entangled communications systems to the nations critical infrastructure. Mr. McClelland is active in philanthropy as founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego formally the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation and a board member of Humans Against Trafficking. Mr. McClelland holds a BA from San Diego State University in Clinical Psychology and a MS in Computer Science from West Coast University.

Ryan

Ryan

McKenney

Attorney, Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Practice Group
Co-founder and Vice Chair, Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C’s) Law Committee

Talk 2: How Will Quantum Computers Impact Cybersecurity and Privacy?

Ryan McKenney is a an attorney in Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice group and is the co-founder and Vice Chair of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C’s) Law Committee. His practice focuses on the intersection of technology, privacy, and data security, with particular experience in emerging policy issues in quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Ryan helps clients assess and mitigate the legal, regulatory, and ethical risks associated with the development and use of quantum technologies, AI and Machine Learning, blockchain, and other emerging technologies. He identifies and mitigates risks during mergers and acquisitions and helps clients create privacy programs and policies to navigate the patchwork of global laws impacting privacy and cybersecurity and to reduce the risk of cybersecurity incidents.

Ashish

Ashish

Mehta

Chair, Blockchain Working Group, Cloud Security Alliance

Panel 1: Fixing Cryptocurrencies' Quantum Computing Problem

Ashish Mehta has extensive experience in cybersecurity, blockchain, web development, IT management, financial markets, and the energy industry.

He currently serves as Chair of the Blockchain Working Group and is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum-Safe Security Leadership Teams at the Cloud Security Alliance. In that capacity, he is responsible for pushing their multiple research efforts as well as coordinating with multiple industry participants on the cross-pollination of research.

He also serves as an Advisor to the Government of Kerala’s Blockchain Initiative. He serves as an advisor to multiple blockchain startups and is a part of technology analyst panels like Dimensional Research, IDG, and Aberdeen.
He has served as an IT management and cybersecurity professional for multiple SMEs across UAE, India, and USA for over a decade prior to starting his own cybersecurity consultancy.

He was named Cybersecurity Research Fellow in 2021 and was one of the Ten winners for the First Global OSPA Awards in 2021.

He was awarded the Ron Knode Award for Cybersecurity Best Practices at SecTor, Toronto, Canada in 2017. He is a co-author of books on BPX (SAP) and OCEG RedBook(GRC). He is also an active participant in the research efforts of NIST, ACT-IAC, OWASP, and IEEE. He holds multiple certifications in the fields of IT, cybersecurity, blockchain, and IoT. Has a special research interest in quantum computing and IoT defensive techniques. He has been interviewed
by Leading Technology Journals like IoT-Inc and has spoken at multiple global events like Metamorphosis 2020, LF Energy 2020, and Planet Blockchain.

Ashish completed his B.Tech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc in Cryptography with a Minor in Technology Strategy from Columbia Business School, NY.

LinkedIN-https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-mehta-0321b9b/

Andrew

Andrew

Mollner

Senior Project Leader, Electronics and Photonics Laboratories, The Aerospace Corporation

Panel 1: Quantum Protected Networks for Utilities and Space/Satellites

Dr. Andrew Mollner is a Senior Project Leader in the Electronics and Photonics Laboratories of The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Mollner earned his B.A.S in Music and Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 2007. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California, he joined The Aerospace Corporation’s Photonics Technology Department in 2010. Aerospace is dedicated to delivering mission success from an enterprise perspective, supporting its government customers with continuous engagement and a unique perspective that spans across a broad range of mission areas. Dr. Mollner’s research activities at Aerospace have spanned multiple application areas involving photonic transport including lidar, optical communications, and free-space quantum communications. He currently leads several projects aimed at helping Aerospace’s customers better understand opportunities and challenges of implementing emerging quantum technologies for space systems.

Dustin

Dustin

Moody

Mathematician, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Talk 3: The Future of PQC

Dustin Moody is a mathematician in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Division, where he leads the post-quantum cryptography project. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2009. His area of research deals with elliptic curves and their applications in cryptography.

Michele

Michele

Mosca

CEO and Co-founder, evolutionQ Inc.

Panel 1: PQC Products: Who Will Use Them and When?

Dr. Mosca is a founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. He was a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography. He co-founded softwareQ Inc. to help organizations benefit from the power of quantum computers.

He worked on cryptography during his BMath (Waterloo) and MSc (Oxford) and obtained his Doctorate (Oxford) on Quantum Computer Algorithms.

His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies.

Dr. Mosca’s awards and honours include Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications (since 2000), 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), and a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018).

Michael

Michael

Murphy

VP of Product, Arqit

Panel 1: Quantum Protected Networks for Utilities and Space/Satellites

Dr. Michael Murphy is VP of Product at Arqit, a cybersecurity company leading in stronger, simpler encryption. He has experience across many industries and technologies, particularly cybersecurity, insurtech, location tracking, data science and machine learning, and digital marketing. Michael has a PhD in quantum physics where he optimised qubit gates and transport methods, the building blocks of quantum computers.

Holly

Holly

Neiweem

Chief Finance and Operating Officer, Quantum Xchange

Panel 1: The Quantum Safe Workforce

Holly Neiweem is an operator, investor, and mom. She currently serves as the Chief Operating & Financial Officer of Quantum Xchange. Holly also serves on the board of Eight Bar Partners and Accident Xchange (AX) and has served on numerous other boards globally. She is passionate about advancing LGBTQ+ leaders in business and advocating for mental health and suicide prevention with The Benny Fund (Founder).

Dan

Dan

O'Shea

Contributing Editor, IQT News

Panel 2: Quantum Safe as an Opportunity for the Cybersecurity Industry

Dan O’Shea, a contributing editor to IQT News, has covered telecommunications and related technology topics–including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and most recently quantum computing–for more than 25 years as an editor, staff writer and freelance contributor for a variety of publications and websites, such as Telephony, Light Reading, Fierce Electronics and Inside Quantum Technology. He is based in Chicago.

Jonny

Jonny

Olson

Co-Founder, Associate Director of Quantum Science IP, Zapata Computing

Session Keynote

Jonny Olson had nearly a decade of experience in finding use cases for near-term quantum devices before working in IP. He received a PhD in Physics from Louisiana State University in 2016, having developed improved methods for quantum metrology that use readily available optical photonics systems and contributing to the theory of Boson Sampling, the first-ever proposal for quantum supremacy. Subsequently, Jonny worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Aspuru-Guzik group where he developed two NISQ quantum algorithms – the quantum autoencoder and quantum variational error corrector. Since moving full-time to Zapata in early 2018, he has developed other variational algorithms including compressed unsupervised state preparation (CUSP) algorithm for improving quantum circuit compilation, the variational quantum factoring (VQF) algorithm for factoring on a NISQ quantum computer, a proposal for a quantum optical neural network (QONN) architecture, and variational quantum unsampling (VQU). He has recently become registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Michael

Michael

Osborne

CTO, IBM Quantum Safe, IBM Zurich Lab

Talk 4: IBM Perspective on Quantum Cybersecurity

Michael Osborne, IBM Research Division, Zürich Research Center, Säumerstrasse 4,8804 Rüschlikon, Switzerland (osb@zurich.ibm.com). Mr Osborne currently leads the security and privacy activities at IBM Research Europe and has a global role as Lead for IBM Q Security and Encryption. His current focus includes leading IBM Research division’s Quantum Safe Cryptography efforts to develop and standardize quantum resistant technology and transferring this technology to IBM’s products and services.

Wil

Wil

Oxford

Founder and CEO, Anametric

Talk 1: Secure Communications: The TRUE Killer App for Quantum Computing

William V. Oxford, Ph.D. – Wil is founder and CEO of Anametric, a quantum photonic cybersecurity-focused startup in Austin, TX, working closely with a team at Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX. Wil received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science from University of North Carolina in 1987. His dissertation project was one of the world’s first tabletop E-beam testers for commercial ICs.

Wil moved from academia to Apple’s Advanced Technologies Group in Cupertino CA, where he worked on advanced DSP algorithms as well as mixed-signal IC designs for personal computer use. In 1995, Wil joined the Apple/IBM/Motorola Design Center in Austin, TX, where he was part of the team that produced several generations of PowerPC CPU designs. After Apple, Wil joined LifeSize Communications, where he led a small team of engineers to design and ship several ground-breaking products within 18 months from the day that he joined the company. LifeSize was acquired by multimedia giant Logitech in 2009.

After LifeSize, Wil founded Rubicon Labs, Inc. and spent the next dozen years developing Rubicon’s Zero-Knowledge IoT security platform. His work resulted in products spanning a wide range from very low-power edge devices to high performance server farm applications.

Wil left Rubicon in 2017 to found Anametric. He is the holder of 45 issued US patents, several foreign patents and has many more still pending.

Ben

Ben

Packman

Senior Vice President, Strategy, PQShield

Panel 1: PQC Products: Who Will Use Them and When?

Ben is strategic leader with a proven track record of delivering innovative, creative and successful commercialisation across a diverse range of global business areas. With 30yrs experience in Technology, Telecommunications, Healthcare and Media, including both B2B and B2C, Ben leads PQShield’s strategic development, go-to-market and international partnerships. Having been involved as an advisor with PQShield since day two, Ben joined the business as SVP in 2022 having spent the last 6yrs advising and helping to fund multiple tech startup / scale-up businesses in location tech, smart cities, health tech and beyond, including multiple Oxford University spinouts.

Edward

Edward

Parker

Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation

Talk 2: Preparing for Post-Quantum Critical Infrastructure

Talk 4: Comparing the U.S. and Chinese Progress in Quantum Computing and Communications

Edward Parker is a Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017, where his research involved numerical modeling of quantum magnetic materials that might eventually be useful for building topological quantum computers. Since coming to RAND, his research has focused on the national security and economic policy implications of emerging technologies – primarily quantum technology, but also artificial intelligence and 5G. He was the lead author of a recent comprehensive assessment of the U.S. and Chinese industrial bases in quantum technology, which was sponsored by the U.S. government and is publicly available on the RAND web site.

Ludovic

Ludovic

Perret

Associate Professor, Sorbonne University

Panel 1: PQC Products: Who Will Use Them and When?

Ludovic Perret is an associate professor at Sorbonne University. His expertise is in the design, analysis, and deployment of post-quantum cryptography (published more than 60 scientific articles on these topics). In 2018, Ludovic was awarded the Atos & Joseph Fourier First Prize in the area of Quantum Technologies for his contributions to post-quantum cryptography.

Ludovic is also a deep-tech entrepreneur; named in the top 100 of the most influential French’s innovators in 2022 and committed to the standardization of post-quantum cryptography : co-author of the GeMSS digital signature scheme selected for the ongoing third round of the NIST post-quantum standardization process and of PKP-DSS a post-quantum digital scheme awarded by a third prize (2020) in a post-quantum cryptography design competition organized by China.

Ludovic is co-chair of CSA’s Quantum-Safe Security working group and an active member of the ATARC Quantum Working Group, the quantum-safe cryptography specification group for ETSI and various IETF groups dealing with post-quantum cryptography.

Marco

Marco

Pistoia

Managing Director, Head of FLARE, Distinguished Engineer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Session Keynote

Marco Pistoia, Ph.D. is Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, and Head of JPMorgan Chase’s Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering (FLARE), where he leads research in Quantum Computing, Quantum Communication, Cloud Computing, Confidential Computing, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. He joined JPMorgan Chase in January 2020. Formerly, he was a Senior Manager, Distinguished Research Staff Member and Master Inventor at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, where he managed an international team of researchers responsible for Quantum Computing Algorithms and Applications. He is the inventor of over 250 patents, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and over 300 patent-pending applications. Over 40 of his patents are in the area of Quantum Computing.

Dr. Pistoia received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from New York University in May 2005. He is the lead author of two printed books: Enterprise Java Security (published by Addison-Wesley in English and by Tsinghua University Press in Chinese) and Java 2 Network Security (published by Prentice Hall), both used as textbooks in many universities worldwide. He is also a coauthor of the online textbook Learn Quantum Computation using Qiskit, published in 2020.

John

John

Prisco

President and Chief Executive Officer, Safe Quantum Incorporated

Talk 1: The Quantum Computing Threat: The Road to Quantum Insecurity

Throughout his 30-year career, John Prisco has demonstrated success driving revenue growth, implementing operational excellence, and bringing companies such as Triumfant, Penn Access, GeoVantage and Ridgeway Systems to successful exits. His depth of experience in telecommunications, cybersecurity and quantum physics are ideally suited to lead Quantum Xchange and its customers, partners, investors, and employees through the emerging era of quantum computing and the future of secure key exchange and encryption. His consulting work for Toshiba in Japan, Europe and the United States is a logical progression from his collaboration with Toshiba when he was CEO of Quantum Xchange.

Prisco established a track record of success in the high-tech field first by founding Penn Access, a competitive local access carrier operating in Pittsburgh. Prisco also served as President and CEO of 2nd Century Communications, the nation’s first packet-based CLEC operating in 33 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. In 2001, Prisco became CEO of eLink Communications, a BLEC with over 300 multi-tenant buildings operating in New York City. In 2003, he became President and CEO of Ridgeway Systems & Software, a U.K.-based software company specializing in secure firewall traversal and acquired by Tandberg Incorporated in 2004. Prisco served as President and CEO of GeoVantage Inc., a location-based services aerial imaging company sold to John Deere at the end of 2005. Prior to joining Quantum Xchange, Prisco was CEO of Triumfant for 11 years. Triumfant was the first cybersecurity company to perfect anomaly detection techniques to detect and remediate advanced threats such as file-less attacks in memory. Recently Prisco signed a consulting agreement to represent Toshiba in the United States and Europe in their quantum key and quantum internet business areas.

Prisco holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Science in the field of Quantum Optics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Erwin

Erwin

Rademaker

Development Lead, Port of Rotterdam

Talk 3: QKD: How to Protect the Smart Port of the Future

Erwin Rademaker (1966) has an educational background in Public Law and Business Information Management.

Erwin is a national and international award-winning executive project- and programme manager. Furthermore, Erwin is a published writer of several books, a street photographer, an international selling artist and a one-off documentary maker.

Before joining the Port of Rotterdam (PoR) in 2002, he worked for companies like FedEx, ExxonMobil and CMG, where he was an international focused line- and project manager.

After joining the PoR, Erwin worked within the Environmental Management, Asset Management, Port Development and D&IT departments.

Currently, Erwin is responsible for Horizon-3 innovations and programmes at PoR, such as Quantum, AI, Container 42 and the Digital Twin.

Michael

Michael

Redding

CTO, Quantropi

Panel 2: Quantum Safe as an Opportunity for the Cybersecurity Industry

Michael Redding is the CTO of Quantropi, moving from California to Ottawa. Mike was the Managing Director and co-founder of Accenture Ventures, where he grew a global portfolio of 38 equity investments in emerging start-ups.

Nick

Nick

Reese

Deputy Director, Emerging Technology Policy, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans

Panel 1: Quantum Cybersecurity at Government Agencies

Nick Reese is the Deputy Director for Emerging Technology Policy in the Office of Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He focuses on critical policy issues related to artificial intelligence, quantum information science, smart cities, space, and cybersecurity.

As the founding manager of a new policy team at DHS, Nick created the policy priorities, external engagement strategy, and the geopolitical framework through which emerging technology policy decisions are made. He advises senior DHS and White House officials on the implications of new and emerging technologies in connection with departmental and Administration priorities. Nick is the author the Department’s first Artificial Intelligence Strategy, laying out concrete goals and objectives to position DHS as a leader in the trustworthy use of AI. Nick led DHS’s policy efforts on preparing for the transition to post-quantum cryptography authoring an internal DHS policy and external roadmap for private sector partners and was a primary author of National Security Memorandum-10. He is the author of the updated DHS Space Policy and was the primary DHS staff representative to the National Space Council.

Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Reese spent six years in the U.S. Intelligence Community focusing on counternarcotics and cyber operations holding various operational and management positions. He also spent nine years serving in the military with combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Lebanon.

Ingrid

Ingrid

Romijn

Program Manager and Division Coordinator, Quantum Internet, QuTech

Panel 1: Service Providers: Vulnerability and Quantum Cybersecurity Trials

Ingrid Romijn is program manager at QuTech, and works as Division Coordinator in the Quantum Internet Division.

Ingrid studied physics at the Leiden University where she received her PhD in Solid State Physics on metal-insulator transitions in conducting polymers and composite materials. She joined ECN Solar Energy (now part of TNO) in 2004, where she started working as a researcher and later on as a project leader (2006) on advanced solar cells. During 2011, the focus of the work shifted towards the development and industrialization of solar cell and module technology. From 2012 – 2018 Ingrid was program manager for bifacial cells and modules at ECN Solar Energy. From 2014 to 2018 she also worked as team leader and deputy senior manager in the Manufacturing Technology group. In this function, she managed a group of 15-20 researchers that worked together in projects on research and development of bifacial PV.

In 2018, Ingrid took up a new challenge at the Technical University Delft, to work as program manager at QuTech. The work involves project development, technology transfer and industrialization of quantum technology. Moving quantum technology from the laboratory and fundamental research environment into society, while acquiring new projects and securing intellectual property, are important facets of her work. In 2019, Ingrid was part of the team to create and write the Dutch National Agenda for Quantum Technology. Currently, Ingrid is working as Division Coordinator for the Quantum Internet Division.

Ingrid Romijn is one of the QuTech Speakers and gives presentations to broad audiences about quantum technology and its impact on society. She also represents QuTech at various “Quantum to Business” conferences and helps organize the yearly IQT-EU conference.

In her spare time, Ingrid likes to sport outdoors (running, hiking, skiing), do yoga and play the piano.

Gina

Gina

Scinta

Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies

Talk 1: How to Comply with the National Security Memo on Quantum Computing

Gina Scinta is Thales TCT’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Gina serves as the company’s technology evangelist. Her mission is to help Thales TCT’s U.S. Federal Government customers learn effective ways to solve their mission critical cyber security challenges. Gina also leads several strategic initiatives for the company such as the collaboration with NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, ACT-IAC, and more.

Gina has over 30 years of experience in the technology community. Prior to joining Thales TCT, Gina served as a Senior Solutions Architect with Thales Digital Identity & Security. In this role, she focused on providing solutions for protecting data using world class encryption and key management for data at rest in data centers and cloud infrastructures.

David

David

Shaw

Director, Fact Based Insight

Talk 2: Quantum Safe Future

Panel 1: Building Quantum-Safe Strategies for the Enterprise

Panel 2: Quantum Safe: A Survey of QKD, QRNG and PQC in Banking and Finance

David Shaw has worked extensively in Consulting, Market Analysis & Advisory businesses across a wide range of sectors including Technology, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. He has held a number of senior executive roles in public and private companies. David studied Physics at Oxford, and has a PhD in Particle Physics from UCL. He is a member of the Institute of Physics.

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Ramy

Ramy

Shelbaya

Co-founder and CEO, Quantum Dice

Talk 4: Policy and Market Factors Shaping the QKD/QRNG Market

Ramy is the co-founder and CEO of Quantum Dice, a venture-backed Oxford University spinout commercialising the world’s first compact, high-speed, source-device independent quantum random number generator. After completing his PhD in atomic and laser physics, Ramy started Quantum Dice with his team and led the company as it started its product development, expanded its team and successfully closed its first round of funding, raising seven-figures from a consortium of European investors. In the addition to the commercialisation of quantum technologies, Ramy is passionate about science communication and policy, viewing them as essential to bringing any deep tech product to market.

Taro

Taro

Shimada

Board of Directors, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Corporation

Session Keynote

Taro Shimada joined Toshiba in October 2018 as Corporate Digital Business Chief Strategy Officer. He has served as Chief Digital Officer, responsible for supporting Toshiba’s digital transformation and spearheading strategic business creation and promotion, since April 2019. He was appointed CEO & Representative Director of Toshiba Data Corporation in February 2020, and President and CEO of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation in April 2020. In March 2022, Mr. Shimada was appointed to take the reins at Toshiba, as President & CEO.

Mr. Shimada has a diverse background in hardware development, including commercial aircraft; in process consultation, ranging from automobiles to precision machinery design and heavy industry; and in product life cycle management software. As an expert in Factory Automation, he advised many of Japan’s leading global manufacturers on digitization, and he remains an advisor to the Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative, and to the IoT Acceleration Lab. He has also contributed to the activities of Industrie 4.0 in Germany and Connected Industries in Japan.

Mr. Shimada began his career in1990 at ShinMaywa Industries Kobe, where he worked on aircraft for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. In 1999 he joined Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a part of Siemens, and took on a series of progressively senior post at Siemens KK, and at Siemens HQ in Germany. Immediately prior to joining Toshiba, Mr. Shimada was Executive Operating Officer at Siemens K.K. He has been a guest professor at Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan, since April 2020.

Away from the office Mr. Shimada relaxes by playing the drums, and enjoys all genres of music.

Max

Max

Sich

CEO and Co-Founder, AegiQ Ltd.

Panel 1: Evolution of QKD Technology and QKD Chips

Maksym Sich is CEO and co-founder of Aegiq. Having started as a quantum physicist, he is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on deep tech, with experience across different sectors including aerospace and hi-end manufacturing. Max holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from LSE.

Rafael

Rafael

Sotelo

Co-Founder, Quantum-South

Talk 1: Quantum Applications for Logistics: Cybersecurity Considerations

Rafael Sotelo is PhD from University of Vigo, Electrical Engineer (Universidad de la República) and MBA (Universidad de Montevideo). He is Director of Research at the School of Engineering, Universidad de Montevideo, and professor at Universidad de la República. Rafael is co-founder of the start-up Quantum-South.

He worked for more than 20 years at Broadcast, Cable, Telecommunications, and IT companies. Consultant for the Ministry of Industry (2011-2020) and Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (2018-2020). Member of the National Research System, Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay ANIU, and Senior Member of the IEEE. In December 2019 he was awarded the recognition “Uruguayan scientist with extensive experience” by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Uruguay).

He currently is Regional Director (Latin America) of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and a member of the Board of Governors, as well as Distinguished Lecturer 2021-2022. He has been an elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (2016-18 and 2019-21). He now chairs the Education Committee of this society.
His research areas are Quantum Computing, Video Experience Quality, Industrial and social applications of artificial intelligence and technology.

Thomas

Thomas

Stengel

Senior Director of QRNG Business Development, ID Quantique

Talk 3: QRNGs, IoTs and Quantum Safe Mobile Communications

Thomas Stengel is the Senior Director of Business Development globally for IDQ QRNG products for quantum enhanced security. Making existing security more secure from consumer and edge products like automotive electronics, mobile phones, IoT devices, computing; to core products in data centers and telecommunications. With a background in R&D, marketing and sales and more than 20 years’ experience in semiconductors, processors, and AI, he is now focused on semiconductor quantum technology and specific use cases.

Robert

Robert

Sutor

VP of Corporate Development, ColdQuanta

Talk 1: Opportunities and Challenges in Creating “Big Enough” Quantum Computers

Bob Sutor has been a technical leader and executive in the IT industry for over 35 years. He is the Vice President for Corporate Development at ColdQuanta.

Bob’s industry role is to advance quantum technologies by building strong business, partner, technical, and educational ecosystems. The singular goal is to evolve quantum to help solve some of the critical computational problems facing society today. Bob is widely quoted in the press, delivers conference keynotes, and works with industry analysts and investors to accelerate understanding and adoption of quantum technologies.

More than two decades of Bob’s career were spent in IBM Research in New York. During his time there, he worked on or led efforts in symbolic mathematical computation, optimization, AI, blockchain, and quantum computing.

He was also an executive on the software side of the IBM business in areas including middleware, software on Linux, mobile, open source, and emerging industry standards. Bob is a theoretical mathematician by training, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.

He’s the author of a book about quantum computing called Dancing with Qubits that was published in late 2019. He is also the author of the 2021 book Dancing with Python, an introduction to Python coding for classical and quantum computing.

Jan “Kuba”

Jan “Kuba”

Tatarkiewicz

CTO, RANDAEMON

Panel 2: Quantum Safe as an Opportunity for the Cybersecurity Industry

Kuba Tatarkiewicz – Polish experimental physicist (Ph.D., D.Sc. in nuclear methods in solid-state physics, 50+ publications in refereed journals), computer typographer (3000+ localized fonts), IT director (20+ years of experience, including Lab for Nuclear Science at MIT and Chemistry Department at UCSD), oceanographer (SIO, two Arctic cruises), designer of scientific instruments (founder of MANTA Instruments, recently sold to HORIBA). Computer journalist (20+ years, 1000+ columns, 3 books, one screenplay – movie “Katastrofa” received several international awards). Inventor (20+ patents). Married with same spouse (40+ years), 2 kids, one grandson. Only animal: cuckoo in a cuckoo clock. Does not cook, eats anything, stopped drinking beer (weight 210+ lbs.). No interests outside of work – does not watch TV or attend parties. Likes doing nothing, when cannot then walks, swims, and bikes. Lives in the USA (25+ years).

Connor

Connor

Teague

VP of Talent, Quantum Futures

Panel 1: The Quantum Safe Workforce

Connor is the VP of Talent at Quantum Futures, a specialist Quantum Computing recruitment company that helps the quantum community attract the right talent into their organizations and further develop the Quantum ecosystem.

Connor has a proven track record of supporting start-ups by establishing and growing their talent pools then ensuring that this talent is retained after engagement. He has invested this expertise and passion into developing and supporting the quantum computing community by bridging the gap between Quantum Computing organizations and quantum talent in the Northern American region.

QF has already established itself with some of the most exciting and heavily backed start-ups whilst growing an impressive talent pool of candidates in the industry and we can’t wait to continue building these relationships to support one of the fastest-growing industries ever.

Andrew

Andrew

Thain

Quantum Communications Expert, AIRBUS

Talk 3: Quantum Cybersecurity in Aerospace

Andrew Thain occupies the position of ‘Expert in Quantum Communications and Quantum Information Systems’ at AIRBUS. He has been the technical lead of several major projects in the area of Quantum Technologies and Quantum Key Distribution, including QOSAC (architecture of a European Quantum Communications Infrastructure) and QUBITS (design of a QKD space segment). He has previously worked in both experimental and theoretical physics and holds a PhD from the University of Bristol (UK).

Laura

Laura

Thomas

Chief of Staff and VP of Corporate Initiatives, ColdQuanta

Panel 1: Quantum Cybersecurity at Government Agencies

Laura Thomas is the VP of Corporate Strategy for quantum technology company, ColdQuanta. Prior to ColdQuanta, she was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer and Chief of Base who built and led sensitive programs at CIA Headquarters and abroad in multiple, international assignments. She has expertise in emerging technology and national security, and has worked extensively across industry verticals, the U.S. Government, and with foreign partners.

Michael

Michael

Vermeer

Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation

Talk 2: Preparing for Post-Quantum Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Michael J. D. Vermeer is a Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is a technologist researching science and technology policy in criminal justice, homeland security, and national defense. He is an expert in the cybersecurity risks created by quantum computing and the challenges with broad adoption of post-quantum cryptography. He was on the advisory board for the Cybersecurity Moonshot workshop on a Trusted Ecosystem, and he co-leads the Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative, a research partnership identifying technology and policy needs across the criminal justice system. His other work involves assessing risks, opportunities, and challenges with the development, acquisition, and implementation of technologies at various scales. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University.

Kosta

Kosta

Vilk

Founder and CXO, SVP Customer Experience

Talk 2: How Does PQC Fit into the Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Konstantin Vilk, CTO and Founder of QuSecure, is an Information systems executive who is an experienced CEO, COO, CISO, CTO. He has created and sold award-winning companies in addition to teaching university-level courses in information technology. He loves working with people and is passionate about helping companies create incredible products, amazing brands, powerful marketing stories, and high-performance teams. Kosta has extensive experience in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cloud, Product Innovation, Marketing, Sales, M&A, in addition to a wide background in the implementation of enterprise-wide systems.

Prior to founding QuSecure, Kosta founded Quantum Thought, a premier quantum computing launchpad for the founding generation of quantum computing companies. He also created an award-winning company named I-Span which became a leading partner in the transformation of Corporate Systems to the Cloud. After his exit from I-Span he headed Technology and Cyber Security in the financial services sector. He is recognized as one of the top CTOs in the quantum computing field and is a Forbes Contributor.

Dapeng

Dapeng

Wang

Dev Engineer, ING NEO

Panel 1: Banks and Financial Services: User Cases and Current Deployments

Dapeng Wang is a researcher in ING group focusing on innovative technologies. He is interested in cryptography, blockchain, quantum computing and R&D research. Dapeng holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Leiden University and is currently working towards a PhD at TU Delft focusing on quantum cryptography. His current work includes investigating quantum computing in finance field and post-quantum cryptography algorithms for industrial applications.

Mark

Mark

Webber

Quantum Architect, Universal Quantum

Panel 1: Fixing Cryptocurrencies' Quantum Computing Problem

While completing his PhD at the University of Sussex with the Ion Quantum Technology Group, Mark focused on theory problems to enable their hardware platform and published on the computational power of both near term and fault tolerant devices. In particular, he published on the impact of hardware specifications on reaching relevant run times for quantum advantage applications, including breaking elliptic curve encryption. He now works as a Quantum Architect at Universal Quantum playing an intermediary role between the quantum hardware and quantum algorithm specialists.

Zhanet

Zhanet

Zaharieva

Co-founder, Quantum Dice

Panel 1: Banks and Financial Services: User Cases and Current Deployments

Zhanet is a Quantum Nanotechnologist by training with long years of extensive academic experience in designing nanomaterials for a wide variety of applications. During her Ph.D. at the University of Oxford, Zhanet specialized in the development of novel quantum nanomaterials with unique optoelectronic properties for applications such as thin-film solar cells and bioimaging agents. Naturally passionate about translating quantum scientific discoveries into real-world applications, Zhanet co-founded Quantum Dice with a team of Oxford University graduates in the summer of 2019.

Quantum Dice is a quantum hardware company from the University of Oxford’s Physics Department pioneering the world’s fastest, quantum-secure, and completely embedded self-certifying QRNG for applications ranging from encrypting highly sensitive data to protect communications networks and private date to applications in scientific computing. Zhanet is Quantum Dice’s COO, responsible for overseeing the company’s operational processes and optimizing Quantum Dice’s operating capabilities. Zhanet manages the hiring for the company as Quantum Dice is currently actively recruiting looking to expand company’s engineering team. Alongside managing operations, Zhanet is part of the business development team where she is actively working on enabling the commercial adoption of Quantum Dice’s QRNGs in both their direct and end-user markets by setting up key collaboration opportunities as well as bringing Quantum Dice’s visibility across government agencies.

Eddy

Eddy

Zervigon

CEO, Quantum Xchange

Panel 2: Quantum Safe as an Opportunity for the Cybersecurity Industry

Eddy Zervigon is a seasoned senior executive with extensive operational, restructuring, and turnaround experience. Throughout his career in investment banking and corporate advisory, Zervigon has amassed an impressive track-record working with management teams to craft, refine, and execute winning business plans; hire highly effective teams; and lead successful investment monetization via sale or IPO. As a Managing Director in the Principal Investments Group at Morgan Stanley from 1997-2012, Zervigon was responsible for technology, media and entertainment and energy investments throughout Latin America and the U.S. He has been a Special Advisor at Riverside Management Group, a boutique merchant bank, since 2012 and currently sits on the board of directors at Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) and Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR). Zervigon holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, a master’s in taxation from Florida International University as well as his undergraduate degree in accounting.

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