ETSI / IQC Quantum Safe Workshop

  • 13-15 September 2017Add this to my calendar
  • There is no charge for this event
  • Westminster Conference Centre, Londonexpand

The 5th ETSI/IQC Workshop will take place in London (UK) on 13 – 15 September 2017.
It will start with a special Executive Track on 13 September and will be followed by an in depth technical track on 14-15 September 2017, on which ETSI is currently calling for poster session.

As we increasingly rely on cyber technologies, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The cybersecurity tools at the centre of protecting our business functions and information assets from cyber threats rely on cryptographic tools and standards that will be broken by emerging quantum technologies.

A new suite of tools resilient to quantum computers must be standardized and deployed in order to maintain reliable cyber systems and protect confidentiality.
This three-day workshop will bring together diverse players in the quantum-safe cybersecurity community to facilitate the knowledge exchange and collaboration required to transition cyber infrastructures and business practices to make them safe in an era with quantum computers.

All three workshop days are free of charge and open to those who wish to learn more about how we are all affected by the fast-evolving race to build a quantum computer.

Register for Executive Track for the Executive Track on 13 September 2017


08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome
Simon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman
09:10 Keynote Speeches
  • 09:10 The Quantum Age: Technological Opportunities
    Sir Mark Walport, British Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • 09:30 Luke Beeson, BT
  • 09:50 Preventing crypto-apocalypse: Securing our data against the quantum computer threat
    Sir Peter Knight, Chair of the Quantum Metrology Institute, National Physical Laboratory
  • 10:10 Q&A
10:30  Coffee Break and Poster visits 
11:00 The Quantum Threat to Cybersecurity (for CxOs)
An executive level overview of quantum computing, why it is important and how it will disrupt the IT landscape.

Speaker: Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Public Sector Views On Quantum Computers And Threats To Governments
Governments around the world have the most at risk and are concerned about the threats posed by Quantum Computing. Learn more about their views and some of the early mitigation plans.
Panel Moderator: Michael Groves, NCSC


  • Daryl Burns, NCSC
  • Donna Dodson, NIST, USA
  • Karin Poels, Netherland
  • Dave Sabourin, CSE, Canada
12:30 Lunch Break and Poster Visits 

Critical IT infrastructures
Panel Moderator: Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services


  • Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft
  • Scott Fluhrer, Cisco Systems
  • Momtchil Peev, Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH
  • Andrew Shields, Toshiba
14:45 Coffee Break 

Quantum-Safe Products and Services
Panel Moderator: Sherry Shannon Vanstone, ESCRYPT

  • Mike Brown, ISARA
  • John Mulholland, evolutionQ Inc.
  • Kelly Richdale, IDQuantique
  • William Huang, IDQ-QTEC
16:00 The Importance Of Standardization
Learn from experts about the importance of standardization to drive security and interoperability across the ICT industry.
Moderator: Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity Inc.
  • Lily Chen, NIST
  • Kenny Paterson, IRTF 
  • Jörg-Peter Elbers, Adva
  • Mathew Campagna, ETSI Cyber QSC, Amazon Web Services
  • Simon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman
  • William Whyte, Security Innovation
16:45 Close of the Executive Track
17:00 Reception

Why attend?

Target Audience

The Executive Track on 13 September is designed for business leaders and will outline the state of the quantum threat and its mitigation for a C-level audience including CEOs, CTOs and CISOs.

Attendees will learn how quantum computers are poised to disrupt the current security landscape, how government and industry organizations are approaching this threat, and the emerging solutions to help organizations protect their cyber systems and assets, now and into the future of quantum computing. More precisely, this one day event will be an opportunity to: 

  • Get an executive level overview of quantum computing, why it is important and how it will disrupt the IT landscape;
  • Find out how leading vendors are approaching this massive increase in cyber vulnerability and planning for security enhancements that will also protect against the quantum threat;
  • Find out about the commercially available conventional solutions and how they can help prepare your organization for a quantum future;
  • Hear about why standardization is important to drive security and interoperability across the ICT industry;
  • Find out about the road ahead for both the ICT Industry and the CxOs that need to build plans to ensure that they are well protected from the evolving threat of a quantum computer;
    Authenticating a transaction with your bank, updating the software on your computer and protecting your corporate network – all of these standard tasks face significant threats from quantum computers.

Register for Executive Track  on 14-15 September 


08:30 Registration 14 September 
09:00 Welcome
Sir Peter Knight , Chair of the Quantum Metrology Institute, National Physical Laboratory

Session 1: Introductory Session and World Tour 1
Session Chair:
Sir Peter Knight, Chair of the Quantum Metrology Institute, National Physical Laboratory

  • 09:10 USA perspective
    Donna Dodson, NIST
  • 09:30 Canadian perspective
    Norbert Lutkenhaus, University of Waterloo
  • 09:30 China : Quantum Communication in China
    Xiang Huang, IDQ-QTEC
  • 09:45 Chinese quantum satellite "Mozi"
    Cheng-Zhi Peng, CAS Innovation Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Technology, University of Science and Technology of
  • 10:00 Japan –QKD applications in Japan: Healthcare and IoT
    Masahide Sasaki, NICT
  • 10:15 Q&A
10:30  Coffee Break and Poster Session visits 

Session 1: World Tour (part 2)
Session Chair: Colin Whorlow, NCSC

  • 11:00 Europe: an overview of post quantum
    Speaker to be named 
  • 11:15 UK Perspective,
    Tim Spiller, University of York 
  • 11:30 Europe:  European Quantum technology flagship
    Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • 11:45 Q&A
12:15 Lunch Break and Poster Visits 
13:45 Session 2: Joint Global Efforts
Session Chair:
Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • 13:45 QCrypt 2017 Conference Preview
    Christian Schaffner, University of Amsterdam / QuSoft
  • 14:00 ETSI ISG QKD
    Andrew Shields, Toshiba, ISG QKD Chairman
  • 14:15 Standardization Progress on Quantum-Safe Cryptography
    Mark Pecen, Chairman ETSI ISG QSC, Approach Infinity Inc.
  • 14:30 Cloud Security Alliance
    Jane Melia, QuintessenceLabs 
  • 14:45 IRTF update
    Kenny Paterson, Crypto Forum Research Group, IRTF
  • 15:00 SAFEcrypto Project Update
    Maire O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast
  • 15:15 Presentation of the RISQ project
    Ludovic Perret, INRIA/UPMC
  • 15:30 Q&A
15:45 Coffee Break and Poster Visits

Session 3: Threats to Cryptography
Session chair: to be named

  • 16:15 Scalable quantum computing with superconducting qubits
    Walter Riess, IBM
  • 16:30 Perspectives on the state of affairs for scalable fault-tolerant quantum computers, and prospects for the future
    Simon Benjamin, Oxford University
  • 16:45 A Brief Introduction to Techniques for Solving Lattice-based Quantum-Safe Schemes
    Martin Albrecht, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 17:00 Resource estimation for quantum cryptanalysis
    Vlad Gheorghiu, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
  • 17:15 Q&A
17:30 Updates on NIST-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process
Lily Chen, NIST
17:45 End of the Day


08:30 Registration 15 September 

Session 4: System Level Issues
Session Chair:
Lily Chen, NIST

  • 09:00 Practical Post-Quantum Security for a Physical Access Control System
    Frank Morgner, Bundesdruckerei GmbH
  • 09:15 QC-MDPC and Key Transport
    Atushi Yamada, ISARA
  • 09:30 The Engineering of a Scalable Multi-Site Communications System Utilizing QKD
    Piotr Tysowki, IQC
  • 09:45 Comparison of New Hope and Frodo implemented in FPGAs
    Roberta Faux, Envieta
  • 10:00 Q&A
10:15  Coffee Break and Poster visits 

Session 5: Post Quantum
Session Chair: to be appointed 

  • 10:45 Hash based signatures; a survey
    Scott Fluhrer, Cisco Systems
  • 11:00 Hash-Based Signatures in Practice
    Stefan Lukas Gazdag, Genua GmbH
  • 11:15 Mulivariate schemes
    Jean-Charles Faugère, INRIA/UMPC
  • 11:30 Zero Knowledge Authentication for RLWE samples and new robust Key Exchange allowing key reuse
    Jintai Ding, University of Cincinnati
  • 11:45 Latest Progress in Post-Quantum Elliptic Curve Cryptography based on Isogenies
    Reza Azarderakhsh, Florida Atlantic University
  • 12:00 Q&A
12:15 Lunch Break and Poster Visits 
13:30 Session 6: Quantum Key Distribution 
Session Chair: 
Masahide Sasaki, NICT
  • 13:30 Traceable measurements to enable certification of QKD security
    Christopher Chunnilall, National Physical Laboratory (UK)
  • 13:45 Efficient key distillation for industrial quantum key distribution systems
    Fedorov Aleksey, Russian Quantum Center
  • 14:00 The QuSat project
    Bruno Huttner, ID Quantique
  • 14:15 Questions & Answers


Wrap up 
Highlights, issues raised way forward by all session chairs
15:00 Close of the Event

Why attend?

Target Audience

Days 2 and 3, 14-15 September are designed for members of the business, government and research communities with a stake in cryptographic standardization on a global scale. This is a unique opportunity to engage with key members of the quantum-safe cryptography community, participate in practical and scientific discussions and move towards a standardized approach to quantum-safe cryptographic solutions.

A range of research and commercial presentations will focus on state-of-the-art quantum key distribution, and the selection criteria for the new encryption algorithms that will protect the world's communications. Some of the next-generation standards development work currently in progress at ETSI and other international standards organizations will be reviewed.
Our goal is to identify and give focus to further research and development on quantum-safe cryptography and its application.
The workshop will showcase both the most recent requirements from industry and government, and cutting-edge potential solutions coming out of the most recent research. 

Poster sessions will take place during the breaks of the Technical Tracks.

Contributions are invited, please return the attached form to before 30 July 2017.

The posters should make reference to one of the topics of the call for presentations.

Due to the different nature of the audience for the Executive Track and the Technical Track, two different registrations are provided.

Registration is mandatory to attend the event and must be done by 6 September, as the event will be hosted in The Westminster Conference Centre UK, which is a government venue. 
Should you wish to attend both threads, please register twice. 

Due to the nature of the venue, there will be a daily physical registration and id check. 

Register for Executive Trackfor the Executive Track on 13 September

Register for Executive Track for the Technical Track on 14-15 September

  • Michele Mosca, co-founder of IQC, University of Waterloo, Programme Committee Chairman
  • Klitos Andrea,Business Development Manager,National Quantum Technologies Programme:  Quantum Communications Hub, University of York
  • Johannes Buchmann, Prof. of Informatics and Mathematics, TU Darmstadt
  • Matthew Campagna, Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Sonia Compans, Technical Officer, ETSI
  • Donna Dodson, Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor & Division Chief for Computer Security Division, NIST
  • Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity, Inc.
  • Bart Preneel, Past-President of IACR
  • Masahide Sasaki, Director Quantum ICT Laboratory, NICT
  • Andrew Shields, Chairman of ETSI QKD, Toshiba
  • Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG

Martin AlbrechtMartin Albrecht studied Computer Science at Universität Bremen in Germany before coming to Royal Holloway to earn his PhD in Information Security under the supervision of Prof Carlos Cid. He obtained his PhD for contributions in the field of block cipher cryptanalysis. After completing his PhD he took a postdoc position at LIP6 in Paris in the POLSYS group of Prof Jean-Charles Faugère and then moved to DTU in Copenhagen to join the team of Prof Lars Knudsen. He came back to Royal Holloway for a postdoc position with Prof Kenny Paterson before becoming a lecturer in the Information Security Group. His research is focused on all aspects of cryptography from the hard mathematical problems underlying it to the cryptanalysis of deployed cryptographic protocols and implementations. His research currently focuses on quantum-safe cryptography.

azarderakhReza Azarderakhsh, Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh is the founder of PQSecure Technologies and assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Florida Atlantic University. He is also cross-appointed with I-SENSE as a fellow researcher. He was the recipient of an NSERC post-doc research fellow award at the Center for Applied Cryptographic Research, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Western University. He is also affiliated as a supervisor member of CryptoWorks21 and serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS-I). Dr. Azarderakhsh's research includes elliptic curve cryptography, finite field arithmetic, post-quantum cryptography, and hardware/software implementations. He is well-known for his contributions on isogeny-based post-quantum cryptography. His research has been supported by NSF, NIST, ARO, and Texas Instruments.

Simon BenjaminSimon Benjamin, University of Oxford
Simon Benjamin is the Professor of Quantum Technologies at Materials Department in the University of Oxford, and an Associate Director of the £40M Oxford-led UK National Hub on Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT). He has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, and is currently a visiting researcher at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. In Oxford, Professor Benjamin leads a team of ten staff and students called the Quantum and Nanotechnology Theory group ( They are applied theorists, working to design a new generation of technologies based on harnessing quantum effect to outperform conventional computers — even when the quantum devices are imperfect. Their theory applies both to 'circuit based' quantum computing (the primary thrust of most academic researchers) and to devices based on adiabatic principles such as the D-Wave chips. Professor Benjamin also serves on the editorial board of two journals, Science Advances and Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

Mike BrownMike Brown, ISARA
Mike is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder for ISARA Corporation. He is focused on the technical vision and direction for the company. ISARA's mission is help build a world where consumers, enterprises and governments can benefit from a Quantum Computer, without being exploited by it.
Previous to ISARA, Mike was the Vice President of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry. At BlackBerry, Mike was responsible for the vision and execution of Product Security for all of BlackBerry's products and co-founded the Product Security practice there. Mike has spoken at many global security events such as RSA, CTIA, GTEC, Bloomberg, APECTEL and InfoSec Europe. Mike has a Master's of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on Cryptography.


Johannes Buchmann, Member of the Programme Committee
Johannes Buchmann received a PhD from the Universität zu Köln, Germany in 1982. 1985 and 1986 he was a PostDoc at the Ohio State University on a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From 1988 to 1996 he was a professor of Computer Sience ate the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. Since 1996 he is a professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Technische Universität Darmstadt. From 2001 to 2007 he was Vice President Research of TU Darmstadt. In 1993 he received the Leibniz-Prize of the German Science Foundation and in 2012 the Tsugming Tu Award of Taiwan. His is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech and of the German Academy of  Science Leopoldina.

Matthew Campagna, Amazon Web Services, Member of the Programme Committee
Matthew Campagna is the Principal Security Engineer in Amazon Web Services Inc.'s Cryptography Group where he currently leads the cryptographic design of AWS cryptographic services such as AWS KMS, CloudHSM and AWS Certificate Manager. Matthew is an affiliate of Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and a member of the ETSI Security Algorithms Group Experts (SAGE). Previously Matthew led the Certicom Research group at BlackBerry managing research in cryptography and standards participation in ANSI, ZigBee, SECG, ETSI's SAGE, and the 3GPP-SA3 working group. Prior to joining Certicom, Matthew managed the Secure Systems research group at Pitney Bowes, and worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University in group theory, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fordham University.

Lily ChenLily Chen, NIST
Dr. Lily (Lidong) Chen is a mathematician and the manager of Cryptographic Technology Group of Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D degree from Aarhus University, Denmark in Applied Mathematics. Her research areas include cryptographic protocols and their applications in communication security.

Christopher ChunnilallChristopher Chunnilall, National Physical Laboratory
Dr Christopher Chunnilall is a Senior Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute. His main area of research interest is single-photon metrology. This includes the development of measurements for testing and validating technologies based on the production, manipulation, and detection of single and entangled photons, such as single-photon sources and detectors and quantum key distribution systems, as well as developing quantum-enhanced metrology.
He is a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's Industry Specification Group on Quantum Key Distribution, the Discussion Forum on Few-photon Metrology of the Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry, and a Partner Researcher in the UK Quantum Communications Hub.


Donna Dodson, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST - Member of the Programme Committee
Donna Dodson is also the Division Chief of the Computer Security Division (CSD) and the Acting Executive Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Donna oversees the CSD cybersecurity research program to develop standards, guidelines, technology, tests and metrics for the protection of unclassified Federal information and systems. Through partnerships with industry, Dodson also ensures NIST cybersecurity contributions help secure the Nation’s sensitive information and systems. This includes establishing public-private collaborations for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. Dodson received one Department of Commerce Gold Medal and three NIST Bronze Medals. She was a recipient of a 2011 Federal 100 Award for her contributions to advancements in cybersecurity and included in the Top 10 Influential People in Government Information Security.

Aleksey Fedorov, Russian Quantum Center
Aleksey Fedorov graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (M.S., 2015) and University of Paris-Saclay (Ph.D., 2017). For excellent academic achievements, he awarded by a number of prestigious scholarships such as Russian Federation Government Scholarship (2013-2014), Russian President Scholarship (2014-2015), Bauman University Scientific Committee Scholarship (2014), Bauman University Alumni Club Scholarship (2015), and many others. His research activities were recognized by the RQC fellowship for undergraduate students (2013-2015) and the Dynasty Foundation Fellowship for undergraduate students (2014-2015). Research interests are at the interface of quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science.

Scott FluhrerScott Fluhrer, Cisco
Scott Fluhrer is a cryptographer who works for the Security and Trust (STO) Organization within Cisco Systems; he is currently researching (among other things) various approaches to postquantum cryptography. His previous works include breaks on a number of cryptographical primitives, most notably RC4 as used in the Wired Encryption Protocol (WEP) system. In addition, Scott has a Masters in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and is currently living in Massachusetts with his wife and two dogs.

Stefan-Lukas GazdagStefan-Lukas Gazdag, Genua GmbH
Stefan-Lukas Gazdag is a research engineer and firewall developer at Genua GmbH in Germany.
After starting out with monitoring and real-time evaluation of security critical systems and event management, he switched his interest field to cryptography. For the past three years, his focus has been on hash-based signatures as a good starting point for companies to safely use post-quantum cryptography. Stefan also is interested in many other fields of quantum-safe cryptography. Currently, he is working on deploying PQC in practice and overcoming the obstacles and stumbling blocks impeding this transition. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science.

Vlad GheorghiuVlad Gheorghiu, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
Dr. Vlad Gheorghiu is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Vlad also works on quantum risk assessment for evolutionQ Inc., Waterloo, Canada. Vlad holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. His current research interests lie in post-quantum cryptography, quantum error correction and resource estimation for realistic implementations of quantum algorithms, entanglement theory, quantum software and quantum architectures, as well as applications of machine learning techniques to the quantum domain.


Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva - Member of the Programme Committee
Prof. Nicolas Gisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952. He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from the University of Geneva in 1981. After a post-doc at the University of Rochester, NY, and four years in industry, he joined the Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva where he has led the optics section since 1988. His activities range from the foundations of quantum physics to applications in quantum communications. In 2009 he was the first awardee of the John Steward Bell prize.

Michael Groves, NSCS
Michael Groves is a technical director for cryptographic research at NCSC, holding a number of research positions over a period of about 20 years. He is the author of three internet RFCs on identity-based cryptography (IETF RFCs 6507, 6508 and 6509) which have been standardised for public safety applications by 3GPP. Michael has held a variety of advisory roles on both cryptography and quantum topics for the UK government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council . For the past two years he has served as Vice Chair of the specialist ETSI Industry Specification Group studying quantum-safe cryptography.

Simon HicksSimon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 
Simon Hicks leads on ICT technical standards policy for the UK government and is based in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). He is Chairman of the General Assembly of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), one of the 3 official European Standards Organisations. He is the UK representative to the European Commission Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ICT standards and is active in a range of global ICT standards and technology work, focusing on areas of concern to society such as security. He is a member of the ETSI cyber standards committee. Simon is a Chartered Engineer and began his civil service career in the UK defence ministry. . He joined the trade and industry ministry in 2002 and has been involved in ICT standards work since then. Outside of work Simon is an active member of his church and enjoys walking the family dogs

HUANG WilliamXiang Huang (William), IDQ-QTEC
William was born in Shanghai, China, in 1978. He received his B.S. in information technology from the University of Tongji in 2000. He devote himself in Telecom industry more than 12 years and facilitate the Telecom transformation from TDM world to IP world in China. After that he join Philips to lead the transformation of system and service for Philips lighting business in China. Since 2016, he join QTEC and IDQ-QTEC to contribute his abundant industrialization experience to Quantum Communication industry in China. He was awarded "Progress of Science and Technology Awards" from Shanghai government in 2009.

Sir Peter KnightProfessor Sir Peter Knight FRS
Knight is Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College and Senior Fellow in Residence at The Royal Society's Chicheley Hall and a past President of the Institute of Physics. He retired in 2010 as Deputy Rector (esearch) at Imperial. He was knighted in 2005 for his work in optical physics. Peter Knight was the 2004 President of the Optical Society of America. He is Editor of Contemporary Physics, a member of the UK Quantum Technology Initiative Strategy Advisory Board, chairs the Quantum Metrology Institute at the National Physical Laboratory, was until 2010 chair of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council and remains a Government science advisor. His research centres on quantum optics and quantum technology. He has won the Thomas Young Medal and the Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Physics, the Ives Medal of the OSA and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society. He is a Council Member at Sussex University.

Brian LamachiaBrian LaMacchia, Microsoft Research
Brian LaMacchia is the Director of the Security & Cryptography group within Microsoft Research (MSR) where his team conducts basic and applied research and advanced development. Brian is also a founding member of the Microsoft Cryptography Review Board and consults on security and cryptography architectures, protocols and implementations across the company. Before moving into MSR in 2009, Brian was the Architect for cryptography in Windows Security, Development Lead for .NET Framework Security and Program Manager for core cryptography in Windows 2000. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brian was a member of the Public Policy Research Group at AT&T Labs—Research. In addition to his responsibilities at Microsoft, Brian is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Bloomington and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Brian received S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively.

Norbert LuetkenhausNorbert Lütkenhaus, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Waterloo
Prof. Norbert Lütkenhaus (PhD, Strathclyde, 1996) leads the Optical Quantum Communication Theory Group at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Waterloo. The research interest covers a broad range of topics at the interface of abstract quantum communication theory and practical quantum optical implementations. With his PhD work he laid the foundation of the ongoing security analysis of optical implementations of QKD, leading to the first complete security analysis of practical QKD. In 2000, he initiated the worldwide first commercial QKD project for MagiQ Technologies (New York) before returning to academia to start an independent Emmy-Noether research group in Erlangen, Germany. The research group transferred to University of Waterloo (UW)/IQC in 2006. Here he expanded the research line items of QKD, linear optics and added quantum repeater protocols and quantum communication complexity protocols to the research directions. He is PI in several international research collaborations, member of the Steering Committee of the QCrypt conference series and the Advisory Board of the UK Quantum Communication Hub. He is co-chair of the ETSI QKD ISG and also co-founder and CTO of evolutionQ Inc.


Michele Mosca, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo - Chairman of the Programme Committee
Michele Mosca is co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics, and a founding member of Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is co-founder and Director of CryptoWorks21, an NSERC-funded training program in quantum-safe cryptography. He co-founded the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography which brings together a broad range of stakeholders working toward globally standardized quantum-safe cryptography. In 2015, he co-founded evolutionQ Inc. in order to enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones.
He obtained his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from the University of Oxford on the topic of Quantum Computer Algorithms.
He is an award-winning researcher, with research focus in quantum computation and cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies.
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.

Maire O'NeillMaire O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast
Professor Máire O'Neill has a strong international reputation for her research on novel data security algorithms and hardware architectures. She is currently Research Director of the UK Research Institute in Hardware Security, funded by EPSRC and NCSC. She also leads the H2020 SAFEcrypto project, the goal of which is to provide a new generation of practical, robust and physically secure post-quantum cryptographic solutions that ensure long-term security for future ICT systems, services and applications. She previously held an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship (2008-2014) and was a former holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering research fellowship (2003-2008). She has received numerous awards for her research work which include a 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal and British Female Inventor of the Year 2007. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering.

Mark PecenMark Pecen, CEO, Approach Infinity, Inc. - Member of the Programme Committee
MARK PECEN serves as CEO of Approach Infinity, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of ISARA Corporation. Approach Infinity provides advisory services to several technology start-ups, private equity firms, major corporations and law firms. ISARA Corporation develops security products for next-generation networks and computing platforms. He also serves as chairman of the ETSI Technical Committee Cyber for Quantum Safe Cryptography (QSC) and is a technology advisor to the Canadian government, member of several corporate boards and an investor in multiple technology companies. Pecen retired as senior vice president of BlackBerry, Ltd. and was previously awarded the title of Motorola Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board member for his role in developing technology and standards for wireless communication. He is an inventor on more than 100 fundamental patents in wireless communication, networking and computing, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Montchil PeevMomtchil Peev, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, German Research Center, Munich
Dr. Momtchil Peev (PhD in theoretical Solid State Physics, University of Sofia 1993) leads the Quantum Communication Network Project, Quantum Communication and Computation Lab in the German Research Center of Huawei in Munich. Previously he was senior scientists and thematic coordinator for QKD at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). His research and development interests cover design and development of QKD systems, QKD post-processing, Practical Security of QKD as well as the study of QKD Networks. M.Peev co-authors a number of high profile publications on QKD Networks and the security of QKD. He contributed essentially to the FP6-IP SECOQC, being among others responsible for the implementation of the first integrated, trusted-repeater QKD network (Vienna, 2008). M.Peev led the AIT effort to implement and proliferate a full scale, modular, open source post-processing software stack that is widely used in many QKD development laboratories. He is a founding member and presently vice-chair of the ETSI QKD ISG.

Kenny PatersonKenny Paterson, IRTF
Kenny has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of London. He worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories from 1996 to 2001. He then joined Royal Holloway, University of London, becoming a professor in 2004. From 2010 to 2015, he was an EPSRC Leadership Fellow working on the topic of "Cryptography: Bridging Theory and Practice". His research focusses on the analysis of deployed cryptographic systems and the development of provably secure solutions to real-world cryptographic problems. He co-founded the Real World Cryptography series of workshops to support the development of this broad area and to strengthen the links between academia and industry.
He is co-chair of the IRTF's research group on Cryptography, CFRG. This group provides expert advice to the IETF in an effort to strengthen the Internet's core security protocols. Kenny has won several awards for his research, including a Google Distinguished Paper Award at NDSS 2012, an Applied Networking Research Prize (2014), an Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and a best paper award at ACM CCS 2016. Kenny was made a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) in 2017 and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Cryptology, the IACR's premier publication venue.

Ludovic PerretLudovic Perret, INRIA
Ludovic is currently associate professor at Jussieu's University (UPMC) in the project-team POLSYS which is common between UPMC and INRIA Paris. He is mainly interested by evaluating the security of cryptographic primitives by means of algebraic methods. In particular, together with collaborators, Ludovic has proposed new approaches to evaluate the security of several quantum-resistant algorithms : multivariate schemes, code-based schemes as well as lattice-based schemes. Besides academic research, he is also involved in industrial transfer and standardization activities. Ludovic is an external scientific advisor for Kryptnostic (a Californian start-up), member of the CSA quantum-safe security working group and member of the quantum-safe cryptography specification group of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Kelly RichdaleKelly Richdale, ID Quantique
Ms. Richdale is SVP of Quantum Safe Security at ID Quantique SA, responsible for the Quantum Safe Security and Quantum Random Number Generator divisions. She has been working in the security industry for 15 years, focusing on cryptography, network security, identity management and strong authentication solutions. Prior to ID Quantique Ms. Richdale held the role of Managing Director International Operations of Bioscrypt, the enterprise access division of L1 Identity Solutions (now Sagem-Safran) . In 2001 she founded the company A4Vision, specialising in 3D face recognition, which was acquired by Bioscrypt in March 2007.
Ms. Richdale holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and a degree in modern languages (Russian & German) from Cambridge University. She is an occasional lecturer at the Infosec course at the University of Geneva and on the advisory board of the EPFL's Management of Technology MBA course. In addition she is President of the Swiss chapter of ISC2.

Walter RiessWalter Riess, IBM Research - Zurich
Dr. Walter Riess is Head of the Science & Technologydepartment and manager of the quantum technology group at IBM Research – Zurich.
Dr. Riess studied physics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where which he earned a Ph.D. in 1991 and habilitated in 1996. From 1991 to 1995, he led the Polymeric Light-Emitting Device group of Experimental Physics II at the University of Bayreuth. In 1995, he joined the IBM Research – Zurich Laboratory as a research staff member working on organic light-emitting diodes (LED). In 1998, he became manager of the Display Technology group working on display applications of electroluminescent organic materials, which today are game-changing technologies used in many television displays and mobile devices.
Dr. Riess has received numerous IBM awards and recognitions, among them the prestigious IBM Corporate Patent Portfolio Award in 2005. In 2014 he was named Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich.
Dr. Riess has authored and/or coauthored more than 100 scientific papers and holds 70 granted patents. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of the German Physical Society, the Swiss Physical Society, and the Materials Research Society.

David SabourinDavid Sabourin, Communication Security Establishment
David Sabourin, Manager Cryptographic Security, Communications Security Establishment
Dave Sabourin had a 20 year career with the Canadian Forces. While in the military, Dave served in various leadership positions in the signals, electronic communications, and operational support fields. Dave joined the Communications Security Establishment in 2007 and has served in various leadership positions within the enterprise security architecture team, and more recently with the cryptographic security team, responsible for all aspects of GC cryptography including security in the Post Quantum space. Dave holds a BEng from the Royal Military College of Canada and a MBA from the University of Ottawa.


Masahide Sasaki, Distinguished Researcher at NICT - Member of the Programme Committee
Masahide Sasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Tohoku University, Sendai Japan, in 1986, 1988 and 1992, respectively.
During 1992-1996, he worked on the development of semiconductor memory in Nippon-Kokan Company (current JFE Holdings), Kanagawa Japan. In 1996, he joined the Communications Research Laboratory, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (since 2004, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications). Since 1994, he has been working on quantum optics, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. He is presently Distinguished Researcher of Advanced ICT Research Institute at NICT and NICT fellow. Dr. Sasaki is a member of Japanese Society of Physics, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan

Christian SchaffnerChristian Schaffner, University of Amsterdam
Christian Schaffner received a diploma degree in mathematics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2003 and a PhD degree in computer science from Aarhus University (Denmark) in 2007. After three years as postdoctoral scholar at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), he is currently an Assistant Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. He is a VENI and VIDI laureate, has served on various program committees and is currently chairing the steering committee of the annual QCrypt conference.
His research interest is quantum cryptography in a broad sense: On the one hand, he develops new quantum protocols (e.g. for position-based cryptography or homomorphic encryption), on the other hand, he studies quantum-safe cryptography and develops quantum-information-theoretic tools. He is interested in outreach and educating people about the quantum nature of the world and the implications for cryptography.

Sherry Shannon-VanstoneSherry Shannon-Vanstone, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies
Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, Co-founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd. Sherry leverages her years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience to provide both day to day and strategic management and direction for TrustPoint Innovation. Sherry and her late husband, Dr. Scott A. Vanstone, founded TrustPoint in 2012 to provide authentication products and services for securing the Internet of Things, in particular focusing on the connected vehicle. On April 1, 2017 TrustPoint Innovation was acquired by ETAS Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch group.
Prior to joining TrustPoint Innovation, Sherry held executive positions in several companies including, MasterCard International where she was Vice President, Electronic Commerce and led a team that developed and deployed secure solutions for both business-to-consumer and business-to-business Internet commerce.
Sherry is currently the co-chair of the Perimeter Institute's Emmy Noether Council, promoting girls and women in physics and mathematics. She is a member of the board of directors for several private and public companies and associations including the Automotive Parts Manufacturer's Association (APMA) and is on Communitech's SME advisory group and Canada's Open Data Exchange advisory board. She holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee and was a cryptologic mathematician with the United States Government.

Andrew ShieldsAndrew Shields, Toshiba Research Europe
Andrew Shields is Assistant Managing Director at Toshiba Research Europe in Cambridge, UK, where he leads R&D of Quantum Technologies. He has published over 300 research papers and 70 patent applications in the fields of Quantum Communications and Computing and their associated devices. He is the current chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group in Quantum Key Distribution.

Tim SpillerTim Spiller, York Centre for Quantum Technologies, UK Quantum Communications Hub
Professor Tim Spiller moved to York in 2014 as founding Director of the York Centre for Quantum Technologies and he is now also Director of the UK Quantum Communications Hub. Prior to this he was at the University of Leeds in the roles of Head of the Quantum Information Group and Director of Research for the School of Physics and Astronomy. Prior to 2009 Spiller was Director of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Research at HP Labs Bristol – an activity that he established in 1995 – and a Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Scientist. He has spent 35 years researching quantum theory, superconducting systems and quantum hardware and technologies. He led HP's strategy on the commercialisation of QIP research, is an inventor on 25 patents linked to quantum technologies and applications, and was additionally a consultant inside HP on networking, communications and nanotechnology.

Piotr TysowskiPiotr Tysowski, Institute for Quantum Computing
Dr. Piotr (Peter) Tysowski is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in Canada, where he is researching and engineering applied solutions for quantum cryptography. He received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he also received Bachelor and Master degrees. His prior research was on security and privacy in mobile cloud computing, and requirements software engineering. He was the recipient of the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. He also holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, he was a senior management consultant in the Digital Business Technology practice of Booz & Company in the U.S., and a senior software engineer and product manager at BlackBerry in Canada. He is an inventor of 40 issued U.S. patents. For further details, visit his homepage at or contact him at

Sir Mark WalportSir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci
Sir Mark is the Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the Government Office for Science. He was recently appointed Chief Executive Designate of UKRI.
Previously, Sir Mark was Director of the Wellcome Trust. Before this he was Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London.
He is Co-Chair of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and has been a member since 2004.
He received a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to medical research and was elected as Fellow of The Royal Society in 2011.

William WhyteWilliam Whyte, Security Innovation
Dr. Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind Security Innovation's activities in vehicular communications security and cryptographic research. Before joining Security Innovation, he was CTO for NTRU Cryptosystems, a leading provider of embedded security solutions and previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. He is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2016, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98 and numerous IETF Internet Drafts.
He is a key member of the research team developing and maturing the NTRU cryptographic technology and a contributor to many standards groups working on post-quantum cryptography.
Dr. Whyte holds a D. Phil from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.


Colin Whorlow, Head of International Standards, CESG - Member of the Programme Committee
Colin Whorlow has worked in CESG, the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, for 15 years. Now Head of International Standards he was formerly Head of International Relations where he led CESG's engagement on EU and NATO information assurance issues. Colin is a member of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the SOG-IS Management Committee. He has led workshops on the impact of Cybersecurity on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection as part of the Meridian Process and at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace. Previously Head of Export Control Colin chaired the Information Security Technical Working Group at the Wassenaar Arrangement for some years. Colin's degree is in mathematics, which he read at Oxford University.

The 5th ETSI-IQC Quantum-Safe Cryptography Workshop will be held in The Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London  

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