Cybersecurity in a Changing World

Quantum Summit is an exclusive, inaugural event that brings together leading private and public sector experts and thought leaders who will provide key insights into emerging cyber security threats and steps that can be taken now to safeguard critical systems, including deploying Quantum-resistant encryption and Autonomous Security (AS) machine networks that manage their own security without human intervention.



April 24-25, 2019


Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9
Level 500




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During his distinguished career with the USAF, General Raduege held many high-profile positions including Director, Defense Information Systems Agency; Manager, National Communications System; Commander, Joint Task Force — Global Network Operations; Deputy Commander for Global Network Operations and Defense, U.S. Strategic Command; and CIO for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Space Command, Air Force Space Command, and U.S. Central Command. Following his retirement, he served as the Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation and Managing Director for Cyber Risk Services. General Raduege will draw on his extensive knowledge and experience to lay the foundation for what promises to be a ground-breaking event.

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VP Quantum Computing, IBM

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Innovative leader and technologist with strong experience in quantum computing, AI, blockchain, analytics, data science, mobile apps and technologies, cloud, social media, open source, and industrial research. A strategic and operational executive with a demonstrated ability to transform his company and the IT industry around leading edge technologies.

A persuasive, global professional with an international reputation as a thought leader in emerging technologies. An inspiring communicator with exceptional presentation skills and the ability to help others understand deeply technical topics and how they will help drive significant innovation in the future.


Senior Technology Strategist, Sprint

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Lyle Paczkowski is a Senior Technology Strategist with Sprint’s CTO Technology, Innovation, and Architecture division. He is credited with directing the development of advanced enterprise wireless voice and media applications and products, including converged and integrated wireless and wireline applications. His current area of focus is advanced network-based security, trust, and immutable data capabilities. A prolific innovator, Mr. Paczkowski has 140 Security, Blockchain, Hardware Root of Trust, NFV, IMS, Network, 3G CDMA, 4G LTE, NFC, wireless access, and media application patent awards; and 32 patents pending.


Professor, Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

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Dr. Shohini Ghose is a theoretical physicist who examines how the laws of quantum physics can be harnessed to transform computation and communication. Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Ghose is the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Physicists, Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Physics, founding Director of Laurier’s University Research Centre for Women in Science, an Affiliate of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is the recipient of several awards including a TED Senior Fellowship in 2018.


Director, Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University

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Professor Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan joined the School of Information Technology Management of Ryerson University in 2016 focusing on Information Systems Security, Cryptography, and Combinatorics. Prior to joining Ryerson, Dr. Mashatan was a Senior Information Security Consultant and Solutions Architect at CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) with a focus on cryptography and enterprise architecture, evaluating proposed and existing security systems. Prior to that Dr. Mashatan was a Scientific Collaborator at the Security and Cryptography Laboratory of School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), where she conducted research into cryptographic protocols. She is a Certified Service Oriented Architect (SOA) with Honours and holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2).


Senior Manager, ARM North American Operator Relations

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Jim manages ARM's relationship and engagements with Operators across all segments in North America. Drives mid-to-long range vertical market strategy, creates Operator pull with design wins, and collaborates with sales to drive partner licensing opportunities.

He was charter member of the start-up team for Sprint’s Wireless division with significant contributions in Product Management & Development, Business Development and Financial Decision Support. In addition to leadership roles within all of Sprint’s operating divisions, Jim’s also held leadership roles in hardware, software and services companies prior to joining Arm.

Senior Scientist, USRA Quantum Computing Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, NASA Academic Mission Service

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Dr. Davide Venturelli joined the NASA Intelligent System Division (TI) in 2012 as one of the founding members of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL), where he currently works under the NASA Academic Mission Service contract. He is also Quantum Computing team lead and Science Operations Manager of the Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) one of the institutions providing workforce to NASA. Venturelli is currently invested in research projects dealing with quantum optimization applications and their near-term implementation in real hardware, a topic on which he published over 30 papers in international conferences and peer reviewed journals. His applied focus on algorithms is in advanced scheduling, telecommunication networks, robotics, AI planning, in collaborations with other governmental institutions, universities and the private sector. Davide graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, obtaining his Ph.D. in Numerical Simulations of the Condensed Matter at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and in Nanophysics at the Universite de Grenoble (CNRS/UJF).


Founder & CEO, Xanadu

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Christian Weedbrook is the Founder and CEO of Xanadu, a photonic quantum computing and advanced artificial intelligence company based in Toronto. Christian has over a decade of industry, government and research experience in quantum computing. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Queensland and was a postdoc at MIT and the University of Toronto.


Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts, Amazon Web Services

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At Amazon Web Services, Merritt is Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts advising the leadership of AWS’ largest customers on security as a bottom-line proposition. She provides technical cloud security guidance to complex, regulated organizations such as the Fortune 200.

Merritt has experience in all three branches of government and the private sector. Most recently, she served as Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission. She has also served at the US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Merritt speaks regularly on cybersecurity, including the future of the Internet, artificial intelligence and robots, cybersecurity issues in 5G, cloud, mobile, IoT and ICS, corporate interactions with government cyber, diversity in tech, entrepreneurism and innovation.


Chief Technology Officer, BitMint

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Prof. Gideon Samid is Chief Technology Officer for BitMint which specializes in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and digital money. He has worked at NASA, The Pentagon and Exxon. Prof. Samid earned his PhD at the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology and is a former Intelligence Officer with the IDF. He is now perfecting the "Rock of Randomness" exploiting nano-technology to pack quantum randomness in a tiny rugged, go-anywhere chip.


Lead Research Scientist, NXM Labs

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Kristopher is a cryptography specialist with extensive experience in quantum mechanics, material science, mathematics, experimental design and implementation. He leads NXM's research team that is developing and testing post-shor and post-grover algorithms to support quantum resistance.

Researcher, Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University

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Brian is a researcher for the Cybersecurity Research Lab at Ryerson University. His area of research is on Classical/Quantum hybrid cryptography, well as Post-Quantum cryptography. He holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics from McMaster University.



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Jay is a veteran technologist with extensive experience in developing innovative, leading edge software and hardware systems. He oversees all aspects of NXM's Autonomous Security platform development and advance research initiatives, including 5G and quantum security.



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Scott is a serial entrepreneur and technology strategist with a track record for building world-class teams and companies, beginning with MGI Software, the global leader in consumer digital imaging solutions. Prior to his business career he was a science journalist and business analyst covering emerging technology and business trends for leading industry publications.


  • Key Topics: 

    • Security by design 

    • Principles of Autonomous Security 

    • Creating trusted, intelligent edge device networks 

    • Data monetization and Autonomous Security 

    • Embedded Security (chip-to-cloud) 

    • 5G Network Security Implications 

    • Scalable Security & Automated Provisioning 

    • Machine Learning & Trusted Data 


  • Key Topics: 

    • National security implications of quantum computers 

    • Latest trends in quantum technologies 

    • Quantum Machine Learning & AI 

    • Post-quantum cryptography 

    • Quantum-enabled security solutions 

    • Blockchain applications 

    • Quantum-proofing current IT infrastructures 

    • Autonomous Quantum Security 

  • Roundtable discussion: Y2Q threat 

  • VIP Reception 

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