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Quantum-Safe Communications Workshop

last updated 16 July 2018

Take the long view on communications security

A worldwide drive to develop quantum technologies is changing the communications security landscape. Join us to learn from local and international experts about today’s vulnerabilities and tomorrow’s solutions!

Date : 17 July 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location : Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3 - MR 327, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) are co-organising an industry workshop to introduce developments in quantum-safe communications. Participants will learn about the need for new approaches to encryption driven by advances in quantum computing, hear about the latest progress in the field, and gain insights on the potential solutions available.

The presentations will cover examples of implementations. Participants will hear from companies about possible use-cases for quantum-safe communications, to become informed about how quantum-safe communications could be relevant to their businesses. The workshop also provides opportunities for participants to mingle and find out more from the experts.

Programme Agenda

8.30am – 9.15amRegistration
9.15am – 9.20amOpening Address
Aileen Chia, Deputy CE (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development) and Director-General (Telecoms & Post), Infocomm Media Development Authority
9.20am – 9.25amWelcome Speech
Lai Choy Heng, Deputy Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
9.25am – 10.00amKeynote Speech - Overview of Advances in Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography
Michele Mosca, Co-founder and Professor, Institute for Quantum Computing, Canada
10.00am – 10.20amCoffee/Tea-Break
Session 1 - Quantum-Safe Communications (Quantum Key Distribution)
10.20am – 10.40amEntanglement-based QKD over Metropolitan Networks
Alexander Ling, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
10.40am – 11.00amStandardising QKD in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27
Ma Jiajun, Senior Researcher, QuantumCTek Co., Ltd, China
11.00am – 11.20amQuantum Key Distribution Network: Challenges, Advances and Applications
Ma Zhangchao, Standard Director, CAS Quantum Network Co., Ltd, China
11.20am – 11.40amPreparation for the Second Quantum Revolution: A telco's perspective
Corsin Pfister, Project Manager, KPN, Netherlands
11.40pm – 12.15pmPanel discussion
Moderator: Christian Kurtsiefer, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
12.15pm – 2.00pmLunch (MR 330)
Session 2 - Quantum-Safe Communications (Post Quantum Cryptography)
2.00pm – 2.20pmQuantum Computing and Bitcoin
Troy Lee, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
2.20pm – 2.40pmSome Recent Advances in Quantum-Safe Security
Jeffrey Hoffstein, Board of Director, Onboard Security Inc., Co-founder, Ntru Cryptosystems, Inc, USA
2.40pm – 3.00pmQuantum Cryptography Risk Assessment
Andre Shori, Vice-President, Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP)
3.00pm – 3.20pmPreparing for Quantum Safe Communication
Jeljeli Hamza, Cryptographic Expert, Gemalto
3.20pm – 3.50pmPanel Discussion
Moderator: Christopher Martin, Director, Access Partnership
3.50pm – 4.00pm Closing Remarks
4.00pm – 4.30pmCoffee/Tea-Break

*Programme subject to changes

Biographies of speakers and moderators available for download here.


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