Quantum readiness and resilience of the digital economy

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Oct 27, 2020

Published on:
Tuesday, 27th October, 2020
Steve Grobman, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, McAfee
Sir Peter Knight, Imperial College and UK National Quantum Technology Programme
Prof. Michele Mosca, Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
Moderated by Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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The speakers discuss the short term next steps that organizations should take in order to be resilient against quantum attacks and ready to thrive as disruptive quantum technologies continue to become commercially available.


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV


Steve Grobman

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, McAfee


Steve Grobman is senior vice president and chief technology officer at McAfee. In this role, he sets the technical strategy and direction to create technologies that protect smart, connected computing devices and infrastructure worldwide. Steve leads McAfee’s development of next generation cyber-defense and data science technologies, threat and vulnerability research, and internal CISO and IT organizations.

Prior to McAfee, he dedicated more than two decades to senior technical leadership positions related to cybersecurity at Intel Corporation where he was an Intel Fellow.

He has written numerous technical papers and books and holds 30 U.S. patents. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.

Sir Peter Knight

Imperial College and UK National Quantum Technology Programme


Knight is Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College. He retired in 2010 as Deputy Rector (Research) at Imperial but remains an Emeritus Professor. He was knighted in 2005 for his work in optical physics. Knight was the 2004 President of the Optical Society of America and a past President of the Institute of Physics. He is Editor of Contemporary Physics, Chair of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme Strategy Advisory Board, chairs the Quantum Metrology Institute at the National Physical Laboratory, was until 2010 chair of the UK Defence Scientific Advisory Council and remains a UK 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 and the Walther Medal and Prize of the OSA, the Faraday Medal of the IET and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society.

Michele Mosca

Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo


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. He is a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum Safe Cryptography, and the not-for-profit quantum safe Canada. He co-founded evolutionQ and softwareQ. His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools designed to 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.

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