September 17-20, 2024 | DoubleTree by Hilton, San Jose, California

Post-Quantum Cyber Day Agenda 2024

New for 2024, this optional special-focus event will help you prepare now for the threat posed by future quantum computers. These talks include important, actionable information for anyone concerned with cybersecurity in a data-dependent enterprise. Presented September 17, the day before ICMC. Click here for the ICMC agenda.

Tuesday 17 September

PQ Cyber Day Sessions

08:00 - 09:00 Registration

Oak Foyer

09:00 - 10:30

Oak Room
PQ Cyber Day (Q00)
Current Threat, New Standards

09:00 PQC: Preparing for the Risks Ahead (Q00a) Blair Canavan, Director Alliances – PQC Portfolio, Thales, Canada 


09:30 This Is Not a Drill – Cryptography Under Attack (Q00b) Luis Antonio Ruiz Lopez, Cryptographer, Lorica Cybersecurity, United States


10:00 The First NIST PQC Standards (Enterprise Edition) (Q00c) John Kelsey, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and COSIC/KU Leuven, United States; Lily Chen, Mathematician, NIST Fellow, United States

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break

Oak Foyer

11:00 - 12:30

Oak Room
PQ Cyber Day (Q01)
Overview, Mechanisms for Transitioning

11:00 Post-Quantum Cryptography: A Primer for C-Suite (Q01a) Leader: Manoj Kumar, Program Director, Secure Systems, IBM Research, United States [60 MIN]


12:00 Certificate Mechanisms for Transitioning to Post-Quantum Cryptography (Q01c) John Gray, Senior Principal Software Applications Developer, Entrust, Canada

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

Oak Foyer

13:30 - 15:00

Oak Room
PQ Cyber Day (Q02)
Industry Readiness Efforts

13:30 Updates on PQC Migration Efforts by Industry (Q02a) Speaker TBA


14:00 Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance Overview (Q02b) Hart Montgomery, CTO, Hyperledger, The LINUX Foundation, United States; Dr. Michael “Max” Maximilien, Technical Oversight Committee Chairman, Post-Quantum Cryptography Alliance, and Distinguished Engineer, IBM, United States


14:30 Lessons Learned from NIST NCCOE PQC Migration Risk Management and Prioritization Workstream (Q02c) Evgeny Gervis, CEO, SafeLogic, United States

15:00-15:30 Networking Break

Oak Foyer

15:30 - 17:00

Oak Room
PQ Cyber Day (Q03)
Best Practices, Real World Experience

15:30 Protecting Digital Assets in the Post-Quantum World (Q03a) Sandeep Batta, Lead Solutions Architect, IBM, United States


16:00 Preparing Industries for the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography (Q03b) Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Vice Chair and Security Task Force Chair, GlobalPlatform, United Kingdom


16:30 The Quantum Buffer (Q03c) Purushottam Kulkarni, Software Engineer Staff, Juniper Networks, United States

17:00 Adjourn