September 21-24, 2020 | Virtual Conference and Vendor Forum

Bruno Huttner

Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, ID Quantique

Bruno Huttner

Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, ID Quantique

Biography

Bruno Huttner is the product manager and business development manager for Quantum Key

Bruno Huttner is the Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and a Quantum Key Distribution Expert at ID Quantique. He is also the co- chairman of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) organized by the Cloud Security Alliance. The QSS WG has been formed to address key generation and transmission methods and to help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data.

Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, participating in business development and product management in the Quantum Security division, which develops next-generation encryption, and especially quantum key distribution systems. These systems are designed to be safe against the power of quantum computers, which threaten the conventional encryption methods. He then started the space programs, aiming at developing quantum key distribution globally, using satellites. 

Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). During an international academic career spanning: the UK, at the University of Oxford; Japan at NTT Basic Research Laboratories; and Switzerland at the University of Geneva, he studied quantum effects in optical fibers, quantum cryptography and telecommunication. He then moved to the business world, as a founder and manager of a start-up, Luciol Instruments in 2000, active in test&measurements of optical fibers. In 2002, Luciol was acquired by Sunrise Telecom, an American test&measurement company. Bruno became General Manager of the division, which was subsequently divested in 2008. Bruno led a management buyout, which restarted Luciol in 2009, and refocused the company towards the aviation market. 

During his career, both in academia and in business, Bruno wrote many scientific papers. He participated and gave lectures in many international conferences. He was also active in standardisation organisations, first in ITU-T on polarisation effects in optical fibers, then in SAE, ARINC and ASD/STAN for applications of optical fibers in aviation. He is currently a member of the ETSI Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum-Safe Cryptography WGs, as well as chairman of the QSS WG of the CSA.

Presentations by Bruno Huttner