Oreste Panaia attended the University of Western Australia where he obtained his PhD in mathematics. While studying he also worked as Information Technology Manager and Technical consultant for Perth Dental Hospital, part of the Health Department of Western Australia. He then left the IT field to move into academia. Oreste then moved to Germany where he renewed his interest in IT security and is currently working with PrimeKey as Senior Software Architect. He has recently become interested in the area Quantum Computing and Post Quantum Crypto.