Vladimir Soukharev is a Principal Cryptographic Technologist & Chief Post-Quantum Researcher at InfoSec Global. He is relentlessly focused on cryptographic research and development and is inspired by continuous innovation. Vladimir obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, specializing in cryptography, security and privacy under the supervision of David Jao. His thesis title was “Post-Quantum Elliptic Curve Cryptography.” He was part of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, CryptoWorks21 and has contributed and published works at world-renowned conferences and in journals, such as PQCrypto, Financial Cryptography and the Journal of Mathematical Cryptology. Since completing his formal studies, he has dedicated his work life to advancing the knowledge and application of cutting-edge cryptography and cyber security technologies to protect vital information and communications in complex, highly regulated environments. Vladimir’s main area of focus is post-quantum cryptography, but he looks at the entire cryptographic and security spectrum. He is also a co-author on the submission for NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standards Competition, titled SIKE (Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation).