Advances in quantum computing are moving faster than many executives and government officials recognize.

In this webinar, Dr. Michele Mosca will provide business and government leaders with a practical understanding of how quantum computing applications could potentially be leveraged for competitive advantage as well as highlight the critical need for organizations to develop quantum-ready cybersecurity capabilities or risk catastrophic system failures of operations.



Dr. Michele Mosca will be joined by Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, Founder, President, and CEO, Profound Impact Corporation for Q&A following his presentation.

Meet your speakers

Michele Mosca

Co-founder, Institute for Quantum Computing CEO and Co-founder, evolutionQcopy text

Michele Mosca is one of the world’s leading authorities in quantum computing and associated cyber-risks. He started University of Waterloo’s efforts in quantum computing in 1999, where he is full professor in the Faculty of Mathematics with cross-appointments in Computer Science and Physics & Astronomy. He is co-founder of CryptoWorks21, a training program in quantum-safe cryptography. He also co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe environments.

Dr. Mosca has won numerous awards and honours throughout his career, including 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000-2005), Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) since 2010, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012), University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo (2012-present), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013) and Fr. Norm Choate C.R., Lifetime Achievement Award (2017). He holds D. Phil from Oxford University focused on quantum computing algorithms.

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

 Founder, President, and CEO Profound Impact Corporation

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone is a purpose-driven, successful serial tech entrepreneur known for building high-performing teams. As a trailblazing woman in information security, she’s a strategic risk-taker who led startups to successful exits in Silicon Valley and the Toronto-Waterloo Tech corridor with two IPOs and two acquisitions.

Sherry earned a MSc. in mathematics and worked as a cryptologic mathematician with the US Government. This experience provided the foundation for a career in info security including VP Electronic Commerce at MasterCard and C-suite positions with info security start-ups: Cylink, Certicom, and TrustPoint Innovation. At Certicom, Sherry was the catalyst in the commercialization of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), which formed the foundation of the security for Blackberry Rim. Today ECC is utilized to provide the highest level of security in every mobile device worldwide.