Roundtables & Summits

Third Post Quantum Network Seminar


Mon, 26 Feb: 14:30 - 17:00 CEST

Pre-registered & Approved have priority


CC8.16, GSMA Knowledge Zone, Hall 8.1 - 4YFN

Session Description

Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 will provide a world-class exhibition, an award-winning conference programme and outstanding networking opportunities.

Cryptographically relevant Quantum computers will be able to break the encryption commonly used to protect networks and customer data. The telco industry needs to prepare for the Quantum era and plan for the transition towards post Quantum cryptography. This process affects the entire telecom supply chain and ecosystem: Operators, network and IT vendors, integrators, standards and open-source communities. 


This open Seminar will provide perspectives from Operators, Vendors, Standardisation Bodies and Governments on the following areas:

• Eco-system update – focussing on progress, challenges and new developments


• First presentation of the “Post Quantum Crypto Guidelines for Telco Use Cases”, providing an assessment of the specific risks and security implications for multiple telco internal use cases & customer offerings 


• The steps which need to be taken by network operators to prepare for migration to post Quantum cryptography and a perspective on the key dependencies


• New product and service opportunities


• Demonstrations, PoCs and showcases




14.30 – 14.35 - Intro – Welcome

Speaker: Alex Sinclair, CTO, GSMA


14.35 – 14.50 - The importance of Building a Quantum Secure Digital Economy
Horizontal Problem affecting all the sectors

Speaker: Francis Sideco, Partner and Principal Analyst, Tirias Research


14-50 – 15.05 - Quantum Safe future networks

Speaker: Anita Doehler, Chief Executive Officer, NGMN


15.05 – 15.50 - Policy and regulation perspective


Zygmunt Lozinski, Senior Technical Staff Member and Quantum Ambassador, IBM


Sebastian Buckup, Head of Network and Partnerships; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Gary Trotman, Head of Technology Solutions, Digital Catapult

Darren Ennis, Leads Vodafone Group’s EU public affairs team & Brussels office, Vodafone

Keundae Kim, Director General, South Korea Institute of Information and Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation


15.50 – 15.10 - An update from the PQTN Task Force and
Post Quantum Cryptography-Guidelines for telecom use Cases


Lory Thorpe, Global Solutions & Offerings, Industry Partner Telecommunications, IBM

Luke Ibbetson, Group Head of R&D, Vodafone


16.10 – 16.55 - Technical and Business Barriers and Opportunities 


Kelly Richdale, Senior Advisor, Sandbox AQ


Avesta Hojjati, VP, Engineering, Head of R&D, Digicert
Ryuji Wakikawa,
Vice President, Head of Research Institute of Advanced Technology, Softbank corp.
Diego Lopez,
Senior Technology Expert, Telefonica
Taylor Hartley,
Network Security Solutions Architect, Ericsson


16.55 – 17.00 - Demo summary and call out
Call out to relevant demos that are being shown at MWC 

Speaker: Lory Thorpe, Global Solutions & Offerings, Industry Partner Telecommunications, IBM


17:00 - Networking

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