Fourth Post Quantum Network Seminar

Fourth Post Quantum Network Seminar

Start: Friday 17 May 2024 10:00

End: Friday 17 May 2024 13:00

Venue: SGInnovate, 32 Carpenter Street

Location: Singapore 059911

This open seminar will provide perspectives from Operators, Vendors, Standardisation Bodies and Governments in the context of the region on the following areas:

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

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10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Introduction
Lory Thorpe, GSMA PQTN TF Chair

10:05 - 10:35

Post Quantum Cryptography: Overview, Standardisation process and where the industry is
Michael Osborne, CTO IBM Quantum Safe/Security Research IBM

10:35 - 11:20

Government and Policy: Post Quantum Cryptography Perspective
Moderator: David Turkington, Head of Technology, APAC, GSMA



  • Koh Wee Sain, Director, IMDA
  • Jin Wook Choi, Senior Manager, National Information Society Agency
  • Dr. Garfield Jones, Associate Chief of Strategic Technology, CISA
  • Murugiah Souppaya, Computer Scientist, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

11:20 - 11:35

Post Quantum Telco Network TF Update
Lory Thorpe, GSMA PQTN TF Chair

11:35 - 12:20

Industry Perspectives: Post Quantum Telecommunication Network (Panel)
Moderator: Luke Ibbetson, Group Head of R&D, Vodafone



  • Sheng-Ann Yu, Director of Advanced Technology Group APAC, Group Function Technology, Ericsson
  • Hoon Wei Lim, Principal Director, Cyber R&D and Special Ops, NCS
  • Matt Henricksen, Senior Expert of Huawei Singapore Digital Trust Foundation Lab, Huawei
  • Siddharth Deshpande, Regional Chief Information Security Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, Palo Alto Networks

12:20 - 12:50

Demos in the networking room
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • IBM & Vodafone

12:50 - 13:00



Dr. Garfield Jones

Associate Chief of Strategic Technology, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Garfield S. Jones is the Associate Chief of Strategic Technology for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Dr. Jones is responsible for developing the strategy and providing guidance on the use of innovative and leading-edge technology across CISA, including articulating and documenting the future technology vision to achieve the organization’s mission objectives and goals.

Dr. Jones was Deputy Program Manager for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program responsible for Systems Engineering, Architecture, and Testing. Prior to joining DHS, Dr. Jones worked as a Systems Engineer developing complex weapons, geographic, and information systems for agencies such as Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). In 2018, he retired from the Army Reserves after serving 25 years (16 years active duty and nine years reservist) as an Information Systems Warrant Officer.

Dr. Jones holds a Doctor of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He serves as a professor at two universities teaching Computer Science and Systems Engineering. Dr. Jones has also filed for a patent regarding the use of the Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN) for Vulnerabilities Risk Calculation of a Text Document.

Sheng-Ann Yu

Director, Advanced Technology Group Asia-Pacific, Group Function Technology, Ericsson

As director for advanced technology at Group Function Technology for Asia-Pacific, together with her team, Sheng-Ann works with technology alignment as well as long term technology strategies for Ericsson in Asia-Pacific. Sheng-Ann has been with Ericsson for more than 28 years and has had senior positions in Ericsson Research, Development, Business Units, as well as in customer accounts. Sheng-Ann holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH) and a Master of Executive Business Administration from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Sheng-Ann is based in Singapore.

David Turkington

Head of Technology, APAC, GSMA

David Turkington is the Head of Technology for the GSMA Asia Pacific. David is responsible for driving the technology direction of the GSMA across the APAC region and working with its membership to execute key technology initiatives. Prior to joining the GSMA, David held senior positions in companies including Pixel Networks, Ericsson, SmarTone, Nokia and British Telecom. David is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Lory Thorpe

The Chair of the GSMA Post Quantum Telco Network Task Force

Lory Thorpe is an Executive leader with over 20 years senior level, global experience in telecommunications, security and digital transformation, with a technology, innovation and partnership background in next generation networks, IoT and connectivity enabled industries across Private and Public sector. Her previous experience includes both operator and vendor roles, working for major telecommunication companies such as Ericsson, Nokia and Vodafone. Lory is a Senior Strategy Consultant within IBM Quantum, leading the Quantum Safe for Industries and Partnership agenda. She is the Chair of the GSMA Post Quantum Telco Network Task Force, which is focusing on preparing the Telco industry for the Quantum Era. Lory is originally from Toronto, Canada and lives in London, UK with her family.

Matt Henricksen

Senior Expert, Huawei Singapore Digital Trust Foundation Lab

Matt is at Huawei Singapore Digital Trust Foundation Lab, working on all kinds of cryptography.  His passion is in efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms on common platforms, with particular emphasis on post-quantum algorithms.

He obtained a PhD in cryptographic design and cryptanalysis at Queensland University of Technology. He has previously worked for A*STAR (Singapore), RSA Security and Hewlett-Packard.

Michael Osborne

CTO, IBM Quantum Safe / Security Research, IBM

Mr Osborne currently leads the security and privacy activities at the IBM Research centre in Rüschlikon Switzerland and has a global role as Lead for IBM Q Security and Encryption. His current focus includes leading IBM Research division’s Quantum Safe Cryptography efforts to develop and standardise quantum resistant technology and transferring this technology to IBM’s products and services. A second area includes the development of cryptographic pseudonym security technology that enables data to be protected while it is being used. This includes the work at Truata to create a GDPR compliant data trust for extracting business insights from anonymised data.

Previous to this Mr Osborne lead a number of large scale governmental projects in the area of national identity schemes. Working together with consultants from IBM Global Business Services, Michael has played a key role in designing smart card, biometrics and PKI solutions that address both security and privacy concerns. As a research staff member of the Bluez Business Computing team, Michael was involved in the design and integration of the security architecture for a French land registry project (GILFAM). The project entailed stringent requirements in the areas of long-term digital signatures and biometric based non-repudiation, and mandated a comprehensive security architecture that encompassed SSO, biometrics, smart cards, FINREAD class 4 card readers, PKI, TSA and tamper-proof cryptographic coprocessors.

Michael’s tenure at IBM Research – Zurich began in 1997, developing advanced routing protocols for IBM networking hardware division WAN products. In 1999 his work on routing protocols extended to include mobile networks — an effort that culminated in a Golden Nugget award at the U.S. Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration. Since 2000, Michael’s work has focused on smart card and security projects, including a government services ID card and a nationwide consumer payments smart card for two Global Business Services clients. As more countries move toward providing their citizens with e-government services, the need for portable secure identity cards will increase. In general, he works on augmenting the security features of printed security documents with electronic ones in order to increase reliability, ease-of-use and security. To do so, he integrates advanced plastic and chip technology with biometric capabilities such as fingerprint scanning. Michael Osborne is currently manager of the Security research group at IBM Research – Zurich, whose work concentrates on many aspects of information security, including secure ID solutions, data storage security, identity governance, cloud computing security and many more.

Wee-Sain Koh

Director, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)

Jin Wook Choi

Senior Manager, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

National Information Society Agency (NIA) / Senior Manager

March 2022 – PRESENT, Daegu, Republic of Korea

  • Working for NIA, an agency affiliated with the Ministry of Science and ICT. Fostering ecosystem and encouraging Korean businesses, including Startup, commercialize products in quantum technology.

VTech / Assistant Manager

May 2021 – March 2022, Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • Consulting work for the government in relation to disaster safety communication networks, domestic standards and radio wave policies

Institute for Future Radio Engineering (IFRE) / Senior Researcher

March 2020 – April 2021, Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • Doing several research projects on radio-wave policy in Korea

Murugiah Souppaya

Computer Scientist, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Murugiah Souppaya is a computer scientist in the Computer Security Division of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  He advocates the adoption of modern secure technology by collaborating with industry partners to research, engineer, and build practical cybersecurity solutions, and develop associated guidelines and standards for the various regulated industry sectors and the U.S. Government.

Dr Lim Hoon Wei

Principal Director, Cyber R&D and Special Ops, NCS

Dr Lim Hoon Wei leads NCS Cyber R&D and Special Ops. He is responsible for driving R&D initiatives with collaborators from industry, academia and government. His team incubates new technologies and services; moreover they conduct studies and deliver projects requiring specialised and diversified skillsets in emerging areas.

Dr Lim is particularly interested in protection of data security and privacy, automation of threat detection and incident response, securing AI systems, and quantum-resistant security. He has published more than 40 research articles in international leading journals and conferences; he was also a lead inventor in 4 granted US/EU/SG patents. He has been serving as a member of the Singapore National Security & Privacy Standards Technical Committee since 2018. He was a finalist of the Singapore Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP) Cybersecurity Awards 2023, under the Leader Category.

In the past, Hoon Wei had held research positions with A*STAR, NUS, NTU, and SAP Labs France. He received his PhD degree in Information Security from the Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.

Siddharth Deshpande

Regional Chief Information Security Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan , Palo Alto Networks

With 18 years of experience in the technology and cybersecurity domains, Siddharth Deshpande is Palo Alto Networks’ Regional CISO for the Asia Pacific and Japan Region. His key areas of focus are cloud security, network security, SASE and SOC transformation. His passion is helping provide a practical lens to cybersecurity transformation to help customers accelerate time to value for their cybersecurity strategy.

In this role, he leads both business and technical focussed advisory engagements around these key topics to the largest corporations and government agencies in the region.

He joined Palo Alto Networks from Akamai where he was a key technology leader focussed on emerging cybersecurity domains across Asia-Pacific and Japan. Prior to Akamai, Siddharth spent almost a decade at Gartner where he was a strategic advisor to organizations across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region as well as globally around a variety of emerging and established cybersecurity domains.

Luke Ibbetson

Group Head of R&D, Vodafone

Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and currently leads the Vodafone Group Research and Development organisation, responsible for all aspects of future research including trials of emerging / disruptive technologies, new industry partnerships and the creation of future revenue engines through advanced technology. Luke is an active participant in Industry Initiatives including 5GAA (Board member), Chairman of the NGMN 5G Board Committee, Advisory Board for UK TechWorks, and Board member for several venture backed new technology companies in which Vodafone has invested. Luke is a proud pioneer of Narrow Band IoT technology and currently shaping Vodafone’s thinking on 6G. Luke is a passionate supporter of innovative thinking, helping to create new opportunities for technology to change lives and society for the better.