Track 4

Dr. Randy Kuang

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
Quantropi Inc., Ottawa, Canada

Biography: Randy holds a doctorate in quantum physics. His research findings have been published in top international journals and named “Kuang’s semi-classical formalism” by NASA in 2012. With a career spanning IT, including with Nortel as senior network researcher & developer, he co-founded inBay Technologies in 2009, serving as CTO of the cybersecurity platform and co-founded Quantropi 2018, serving as Chief Scientist. As the first recipient of a patent for two-level authentication (2011), Randy is a prolific inventor, with 30+ U.S. patents in broad technology fields, such as WiMAX, optical networks, multi-factor identity authentication, quantum cryptography, and post-quantum cryptography.
As the founding root of Quantropi, Randy proposed the universal quantum safe cryptography using Quantum Permutation Pad or QPP applied to both classical computing and quantum computing systems. The typical classical implementation has been achieved digital Quantum Key distribution over internet benchmarked by Deutsche Telekom. By randomizing and derandomizing the reference phase space of coherent communications, Randy invented coherent-based CTF-QKD and further extends it for quantum secure QXD for infrastructure. He recently invented new quantum safe public key cryptographic algorithms for key exchange and digital signature.

Prof. Michel Barbeau

Carleton University, Canada

Biography: Dr. Barbeau received both his Master’s and Ph.D. from Universite de Montreal. He then returned to Universite de Sherbrooke, where he had completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in 1985, to join the faculty as a professor. Teaching at Universite de Sherbrooke from 1991 to 1999, Dr. Barbeau spent his last academic year as a visiting researcher at the University of Aizu, Japan. He joined the School of Computer Science at Carleton University in 2000.

Dr. Wolfgang Rohde

Managing Director Innovation, Strategy & Research
Siemens, USA

Biography: Wolfgang is currently heading the Siemens research group centered around supply chain management since 2015. Previously, he held positions with IBM and Ciber Global. Wolfgang supported C-level management in advancing enterprise strategies for service-oriented architectures and Cloud transformation. He received his doctorate degree in Nuclear Physics from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Since heading the Siemens research group, he has focused mainly on bringing new innovations to industries by maximizing resiliency and sustainability through planning and managing of manufacturing and logistics. His mantra is based on the trinity of seamless integration, grassroots democratization, and relentless security.

Dr. Keeper Sharkey


Biography: Dr. Keeper L. Sharkey is the founder and CEO of ODE, L3C, a social enterprise that serves through quantum science, technology, and research. She is the Lead-author of a recently released book titled: Quantum Chemistry and Computing for the Curious: Illustrated with Python and Qiskit code, published by Packt. She serves as the Chair of Quantum Applied Chemistry at Quantum Security Alliance, Vice-Chair of Cyber Security in Quantum Computing and Quantum's Effect on Current Architectures in the group Cyber Security for Next-Generation Connectivity Systems with IEEE, is a civilian member friend of US Quantum Industry Coalition, point of contact for ODE’s co-founding membership of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), and is a member of both American Chemical Society and American Physical Society. She is also a Research Associate at University of Arizona, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry with the Adamowicz Group as well as the Entrepreneurial lead for National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) program Team QLEAN and Market Research Affiliate at Tech Launch Arizona. Dr. Sharkey received her PhD in Chemistry and her BS in Mathematics and Chemistry; both from the University of Arizona and attended Telluride Science Research Center summer school on Theoretical Chemistry followed by a Postdoctoral Faculty position at Washington State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Her honors and awards include: the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship DGE1-1143953, and NSF I-Corps program participation - 1547749. She has authored over 30 publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals regarding non-Born-Oppenheimer quantum mechanical finite-nuclear mass variational algorithms with over 400 citations. She moderated the panel session on END USER APPLICATIONS (CHEMISTRY / PHARMA) Session at Quantum Business Europe and served on a panel for the Department of the Air Force Information Technology conference (DAFITC) about quantum and cybersecurity.

Dr. Marc Geitz

Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Biography: RWTH Aachen and received his PhD at the University of Hamburg in 1999 after working several years at CERN and DESY. In 2001 he joined Deutsche Telekom AG and worked in the area of mobile communications, enterprise IT, cloud and network infrastructure. He has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunication industry with international background and strong focus on business solutions. Ramping up a QKD demonstrator in 2018 and building a QKD testbed from 2019 to 2022 raised his interest in quantum technology and its appliances on telecommunication’s industry. The application of quantum computers for solving industry optimization and machine learning use cases has added to this interest. Currently he participates in the QR.X research program to build a quantum repeater.
At Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), the passion for innovation and technology drives 300+ international experts and scientists to work together on e.g. blockchain technology, smart city concepts, artificial intelligence and new media experiences. T-Labs is the R&D unit of Deutsche Telekom and is in a close partnership with the Technische Universität Berlin. At its sites in Berlin, Darmstadt, Beer Sheva, Budapest and Vienna, T-Labs sits amongst a world-class host of universities, startups, investors, research institutes and corporate innovation hubs to jointly shape the future of communication services.