The Co-Inventor of BlackBerry Is Building Canada’s Quantum Brain Trust : Canada

BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis has a keen interest in the world of quantum computing. In fact, as Natalie Wong and Jeremy Kahn report, “he’s poured more than $450 million into quantum projects over the past two decades and now spends much of his time running the $80 million venture company Quantum Valley Investments from his office in Waterloo, Ont.” […]

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s recent acceptance of quantum-safe encryption certificates from ISARA, the leading provider of security solutions for the quantum computing age, highlighted the vital role Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) plays in bringing Canadian technological advances to the global marketplace.

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Mike Lazaridis discusses the magnitude of the quantum threat, explaining why he is choosing to invest both time and resources to “build an entire industry to take on an opportunity like this.” Quantum Valley Investments, a venture capital firm started by Lazaridis in 2013 is home to ISARA Corporation, who is providing quantum-safe encryption solutions […]

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Scott Totzke, CEO & Co-Founder of ISARA Corporation states that ISARA aims to, “build a business around next-generation security encryption technology to address the threats that come with quantum computers.” There are varied opinions on when quantum computing will gain the power needed to break today’s encryption, although Totzke emphasizes the divide that will occur […]

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  This is an excerpt from a guest post by Mike Brown, CTO, ISARA Corporation, that appears in full on the GTEC website. Mike and ISARA COO Mark Pecen spoke at GTEC 2016 as part of a panel of experts on Quantum Safe Strategy for Canada. “The challenge of protecting cyber systems and information is […]

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Author Terry Pender provides insight into ISARA Corporation’s first two years as a startup in Waterloo’s Quantum Valley. Scott Totzke (CEO), Mike Brown (CTO) and Mark Pecen (COO), clarify the existing quantum threat and the urgency surrounding implementing a secure and viable solution. “As an industry, we’ve only got five years to get a solution […]

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ISARA Corporation gained significant traction and growth in its first 18 months. With highly established credibility from previous experience at BlackBerry, our strong leadership team, along with “academic research, low-level developers and implementers to make this stuff work,” we’re looking at an exciting future. Scott Totzke, CEO & Co-Founder of ISARA Corporation stated that the […]

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