Delivering sustainability with quantum safety | Thursday, 1st of December | Home House, London
  • Delivering sustainability with quantum safety

  • Thursday, 1st of December
  • 12.30 to 5 pm
  • Location: Home House, London
  • Registration Closed

Modernisation has been synonymous with cloud migrations, but for the coming years mainframes could be the real innovation drivers. Sectors like financial services, government agencies, oil and gas, scientific research, global manufacturing have always relied on mainframes to process high volumes of data, business transactions and thousands of concurrent requests.

Much of the cloud already runs on mainframes. The new generation of mainframes are faster, more efficient, with lower operating costs and with processors that have AI acceleration built-in, enabling things like real-time fraud detection and IoT data processing. In this Focus event we will explore how we can

  • consolidate the on-prem data center on a smaller footprint
  • keeping data safe in a modern cloud environment
  • innovate with real-time AI and quantum safety

Duncan Jones, Head of Quantum Cybersecurity at Quantinuum

An introduction to quantum cybersecurity

Duncan Jones is a cybersecurity expert and the Head of Quantum Cybersecurity at Quantinuum. Duncan has over 13 years of experience developing security solutions for global companies, including Thales, Arm and Worldpay. He has led teams in various disciplines, including innovation, research, strategy and product management, working across a range of industries, from hardware security and payments to IoT. In his current role, Duncan oversees all cybersecurity activities at Quantinuum, including the development and commercialization of Quantum Origin, the first platform to derive cryptographic keys using the output of a quantum computer. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. Duncan will give a high-level overview of quantum computing, how it differs from classical computing, followed by an introduction to the positive and negative impacts of quantum computing on cybersecurity, with a discussion of the timelines for action.

Liz Dore, Manager IT Economics EMEA at IBM

Contribute to environmental sustainability and reduce costs with IBM zSystems Infrastructure

Liz Dore is the IT Economics Specialist Manager for IBM Technology in EMEA with a focus on comparing IT solutions with attention to costs, efficiencies and business objectives, including sustainability. Prior to this, she has worked in a variety of mainframe management, sales and technical roles in IBM for 30+ years, working with clients in UK and Europe. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Andrew Coulson, IBM z Specialist

Mainframes leading enterprise innovation?

Andy Coulson consults for IBM Technology, UK. Andy has advised many large and mid-range mainframe customers including in the airline, finance, and retail sectors and latterly with De-Fi start-ups. A published technical author and communicator, he is interested in the dynamic of technology interacting with strategy while being responsive to immediate demands of emerging opportunities and threats. Today Andy will present an overview of the current and potential threat vectors relevant to the modern scalable systems, and how these threats can be mitigated. He will also cover how partnerships with ever-changing compliance authorities and mandates can lead to a safer and more agile customer proposition.

Event Chair: Georgina Owens, CTO at Liberis

Georgina Owens is the Chief Technology Officer at Liberis, a London-based fintech company that builds flexible embedded finance solutions to provide small businesses with accessible and responsible finance. Previously she led IT transformation at Vodafone and WPP and held leading IT positions at various technology scale-ups.