CryptoWorks21 Distinguished lecture

Waterloo, ON
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST 

Event Details

Tools of Commercialization

He who is good with a hammer thinks everything is a nail (slightly modified quote from the original by Abraham Maslow)

How does one sell security?  How does one commercialize such nebulous concepts such as “Trust”, “Security” and “Cryptography”?  “Cryptography”, which is just one building block of security, is based on other more abstract building blocks such as “algorithms”, which have a foundation on “hard mathematical problems”.

In this talk, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone will speak to the tools that she has used in successfully selling information security, from setting up distribution channels in Asia Pacific, …to standardizing, patenting, and commercializing Elliptic Curve Cryptography… to secure vehicle to vehicle communications and smart cities.

Reception to follow in QNC1102.


Sherry Shannon-Vanstone
TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd.
Former Co-founder,, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board


QNC 0101
200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA


Evening lecture-Jan 9th, 2018

Organizer Details

Logo - Institute for Quantum Computing

Institute for Quantum Computing

The Institute for Quantum Computing is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo harnessing the quantum laws of nature to develop powerful new technologies that will transform information technology and drive the 21st century economy.