evolutionQ is building a plan to address the quantum computing threat.
evolutionQ was co-founded by leading quantum-safe cryptography experts, Dr. Michele Mosca, Dr. Norbert Lütkenhaus, and Dr. David Jao.
With offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, and Aachen, Germany, evolutionQ delivers robust software that is revolutionizing the field of quantum-safe cryptography. Their pioneering Quantum Delivery Network (QDN) technology ensures quantum-safe key management deployments are secure, seamless, and resilient.
With a deep understanding of the quantum cybersecurity landscape, including the latest threats and trends, evolutionQ offers quantum-safe cybersecurity products to help clients deploy and manage quantum-safe technologies across their networks.
What We Do
We help organizations identify potential vulnerabilities and assess the risks they pose. Expert guidance shows how these risks can be mitigated through the implementation of new technologies and processes.
Our experience in helping organizations across different industries to address cybersecurity threats begins with best practices and tailoring solutions to the specific needs of our clients. This involves a holistic approach to cybersecurity, which covers all aspects of the organization: technical security, risk management, incident response, and compliance.
A detailed multi-year business plan helps guide our client’s future with regards to the changing cybersecurity landscape. We help the organization adjust their strategy over time and assist in adapting and responding to new emerging risks and threats.
evolutionQ provides solutions to enable our customers to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the quantum era.
We love to work with people who have a passion for growth and discovery. We approach each challenge with a positive attitude to find creative solutions to difficult problems. There’s always sunlight above the clouds. Aim high.
Team members are encouraged to act with integrity, communicate clearly, and uphold their commitments to each other and our clients. We take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes.
We aim for continuous improvement to our processes so that our actions are aligned, and we can consistently deliver high-quality work. With a culture of continuous learning and improvement, everyone can explore new ideas together.
Our goal is to bring together diverse perspectives and skills to solve complex problems and drive innovation. We believe everyone should be respected, valued, and empowered to contribute to their fullest potential.
Our team includes world-leading scientists, and industry experts who understand the solutions for the cybersecurity threats you face.
Founders & Executive Leadership
Dr. Michele Mosca
Dr. Michele Mosca
CEO & Co-founder
Dr. Mosca is one of the world's leading scientists in quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and conventional cryptography in an era with quantum technologies. He founded Canada's Institute for Quantum Computing, was a founding Faculty Member of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and co-authored the textbook An Introduction to Quantum Computing.
As a professor at the University of Waterloo, he pioneered study in quantum computing with the support of St. Jerome’s University’s Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. The co-founder of CryptoWorks21, a training program in quantum-safe cryptography, Mosca instituted the Quantum Cryptography Summer School for Young Scientists at Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing.
He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products to enable organizations to advance their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to become quantum-safe.
Mosca has had a few accolades, too. In 2010, he was named Canada’s Top 40 Under 40; received the Governor General of Canada Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013; and a Knighthood, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2018. Mosca also co-founded the not-for-profit Quantum-Safe Canada to boost efforts for creating a safer digital infrastructure in Canada as the quantum era unfolds.
Dr. Norbert Lutkenhaus
Dr. Norbert Lutkenhaus
CTO & Co-founder
Dr. Lütkenhaus is a renowned leader in quantum communication, quantum cryptography, and quantum-safe cybersecurity. He is Vice-Chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), coordinating the certification effort for QKD devices.
A professor at the University of Waterloo, Lütkenhaus is an academic high-tech leader, who has pioneered design and security analysis of Quantum Key Distribution protocols. He led the Theory Project of the European demonstrator network of quantum key distribution, Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography (SECOQC).
He has also led the Emmy Noether Research Group at University of Erlangen-Nurnberg.
Besides his academic and professional contributions, Lütkenhaus has volunteered for Big Brothers and Sisters for over 12 years.
Dr. David Jao
Dr. David Jao
Chief Cryptographer & Co-founder
David Jao is a distinguished cryptographer who completed his PhD at Harvard and worked in the Cryptography and Anti-Piracy Group at Microsoft Research before joining the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.
He is Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and leads a large research group in post-quantum or quantum-safe cryptography at the University of Waterloo.
Jao is an inventor of isogeny-based cryptography and does research in isogeny-based cryptography and post-quantum cryptography. He is one of the University of Waterloo’s favorite professors. Students have commented that while he is a tough grader, his lectures are fun and is easy to learn from.
Dr. Sarah McCarthy
Senior Strategy Advisor
Donna Dodson led the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity program to develop standards, guidelines, best practices and other resources for use by government and industry. Recently, she has spoken on risk management and cryptography at the RSA Conference and the Aspen Institute.
Senior Director of Business Development
Tony Rosati is an electrical engineer with specialized training in semiconductors, cryptography and security from the University of Waterloo. As an advocate for security leadership, he has contributed to the success of TimeStep Corp, Newbridge Networks, Calmos, Certicom Corp, and TrustPoint Innovations. His current interests include decentralized identity (W3C), blockchain applications and quantum safe cryptography.