Nigel Jones

Opensource engineer, Open Quantum, IBM

Harvest Now, Decrypt Later – Managing the Threat From Quantum Algorithms



Nigel is a software engineer working in IBM’s ‘Open Quantum’ team, part of a larger Open Tech & Advocacy team. He works alongside colleagues in research to promote and support IBM’s Quantum technologies. Recently he led creation of a free course for IBM’s quantum curriculum, addressing the risks of quantum algorithms to today’s encryption, and is working on several open-source projects proposing changes to make mitigation of such threats easier.

Previously he was cofounder & maintainer of the Egeria project (LF AI & Data at the Linux Foundation) collaborating with others on delivering an open, extensible, metadata & governance platform. He introduced and developed use of Kubernetes, Helm Charts, & operators into the project.