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Applied quantum safe cyryptography, with focus on key & certificate management and OpenShift
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


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Dr. Martin Schmatz completed his PhD at ETH Zurich/Switzerland and joined the IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory in 1999. He established and managed the I/O Link Technology effort optimizing data transport in server systems.

Between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Schmatz headed the Systems department at the IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory, and he took over management responsibilities for the newly formed Cloud Server Technologies team in early 2014. Since 2017, he is responsible for research in the area of KeyProtect and Certificate Management, which summarizes technologies for protection of keys and certificates during generation and storage, protection of keys during usage (e.g. during encrypt/decrypt), and protection of data-in-use. A focus area on enabling quantum safe cryptography (QSC) for standalone applications as well as OpenShift cluster deployments.

Dr. Schmatz has contributed to OIF and JEDEC standards, he has 50+ external publications at premier conferences and refereed journals in the field and holds more than 100 patents. He is a member emeritus of the IBM Academy of Technology, the IBM Technical Experts Council and has an MBA from the Henley Management College, UK.