Toshiba Digital Solutions corp., Japan
Chair, Subcommittee on Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communications, Q-STAR ; Business Unit Manager
Mr. Hanai joined Toshiba Corporation in 1987. He started his career as software designer of telecommunication systems in Toshiba’s Information and Communication Systems Laboratory. Then he joined undersea optical cable systems project with AT&T, British Telecom and France Telecom. In Toshiba, he has been engaged in system design, IT consulting, business development, technical marketing in emerging technology - including Deep Learning and Quantum Technology. Currently he leads Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) business unit in Toshiba. From 2021, he also worked as a chair of Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communication subcommittee in Quantum Strategic industry Alliance for Revolution (Q-STAR), a Japanese quantum industry consortium. He holds BA in Electric Engineering from Aoyamagakuin University and MS in Computer Science from George Washington University.