About Us

Technology pioneer of Post-Quantum Cyber Security.

Established in 1992, 01 Communique is always at the forefront of technology. Our latest innovation is on cyber security with our latest development focused on Quantum-Safe Cryptography. Our patent-pending Quantum-Safe Cryptography is designed to operate on conventional computer systems as we know them today while at the same time is secure enough to safeguard against future attacks from the world of Quantum Computers. Examples of vertical applications are email/file encryption, digital signatures, blockchain security, remote access/VPN, password management, credit card security, cloud storage, artificial intelligence, IoT (5G), and website security.

The Team

Andrew Cheung

Andrew Cheung

CEO

Andrew is the founder, President and CEO of 01 Communique. He built the company from scratch in 1992 and took the company public in 2000. Andrew was a nominee of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year award in 2001. He holds a B.Sc. (Hon) degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario. Besides over 25 years experience in communications, mobile, and cyber security solutions development, he also has 12 years experience in patent prosecution. Andrew is a co-inventor of 7 patents plus several patent-pending applications.
Sergey Strakhov

Sergey Strakhov

CTO

Sergey joined 01 Communique in 2000. He has over 20 years experience in cyber security and cryptographic related technologies. He also has extensive expertise in firmware development. Sergey holds a M.Sc. in Engineering for Computer Systems from the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. He is a co-inventor of 2 patents plus several patent-pending applications.
Dr. S. Bezzateev

Dr. S. Bezzateev

Crypto Scientist

Dr. Bezzateev is a well-known expert in cryptography and error correction technologies with over 35 years experience in the fields. He is the head of Information Security Technologies Department at the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation and a visiting professor of the faculty of Information Security Technologies at the ITMO University of St. Petersburg.  Dr. Bezzateev is a co-inventor of over 10 patents plus several patent-pending applications. He is also an author of over 100 academic papers.
Brian Stringer

Brian Stringer

CFO

A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with 25+ years experience in managing publicly listed companies, Brian has been the CFO of 01 for over 18 years. Prior to joining 01, Brian worked as the CFO of various other publicly listed companies. In addition to his extensive CFO experience, Brian also has 12 years experience in patent prosecution and patent litigation in the US and Canada.
William A. Train

William A. Train

Chairman

William joined the board of 01 Communique in 1995. He has over 35 years of extensive experience in the semi-conductor sector in Canada and the United States. He is the former President of Xicom Products and the CEO of Carolian Systems and has held senior positions at Dynasty Components Inc. Mr. Train holds a B.A. degree of Economics from the University of Toronto with directorships and board experience in various industries including Ozz Utility Management, Navlyns, Blumont Capital, etc.
Gary Kissack

Gary Kissack

Board Member

Gary has extensive experience working as a lawyer and advisor in various industries. He practices in a number of areas of business law, including M&A, private equity, venture capital, capital markets, and corporate finance. He is a Partner in the Business Law and Indigenous Law Practice Groups at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto. Gary regularly advises Canadian and international companies, underwriters, investors and professional advisors on a range of transactions including IPOs, private placements, etc. He has been a Board Member of 01 Communique since 2006.
Jane Yang

Jane Yang

Board Member

Jane joined the Board of 01 Communique in 2018. She is the Co-founder and Director of Strategy at Cadence, a securitization platform for private credit markets using blockchain technology. Jane is a former executive at Digital Asset, a global leader in enterprise blockchain technology where she was instrumental in their growth and facilitated their marquee project with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Jane is a graduate of the University of Waterloo majoring in Mathematical Sciences and she is an active member of the New York blockchain community.
Joanna Ng

Joanna Ng

Board Member

Before joining the Board of 01 in 2018, Joanna worked at IBM as the Cognitive IoT, Strategy and Innovation Chair. She had also held a 7-year tenure as the Head of Research, Director of Center for Advanced Studies at the IBM Canada Lab. Joanna is a co-inventor of 43 patents plus 12 patent-pending applications. She is also an author of 2 Springer Comp-Sci books and over 20 peer-reviewed papers.
Vicky Chan

Vicky Chan

Advisor

Vicky has over 25 years experience in financial industry specializing in platform development including payment, clearing and settlement infrastructure. She had held senior positions at UBS, Goldman Sachs and Hong Kong Exchanges. Vicky has a Master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales where she worked at the PricewaterhouseCoopers. She joined the Advisory board of 01 Communique in 2018.

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