Dr. Cédric Jeannot – Biography and Speaking Engagements


Dr. Jeannot is a cryptography and security expert, and the founder and CEO of APrivacy Ltd., an award-winning company that provides the banking industry with an information security and tracking service anywhere, any time and on any device.
An expert in the field of cryptography, authentication, and key management, Dr. Jeannot leads the strategic direction, research and development efforts for all APrivacy Ltd., products. He is a frequent speaker at digital security conferences worldwide and has been quoted in a number of global press publications. He was named as a Canadian delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20YES), and was recently named as one of 16 Most Promising Entrepreneur in Asia-Pacific by EY. His company was selected by Accenture to participate in its prestigious FinTech incubator program in Hong Kong and was recently named Top 20 FinTech in Hong Kong.
Over the years, Dr. Jeannot has worked on various key security projects including security tools aimed at diplomatic and government agencies. He is also the inventor of a patented secure architecture for digital content protection in corporate environments.
Dr. Jeannot holds a PhD in Applied Security from the University of Louisville, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Montpellier, France.

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Key Management
FinTech, Entrepreneurship

Upcoming/Recent Keynote Speeches and Panels


“How not to get hacked!”,
France Macau Chamber of Commerce, Macau, 26 September 2018
“Opportunities and Threats of Blockchain Technology”,
France Macau Chamber of Commerce, Ma2018 ConnecTechAsia 2018, Singapore, 27 June 2018
“Fintech and its Impact on Banking & Wealth Management”,
CIBC Capital Markets Winter Summit 2018, Toronto, Canada, 25 January 2018


“Messaging: The Future of Insurance”,
InsurTech Rising Asia, Hong Kong, 12 December 2017
“Cybersecurity, Privacy and Digital Identity: The Future”,
ASIFMA Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 29 November 2017
“How Data-Centric Encryption Can Improve Your Bottom Line and Client Satisfaction”,
Hong Kong FinTech Week, Hong Kong, 23 October 2017
“Hong Kong for Canadian Tech”,
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto, Toronto, 19 October 2017
“Prepare for the Hacks and the Bots”,
The FinTech Series, Eversheds, Hong Kong, 27 June 2017
“How data-centric security can help leverage the cloud?”,
HSBC internal event, Guangzhou, 13 June 2017
“Workshop on key trends and development of FinTech in China”,
World Economic Forum in Shenzhen 2017, Shenzhen, China, 27 April 2017
“Hong Kong’s FinTech Journey – where are we, what’s next?”,
Internet Economy Summit 2017, Hong Kong, 10 April 2017
“Why now is the time for Canadian Tech to head to Asia”,
Live interview on Business News Network (BNN), from Hong Kong, 21 March 2017
“Digital Security Perfected – Showcasing APrivacy”,
Talking Innovation and Investment: Canadian Opportunities in Fintech and
Beyond, Hong Kong, 17 January 2017
“International Fintech Pitch Evening – Showcasing APrivacy”,
FinTech O-2-O, Hong Kong, 16 January 2017


“Third Annual TransPacific Entrepreneurial Joint”,
CanChamHK-HKCBA Conference, Hong Kong, 28 November 2016
“Digital Security Perfected – Showcasing APrivacy”,
ABS-MAS RegTech Forum, Singapore, 18 November 2016
“Pitch and Demo: APrivacy”,
Hackcelerator Demo Day by MAS, Singapore, 15 November 2016
“How Can Disruptive Technology Improve Your Business?”,
Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Connect, Hong Kong, 10 November 2016
“Why I chose Waterloo – Talking Innovation Series featuring Communitech”,
Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, 2 November 2016
“Building Start-up Ecosystem: Collaboration and Going Global”,
Fireside Chat at Cyberport, Hong Kong, 14 October 2016
“Cybersecurity: Shifting Landscapes and New Challenges”,
Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong, 4 October 2016
“Can FinTech help or are we just constantly playing catchup?”,
FinTech O-2-O, Hong Kong, 28 September 2016
“I know”,
Campfire Conservation on Privacy, TEDx Hong Kong Salon, Hong Kong, 15 July 2016
“Digital Security Perfected – Showcasing APrivacy”,
Monexo Innovations, Hong Kong, 14 July 2016
“Emerging Technologies”,
AWS Cloud Kata Participation, Amazon Cloud, Hong Kong, 3 August 2016
“How not to get hacked and FinTech innovations”,
Guosen Securities, Hong Kong, 14 July 2016
“Technology in the contemporary cybersecurity world and data breaches outcomes”,
CBA Innovation Lab, Commonwealth Bank, Hong Kong, 28 June 2016
“New Ways to Look at Encryption”,
Converge – Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong, 3 June 2016
“Protecting Your Financial Data via Cryptography and Other Cybersecurity Strategies”,
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, 19 May 2016


“Cybersecurity Landscape in 2015 – Recent Trends and Developments”,
Toronto Computer Lawyer’s Group, Toronto, Canada, 19 November 2015
“How can startups revolutionize the Global Financial Industry?”,
Cyberport Event, Hong Kong, 11 November 2015
“Asia’s growing HNWI populace needs FinTech solutions”,
FinTech O–2–O, Hong Kong, 27 October 2015
“Cyber security/Big data security”,
International FinTech Symposium 2015, Hong Kong, 24 September 2015
“How Not to get Hacked!”,
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 3 June 2015


“Data Security and Privacy Issues”,
2014 Family Office Exchange – Fox Fall Forum, Chicago, U.S.A., 29 October 2014


“Innovation Journey: the path to success”,
Macedonia 2025 Toronto Study Tour & International Innovation Conference, Waterloo University, Canada, 10-11 July 2013
“Connecting In The Community”,
Market Place 2013 – Small Business © 2013 the Small Business Community Network (SBCN), Kitchener, Canada, 23 September 2013


“How Java can help you design security applications that leave no trace”,
Fourth International IEEE Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital
Forensic Engineering, Oakland, U.S.A., 21 May 2009