MARK PECEN serves as CEO of Approach Infinity, Inc. and Senior Advisor for Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, a specialized advanced technology research centre, having a focus on quantum technologies in Waterloo, CANADA.
As a recognized thought leader with 35+ years in the ICT industry, Pecen has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity Magazine and others, and is the author and editor of numerous articles, papers and books. He is a pioneer in wireless technology and inventor on more than 100 fundamental patents in wireless communication, networking and computing, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Pecen has served on over 20 advisory and governance boards for public and private companies over the years, including the University of Waterloo (CANADA) Institute for Quantum Computing, and Wilfred Laurier University Lazaridis Institute for Business Studies (CANADA). He is an investor and advisor to several technology companies and advisor to the Canadian government and European Union in the areas of ICT research and technology standardization.
Pecen also served 5 years as chairman and founding member of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) Technical Committee Cyber working group for Quantum Safe Cryptography (Cyber QSC) in Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE. The QSC was created in 2015 to make recommendations on core cryptographic primitives and to develop specifications for quantum-safe ICT applications, including practical advice and guidance to industry on real-world deployment issues.
Pecen is a retired senior executive at BlackBerry, Ltd. where he founded the Advanced Technology Research Centre. Previously with Motorola, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board member for his role in developing technology and standards for wireless communication.
 C. Bontu, Shalini Periyalwar, Mark Pecen , Wireless Wide Area Network Of Things, Presented at WWRF 31, October 21-24, 2013, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; IEEE Vehicular Technology Journal, March 2014
 C. Bontu, J. Ghimire, S. Periyalwar, M. Pecen, Asynchronous Simultaneous Small Packet Transmission in Cellular Wireless Systems, Global Wireless Summit 2013, Atlantic City, N. J., USA
, Pecen, Mark, Real Option Theory - managing uncertainty in the innovation process, Wharton School of Business, invited lecture, July 2013
 Amir Danak , Shirook M.H. Ali, James Warden, Mark Pecen, An Analytical Approach to Impedance Matching in Tunable RF Front-Ends, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2013
 Pecen, M.; Warden, J.; Ali, S.M.; and Danak, A., Methods and apparatus for dynamic complex impedance matching to time-varying radio frequency load, US Patent filing, Jan 2013
 Pecen M., Warden J, Ali, S, Method and apparatus for tuneable antenna using parasitic element, U.S. Patent filing, October 2013
 (Book chapter & guest editor – Pecen), Adibi, Mobasher, et. Al., Fourth Generation Wireless Networks, (Information Science Reference, Hershey, New York, 2010), ISBN 978-1-61520-674-2
 Shirook M. Ali, Wen Geyi, Qinjiang Rao, Mark Pecen, Numberical Calculations of the Information Capacity of a Transmitting Antenna, IEEE Antennas and Propagation, 2010
 Pecen et al., Quantum Safe Cryptography and Security; An introduction, benefits, enablers and challenges, (European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ISBN 979-10-92620-03-0), October 2014
 Pecen et al., “A challenge to encryption”, (The Cipher Brief), February 28, 2016
 Pecen M., Quantum computing overview and the state of the art of quantum-safe cryptography, (Cryptographic Module Conference; Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA), May 18, 2016
 « Securité et cryptographie en monde quantique : Rapport de Groupe - European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) Technical Committee Cyber Working group for Quantum Safe Cryptography (WG-QSC) », (Pecen, M., European Telecommunication Standards Institute), April 2017
 "Progess on published standards of the ETSI Working Group for Quantum-Safe Cryptography", (Mark Pecen, ETSI), 2019