SQuaD Work­shop on Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on

Com­mu­ni­ty meets for Pro­fes­sio­nal Exch­an­ge in Flo­rence:

On 28 Febru­ary the Squad Work­shop on Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons orga­ni­zed by the Quan­tum Busi­ness Net­work (QBN) was hos­ted by the Quan­tum Tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Ita­ly (QTI) tog­e­ther with the Natio­nal Insti­tu­te of Optics (CNR-INO) in the his­to­ric home of Gali­leo Gali­lei in Flo­rence. The main topics review­ed by experts from the Euro­pean Quan­tum Eco­sys­tem were the cur­rent sta­tus of QCom inte­gra­ti­on into exis­ting tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on infra­struc­tu­re and the cru­cial chal­lenges rela­ted to imple­men­ta­ti­on vul­nerabi­li­ties of QKD sys­tems. 

Par­ti­ci­pan­ts got insights into Quan­tum Stra­te­gies by Etto­re Mar­che­so­ni (NATO) and Fran­ces­co Save­r­io Cata­li­ot­ti (CNR-INO), cou­pled with indus­try talks by Chris­ti­an Schmitz (evo­lu­ti­onQ), Tom­ma­so Occhip­in­ti (QTI), Ulrich Seyf­arth (Bea­ring­Point) and a panel dis­cus­sion on the inte­gra­ti­on of QCom into exis­ting infra­struc­tures by Giam­pao­lo Pana­ri­el­lo (Nokia), Marc Kaplan (Ver­i­Q­loud) and Anna Bea­ta Kalisz Hede­gaard (Quantum­Prime), mode­ra­ted by Davi­de Bac­co (QTI), and a very inter­ac­ti­ve ses­si­on on the topic of eaves­drop­ping in QCom by Vadim Maka­rov (Vigo Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Cen­ter), Tara Cubel Lie­bisch (PTB), Lum­i­ni­ta Mihai­la (BSI) and Nitin Jain (Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Den­mark & Alea Quan­tum Tech­no­lo­gy). The work­shop was clo­sed with a deep-dive ses­si­on on cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of a QKD sys­tem against imple­men­ta­ti­on loopho­les by Vadim Maka­rov and Tro­jen-hor­se attacks and coun­ter­me­a­su­res by Nitin Jain.

Pho­to: The par­ti­ci­pan­ts of the SQuaD work­shop in Flo­rence.

Aut­hor of the pho­to: © QBN

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