SQuaD Work­shop on Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on at World of Quan­tum 2023

SQuaD Work­shop on Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on at World of Quan­tum 2023:

Harnes­sing the Poten­ti­al of Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on –

At the SQuaD work­shop on quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on orga­ni­zed by QBN with a focus on „Deli­ve­ring first gene­ra­ti­on appli­ca­ti­ons“ lea­ding indus­try repre­sen­ta­ti­ves, renow­ned experts and govern­ment repre­sen­ta­ti­ves met to dis­cuss the future and poten­ti­al of quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on.
The work­shop com­men­ced with enligh­tening talk ses­si­ons whe­re experts pre­sen­ted cut­ting-edge rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment in quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. The empha­sis was on the poten­ti­al of quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on in a varie­ty of sec­tors, such as ban­king, logi­stics, and ener­gy. For exam­p­le, quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on can revo­lu­tio­ni­ze the secu­ri­ty of finan­cial tran­sac­tions and pati­ent data while also enhan­cing the effi­ci­en­cy of ener­gy dis­tri­bu­ti­on and logi­stics ope­ra­ti­ons. Fur­ther­mo­re, were dis­cus­sed the chal­lenges that accom­pa­ny the tran­si­ti­on from theo­re­ti­cal quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on to prac­ti­cal appli­ca­ti­ons. Key points from the­se dis­cus­sions included the cost and com­ple­xi­ty of inte­gra­ting Quan­tum Key Dis­tri­bu­ti­on (QKD) tech­no­lo­gies into exis­ting infra­struc­tu­re, high­light­ing the need for stra­te­gic part­ner­ships with govern­ment and net­work ope­ra­tors.
This was com­ple­men­ted by three expert tables whe­re par­ti­ci­pan­ts dis­cus­sed in groups Rules for pri­va­te & public inves­tors in cru­cial Qcom tech, Export con­trol, and Know­ledge secu­ri­ty & intellec­tu­al pro­per­ty. The last table was led by Simon Bor­ger from Son­nen­berg Har­ri­son.
This was fol­lo­wed by an inter­ac­ti­ve work­shop whe­re par­ti­ci­pan­ts Joint­ly build a value chain map, reve­al­ing hid­den pro­s­pects for busi­ness growth and syn­er­gi­stic part­ner­ships.
The event cul­mi­na­ted in a sti­mu­la­ting panel dis­cus­sion mode­ra­ted by Jes­se Rob­bers from Quan­tum Del­ta NL and fea­tured insights from pro­mi­nent panelists, Imran Khan from Kee­Quant, Ales­san­dra Matt­eis from QTI, Oscar Diez from the Euro­pean Comis­si­on, and Johan­na Sepúl­ve­da from Air­bus Defence and Space – Intel­li­gence. The dis­cus­sion empha­si­zed the role of public aut­ho­ri­ties and the need for edu­ca­ti­on and awa­re­ness pro­grams for the­se aut­ho­ri­ties and poten­ti­al part­ners.
Among the topics dis­cus­sed were how initia­ti­ves such as Euro­QCI could acce­le­ra­te the deve­lo­p­ment and deploy­ment of quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons and that QKD and post-quan­tum cryp­to­gra­phy (PQC) should com­ple­ment each other, rather then replace. The experts sug­gested that the­se tech­no­lo­gies should be deve­lo­ped in par­al­lel for reasons of natio­nal secu­ri­ty and sove­reig­n­ty.

Aut­hor: QBN

Pho­to: Impres­si­ons of the SQuaD work­shop on quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on at the World of Quan­tum 2023.

Aut­hor of the pho­to: © QBN

Pho­to and source refe­rence: https://qbn.world/squad-workshop-on-quantum-communication-at-world-of-quantum-2023/