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