From sectors like financial services, where quantum can be used to improve predictions and forecast, to telecommunications where companies have already successfully applied quantum technology to enable data flows between devices and autonomous vehicles, quantum technology will tackle problems that today we deem too complex to handle. That is why the UK government has invested £270m over five years into a National Quantum Technologies Programme to accelerate the translation of quantum technologies into the marketplace.
However, as is usually the case with emergent technologies, questions persist over the potential for quantum to undermine the security of conventional technologies and the existing security mechanisms that we use to protect and store data. For example, there are understandable concerns regarding the effect quantum may have on encryption as existing methods of cryptography could become obsolete.
This workshop, in partnership with GCHQ, will look at the commercialisation of quantum by technology companies and assess how industry and government can work together to create a quantum secure future that makes a real difference to our everyday lives.
Speaker from GCHQ
Andrew Rogoyski, Innovation Director, Roke
Louis Barson, Deputy Director, Future Sectors, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)