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Who Invests Into Quantum Technologies: Top Companies’ Leaders To Discuss Quantum Technology Markets And Their Impact On Global Economy

23 June 2020
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The Roscongress Foundation, The Russian Quantum Center, and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom are proud to announce the fourth international online discussion within the framework of «Quantum of the Future». «Quantum of the Future» is a series of open sessions dedicated to quantum computing, quantum communications and complete data security, as well as applications of quantum technologies in healthcare, banking and other sectors of economy.

The fourth discussion, titled «Quantum Technology Markets: Who is Investing And Why?», will be held 25th June at 6pm Moscow time on the Roscongress Foundation’s website and YouTube channel, as well as RQC’s official YouTube channel.
The leaders of Google, Rigetti and Airbus, as well as the Skolkovo Foundation and Gazprombank, with the participation of the head of the European Quantum Program, will discuss on air the primary markets of quantum technologies, the creation of startups and existing companies in the field of quantum sensors, communications and computing. The participants will also touch on the importance of large international quantum programs and their role in promoting high-tech commercial products based on quantum effects.

Moderator of the event will be Ruslan Yunusov, who is heading Rosatom’s project to build a quantum computer in Russia. All speakers will participate in the discussion remotely via Zoom, and viewers will be able to put forward their questions during the stream or in advance of the programme by writing to [email protected].

Speakers at the fourth online discussion (25th June, 6pm):

  • Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director at Google, a founder and manager of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence lab — center on creating the quantum processors and developing novel quantum algorithms, leader of several other technological areas;
  • Thierry Botter, Head of Airbus Blue Sky (Airbus), a strategic advisor in European Commission on Quantum Technologies;
  • Tommaso Calarco, one of the authors and leaders of the European program for the development of quantum technologies Quantum Flagship with a budget of 3 billion euros, Professor at Jülich Research Center;
  • Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman of Gazprombank;
  • Arkady Dvorkovich, President of Skolkovo Foundation.

All speakers’ photos in high resolution are available for download here.

«Both countries’ governments (for example, the USA, China, UK, Russia, Singapore, Australia, India and Japan) and private companies (for example, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Alibaba, Amazon) invest in quantum technologies. In addition, research groups at leading universities form various spin-offs and startups that attract significant investments,» explains Ruslan Yunusov. «for example, ID Quantique, whose deal with Korean telecommunications company SK Telecom is valued at $130 million, has grown from a research group at the University of Geneva. There are plenty of cases like this, and they are happening all over the world. This is a global competition that takes place at all levels.»

The programme is being supported by MKR Media and the Friends for Leadership business initiative in partnership with PGBgroup2.0 and online science magazine N+1.

The first session titled «Quantum computing: Answers to Global Challenges» occurred 4th June. The participants discussed how our day-to-day lives would soon change dramatically thanks to quantum technology.

The second session titled «Quantum Communications: Absolutely Secured Future» occurred 11th June. World-renowned scientists as well as business associates weighed on the topic of quantum cryptography and fully protected communication.

The third session titled «Can Quantum Technologies Give Us Immortality?» occurred 18th June. The participants discussed the opportunities of improving life expectancy and quality of well-being via quantum technologies.

Video recordings and summaries of previous sessions are available on the Roscongress Foundation website.

We also invite you to learn more about the advancement of quantum technology in Russia and worldwide from the lectures on RQC’s official YouTube channel.