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Event Date Tue May 17 UTC - Thu May 19 UTC (in 4 months)
In your timezone (EST): Mon May 16 8:00pm - Wed May 18 8:00pm
Location Virtual
Region All

Quantum is coming sooner than you think. The potential for quantum to transform business is so great, with the technology advancing so rapidly, that every business leader must prepare for its impact. Companies and investors are already hunting for a “quantum advantage”—a way in which even today’s error-prone unstable machines might have an impact on their bottom lines. Within two to three years, advances dreamed up by quantum scientists could yield real-world applications, with the finance industry likely to be an early adopter.

Our inaugural event will provide an understanding of how the technology will work, the kinds of problems it could help solve, and how leaders may harness its potential and identify investments that offer the best business outcomes for the future*.

Who should attend?
• From industry:
-Chief transformation officers
-Chief digital officers
-Head of data science
-Machine learning department
-AI departments

• From government:
-Head of policy

• From academia:
-Professor of quantum computing, physics

• From manufacturing:
-Hardware vendors showcasing cutting-edge technology

The three day agenda will cover the promise, the peril, the applications, the limitations, the hype and the realism of quantum.

On day one, we will examine the near-term commercial promise of quantum and consider how we can keep the field honest and benchmark progress. We will help executives distinguish hype from reality and ascertain how to start building their quantum muscle.

On day two, we will explore the appetite for collaboration on quantum computing for the greater good and seek to understand its capabilities in the fight against climate change. We will also explore what the latest quantum sensors can tell us and evaluate the timescale for quantum entangled atomic clocks.

Bad actors around the world are already storing reams of online data in the hope that, even if they cannot decrypt them now, they may be able to do so in future. On day three, we will examine the need for a quantum code of conduct and explore how to mitigate risk with dual technologies. As the timeline to defend against quantum attacks and the timeline for them being real begins to overlap, we will assess how we can revamp our encryption infrastructure to become quantum safe.