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IQT The Hague Update: Andrew Thain, Airbus Quantum Communications Expert, is a 2024 Speaker

Andrew Thain, Quantum Communications Expert at Airbus, will speak at IQT The Hague in the Netherlands in April 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 07 Feb 2024

Andrew Thain, an ‘Expert in Quantum Communications and Quantum Information Systems’ at aerospace company Airbus, will speak at IQT The Hague. Thain’s role at Airbus, combined with his leadership in major quantum technology projects, positions him as an influential voice in the field of quantum communications and quantum key distribution (QKD). His participation in the conference is especially relevant for attendees interested in the application of quantum technologies in the aerospace sector and the development of secure communication systems.

Beyond his work at Airbus, Thain has been the technical lead for several critical projects in the realm of Quantum Technologies, notably QOSAC (architecture of a European Quantum Communications Infrastructure) and QUBITS (design of a QKD space segment). These projects are integral to the advancement of secure quantum communication systems, particularly in the context of creating a European Quantum Communications Infrastructure that could revolutionize how sensitive information is transmitted and protected.

His background in both experimental and theoretical physics, underscored by a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol (UK), provides Thain with a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with quantum technologies. This blend of practical project experience and theoretical knowledge makes him well-equipped to address the multifaceted aspects of quantum communication systems.

At the IQT The Hague conference, Thain is expected to share insights from his work on quantum technologies at Airbus, including the development of quantum communication infrastructure and the design of QKD space segments. His presentation will likely cover the technical challenges and breakthroughs in creating secure quantum communication channels, the role of aerospace technologies in facilitating quantum communications, and the future directions of quantum information systems.

IQT The Hague 2024 is the Netherlands’ fifth global conference and exhibition. The Hague is a Quantum Technology Event focusing on Quantum Networking and Quantum Security. Ten vertical topics encompassing more than 40-panel talks from over 100 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum internet and the current impact of quantum-safe technologies on cybersecurity and quantum computers.

The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers, and investors working on current developments. IQT The Hague is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, QuTech, QIA (Quantum Internet Alliance), and Quantum Delta NL, who will bring leading organizations and professionals together in this important event. The April conference is “in-person” to ensure maximum networking and discussion at the Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre in The Hague.

You can register for IQT the Hague here.

Categories: Conference, cybersecurity, quantum computing

Tags: Airbus, Andrew Thain, IQT the Hague

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