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IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Update: Hiroaki Tezuka, Chair of the Global Consortium Alliances Working Group at Q-STAR and Expert at the QKD Business Development Office at Toshiba is a 2024 Speaker

Hiroaki Tezuka, Chair of the Global Consortium Alliances Working Group, Q-STAR and an Expert QKD Business Development Office, Toshiba Digital Solutions is a 2024 IQT Vancouver speaker
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 06 Apr 2024

The IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, a premier gathering for quantum technology enthusiasts and professionals, is set to feature Hiroaki Tezuka, Hiroaki Tezuka, the Chair of the Global Consortium Alliances Working Group in QSTAR, which is the Japanese Quantum Alliance which was established in September 2021. Since the beginning of this alliance, he has been working to establish global relationships with other global consortiums. He is also the QKD business development manager at Toshiba and leads many QKD testbed activities worldwide.

Tezuka’s tenure at Toshiba has been marked by significant transitions, including his move to Toshiba’s office in Great Britain in 2005 and subsequently to Germany from 2007 to 2011, where he further honed his expertise in international business development. Upon his return to Japan in 2011, Tezuka was appointed Senior Managing Director, taking charge of Toshiba’s consumer electronics business transactions in Russia, showcasing his ability to navigate and lead complex international operations.

In addition to his role at Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, Tezuka leverages his leadership abilities as Chair of the Global Consortium Alliances Working Group at Q-STAR. At Q-STAR, Tezuka collaborates with individuals from various backgrounds and levels of expertise to determine appropriate applications and networks of quantum technology.

At the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, Tezuka is expected to share his profound insights into Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and its pivotal role in enhancing cybersecurity in the digital age. His session will likely delve into the innovative contributions of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation to the field of quantum communications, highlighting Tezuka’s instrumental role in driving forward the company’s quantum initiatives.

IQT Vancouver · Pacific Rim 2024: Quantum Computing, Communications, and Security—Pathways to Real-World Solutions.

With Vancouver as North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, IQT and the Quantum Algorithms Institute are bringing together partners across North America and Asia to showcase the state of quantum computing, communications, and security. This international conference moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing, communications technologies, and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions will highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more industries. Attendees will include industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who will learn about the latest developments in these technologies, pathways for companies to get ready for quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in this fast-growing industry.

Register for IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 here. 

Categories: Conference, quantum computing, research

Tags: Hiroaki Tezuka, IQT Vancouver, Q-STAR, Toshiba

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