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An Ion Microtrap for quantum computing (Andrew Brookes, National Physical Laboratory)
Andrew Brookes, National Physical Laboratory

The Coming Quantum Revolution: Security and Policy Implications October 17th Event

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A disruptive technological revolution is fast approaching: the quantum revolution. The race to develop the first quantum computer is one that America cannot afford to lose. The national security of the U.S. and its allies hangs in the balance, as well as the role of democracy in spreading information technology. Quantum computers promise advances in medicine, manufacturing, defense, imaging, sensing, and more. They also pose a severe threat to the security of nearly all existing encrypted data. At the same time, quantum cybersecurity promises unparalleled levels of data security.

On October 17, in conjunction with DC CyberWeek, Hudson Institute hosted a high-level symposium on the risks and opportunities of quantum technology. Hudson Senior Fellow Dr. Arthur Herman, author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, and Dr. Aaron VanDevender, Chief Scientist at Founders Fund, engaged with leading experts from industry, government, and academia to explore the security and policy implications of the coming quantum revolution. Speakers will discuss quantum computing, quantum cybersecurity, and the international quantum scene, as well as the merits of a U.S. National Quantum Initiative.

Quantum Technology 101
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Keynote Remarks
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Panel I
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Panel II
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Panel III
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Panel IV
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Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Quantum Technology 101: Overview of Quantum Computing and Quantum Cybersecurity

Dr. Warner A. Miller

Professor of Physics, Florida Atlantic University

Keynote Remarks

Dr. Aaron VanDevender

Chief Scientist and Principal, Founders Fund

Panel I: Quantum Computing: The Dark Side and the Bright Side

Dr. Christopher Monroe

Professor of Physics, University of Maryland and Chief Scientist, IonQ, Inc.

Dr. Altaf Carim

Physicist, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy

Mr. Michael Brett

Co-Founder & CEO, QxBranch

Dr. Martin Laforest Moderator

Senior Manager, Scientific Outreach, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Panel II: Quantum Cybersecurity: Ushering in an Unhackable Era?

Mr. Scott Totzke

CEO, ISARA Corporation

Dr. Raymond Thorson Newell

Research Scientist, Applied Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mr. Sean Kwak

Quantum Technology Lab Leader, SK Telecom

Ms. Idalia Friedson Moderator

Research Associate & Project Manager, Hudson Institute

Panel III: The International Quantum Race

Dr. Martin Laforest

Senior Manager, Scientific Outreach, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Dr. Jane Melia

Vice President of Strategic Business Development, QuintessenceLabs

Mr. René Copeland

President, D-Wave Government Inc.

Dr. Christopher Monroe

Professor of Physics, University of Maryland and Chief Scientist, IonQ, Inc.

Dr. Arthur Herman Moderator

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Panel IV: Does the U.S. Need a National Quantum Initiative?

Dr. Warner A. Miller

Professor of Physics, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Lily Lidong Chen

Project Leader and Mathematician, Cryptographic Technology Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Mr. R. Paul Stimers

Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Van Hipp Moderator

Chairman, American Defense International and former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Army

Closing Remarks

Dr. Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Hudson Experts