27 June 2022 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Quantum Communication and QKD
Online Event

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Quantum communication and QKD systems industry constitute one of the most fast-growing quantum industries due to high governmental interest. Photonic qubits are highly promising for performing efficient and long-distance quantum communication protocols. This meeting will gather key plays covering all the supply chain such as fibre manufacturers, single-photon sources, detectors and systems integrators. We will focus on the need for commercial quantum communication systems from an end-user point of view. Moreover, we will target in supporting collaborations and creating business opportunities in the quantum-enhanced communication field.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships.


Dr Antonio Manzalini is working in TIM (Telecom Italia) in the area “Innovation, Standardization & IPR and Portfolio”. He is currently Chair in GSMA of a group of Experts on Quantum Networking and Services.

Senior Project Manager at Telecom Italia

Quantum Technology is evolving fast and addresses new applications in the networking space. Gert is leading Juniper’s “Quantum Pathfinder Group”, tasked with identifying product opportunities by leveraging quantum technology.

Network Strategy at Juniper Networks

Maxim Kuschnerov joined Huawei in 2016 and is now leading the optical research laboratory in Munich, Germany focusing on the topics of optical access, data center networks, coherent optical transceivers, optical switching and quantum security. He has more than 15 years of experience in optical research, development and product management, having started his career at Siemens and then working for Nokia Siemens Networks and Coriant before joining Huawei.

Director of the Optical and Quantum Communications Laboratory at Huawei

Baptiste Gouraud joined iXblue Photonics in 2019 with an academic background in atomic physics and quantum optics. He is now managing projects in the fields of quantum communications, high-speed electronics and laser communications in space.

Baptiste Gouraud
Research Engineer at iXblue Photonics

Vanesa Diaz works as Business Developer Director at LuxQuanta leading the activities related to business development, customer engagement, strategic partnerships and marketing. She has more than 18 years of experience in diverse commercial roles in the optical communication industry where she has built a solid reputation as a communicator with recognized experience at international conferences. Prior to joinning LuxQuanta, Diaz worked for more than a decade as a Market Development Manager for Corning Optical Communications developing new markets in the EMEA region. She has also worked as a R&D Engineer for RYMSA, an antenna and RF device manufacturer, and as a Network Supervisor for Vodafone Spain. Diaz holds a Masters Engineering Degree in Telecommunications from the University of Cantabria, Spain, and a Master of Business and Marketing from Griffith University, Australia. After many years working and living overseas, she relocated to her come country Spain where she is currently working for LuxQuanta from the city of Madrid.

Business Development Director at LuxQuanta
Dr. Panagiotis Vergyris
Dr. Panagiotis Vergyris
Photonics Technology Manager
Antonio Castelo, PhD
Antonio Castelo, PhD
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