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08/08/16  Quantum Technologies Under the Spotlight in Cambridge

CW Technology and Engineering Conference 2016 explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the new generation of quantum technology.

8 August 2016: Leaders at the cutting edge of Quantum 2.0 will be exploring how this new field of science and engineering could change the face of computing and communications at the CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) on 14 September 2016.

This one-day event will feature world-class keynote speakers including: Neil Stansfield, Head, Centre of Excellence for Technology Innovation, DSTL; Colin Williams, Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, D-Wave; Michael Brown, CTO, ISARA Corporation; Paul Martin, CTO, Plextek; Trevor Cross, CTO, e2v; John Morton, Professor of Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics at UCL; and Patrick Gill, Co-Director, NPL Quantum Metrology Institute, National Physical Laboratory. Dr Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners will join the Conference panel for a Venture Investor's perspective on quantum technology.

CW TEC will also be an opportunity to see examples of the current quantum science and technology projects being undertaken in the research community. The poster competition provides a chance to present research to a largely technical, but non-specialist, audience from the wireless, communications and IT sectors. Interested researchers should apply by 1st September 2016.

“The science behind today's ITC systems essentially dates from the first half of the 20th Century, but now exploiting esoteric quantum principles such as entanglement and superposition promise another technological revolution - Quantum 2.0,” said Prof. John Haine, CW Board Member and chair of the organising committee. “Quantum 2.0 takes us on a fascinating journey to a new generation of devices which actively create, manipulate and read quantum states of matter for applications ranging from quantum computing, sensing and cryptography to signal processing at speeds well beyond what is possible today. Now is the time for technology leaders to begin to understand its implications, and engineers and scientists starting their careers to understand the technologies they could be applying in five to ten years.”

Aimed at the technology industry, young engineers and physicists, CW TEC will give an overview of the new world to come and examine the host of hard problems that need to be solved and the opportunities that will open up; from computers with multiple times the power of today's supercomputers which, amongst other issues, render today's web encryption redundant; new methods for secure communications; atomic clocks many times more accurate than today's state of the art clocks; to quantum sensors for acceleration and gravity that will enable new methods of mapping and navigation. Delegates already registered to attend include representatives of leading companies such as ARM, BT, Fujitsu and Jaguar Land Rover.

For more information about the conference and full agenda, please visit the website www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/cwtec/

About CW (Cambridge Wireless)


CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With over 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry. CW's 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors. CW also organises the annual Future of Wireless International Conference and Discovering Start-Ups competition along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities. www.cambridgewireless.co.uk

For further information about the event, please contact

Abhi Naha, Head of Business Development & Marketing
abhi.naha@cambridgwireless.co.uk, or + 44 (0) 1223 967101

For press information and photographs or if you are interested in attending, please contact:
Peter Rennison / Sam Morgan
PRPR 01442 245030. pr@prpr.co.uk / sam@prpr.co.uk

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