Quantum Computing - Applications for Business and Government

In this briefing, Roger McKinlay, ISCF Challenge Director Quantum Technologies, will be speaking about:

  • A simple overview of Quantum Computing
  • It’s importance in relation to the Industrial Strategy
  • Practical applications/impact for the private and public sector

About the speaker:

Mr McKinlay, a Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board member, will oversee the £20 million pioneer challenge for Quantum Technologies which aims to engage researchers to translate quantum science into quantum engineering, and engage manufacturers who can use this work to develop new quantum-enabled devices and products. These technologies could transform whole sectors of the economy, from automotive and telecommunications to healthcare, infrastructure and cyber security.

He read Engineering at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and has worked in the defence, aerospace, maritime and rail industries. He is a chartered engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Past President of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

Mr McKinlay said: “The quantum challenge is a key element of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme.  The challenge has already brought companies to the fore that have innovative ideas for products and services.  We are now seeing the first fruits of the Quantum Technology Hubs where, for the past four years, world-class research has been combined with clear commercial strategies and unprecedented levels of industrial engagement.”


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