EPIC Online Quantum Technology Meeting on Implementing Secure Strategies for Past, Present & Future Communications

9 April 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST


Sponsored by

Excelitas (2)


Europe is pushing forward the industrialisation of Quantum Cryptography solutions. Driven primarily by the roll-out of 5G networks and secure IoT, such integrated solutions are also critical for utility, banking and defence systems. In the course of this meeting, we will engage with the key players. That includes companies working on maturing quantum computing and QKD generators. They will discuss with visionary end-users, who will challenge them to create secure, permanent all-optical data storage systems, as well as define a practical roadmap for quantum secure communications.


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. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager at EPIC


Andreas is in the field of Quantum Information Technologies for nearly 20 years. He was responsible for the worldwide first bank wire transfer secured by QKD. Later he co-organized the first European QKD-network.

Andreas Poppe
Director at OpenQKD
Project Scientist at AIT 
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20+ yrs of experience in Microelectronics & Photonics Technologies for Radar and Optical systems while being Head of dedicated depts. and company areas. Currently Responsible for Quantum Technology Lab within Leonardo.

Massimiliano Dispenza
Director of Quantum Technology Lab at Leonardo

Antonio is a security expert in the transport and core unit at the CTIO, within Telefónica I+D. He is involved in innovation activities in network security, including QKD, Software-Defined Networking and Artificial intelligence, where he has produced several patents and scientific papers.

Technical expert in Quantum Cryptography (both fiber-based and in space) and in all aspects of Optical Fibers applications, both in Telecommunications and in Aviation and Aerospace.

Bruno Huttner
Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives at ID Quantique
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More than 10 years of experience in the most advanced opto-electronics technologies applied in the real world. Management of R&D groups, start-up incorporation, ophthalmology, optometry market, eyecare instrumentation design and marketing, sales force creation, telecommunications etc.


Ahmad Atieh, Vice President at Optiwave Systems
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andris Anspoks, Deputy Director at Institute of Solid State Physics
Antonello Vannucci, CTO at Photonics 42
Antonino Nespola, Senior Researcher at LINKS FOUNDATION
Bruno Leone, Physicist at ESA
Carlos Founaud, Innovation Director at Oesia
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Chris Pfistner, CEO at CTI
Corey McClelland, Vice President at Qubitekk
Daniel Stadler, Head of Coordination Quantum Technology at NMWP.NRW
Daniele Palaferri, Laser Scientist at GEM elettronica
David Allioux, Product Manager at Cailabs
Dirk De Man, Sales Manager at Topic Embedded Systems
Domenico Tulli, CTO at Quside
Donald Clarke, Principal at Telecom Foresight Consulting
Douglas Aguiar, CEO at PhotonPath
Edgar Fernandes, Application & Sales Engineer at Menhir Photonics
Edmund Owen, Senior Physicist at Cambridge Consultants
Enrique Sánchez Bautista, Policy Officer at European Physical Society
Escolástico Sánchez Martínez, Discipline Leader at BBVA
Fabio Cavaliere, Expert in Photonic Systems at Ericsson
Fabrizio Berizzi, Professor at EDA
Fotini Karinou, Researcher at Microsoft
Frank Levinson, Managing Director at Small World Group
George Avdikos, Project Manager at Hphos
Gilles Trachsel, Vice President at ID Quantique
Gino Bucciol, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Officina Stellare
Giovanni Delrosso, Senior Scientist, Project Manager at VTT
Giuseppe Oiliva, Head of ICT and Cyber Section at SGD
Giuseppe Vallone, Professor at University of Padova
Helmut Griesser, Director Advanced Technology at ADVA Optical Networking
Hervé Gouraud, Sales and Marketing Director at iXblue Photonics
Isabella Cerutti, Scientific Officer at Joint Research Centre
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jacob Ninan, Founder at Kottackal Business Solutions
Jean-Francois Poussin, CEO at JFP Space Consulting
Jeff Twombly, Vice President, Business Development at Credo
Jimena Garcia-Romeu, CEO at Alcyon Photonics
Jörn Epping, Senior Project Manager at QuiX
Julijanas Zeludevicius, Research Fellow at FTMC
Kevin Füchsel, CEO at Quantum Optics Jena
Latifa Guesmi, Research Assistant at University of Tunis El Manar
Lionel Pelamourgues, Managing Director at Chanchu Partners
Luis Enrique Garcia Muñoz, Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Marc Larive, Strategic Marketing Manager at Xenics
Marco Lucamarini, Professor at York Centre for Quantum Technologies
Mark Wippich, Principal at MPW
Mark Milliman, Principal at Inphotonics Research
Martin Razuks-Ebels, CEO at TimeTag.Space
Matthew Warden, Researcher at Fraunhofer UK
Matthieu Dollon, QCI Program at Airbus
Michael Geiselmann, Managing Director at LIGENTEC
Naoya Hayashi, Research Fellow at Dai Nippon Printing
Neeraj Aggarwal, Solution Architect at HCL Technologies
Nick Werstiuk, CEO at Quantum Valley Ideas Lab
Nicolas Abelé, Co-CEO at Miraex
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur/Regional Investor at Photonics Precision Technologies & Faster Capital
Oliver Kirsch, Scientific Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Oliver Prochnow, CEO at VALO Innovations
Olivier Le Moult, R&D at ORANGE
Peter Kung, President at QPS Photronics
Pia Harju, Director of Business Development at CDA
Rangchen Yu, Seniorr Vice President at Sifotonics
Richard Pitwon, CEO at Resolute Photonics
Richard Simons, Product & Applications Manager at Excelitas
Richard Tsai, Senior Manager at Coretronic
Richard Varjabedian, Business Development Manager at Delta Electronics
Roland Krebs, PO RF Sensors Technologies at EDA
Ron Logan, Vice President & CTO at Glenair
Rupesh Kumar, Research Associate at University of York
Ruth Houbertz, Managing Director & Owner at ThinkMade Engineering & Consulting
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director at Bandwidt10
Stephen Najda, Director at TopGaN
Stevan Plote, Advisor at FibeReality
Susmita Sridhar, Photonics Markets Analyst at Tematys
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Timothy Spiller, Professor and Director at The Quantum Communications Hub
Thomas Knieling, Research Manager, Business Development at Fraunhofer ISIT
Thomas Stengel, Senior Director Business Development at ID Quantique
Ulrich Eismann, Co-Founder & Business Lead at KEEQuant
Ute Troppenz, Photonic Researcher at Fraunhofer HHI
Yanir Farber, CEO at QuantLR
Yannick Paillard, CCO at SCINTIL Photonics
Yee Loy Lam, Chief Technology Officer at DenseLight
Yoann Jestin, CEO at Ki3 Photonics
Yuyun Lee, Director at Accton


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 606526252