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Tuesday, October 17 • 9:00am - 3:30pm
The Coming Quantum Revolution: Security and Policy Implications EXCLUSIVE

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Hudson Institute, a D.C. think-tank focused on national security and foreign policy, will hold a symposium on quantum technology, led by Senior Fellow Dr. Arthur Herman. The conference will be keynoted by Dr. Aaron VanDevender, Chief Scientist at Founders Fund. Four panels will explore the security and policy implications of the coming quantum revolution. The two morning panels will analyze the risks and opportunities for quantum computing and quantum cybersecurity, respectively. The afternoon panels will highlight international quantum efforts, while the concluding panel will discuss the merits of a US National Quantum Initiative. There will be an introductory technical overview of quantum technology at the outset of the symposium.


9:00-9:10am: Welcoming Remarks
9:10-9:30am: Quantum Technology 101: Educational overview of quantum computing and quantum cybersecurity
9:30-10:00am: Keynote remarks, Aaron VanDevender, Chief Scientist, Founders Fund
10:00-11:15am: Panel Discussion 1: Quantum Computing: The Dark Side and the Bright Side
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Panel Discussion 2: Quantum Cybersecurity: Ushering in an Unhackable Era?
12:30-1:00 pm: Lunch with keynote remarks by member of Congress (invited)
1:00-2:15: The International Quantum Race
2:15-3:15: Does the US Need a National Quantum Initiative?
3:15-3:30: Closing Remarks

Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:00am - 3:30pm
Hudson Institute 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20004

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