Prepare for The Future of Connectivity With the Quantum Internet

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Quantum technology promises dramatic computational speed and security beyond the capabilities of traditional resources.The development of quantum networks is critical to interconnect quantum resources for applications like blind quantum computing, quantum sensors, and distributed quantum computation.While the specific design of these networks is still being researched, any solution should integrate into the existing fiber-optic infrastructure and utilize advanced lightwave communications techniques.

Quantum Internet: A Road Map for the Future

Researchers and scientists worldwide are racing to build the world’s first quantum Internet. In theory, the quantum Internet would take advantage of the unrivaled capabilities of quantum mechanics and allow quantum devices to communicate over a large network.While it’s currently impossible to communicate faster than the speed of light using quantum entanglement, a quantum network would have other advantages. Sending qubits over the quantum Internet would give us computational capabilities far beyond what today’s web applications offer.The Internet posed a transformative impact on our society. A quantum Internet’s vision is to enable quantum communication between any two points on Earth, essentially resulting in a new Internet technology.Quantum Internet will connect quantum information processors, achieving capabilities that are impossible to achieve using only classical information. Quantum internet will also work in conjunction with the “classical” Internet that we have today.

Stages of Development

Sustained efforts in physics, computer science, and engineering are making it possible to build and scale quantum networks.The proposed stages of development aid interdisciplinary communication. They summarize what we’re going to accomplish and provide guidelines for design, software development, and hardware implementations through experimental physics and engineering. Although it’s difficult to predict the exact components of a future quantum Internet, the first multi-node quantum networks will likely emerge in the coming years.

stages of development

Qubits

Quantum computers take advantage of the sub-atomic behaviors of particles. They create 1s or 0s called “Qubits” by encoding information using the physical properties of individual particles (such as the direction a photon spins). Quantum computing power grows exponentially as more qubits are added to the system. Physicists have discovered a material that could lead to the development of ultrahigh-speed quantum Internet: Silicon carbide (SiC). It efficiently emits photons, allowing quantum cryptography to transfer data at 1 Gbps.

Entanglement

Quantum computers also take advantage of a phenomenon known as “entanglement.” This process consists of two interacting particles that can be separated over vast distances while still being able to interact at any moment. These particles are intrinsically tied to one another and share information. The physical state of one entangled particle also demonstrates the state of the other. These particles share information faster than light due to their instantaneous interactions.

China and its Advancement in Quantum Computing

Chinese scientists launched the world’s first quantum satellite in 2016 and used quantum entanglement to conduct communication experiments hundreds of miles between Earth and space.

In 2021, a group of engineers created a network of quantum computers with a bandwidth switch, lowering operational costs and increasing the theoretical efficiency of quantum Internet. With the successful test of a new Chinese spacecraft, the term “scientific communications test satellite” has taken on a whole new meaning. Using quantum science laws, the mission can theoretically provide unbreakable secret communication channels. The satellite, Micius, was launched from the Gobi Desert in August and is the first of its kind. This launch is part of the push to create a new, more secure Internet. The experimental Micius continues to circle Earth with its delicate optical equipment, transmitting to two mountain-top bases separated by 1,200 kilometers.

Where to From Here?

It’s difficult to predict each of the possible uses of the quantum Internet, as with any radically new technology. Here are a few of the major applications that have already been identified:

  • Secure communications
  • Clock synchronizations
  • Telescope baseline extensions
  • Secure identifications
  • Efficient agreement on distributed data
  • Exponential communication savings
  • Quantum sensor networks
  • Secure access to remote quantum computers in the cloud

We’ve reviewed the proposed stages of development, an analytical perspective toward a full-fledged quantum Internet, and the processes required to achieve them. At Quantropi, we aim to raise awareness about quantum computing and quantum-secure data communication. We’re bound to be the standard for quantum-secure data communications. Our technology empowers users to achieve unconditional security and is more cost-effective, scalable, and efficient than anything else out there.

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Marco Pagani

Marco Pagani began his long and successful career as a senior executive in Ottawa’s high-tech sector in 1985, with Nortel Networks (then Bell-Northern Research). He rose across two decades to become president of several Nortel Business Units, managing more than 2,000 employees and over $1 billion in revenue. Having gone on to advise numerous organizations, as well as guide a range of companies through complex, critically necessary turnarounds, he is particularly respected for placing a strong emphasis on ethics and corporate governance in building the culture of the corporate and not-for-profit organizations he leads and supports.

Nick Kuang

As VP Corporate Services, Nick plans, directs and coordinates a wide range of activities aimed at achieving Quantropi’s vision of the Quantum Internet. He has a keen interest in transformative technologies and the possibilities they offer for bettering our everyday lives. A pharmacist by training, Nick nurtures teams with a focus on integrity and collaborative effort, coupled with strong attention to detail. With prior experience in a successful biotech start-up developing point-of-care test kits, he enjoys the fast pace and challenge of the start-up environment.

Dr. Randy Kuang

Randy holds a doctorate in quantum physics. His research findings have been published in top international journals and named “Kuang’s semi-classical formalism” by NASA in 2012. With a career spanning IT, including with Nortel as senior network researcher & developer, he co-founded inBay Technologies in 2009, serving as CTO of the cybersecurity platform. As the first recipient of a patent for two-level authentication (2011), Randy is a prolific inventor, with 30+ U.S. patents in broad technology fields, such as WiMAX, optical networks, multi-factor identity authentication, transaction authorization, as well as concepts, technologies and industrial applications for quantum key distribution.

Cory Michalyshyn

Cory brings a breadth of experience to the Quantropi team, working fractionally with multiple SaaS technology companies as CFO, and as the CFO with Celtic House Venture Partners. Prior to these roles, Cory was CFO and COO at Solink, and played a lead role in the metrics-led pivot to a direct-sales SaaS model, followed by multiple VC-backed funding rounds and their recognition as one of the fastest growing start-ups in Canada. He qualified as a CPA while serving technology, VC & PE-fund clients at Deloitte, and earned his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University.

Ken Dobell

Ken leads marketing strategy at Quantropi. In high demand as a consultant with 25 years’ experience in performance media and an award- winning creative background, he has completed successful transformations, (re)branding and product development mandates with KPMG, Keurig, Fidelity, Eddyfi, Coveo, and more, and provides digital advice to the CMA. Previously, Ken pivoted an offline advertising brokerage to a leading-edge, data-driven performance agency as President of DAC Digital, held a progression of international leadership roles with Monster.com, pioneered a range of multi-channel initiatives as VP Marketing with a global franchisor, and introduced a mobile-first programmatic media offering to Canada within WPP.

Raj Narula, P.Eng.

Raj is a seasoned technology executive who has worked with companies as an advisor, business builder and active angel investor. Raj is a seasoned technology executive who has worked with companies as an advisor, business builder and active angel investor. He has held operational and advisory roles in Recognia (Trading Central ), Belair Networks ( Ericsson) , March Networks ( Infinova) , Sandvine ( Procera ), Neurolanguage ( ADEC) ,Bridgewater Systems (Amdocs), Vayyoo ( Cafex ) TenXc ( CCI ),1Mobility ( Qualys ) and others. He has been dividing his time between North America, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific region for over 20 years and speaks multiple languages. He grew up in Asia, Europe, South America and Canada. Raj is also the co-founder and Charter Member of the Ottawa chapter of TiE (the Indus Entrepreneur). Raj holds a B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Michael Redding

Before joining Quantropi, Mike was Managing Director and co-founder of Accenture Ventures, where he grew a global portfolio of strategic partnerships and 38 equity investments in emerging technology startups.

During his nearly 30 years with Accenture, he incubated and launched technology innovations for enterprises across multiple geographies and industries. Ever-passionate about bold ideas with game-changing results, he speaks frequently on the impact of emerging technology on large organizations.

With a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, and a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern, Mike is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Accenture Foundation and Board Observer for startups Maana and Splice Machine.

Alex He

Alex is a product-oriented project manager who bridges the gaps between the company’s engineering and commercial teams. He has over ten years of experience in the analysis, design and development of enterprise-class applications, with a particular focus on creating optimal user experiences (UX). Ever passionate about cybersecurity solutions that can deliver solid security without unreasonably sacrificing customer convenience, Alex is the lead inventor of a registered patent on user interface security. He is committed to helping ensure that the Agile software engineering team at Quantropi delivers consistently high-quality, high crypto-agility cybersecurity solutions for next-generation communications.

Tina Wang

Tina develops websites and participates in a range of different projects, using new frameworks for front-end UI, along with Vuejs, Angula, Beego, Ruby on Rails, and Electron. She developed Quantropi’s desktop CipherSpace application by integrating Electron, Webassembly and Go, to ensure a good user experience, as well as perfect operating system compatibility. She is also part of the dynamic and efficient QKD-NODE project team. Tina is always looking for new ways to increase her knowledge, improve her technological proficiency and enhance her strong execution and implementation skills. Prior to Quantropi, Tina served as a full-stack web developer at Sunny Future, where she maintained a WordPress home site and managed the release of new content for the company.

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Bond Vo

Bond Vo is the Business Analyst of Quantropi. Along with Quantropi, Bond has been dynamic in accordance with a fast and evolving startup environment and is responsible in a wide range of areas including market research, funding, and more involved in the controller roles to oversee day to day accounting operation as well as build financing models and budget to achieve company’s ultimate goals/objectives. Bond has applied best practices consistently and successfully supports equity, debt, and non-dilutive funding for Quantropi since joint the team. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce concentrated in Finance from Carleton University. Outside of his professional career, Bond also participated in volunteer for the Vietnamese Immigration Student Association (VISA) to help and support students as well as newcomers in Canada.

Pauline Arnold

As James Nguyen’s EA, Pauline Arnold brings more than 40 years of experience in complementary customer service and administrative roles. Prior to Quantropi, she served 20 years as Branch Manager and an assistant in investments, and over 20 years at Metropolitan Life Canada in various aspects of the insurance sector – assisting clients, management and colleagues to complete tasks, solve problems, address questions and achieve goals. She also worked part-time for Royal Lepage Performance for 5+ years as a receptionist & admin, and for 5 years was chair of the TKFG’s charity golf tournament.

Dafu Lou

Dafu is Quantropi’s Director of engineering. Prior to Quantropi, he served as a technical leader at Irdeto, a world-leading provider of digital platform security software, where he was responsible for white-box cryptography, cloaked CA secure core, and iOS/android application protection services, among others. Prior to Irdeto, Dafu served as a senior software engineer at SecureNex Systems, where he led the implementation of an SSL-VPN solution and ECC-based secure data storage & PKI. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa in 2009. Dafu is also a part-time professor, teaching VLSI, Cryptography and other subjects at uOttawa.

Christopher McKenzie

With his extensive experience in software development and strong analytical skills, Chris can handle the entire end-to-end software development life cycle. Prior to Quantropi, he served as Director of Product Development at Sphyrna Security, Inc., where he managed the delivery of security compliance automation and data diode appliance products, and as Commercial Software Development Manager at Cord3, Inc., where he managed the development of an advanced data access policy management product. Chris graduated from Computer Science at Algonquin College and the Ottawa School of Arts in 1998. Read less

Eric Chan

Eric Chan a.k.a. EEPMON is a Crypto / Digital Artist with 15 years in the industry – and Quantropi’s Creative Emissary. His hybrid fractal/digital creations have been seen in fashion, comics to museums and has exhibited worldwide. EEPMON’s collaborations include Canada Goose, MARVEL, Snoopy, Microsoft Xbox, Canada Science & Technology Museum and was a TEDx performing artist. In 2018 he represented Canada on its first Creative Industries Trade Mission led by Canada’s Minister of Heritage and serves on the Canadian Museums Association‘s Board of Directors. At the same time, he is currently completing his Master of Information Technology – Digital Media at Carleton University. 

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James Nguyen

Prior to leading Quantropi, James was Chief Investment Officer & VP Asia Operations for a group of private and public real estate, mining, energy storage, graphene technologies and manufacturing interests, where, in his responsibilities for strategy, banking and global expansions, he secured large-scale investments and partnerships for commercializing graphene applications across multiple industries. A graduate of Carleton in Economics, he previously achieved success managing a mid-market portfolio (professional services, public sector, Asian markets) at RBC for over a decade. James has been on the HKCBA board, held advisory positions with technology start-ups and gives back as volunteer, fundraiser and mentor.