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EP29: Quantum networks: vision, what’s going on in the lab, use cases, Quantum Internet vs Public Internet

This episode features Jesse Robbers, Director Industry & Digital Infrastructure at Quantum Delta NL, a joint effort by a team of specialist from quantum research institutes, coordinating bodies, and a range of exciting industrial partnerships and startups. Mattias Fridström and Jesse Robbers discuss the development in Quantum Internet: How is this work progressing in the lab and in the real world? What is the Quantum Internet Alliance? How close are we to some really cool stuff in this area? Should Quantum Internet be considered in current network plans stretching to 2030?

Mattias Fridström
Mattias Fridström
There’s a certain kind of person who gets a little bit too excited about networks. Mattias is that guy. If he had a tattoo, it would be of a network. Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He joined Telia in 1996 and has worked in a number of senior roles at Telia Carrier (now Arelion), most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he has been Arelion's Chief Evangelist. Mattias’ passion isn’t limited to networks: He has played golf professionally and competed on a high level in both football and floor hockey.
Jesse Robbers
Jesse Robbers
Co-Founder & Executive Board Member, Quantum Delta NL

Jesse Robbers is Co-Founder & Executive Board Member of Quantum Delta NL. As Director for Industry & Digital Infrastructure he is coordinating the National & International Quantum (Internet) Network developments. He is also national representative of the EuroQCI Board and member of the Research and Innovation advisory Group (RIAG) of EuroHPC.

Jesse Robbers was Co-Founder of the Dutch GAIA-X Hub, CCO at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Technical Director Benelux at Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services (now REDBee Media). He fulfilled various roles at the Dutch telecom operator KPN. Jesse has held several non-executive board positions in organisations to stimulate new international and joint industry developments, like Digital Infrastructure Nederland (DINL), the Dutch Media Hub (DMH) and the National Agenda Quantum Technology (NAQT).

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