First International Quantum Communication Conclave

 In Technical Collaboration With IEEE Communication Society - Delhi Chapter
 27-28 March 2023, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Day 1 Video Day 2 Video

Secure communication is always a challenge. The traditional key based cryptography has become vulnerable for attacks. Today, hackers have adequate computing power to retrieve the key from the encrypted text in real time. The loophole here is the continuation of the communication as the message sending patty is unaware of the compromise. An alert when the intruder meddles with the encrypted data or the key that gets transferred to the receiver would be very helpful to stop further damage. Quantum communication supports this paradigm In addition, Quantum computers can provide the much required computing power for breaking the key based secure communication system. To protect the channels from such attacks, Post Quantum Cryptography is picking up.

Secure transfer of the content at very large data rates is the need of the hour to support a plethora of use cases involving banking, transportation, Defense, power distribution, healthcare etc. advancements in quantum physics and communication technologies spanning the emerging 5g and the upcoming 6G have provides the required tools to support these use cases. While standard implementations and benchmarking mechanisms are available in some cases, they still need a lot of customizations. in this conclave experts from across the globe share their implementation experiences, advancements in technologies, utilization of test beds etc. The conclave presents numerous keynote speeches from the experts, Panel discussions and demonstrations. It provides opportunities to connect and collaborate with the domain experts, researchers, policy makers and the industries. The conclave targets emerging and future technologies spanning but not limited to

  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Quantum Random Number Generator
  • Post Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Networks
  • Sensors
  • Advanced detectors
  • Quantum memory
  • Testbeds
  • Quantum communication Standards
  • Use cases
  • Implementation issues

It is expected to be useful for the academia and Research community, Service providers, Start-up companies, Standard defining organizations and Regulatory policy makers

One of the objectives of this event is to provides an opportunity for collaboration and partnership among the participants to enable them to work on advanced quantum technologies. It involves the exchange of know-how of implementations, upcoming technology alternatives to address implementation challenges etc.

  • 09:15
    • Presentation of saplings to the dignitaries
    • Lighting of the Lamp
  • 09:20 - Welcome Address: Sh. R.R. Mittar, Sr. DDG and Head, TEC, DoT
  • 09:25 - Industry Keynote: Commercializing the Quantum Security Technology:  Sh. Sunil Gupta, CEO, QNu Labs
  • 09:32 - Special Address: Sh. K. Rajaraman, Secretary (Telecom), DoT
  • 09:40 - Special Address: Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India
  • 09:47
    • Release of TEC standards on Test Guide of Quantum Key Distribution System
    • Release of TEC Standards on Quantum-Safe and Classical Cryptographic Systems
    • Presentation of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Awards-2022
  • 10:05 - Special Address: Sh. Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communication
  • 10:15 - Inaugural Address: Sh. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Railways and IT
  • 11:00 - Special Address: Quantum Communication - Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, CEO, C-DoT
  • 11:15 - Keynote Address: Quantum Computing: Realization of Quantum Hardware - Prof. Mustafijur Rahman, IIT Delhi
  • 11:30 - Keynote Address: Quantum Materials and Devices - Prof. Bhaskaran Muralidharan, IIT Bombay
  • 11:45 - Keynote Address: Quantum Sensors and devices for navigation, timekeeping and healthcare - Prof. Umakant D Rapol, Project Director, QTF, IISER, Pune
  • 12:00 - Special Address - Dr. Suma Varuguhes, Director General, DRDO
  • 12:15 - Keynote Address: Quantum Memories and Repeaters: Challenges - Dr. Nixon Patel, CEO, QuLabs
  • 12:30 - Keynote Address: Quantum Technologies in Satellite Communication - Sh. N.M. Desai, Director, SAC, ISRO
  • 12:45 - Keynote Address: Single Photon Source and Detector - Prof. Bijoy Krishna Das, IIT Madras
  • 13:00 - Keynote Address: An all-electronic true random number generator - Prof. Kausik Majumdar, IISc
  • 13:15 - Keynote Address: Supporting Quantum Advantage from the Classical Side - Dr. Sadik Hafizovic, CEO, Zurich Instruments AG , Zurich(Online)
  • 14:30 - Special Address - Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, DST
  • 14:45 - Keynote Address: Challenges and Prospects for Quantum Technology Development - Sh. Nagendra Nagaraja, CEO, QpiAI
  • 15:00 - Keynote Address: The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme - Sh. Timothy P. Spiller, Director, Quantum Communications Hub, United Kingdom (Online)
  • 15:20 - Keynote Address: DoT Initiatives on Quantum Technologies - Sh. YGSC Kishore Babu, DDG(SRI), DoT
  • 15:30 - Keynote Address: The future of Quantum Communications, from QKD to the Quantum Internet - Dr. Bruno Huttner, Director, ID Quantique, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 15:45 - Keynote Address: TEC Initiatives in enabling standardization and market access - Sh. Abdul Kayum, DDG(6G), TEC
  • Chair - Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, CEO, C-DoT
  • Moderator - Sh. Abdul Kayum, DDG(6G), TEC
  • Panelists
    • Sh. Nagendra Nagaraja, CEO, QpiAI
    • Dr. Bruno Huttner, ID Quantique
    • Sh. Nixon Patel, QuLabs
    • Prof. Urbasi Sinha, RRI
    • Dr. S.D. Sudarshan, ED, C-DAC
  • 09:30 - Keynote Address: Entangled photon source for free space and fiber based QKD – Highlights from Lab at IIT Delhi - Prof. Joyee Ghosh, IIT Delhi
  • 09:40 - Keynote Address: QKD in Satellite Communication - Prof. R.P. Singh, PRL Ahmedabad
  • 09:55 - Keynote Address: Space-Qualified Quantum Random Number Generator - Dr. Bruno Huttner, Director, ID Quantique, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 10:10 - Keynote Address: Satellite-based Quantum Communication - Prof. Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
  • 10:25 - Special Address: Sh. Sanjeev Agrawal, Member (Technology), DoT
  • 11:00 - Special Address: Smt. Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI
  • 11:10 - Keynote Address: Imminent Quantum Threat - Sh. Tommi Lampila, Director of Business Development, Xiphera, Finland (Online)
  • 11:20 - Keynote Address: Security in the Quantum-Era - Sh. Narendra Nath, Joint Secretary, NSCS
  • 11:30 - Keynote Address: Quantum Key Distribution System - Sh. Atul Kumar Gupta, Group Leader, C-DOT
  • 11:40 - Keynote Address: Post Quantum Cryptography Systems - Sh. Prashant Chugh, Group Leader, C-DOT
  • 11:50 - Keynote Address: Post-Quantum Cryptographic Migration and Cryptographic Agility - Prof. Prabhakar Krishnan, Scientist. Amrita Center
  • 12:00 - Keynote Address: Post-Quantum Cryptography in HSMs - Sh. Subhra Kanti Das, Head Research & Technology –Thales
  • 12:15 - Special Address: Sh. Uma Shanker Pandey, Member(Services), DoT
  • 12:30 - Keynote Address: ETSI standardization work on Quantum-Safe Technologies - Sh. Matthew Campagna, AWS Cryptography, United States(Online)
  • 12:45 - Keynote Address: Metro Area Quantum Access Network Testbed - Prof. Anil Prabhakar, IIT Madras
  • 13:00 - Keynote Address: Quantum Simulators for research and development of standards, Benchmarking & validation - Prof. C. M. Chandrashekar, IISc, Bengaluru
  • 13:15 - Keynote Address: Standardization developments at NIST in Post Quantum Cryptography - Dr. Dustin Moody, NIST, US (Pre-recorded Talk)
  • 14:30 - Special Address: Quantum Communication: Use Cases in Defense - Lt. Gen. M.U. Nair, SO-IN-C, Indian Army
  • 14:45 - Keynote Address: Quantum Communication: Use Cases in the Telecom Sector - Sh. Satish Jamadagni, Vice President, Reliance Jio
  • 15:00 - Keynote Address: Quantum Communication: Use Cases in the Fintech Sector - Dr. P. Syam Kumar, IDRBT
  • 15:15 - Keynote Address: Quantum-safe communication infra in SK Telecom - Sh. Dong-Hi SIM, SK Telecom, South Korea
  • 15:30 - Keynote Address: Applications of Quantum Technologies - Sh. Animesh Aaryan, CEO, Taqbit Labs
  • 15:45 - Keynote Address: QKD & PQC: approaching security as an onion - Dr. Bruno Huttner, Director, ID Quantique, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 16:00 - Keynote Address: Free Space QKD - Creating practical QKD networks - Sh. Dilip Singh, Chief Product Officer, QNu Labs
  • 16:15 - Keynote Address: Quantum and the Cybersecurity Imperative - Sh. Vikram Sharma, CEO, Quintessence Labs
  • Chair - ADG from Signals Directorate, IHQ of MoD
  • Moderator - Sh. Abdul Kayum, DDG(6G), TEC
  • Panelists
    • Ms. Shikha Srivastava, Director, Member Board, C-DOT
    • Sh. Satish Jamadagni, Reliance Jio
    • Sh. Dong-hi SIM, SK Telecom, South Korea
    • Dr. Bruno Huttner, ID Quantique, Switzerland
    • Sh. Sunil Gupta, CEO, QNu Labs

Hall No. 5, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi - 110011

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Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw

Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Railways and IT

Shri Devusinh Chauhan

Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications

Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood

PSA to Govt. of India

Shri K. Rajaraman

Secretary, DoT

Dr. S. Chandrasekhar

Secretary, DST

Shri Sanjiv Agrawal

Member(Technology), DoT

Shri Uma Shankar Pandey

Member(S), DoT

Lt. General M.U. Nair

SO-IN-C, Indian Army

Sh. R.R. Mittar

Sr. DDG and Head, TEC

Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay


Dr. Suma Varuguhes

Outstanding Scientist & Director General MED, CoS & CS (MCC)

Dr. S. Chandrasekhar

Secretary, DST

Dr. Samir V Kamat

Chairman, DRDO

Lt. General M.U. Nair

SO-IN-C, Indian Army

Sh. Sanjeev Agrawal

Member(T), DoT

Sh. R.R. Mittar

Sr. DDG and Head, TEC

Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay


Smt. Pamela Kumar

Director General, TSDSI

Prof. Bijoy Krishna Das

IIT Madras

Prof. Kaushik Majumdar

IISc, Bengaluru

Dr. Sadik Hafizovic

CEO, Zurich Instruments AG, Zurich

Prof. Mustafijur Rahman

IIT Delhi

Sh. Nagendra Nagaraja


Sh. Timothy P. Spiller

Director, Quantum Communications Hub, UK

Sh. Abdul Kayum


Sh. YGSC Kishore Babu


Dr. Bruno Huttner

Director, ID Quantique, Geneva

Prof. Urbasi Sinha

Raman Research Institute

Dr. S.D. Sudarsan

Executive Director, C-DAC

Prof. Michele Mosca

Co-founder, Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada

Prof. Prabhakar Krishnan

Scientist, Amrita Center for Cybersecurity

Dr. Pankaj Dalela

Director, Member Board, C-DoT

Prof. Bhaskaran Muralidharan

IIT Bombay

Sh. Dilip Singh

Chief Product Officer, QNu Labs

Prof. R.P Singh

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

Prof. Umakant D Rapol

Project Director, QTF, IISER, Pune

Sh. G. Narendra Nath

Joint Secretary, NSCS

Sh. Tommi Lampila

Director of Business Development, Xiphera, Finland

Sh. Atul Kumar Gupta

Group Leader, C-DoT

Sh. Animesh Aaryan

CEO, Taqbit Labs

Sh. Prashant Chugh

Group Leader, C-DoT

Sh. Subhra Kanti Das

Head, Research & Technology, Thales

Sh. Nixon Patel

CEO, QuLabs

Sh. Matthew Campagna

Amazon Web Services Cryptography, United States

Prof. Anil Prabhakar

IIT Madras

Prof. C. M. Chandrashekar

IISc, Bengaluru

Dr. Dustin Moody


Shri Nilesh M. Desai

Director, SAC, ISRO

Prof. D. Janakiram

Director, IDRBT

Sh. Sunil Gupta

Co-founder & CEO, QNu Labs

Sh. Satish Jamadagni

Reliance Jio

Dr. Dong-Hi SIM

SK Telecom, South Korea

Sh. Pejman Panahi

Senior Director, ID Quantique, Geneva

Smt. Shikha Srivastava

Director, Member Board, C-DoT

Sh. Pradeep Kumar

CEO, Qbit Labs

Dr. Manjunath Iyer

Wipro Limited

Prof. Joyee Ghosh

IIT Delhi

Dr. Vikram Sharma

CEO, Quintessence Labs, Australia

Dr. P. Syam Kumar

Professor, IDRBT

Shri Abdul Kayum


Shri Venkata Rama Raju Chelle


Shri Rakesh Goyal


Shri Ziaur Rahman


Shri Manjunath Iyer


Shri P K Jaswal


Shri Prashant Chugh


Shri Atul Gupta


Sujit Kumar


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