Separating the hype from the reality when evaluating radically new forms of technology and science is difficult, but when the subject is as complex and esoteric as Quantum physics & mechanics, that problem is amplified. However, the reality is that Quantum computing and Quantum sensing & metrology technologies are moving from the lab to the shop floor. In addition, the existential threat posed to current secure networks by Quantum computing is driving real-world urgency in Quantum secure communications & cryptography.
Driven by geopolitical concerns and government investment, underpinned by huge advances in computing power and technical know how, real life examples and practical use cases for Quantum technologies are becoming more common place and proven.
But many challenges remain, beyond the fundamental science. What are relevant applications for enterprise use, and how developed are they? How coordinated is the approach between industry, academia and government, not just within national borders, but between nations? How developed is the broader supply chain if commercialization is to be accelerated? Are standards in place to allow replicable processes? What methods are there to benchmark, share best practices and learn from disparate industries?