David Williams, Founder & CEO of Arqit

Company: Arqit

Website: https://arqit.uk/

Business: Providing transformational technology to keep safe the data of our governments, enterprises, and citizens.


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About David Williams

David was the co-founder and CEO of Avanti, a start-up company which pioneered the use of Ka band satcoms to deploy a fleet of four high throughput geostationary telecom satellites serving EMEA. The company counted the British Government as its largest customer, for very high resilience, high security communications services.

David served as Founder Chairman of the Advisory Board of Seraphim Space Ventures, a $100m high technology venture capital firm based in London, a project which he initiated with UK Government support in 2014. Prior to this David was an investment banker, financing international telecoms businesses. David has a BA Hons Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Leeds. David was granted the Queens Award for Export in 2015 and Quoted Company Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2006.


About Arqit

Founded in 2017, Arqit is a global leader in quantum encryption providing transformational technology to keep safe the data of our governments, enterprises, and citizens. Arqit supplies a unique quantum encryption Platform-as-a-Service which makes the communications links of any networked device secure against current and future forms of attack – even from a quantum computer.

Arqit’s product, QuantumCloud™, provides unbreakable encryption and is well-known to provide security against quantum attacks. Users share a secret key between them that protects the confidentiality of the information shared. Arqit’s transformational innovation is in the method of creation of the keys at endpoints, which overcomes the previous limitations of symmetric key distribution.


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