Andrew Shields leads R&D and business development on quantum technologies in Toshiba Europe. According to Google Scholar, he has published over 500 research papers and patents in the field of quantum devices and systems, which have been cited over 20,000 times and has a Hirsch-index of >70. He is a member of the leadership team of the OpenQKD consortium in Europe and the EU Strategic Research Agenda Working Group. He was a co-founder of the Industry Specification Group for QKD of ETSI and served for several years as the Chair. In the UK, he leads the AQuaSeC project developing next-generation quantum communication technology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded the Mott Medal and Prize for research on quantum photonics and its applications.