Pascal Maillot is Deputy Head of Unit of the newly created High-Performance Computing and Quantum Technology unit in Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology at the European Commission. He is in charge of the one-billion euro Quantum Flagship initiative launched in October 2018 with its first 20 projects.

He graduated as a computer engineer in 1998 and had several positions in the private and public sector as a telecom project manager and cyber-security analyst.

He then moved to the quantum domain and focuses specifically on the future “quantum internet” interconnecting quantum computers, simulators, and sensors via quantum networks to distribute information and quantum resources securely all over Europe.