Dr Mark Day (Business Development Manager – Quantum Technologies for Optocap). Mark's interest in Quantum research and applications stems over 18 years from his Masters and PhD research at University Leeds, from working with blue chip technology companies and new start high-tech companies. Mark has been working within BDM and sales & marketing managerial roles providing cutting edge technologies covering a diverse range of applications to a worldwide audience. Mark’s PhD expertise involved a cutting-edge homebuilt femtosecond laser system for looking at electron transfer in DNA then transitioning to industry dealing with academic, corporate accounts and stakeholders to promote and implement cutting edge technologies such as photonics and laser-based solutions to a range of commercial and scientific markets. Mark has direct experience of the challenge’s organisations, academia and governments face in establishing new technologies and products in the marketplace.