Daniel Oblak completed his Master’s degree in physics and mathematics from Aarhus University with his thesis work on quantum non-demolition measurements of laser-cooled Caesium atoms. This research would continue into his Ph.D. with Prof. Eugene Polzik at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, and eventually lead to the demonstration of spin- squeezing on the atomic clock-transition. During his Ph.D. Daniel also visited the quantum atom and optics group at Australian National University. Following his Ph.D. Daniel was awarded a two-year Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the Quantum Cryptography and Communication (QC2) labs of Prof. Wolfgang Tittel at the University of Calgary. In Calgary, he began working on quantum memory implementations using cryogenically cooled rare-earth ion doped materials, and was part of several important demonstrations including the first storage of entanglement in a solid-state material and the development of a quantum repeater architecture based on spectral multiplexing. Over time his research involvement branched into other aspects of quantum communication and networks including components such as photon sources and detectors and optical to RF transducers. As a postdoc Daniel was on the board of the Postdoctoral Association for several years and served as a representative to the University of Calgary’s governing council as well as other committees. As Prof. Tittel and the research activities of the QC2 lab relocated to T.U. Delft in the Netherlands, Daniel continued the research activities in Calgary as manager of the newly formed Quantum Cloud Lab.