“[IQT]...has quickly become the quantum industry’s leading conference.” —ZDNET

Speakers

Christopher

Christopher

Bishop

Chief Reinvention Officer, Improvising Careers Conference Chairperson

Christopher Bishop is a technology futurist, TEDx speaker and former IBMer. He has performed the role of emcee and led panels for numerous Inside Quantum Technology conferences as well as for The Economist’s “Commercialising quantum” events, both in London and Silicon Valley. Chris hosts the Quantum Tech Pod series, interviewing C-suite executives at leading quantum companies. In addition, he is a member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) contributing to the Workforce Technology Advisory Committee.

Lawrence

Lawrence

Gasman

President, IQT Research

Lawrence Gasman is the founder and President of Inside Quantum Technology. He has authored industry analysis reports on quantum key distribution, quantum computing, quantum networks, and quantum sensors and numerous studies on high-speed interfaces for high-performance computers. He also served on a panel at the Q2B conference in 2017; the first ever business-oriented quantum computing conference. Lawrence has been tracking commercialization of new technologies for 35 years and has written four books in this area. His consulting work has included both major multinationals and high-tech start-ups as clients and he has also carried out due diligence work for investment banks, venture capitalists and leading management consulting firms.

Pranav

Pranav

Gokhale

VP of Quantum Software, Infleqtion

I am the VP of Quantum Software at Infleqtion. Previously, I was the CEO and Co-founder of Super.tech, which was acquired by Infleqtion (ColdQuanta) in May 2022. I received my PhD in quantum computation at UChicago, where I was advised by Fred Chong. My work focuses on breaking the abstraction barrier between quantum hardware and software, with the aim of realizing practical applications sooner than otherwise possible. My graduate research was funded by the NDSEG and Eckhardt Fellowships and led to several publications and patents. Prior to graduate school, I attended Princeton University, where I studied computer science and physics. For my other interests and background, see my profiles on Quora and LinkedIn.

Shahar

Shahar

Keinan

CEO, Polaris Quantum Biotech

Dr. Shahar Keinan is the CEO & co-founder of POLARIS Quantum Biotech. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of computational and theoretical chemistry and published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the fields of in-silico drug design and discovery, as well as molecular materials design and computational methods development. Shahar has received a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, after which she moved to Northwestern University and Duke University for a post-doc positions. Previously she was CSO of Cloud Pharmaceuticals and has been instrumental in the development of the Quantum Molecular Design process since its inception at Duke University, and has pioneered the use of Inverse Design algorithms to optimize electro-optical materials and small molecule drugs.

Ethan

Ethan

Krimins

Lead, Quantum Research Sciences

Ethan Krimins leads Quantum Research Sciences (QRS), which is focused on the discovery, development & delivery of practical quantum software. Ethan has over 30 years of classical & quantum computer science, IT and programming experience. Ethan manages Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Technologies for QRS, which is the first company to achieve a Phase III federal contract in quantum computing and the first company to operationalize a quantum software. QRS is based in Lafayette, Indiana and affiliated with the Purdue University Quantum Science and Engineering Institute. Ethan has a Mathematics undergrad from the University of Rochester and a MBA from Columbia University.

Elica

Elica

Kyoseva

Director of Quantum Algorithm Engineering, NVIDIA

Dr. Elica Kyoseva is Director of Quantum Algorithm Engineering at NVIDIA, where she leads a team developing cutting-edge hybrid quantum-classical algorithms leveraging NVIDIA’s HPC architecture. Elica has expertise in quantum computing and its applications to drug discovery and human health. Prior to her role at NVIDIA, she led the Quantum for Bio program at Wellcome Leap, a $50 million effort aimed at showcasing quantum computing’s potential in solving critical health challenges. Before that, Elica worked as an Applied Quantum Computing Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim, where she focused on developing innovative quantum algorithms for drug discovery and forging strategic partnerships within the industry.
Originally from Bulgaria, Elica earned her PhD in Quantum Optics from the University of Sofia. She spent time in academia as a postdoc at the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore and, subsequently, as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Elica also spent a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Fellow. She was also a Marie Curie fellow and was awarded the 2016 John Atanasoff Award of President of Bulgaria for internationally recognized scientists.

Ean

Ean

Mikale

Owner, Infinite 8 Industries Inc.

In an era where technological advancement defines the threshold of humanity’s potential, Ean Mikale stands as a beacon of innovation and foresight. As the owner of Infinite 8 Industries, Inc., a firm at the forefront of Quantum, AI, Web3, and MedTech, Ean embodies the spirit of pioneering within the technological frontier. He is the creator of the ILL-N Computing Programming Language based on Quantum and Neutrino Mechanics. He is the Author of This is Quantum, a Software Application based book or BApp, and the creator of the InfiNET Internet Layer, the world’s most advanced commercial Hybrid Quantum Internet Layer. His role as one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial Intelligence and the visionary architect behind Forever A.I., the world’s first AI Physician, highlights his exceptional contribution to the field. His work has led to the following awards: Most Innovative Hybrid Quantum Telecoms Company in North America – 2023, CRS Awards by AI Media.

Ean’s journey from a humble beginning at a single desk in an incubator to establishing pivotal partnerships with giants like IBM, Nvidia, Oracle, and Amazon Web Services showcases a narrative of unparalleled ambition and innovation. His achievements include being the first to teach IBM’s Watson Supercomputer to recognize human emotion, spearheading accelerated growth in areas such as Accelerated Computing, Embedded Systems, Deep Learning, and Autonomous Vehicle Technology. Ean Mikale is not just a leader in his field; he is a trailblazer defining the boundaries of what is possible in the world of technology.

Raul

Raul

Rodriguez

Vice President, Woxsen University
Cognitive Technologist and Adjunct Professor, Universidad del Externado, Colombia

Dr. Raul Villamarin Rodriguez, Vice President of Woxsen University, is a Cognitive Technologist and Adjunct Professor at Universidad del Externado, Colombia. He serves as a member of the International Advisory Board at IBS Ranepa, Russian Federation, and holds positions on the Advisory Boards of PUCPR, Johannesburg Business School, SA, Milpark Business School, South Africa, PetThinQ Inc, and SpaceBasic, Inc. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez is a Visiting Professor at Uni. del Rosario and an Expert at UNESCO.

As a Steering Committee Member for the Annual Conference at EFMD Global and Indian Business Council Founding Member Dr. Raul is deeply involved in shaping the future of education. He is honored with a scholarship in his name at ZIBS, China, and represents India in the PRME i5 Expert Pedagogy Group. Further, he holds two prestigious titles: Steven Pinker Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Classavo Chair Professorship in Integrative Research and Digital Learning.

Bob

Bob

Sutor

Vice President and Practice Lead, Emerging Technologies, The Futurum Group

Dr. Bob Sutor has been a technical leader and executive in the IT industry for over 40 years. He is a theoretical mathematician by training, with a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.

Bob’s industry role is to advance AI and quantum technologies by providing strategic and technical insight to help build strong business, partner, technical, and educational ecosystems. His singular goal is to evolve AI and quantum to help solve some of the critical computational problems facing businesses and society today. Bob is widely quoted in the press, delivers conference keynotes, and appears in the media.

Bob is the Vice President and Practice Lead for Emerging Technologies at The Futurum Group. He helps clients and investors understand sophisticated technologies such as AI and quantum computing, and use them effectively to succeed in their organizations and industries. As an author and communicator, Bob helps clients bring their messages to current and potential customers in clear, powerful, and impactful ways. Dr. Sutor is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Buffalo, New York, USA.

More than two decades of Bob’s career were spent in IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York. During his time there, he worked on or led efforts in AI, quantum computing, optimization, mathematical software, and blockchain. As the Vice President for Mathematical Sciences at IBM, Bob oversaw AI projects for clients in the agricultural, energy, financial services, food, healthcare, insurance, and oil and gas industries. He was also an executive on the software side of the IBM business in areas including IBM Websphere middleware, software on Linux, mobile, open source, and emerging industry standards.

He was the Vice President of Corporate Development and, later, Chief Quantum Advocate at Infleqtion, a quantum computing and sensing company based in Boulder, Colorado USA.

Dr. Sutor is the author of the 2019 quantum computing book Dancing with Qubits, the Second Edition of which includes a new chapter on quantum machine learning. It is scheduled for publication in April 2024. Bob is also the author of the 2021 book Dancing with Python, an introduction to Python coding for classical, quantum, and AI computing.

Areas in which he’s worked: quantum computing, AI, blockchain, mathematics and mathematical software, Linux, open source, standards management, product management and marketing, computer algebra, and web standards.

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