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

Speakers

Nadia

Nadia

Carlsten

VP of Product, SandboxAQ

Women in Quantum: Fireside Chat with Nadia Carlsten - Led by Denise Ruffner

Dr. Nadia Carlsten is VP of Product at Sandbox AQ. In this role she is responsible for managing product development across the company’s quantum security, sensing, and simulation & optimization efforts and helping define the long-term strategy for delivering useful products to customers. Previously she was Head of Product at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing where she helped define the strategic direction of Amazon’s efforts in the development of quantum hardware and algorithms, and helped launch Amazon Braket, AWS’s quantum computing service. Prior to Amazon, she was Director of Commercialization at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she was responsible for bringing new technologies to market and successfully launching multiple startups in the areas of cybersecurity and machine learning. Nadia has a PhD in engineering from UC Berkeley, and degrees in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Virginia.

Dominik

Dominik

Andrzejczuk

Founder, Atmos Ventures

Panel 1: What the Quantum Data Center will look like

Dominik Andrzejczuk is a Polish-American Venture Capitalist, and founder of Atmos Ventures. In 2010, Dominik started his career as an Engineer in Palo Alto, California and became a Venture Capitalist in 2014, where he worked for Morado Ventures, investing in deep tech early stage tech companies.

Dominik founded Atmos Ventures in 2019, where he is also investing in Early Stage deep tech companies, but with a geographical focus on Europe. The fund invests in companies working on transformational technologies in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Biotech.

Dominik is also an avid Ironman triathlete, competing in several races around the world every year.

David

David

Awschalom

Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange

Talk 5: The Impact of the Quantum Internet

David Awschalom is the Liew Family Professor and Deputy Director of the Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, a Senior Scientist/Quantum Group Leader at Argonne National Laboratory, and Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. He is also the inaugural director of Q-NEXT, one of the new US Department of Energy Quantum Information Science Research Centers. Before arriving in Chicago, he was the Director of the California NanoSystems Institute and Professor of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California – Santa Barbara. He had served as a Research Staff member and Manager of the Nonequilibrium Physics Department at the IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. He works in the emerging fields of spintronics and quantum information engineering, where his students develop new methods to explore and control the quantum states of individual electrons, nuclei, and photons in the solid state. His research includes implementations of quantum information processing with potential applications in computing, imaging, and communication. Professor Awschalom received the American Physical Society Oliver E. Buckley Prize and Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, the European Physical Society Europhysics Prize, the Materials Research Society David Turnbull Award and Outstanding Investigator Prize, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the International Magnetism Prize and the Néel Medal from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the European Academy of Sciences.

Jens

Jens

Backes

Director, Finalta by McKinsey

Panel 2: Practical Implementation of Quantum Computers in Financial Institutions

Jens is leading Finalta by McKinsey’s telecoms activities, providing competitive benchmarking insights to telco operators on a worldwide basis.

As one of the Firm’s quantum computing aficionados, he published various books and articles featuring the technology, and in particular, its applications in finance and telecoms.

He is an award-winning business unit leader in the area of telecoms, mobile and digital services with international product, sales and marketing expertise. During his tenure at various telecom operators, he conceived, implemented and launched services that generated multi-million dollar revenues from mobile and online transactions alone.

Jens is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish. He holds an MSc. in computer science from University of Saarland and an MBA from INSEAD.

Itan

Itan

Barmes

Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

Talk 1: The Quantum Threat to Cryptocurrencies – A Quantitative Analysis of the Risk to Bitcoin and Ethereum

Itan Barmes, PhD is a quantum security and cryptography management specialist at the cyber team of Deloitte NL, and a Quantum Security project fellow at the World Economic Forum. He focuses on advising clients about effective management of cryptography assets, and in particular the transition of quantum-safe solutions. Itan has a PhD in quantum physics from the VU university in Amsterdam.

Bill

Bill

Becker

Chief Technology Officer, Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies

Talk 2: Crypto Agility and the Role of Quantum Entropy

Bill Becker is Thales TCT’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Bill is responsible for the company’s technical vision and product strategy. As CTO, Bill leads Thales TCT’s strategic initiatives associated with the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions to meet the needs of the company’s U.S. Federal Government customers. Bill also works directly with the company’s customers and technical partners to evaluate emerging technologies.

Bill has spent nearly 30 years developing technology in support of cybersecurity and government initiatives. He has been with Thales TCT (formally SafeNet Assured Technologies) since its creation in January 2015. Previously, he spent 18 years with SafeNet, Inc. most recently serving as a Technical Architect in the CTO’s office. In this role, he supported government-related business by focusing on transitioning traditional data security products to new virtual and cloud based architectures. Bill has also held positions at Northrop Grumman where he specialized in the development of fighter jet radar systems.

Vince

Vince

Berk

Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer, Quantum Xchange

Panel 2: Security on the Quantum Cloud

Dr. Vincent Berk is responsible for charting the growth of the company and driving stronger alignment between all revenue-generating functions of the business.

Vince comes to Quantum Xchange from Riverbed Technologies, a large network performance company where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Architect. Recognized as a highly technical cybersecurity executive and industry thought leader, Vince is also a successful entrepreneur and academic. He founded and led FlowTraq, an enterprise network security and analytics company from conception to acquisition and served as a computer science faculty member at the prestigious Dartmouth College.

Vince has a Ph.D. in machine learning and large-scale data analytics from Leiden University and holds several patents in the application of data analysis in cybersecurity and network performance.

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Christopher

Christopher

Bishop

Chief Reinvention Officer, Improvising Careers

Panel 2: Building a Quantum Workforce

Panel 1: Automotive Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Technology

Christopher Bishop is a technology futurist, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor and former IBMer. He is passionate about the power of emerging technologies to positively transform business and culture, especially quantum information science.

Chris has performed the role of Master of Ceremonies at four Inside Quantum Technology virtual events as well as the most recent hybrid version held in New York City in November 2021. He also moderated a panel on “Building a quantum-competent workforce.”

Twice a month, Chris interviews C-suite executives at leading quantum companies for his Quantum Tech Pod. Guests have included Chad Rigetti, (CEO and Founder, Rigetti Computing), Pete Shadbolt (Chief Scientific Officer, PsiQuantum), whurley (CEO, strangeworks), Ilana Wisby (CEO, Oxford Quantum Circuits) and Ilyas Khan (CEO, Quantinuum). It is available on Apple Music and Spotify.

Chris is also a member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) and co-leads the Education subgroup in the Workforce Technology Advisory Committee.

In addition, he has contributed to numerous quantum events as a moderator and panelist including Quantum London’s “The People That Keep the Qubits Spinning” (June 2021), “Quantum AI and ML” for Transform Industry (Sept 2021), the launch of the Quantum Strategy Institute (Sept 2021) and two Washington, D.C Quantum Meetups (Oct and Nov, 2021).

Yuval

Yuval

Boger

Chief Marketing Officer, Classiq

Panel 3: Classiq and ColdQuanta: A Case Study in Partnership

Yuval Boger is the Chief Marketing Officer of Classiq, a company pioneering a new approach to creating quantum computing software, solving real-world problems with quantum circuits that could not be created otherwise. Boger served as CEO and CMO for technology companies from the seed stage to NASDAQ. He is now focused on quantum computing and its broad societal impact. He holds a Masters of Physics degree from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg.

Peter

Peter

Bordow

Senior Vice President, Principal Archiitect
Post Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Systems & Emerging Technology Leader
Information and Cyber Security – Emerging Technologies
Wells Fargo & Company

Panel 1: Use cases for quantum computers in banks

Peter Bordow is the Senior Vice President and Post-Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Systems & Emerging Technology Leader in Information and Cyber Security at Wells Fargo. In this role, Peter is responsible for leading research and development, strategy, and ideation across a portfolio which includes digital identity, privacy enhancing technologies, and other innovation areas.

With more than 30 years of technology, thought leadership, and management experience in the financial, aerospace, defense, and communications industries, Peter has managed and designed large research and development and innovation technology projects for: digital circuit design, radar and laser weapon systems, networking, storage and databases, security and application development, and regulatory compliance, governance, and auditing.

For the last 15 years, Peter worked as the Principal Architect researching and innovating emerging technologies and is the author of numerous technical papers: Quantum Technology, Digital Identity, Artificial Intelligence, Regulatory Technology (RegTech), Extended Reality (XR), and Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, Peter’s distinguished accomplishments at Wells Fargo are: the 2021 Inventor Hall of Fame inductee, 2020 Galileo Award for integrating patent strategy, 2019 Einstein Award for advancing innovation in unchartered areas, 2017 Gold Coin for innovation, and more than 40 U.S. patents filed and nine grants for quantum technology, post-quantum cryptography, and digital identity.

Peter lives in Arizona. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwon Do. He is a recording and performing artist with several released albums. He is a passionate obstacle course race enthusiast.

Tina

Tina

Brower-Thomas

Principal Investigator Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, Howard University

Panel 2: Building a Quantum Workforce

Tina Louise Brower-Thomas received a BS in chemistry from Howard University a MS of Science in chemistry and PhD in materials chemistry from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. After completing a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Lab, Surface and Microanalysis Division, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Tina consulted in the support of missions of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and The Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Tina joined Howard University in 2007. At Howard, Dr. Brower-Thomas pursues research in molecular self-assembly, surface functionalization, chemical vapor deposition, and chemical intercalation of 2D materials. In addition to being research faculty in the graduate school at Howard University, she holds a visiting faculty appointment at Harvard University. Dr. Brower-Thomas is Co-PI for the NSF funded Center of Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM) where she is the education director and investigator in the 2D heterostructure research area. At Howard, Brower-Thomas serves as the CIQM’s executive director. Dr. Brower-Thomas is the Diversity and Inclusion co-director for the newly NSF funded Center for Quantum Networks. She also supports research thrust 3: Quantum Devices, Materials, and Fundamentals. Dr. Brower-Thomas is also a PI for the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA), supporting the materials thrust. In March of 2020, Dr. Brower-Thomas was recognized by her graduate school alma mater, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, with the Women in STEM Champion Award for the Ninth Annual Women in STEM Summit.

Tina is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Washington and is on the board of the Mary Church Terrell House.

Rebel

Rebel

Brown

CEO, Cognoscenti Inc.

Talk 1: A Framework for Organization to Plan Quantum Computing Adoption

Rebel Brown is QCI’s Vice President of Strategy & Marketing. Her deep expertise in strategy, product marketing/management and positioning has helped various U.S. and European advanced technology companies to create, enter and lead markets.
Rebel has helped leading edge technology ventures raise over $500 million in startup funding and supported exits to companies like Apple, IBM, EMC, SGI and BEA. Rebel is a proven marketing guru who’s consulting expertise for go-to-market strategies has led to dramatic results for over 75 startups and 200 high-tech and complex B2B technology companies.

Rebel is also a passionate speaker and workshop leader, using the power of neuroscience to help executive teams align communication to drive business performance. Rebel is the founder of Unstoppable U, a non-profit organization working with kids to heal them from abuse and trauma. Rebel earned a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Evansville.

Joseph S.

Joseph S.

Broz

Vice President, Quantum Growth and Markets, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM

Diamond Sponsor Keynote: The Quantum Enterprise: A Current View and Outlook

Joe has responsibility for driving commercial quantum applications and business adoption of advanced quantum computing capabilities. He leads a team of industry and technical specialists in the development of workflow applications for quantum algorithms. Additionally, he represents IBM Quantum in government-industry-academia forums and is leading policy efforts for regulatory/export control.

Joe joined IBM Quantum in March 2021 directly from SRI where he served as the Executive Director and Chairman of the industry and congressionally chartered quantum consortium (QED-C) under the National Quantum Initiative Act. He has an extensive background in corporate business development and subject matter expertise in condensed matter physics, quantum physics, electromagnetics, micro-magnetics, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Broz has significant experience with projects for DOD, DARPA and multiple departments and agencies within the US Government.
He served as a White House Fellow, as a Special Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and as Special Assistant to Allan Bromley, Science Advisor to President George H.W. Bush. Additionally, he served as a British-American Fellow in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and as a Senior Fellow for National Security at the University of Chicago, NORC.

Before joining SRI, Broz had a career as the Laboratory Director for Tenneco—a Fortune 100 company, and as Vice President of Laboratories and Business Development for TIMET, the world’s largest titanium company. He also supported work with the Spectrum Group and MRIGlobal. Broz is a member of the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served as an Associate Editor of the journal Science Advances, has published numerous technical papers and has been awarded several U.S. patents.

Broz has a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute (ETH) in Zurich.

Robert

Robert

Campbell

Independent Consultant and Security Researcher, Med CyberSecurity

Panel 1: Impact of Quantum Technologies on Blockchain

Dr. Campbell is a senior cryptologist, former naval officer cryptologist, electronics, spacecraft, sea, land-based reconnaissance expert, and a healthcare certified information technologist. Additionally, Rob holds the following degrees and certifications: Space Systems Engineering Professional Code: Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, Masters’ in Computer Science, and awarded a Ph.D. in Quantum Resistant Technologies in 2020. He has many years of experience in the Department of Defense, the Private Sector, and the Intelligence Community.

Kam

Kam

Chana

Director, Merck Research Labs

Panel 2: Quantum, AI and Machine Learning

Dr. Chana is Director of the Computational Platforms group supporting research and development at Merck Research Labs. His group consists of teams providing capabilities and platforms for scientific data management and consumption. His team utilizes and supports algorithms and platforms for cutting edge Deep Learning and AI, and is leading an initiative to develop Quantum Computing for life science R&D within Merck. In addition, his group supports capabilities for deployment engineering, instrumentation and monitoring of software, infrastructure and lab systems. Dr Chana holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and has 20+ years’ experience in scientific computing for the life sciences industry.

Vishal

Vishal

Chatrath

Co-founder and CEO, QuantrolOx

Panel 2: Quantum, AI and Machine Learning

Vishal is the co-founder and CEO at QuantrolOx, an Anglo-Finnish spinout from Oxford University using machine learning for automated characterisation and tuning of qubits. Vishal is a serial deep-tech entrepreneur. Previously he was the CEO and co-founder of Secondmind an AI company. Vishal’s work experience spans fundamental research, manufacturing, operations, R&D, product management, corporate strategy and business development. Vishal was previously Head of Automotive at Nokia, Founder of Chleon Automotive and Chief Business Officer of VocalIQ, which was acquired by Apple in 2015. Vishal acts as an advisor to Silo AI, PolyAI, Alpha Diagnostics and BioInception Labs. He has immigrated 11 times, lived in 15 cities from the Equator to the Arctic across six countries.

Andersen

Andersen

Cheng

CEO, Post-Quantum

Panel 1: Impact of Quantum Technologies on Blockchain

A computer auditor by training, Andersen was Head of Credit Risk at JP Morgan, Head of Corporate Development at LabMorgan (JP Morgan’s FinTech investment unit) and also COO of the Carlyle Group’s European Venture Fund. More recently, Andersen ran TRL, a provider of ultra-secure solutions to government – TRL was subsequently sold to L-3, the US Defence Group.

10 years ago Andersen established Post-Quantum, a start-up working to develop encryption capable of withstanding a quantum attack, and the firm is a frontrunner in NIST’s global competition to identify a new cryptographic standard to replace RSA and Elliptic Curve for public-key cryptography. Most recently, using many of Post-Quantum’s R&D innovations, the Company founded Nomidio, a quantum-ready SaaS based biometric authentication and verification business that works to provide a secure way for people to log-in to accounts without all the problems of passwords.

Kenli

Kenli

Chong

Technical Director, QuintessenceLabs

Talk 1: The Role of QRNGs I

Kenli Chong is a Technical Director at QuintessenceLabs, a cyber security company specializing in applications of quantum technologies to create innovative security products. At QuintessenceLabs, Kenli has worked in the development of technologies from key management systems to quantum key distribution systems and quantum random number generators.

Jerry M.

Jerry M.

Chow

IBM Fellow and Director, Hardware Infrastructure, IBM Quantum

Talk: The Future of IBM Processors

Dr. Jerry M. Chow is an IBM Fellow and the Director of Quantum Hardware Infrastructure at IBM, responsible for the vision and implementation of IBM’s quantum hardware systems roadmap encompassing technology, characterization, and system integration. His technical expertise is in the area of superconducting qubit quantum computing. Chow graduated magna cum laude with a BA in physics and MS in applied mathematics from Harvard University (2005) and subsequently a PhD in physics from Yale University (2010). He was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his study at Yale, where he worked on implementing the first quantum processor with superconducting qubits in Prof. Rob Schoelkopf’s group. He joined IBM as a Research Staff Member in 2010. In 2012 he was recognized in the Forbes 30 under 30 Technology list. In 2016 he co-lead the IBM Quantum Experience project, placing a real quantum processor accessible to anyone on the Cloud. In 2021, he was named an APS Fellow in the Division of Quantum Information and was named to the 2022 class of IBM Fellows, the highest technical distinction at IBM.

Jean-Dominique

Jean-Dominique

Coste

Senior Manager, Airbus Blue Sky, Airbus

Panel 1: What the Quantum Data Center will look like

Jean-Dominique leads the Blue Sky research team at Airbus, which explores breakthrough technologies that could revolutionize the aerospace industry (aircraft, spacecraft and everything in between), and has put Quantum on the company’s agenda.

He started his career in the International Space Station program, coordinated activities between Europe and NASA, before leading innovation projects, and then developing the strategy for the Defence and Space business of Airbus.

Currently based out of Munich, Germany, he has lived in 6 countries, and is always glad to return to sunny San Diego.

Dillion

Dillion

Cottrill

Senior Associate Analyst, IQT Research

Panel 2: Security on the Quantum Cloud

Dillion Cottrill is a senior associate analyst who holds undergraduate degrees in physics and economics. While an undergraduate, he worked with single photon sources and became fascinated with their applications to computation and communication. He is from Charleston, West Virginia though he currently resides in Long Island, New York where he is working to complete a masters degree in physics at Stony Brook University. Dillion is very interested in quantum technology and its development, and plans to start a company in the field after finishing his education. His mission at Inside Quantum Technology is to gain a firm understanding of current day trends in the emerging quantum technology field, as well as meet other like-minded people. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights and reading books.

Esperanza

Esperanza

Cuenca Gomez

Head of Strategy and Outreach, Multiverse Computing

Panel 1: Use cases for quantum computers in banks

Esperanza Cuenca-Gómez is Head of Strategy and Outreach at Multiverse Computing. She is a digital transformation enthusiast with more than 10 years of experience in consumer finance and banking, and more than 5 years in strategy and operations consulting. Quantum mechanics has always fascinated Esperanza, so she decided to study and research in quantum computing and communications. As an engineer, Esperanza sees applied science and engineering as ways to build new technologies, solve problems, and contribute to society. Esperanza also serves as Head of Change Navigation at the Quantum Strategy Institute.

William

William

Cunningham

Head of Quantum Software, Agnostiq

Keynote

Will is the Head of Quantum Software at Agnostiq. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from Northeastern University under the supervision of Dima Krioukov, and subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Perimeter Institute in the quantum gravity group. He has published on a variety of topics, including lattice QCD, multiverse cosmology, causal set and spinfoam quantum gravity, discrete geometry, and machine learning.

Read more at https://willcunningham.net/

Paul

Paul

Dabbar

CEO and Co-Founder, Bohr Quantum Technologies

Talk 1: Commercialization of Quantum Computing

The Honorable Paul M. Dabbar is co-founder and CEO of Bohr Quantum Technology, a company focused on developing networking technologies for the emerging quantum internet. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia University.

Prior to that, he was Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, leading the Department’s efforts in fundamental energy, science, and commercialization of technologies. He managed 65,000 people and deployed $15BN p.a. at the 17 national labs, U.S. universities, and international collaborations including at CERN. While Under Secretary, he led the five-times increase in quantum research budget at the Department. He helped draft the National Quantum Initiative Act and testified before Congress in support of the legislation. Subsequently he managed the creation of the five National Quantum Initiative Centers. He also generated the Quantum Internet Blueprint project, and was a co-author of the published plan. Previously he also worked at J.P.Morgan, and was a nuclear submarine officer.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He has also traveled to the geographic North and South Poles: to the North Pole by submarine to conduct environmental research while in the Navy and to the South Pole in support of high energy physics missions at South Pole Station.

Scott

Scott

Davis

CEO, Vescent

Panel 2: Optical Quantum Computers

Dr. Davis is a physicist entrepreneur with an emphasis on new technology transition from the laboratory to manufacturing. He has spent his career inventing, developing, and commercializing a wide variety of technologies. Many of these technologies and products, such as compact laser systems for trapping and cooling atoms, compact and deployable frequency combs, miniature spectroscopic standards, and others are tools aimed at furthering the development and deployment of quantum systems. He has over 30 papers published, has co-authored two book chapters, and has twenty-seven patents pending and/or issued.

Jack

Jack

DeGrave

Business Development Scientist, FormFactor

Panel 3: Test and Measurement in the Quantum Technology Industry

Jack DeGrave joined the FormFactor-HPD Business Development team in early 2021 where he has focused on engaging with the Quantum Development Community members to map out the needs for cryogenic test and measurement, high density I/O device interfacing, and cryostats for deployment of quantum processors. His background in cryogenic test and measurement dates to early 2010 during his PhD studies in low temperature transport of helimagnets and skyrmions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, he held business development positions at several cryogenics companies. Jack brings greater than a decade of experience in cryogenic system design and test & measurement.

Domenico

Domenico

Di Mola

Group Vice President, Juniper Networks

Panel 1: What the Quantum Data Center will look like

Born in Southern Italy (Puglie), Domenico Di Mola received his Electronic and Telecommunication ’s Degree (Laurea ) in Engineering and post doctorate in Thermodynamic from Polytechnic of Turin-Italy. Before Joining Juniper engineering team, he spent his career leading engineering teams in different organizations (JDSUniphase, Italtel-Telecom Italia, Agilent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent) developing optical transport system and subsystem (WDM, OTN, L2). He has successfully started and led to exit phase two international start ups (LynxPN-Israel and Silicon Microsystems-US/Italy).

Since 2013, he is VP and D-staff member of Juniper’s Chief Development Officer leading packet-optical platform and Cloud delivered WAN automation software engineering team.

He is keynote speaker at ECIO, ECOC, OFC, MWC,ONF, he is commentator to TV-scientific events (CNBC) and has published on major scientific and engineering magazines (IEEE-Journal of Lightwave Technology, OSA-Photonic Letters, IEEE-OSA-Selected Topic in Quantum Electronics). He has made contribution in a book (Springer-Verlag).

Domenico has passion for innovation and holds numerous patents in technologies, components and systems. Domenico has received several awards, the most important, in 2010, is Bell Labs President Award for first worldwide production deployment of DWDM 100G QPSK Coherent solution.

He lives in California with his family which includes also two sweet dogs.
Domenico’s hobby is in philosophy of science (the branch of philosophy that studies scientific progress and impact of science of human history ) and History (Roman Classical and Renaissance).

Thomas

Thomas

Ehmer

Innovation Incubator Lead, Merck KGaA

Panel 1: Life Sciences: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Thomas joined Merck KGaA in September 2000 where since then he is scouting novel technologies in different roles, starting in Business Development, then over in IT and Analyst roles. In his normal life he is Innovation Incubator in Merck’s Healthcare R&D Informatics Team and tests novel technology for its value to be applied to the Merck Group. This ranges from smart wearables and bioelectronics over to fundamental new technology, like neuromorphic and quantum technology (sensing, computing). He has a PhD in Physics, with thesis in computational Medical Biophysics from the University of Heidelberg.

His passion lies in paradigm shifts and transformation – exploring how culture, technology, ancient wisdom and individual neuroanatomical diversity did and do impact the world views and with that also the primary understanding of problems, as well as the potential solution that emerge when approaching todays’ problems with playful curiosity, different mindsets and paradigms. Specific to Quantum Mechanics, he beliefs that there lies hidden potential in each of its over ten different philosophical interpretations – namely looking at problems with a different quantum thinking approach – i.e. reformulating and looking from a different angle to see where quantum features (entanglement, superposition, non-determinism) offer potential solutions, and in general where “unconventional creativity” could crack the hard nuts.

Kees

Kees

Eijkel

Business Development Director, QuTech, Delft University of Technology Conference Chairperson

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Wrap-up Discussion and Highlights for Thursday

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Kees Eijkel is Business Development Director at QuTech, the Delft quantum institute founded by the Technical University of Delft and TNO. Before that, he was president of Kennispark Twente, the science park and innovation ecosystem in and around the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, and technical-commercial director of the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology. His education is in Mathematics (MSc University of Amsterdam) and Engineering (PhD University of Twente). Kees has held several positions in organizations to support commercialization and startups, including public venture funds.

Joseph

Joseph

Emerson

Head of Quantum Strategy, Keysight Technologies Inc.
Former CEO and Chief Scientist at Quantum Benchmark Inc.
Professor of Applied Math at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo

Panel 3: Test and Measurement in the Quantum Technology Industry

Panel 1: IP Issues in the Quantum Technology Industry

Dr. Joseph Emerson holds a PhD in theoretical physics and is widely recognized as a thought leader in quantum computing. He pioneered several industry-standard methods for quantum computing, such as Randomized Benchmarking, Cycle Benchmarking and Randomized Compiling. He founded and led the quantum computing startup Quantum Benchmark Inc which was recently acquired by Keysight Technologies. He is now acting as Head of Quantum Strategy at Keysight Technologies and Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing. He has published more than 60 academic papers and has personally supervised many of the key players in the quantum computing industry. His research continues to be focused on practical and efficient methods for error diagnostics and compiler-level error suppression and their application to optimize performance throughout all levels of the quantum computing stack.

Roland

Roland

Fejfar

Head of Technology Business Development International, Morgan Stanley

Panel 1: Use Cases for Quantum Computers in Banks

Roland Fejfar is heading Morgan Stanley’s Technology Business Development efforts in international. The team’s mandate is the help the firm adopt emerging technologies to drive digital transformation. As part of his mandate, Roland is driving the Quantum efforts at Morgan Stanley identifying use cases and potential partners. Prior, Roland was part of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division, covering financial technology companies.

Roland holds a Master in Financial Economics from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. Additionally he’s on the Board of The Showroom, a leading London-based non-for-profit centre for collaborative and process-driven contemporary art.

Doug

Doug

Finke

Consulting Analyst & Managing Editor, IQT Research & Quantum Computing Report

Panel 1: Quantum processor executive roundtable

Panel 2: Quantum, AI and Machine Learning

Doug Finke is a Consulting Analyst to Inside Quantum Technology. He is also founder of the Quantum Computing Report where he applies his wide breadth of experience to help accelerate the deployment of quantum computing. Doug has been involved in the computer, semiconductor, and storage industry for over 30 years and has helped drive the growth of many new technologies during this period. Doug believes that many of the new technology growth patterns he has seen within the computer industry will reoccur as the quantum technology field evolves. Doug has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the startup company, IntelliSense, where he helped sell the company at a valuation of $750 million. As Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at the semiconductor startup ChipWrights, Doug also helped raise $25 million in venture capital funding. Other important firms for whom Doug has worked include Intel, IBM, Standard Microsystems and HGST/Western Digital. Doug holds degrees in computer engineering and management from the University of Illinois and MIT respectively.

Joe

Joe

Fitzsimons

CEO, Horizon Quantum Computing

Panel 3: The Future of Quantum Computer Languages

Driven by the vision of quantum computing as a revolution in computing technology, Joe quit his tenured faculty position to found Horizon Quantum Computing in 2018. Drawing on over 15 years’ experience in quantum computing and computational complexity theory, today he fully dedicates his time to Horizon with the goal of making quantum computing a general-purpose computing technology capable of addressing some of the world’s most challenging computational problems.

Joe received a BSc in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin and a DPhil from Oxford, where he went on to become a fellow of Merton College. Prior to founding Horizon, he led the Quantum Information and Theory group at Singapore University of Technology and Design, where he was a tenured associate professor, and was a principal investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies. He has published at the highest levels in both theoretical computer science (FOCS, STOC, CCC, ITCS) and physics (Science, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X), and has been named as a National Research Foundation Fellow and to the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia list.

Steve

Steve

Flinter

Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Mastercard Labs Research & Development

Panel 2: Practical implementation of quantum computers in financial institutions

Dr. Steve Flinter is an IT professional with more than 25 years’ experience in industry, government and academia. Steve is currently responsible for leading Mastercard Labs’ R&D initiatives in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Quantum Computing. In this role, Steve’s team is responsible for supporting Mastercard product groups as they look to introduce AI & ML technologies to their products and services. Steve’s team is also responsible for driving Mastercard Lab’s research efforts into the application of Quantum Computing to Mastercard and the banking and payments industry.

Steve has been with Mastercard for seven years. Steve’s initial role with Mastercard was with the global Mastercard Start Path team – Mastercard’s startup engagement and fintech program. In this role, he supported fintech startup companies, connecting them to Mastercard and its global network of customers, accelerating their internal innovation activities.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Steve spent eight years with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Irish Government agency charged with investing in academic research projects. At SFI he managed an investment portfolio of approximately €120m in software, computer science and artificial intelligence projects and research centers. Prior to that, Steve spent ten years in various senior software development roles in a variety of industry verticals.

Steve holds a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University and a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence from Trinity College Dublin.

Lawrence

Lawrence

Gasman

President, IQT Research

Opening of Conference

Panel 2: Optical Quantum Computers

Panel 3: Classiq and ColdQuanta: A Case Study in Partnership

Panel 1: Software CEO Summit

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.

George

George

Gesek

CTO, QMware

Talk 2: Quantum Computers for the Quantum Data Center

George Gesek is the founder and CTO of QMware, the first Hybrid Quantum Cloud provider, which provides access to develop and run industrial applications of hybrid quantum computing. He also founded Novarion Systems, a high performance computer manufacturer, and leads the company as CEO. After his studies of physics at the Technical University of Vienna, Gesek entered the information and communications technology industry to foster the beginning of hybrid quantum computing: the combination of computer and quantum science. With QMware, this milestone has been reached merging state of the art production techniques in the nanometer realm with superconductivity.

About QMware:
QMware is the market leader for Hybrid Quantum Computing (HQC) headquartered in Switzerland, bridging the gap between classical high-performance and quantum computing. QMware leverages an innovative hybrid approach offering customers quantum advantage already today: high-performance classical computers merged with quantum processors, based on both physical & emulated qubits virtualized together in a so-called intermediate representation for the efficient processing of hybrid quantum algorithms. The virtualization of Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) is a new benchmark in quantum computing. QMware proposes its novel hybrid quantum computing technology as a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant alternative for best-in-class cloud computing. QMware also supports GAIA-X standardized services and defines an unprecedented level in security and data protection across the global IT industry. Visit QMware AG on LinkedIn and at https://qm-ware.com/.

Jan

Jan

Goetz

CEO and co-Founder, IQM

Panel 1: Quantum Processor Executive Roundtable

Jan is a quantum physicist and co-founding CEO of IQM, building next-generation quantum computers. IQM has assembled an exceptional team of international quantum experts developing on-premises systems for HPC and special applications. IQM has raised more than EUR 71 million in funding, including the largest seed investment round in Finnish history. Jan did his doctorate on superconducting quantum circuits at TU Munich and worked as a Marie-Curie Fellow in Helsinki at Aalto University, where he holds the title of docent. In 2020, Capital magazine selected him as one of 40 under 40 in Germany and he received the prestigious entrepreneurship award from the KAUTE Foundation. Jan is in the Board of the European Innovation Council EIC, the European Quantum Industry Consortium QuIC, and member of the German Federal Economic Senate (Bundeswirtschaftssenat).

Pranav

Pranav

Gokhale

Co-founder and CEO, Super.tech

Panel 3: The Future of Quantum Computer Languages

Dr. Pranav Gokhale is the Co-founder and CEO at Super.tech. He holds a PhD in quantum computation from the University of Chicago, where his work focused on breaking the abstraction barrier between quantum hardware and software, with the aim of realizing practical applications sooner than otherwise possible. His research has led to over a dozen publications, four best paper awards, and five patent filings. Pranav’s company, Super.tech, has received over $3M in research grants and has launched two quantum software products, SupermarQ and SuperstaQ.

Barbara

Barbara

Goldstein

Associate Director, Program Manager, NIST

Talk 4: Update on Quantum Computing Standards

Ms. Barbara Goldstein serves as Associate Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, the largest operational unit at NIST consisting of approximately 1300 staff and associates and two joint institutes, and which is responsible for realizing and disseminating rigorous measurements to support commercial, defense and research enterprises. Ms. Goldstein manages the “NIST on a Chip” program which is establishing a new paradigm for precision measurement dissemination through a suite of deployable, fit-for-purpose, quantum-based standards to be embedded in products or installed at user sites.

Ms. Goldstein is contributing to the emerging quantum economy through international standardization activities. She leads a standardization outlook and maturity assessment subgroup of the UN-based ITU-T Focus Group on Quantum Information Technology for Networks, and developed a standards landscape through the Quantum Economic Development Consortium. She led the development of e-commerce standards that have been used in hundreds of thousands of business transactions; led roadmap efforts for the Internet of Things and factory automation; and developed and led the NIST Technologies for the Integration of Manufacturing Applications program which competitively awarded a cost shared research portfolio of approximately $150M. Prior to joining NIST in 1992, she implemented information management systems at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), and managed computing facilities at the Israeli Land Authority in Jerusalem.

Michael

Michael

Hayduk

Deputy Director, Information Directorate, AFRL

Panel 2: Aerospace Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Dr. Michael J. Hayduk is the Deputy Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. The directorate’s mission is to lead the development and integration of Air Force warfighting information technologies for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, and Cyber. Dr. Hayduk plays a key role in overseeing an annual budget of over $1.8 billion, leading the activities of over 1,200 scientists, engineers, administrative and support personnel.

For the past eight years, Dr. Hayduk was the Chief of the Computing and Communications Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome, New York. The division’s mission is to lead the discovery, development and integration of affordable computing, networking and communications technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. Dr. Hayduk was responsible for defining, planning, budgeting, advocating, managing and directing the execution of the research program and leads all aspects of personnel management within the division Dr. Hayduk joined the Air Force through the Palace Knight educational program in 1991 and was assigned to Rome Laboratory. Upon completion of his graduate studies, he served as a research engineer where he developed ultrafast solid state pulsed lasers for optical communication systems. As a team leader Dr. Hayduk led the development of microwave photonic components and subsystems for use in radio frequency sensors. Dr. Hayduk became the acting Chief for the Electro-Optic Components Branch in 2007 in the AFRL Sensors Directorate which developed components and subsystems for advanced radio frequency and electro-optic AF sensor systems. In 2007 he became the Chief of the Emerging Computing Technology Branch in the AFRL Information Directorate which performs fundamental and exploratory research and development in nanocomputing, quantum computing, computational intelligence and optical computing for advanced computing architectures. Dr. Hayduk has published more than 50 journal and conference papers and holds one US patent.

Rob

Rob

Hays

CEO & President, Atom Computing

Special Keynote Presentation

Rob Hays is CEO and President of Atom Computing, a quantum computing hardware company building the world’s most scalable quantum computers out of optically trapped neutral atoms.

Rob has over 20 years of technology leadership, pushing the limits of compute performance and partnering with the world’s largest technology providers to deliver computing platforms that accelerate innovation. Prior to joining Atom Computing, Rob was Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group where he led the growth and profitability strategy for Lenovo’s data center products and services. Rob also served at Intel, where he was Vice President and General Manager responsible for leading Intel’s Xeon processor roadmaps, resulting in a period of unprecedented market leadership.

Rob is a recognized industry leader who has contributed to multiple IEEE 802.3 standards, was a founding board member of the Ethernet Alliance, and the executive sponsor for the creation of the Compute eXpress Link (CXL) standard and consortium. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the OECD AI Compute Task Force, defining international standards for measuring AI performance and capacity at the institutional and national level.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and two U.S. Patents.

Bettina

Bettina

Heim

Senior Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft

Panel 3: The Future of Quantum Computer Languages

Bettina Heim is a quantum physicist and software engineer in the Microsoft’s Quantum Systems group. She leads the Q# language design and is the software engineering manager for the Q# compiler and runtime team. Prior to joining Microsoft she worked on quantum algorithms, adiabatic quantum computing, discrete optimization problems, and the simulation of quantum computing devices.

Jack

Jack

Hidary

CEO, SandboxAQ

Special Keynote: AI+Quantum

Jack leads Sandbox AQ which focuses on enterprise SaaS solutions at the convergence of AI and quantum tech.

He is the author of Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach, published by Springer. This work, now in its Second Edition, is one of the leading textbooks in the field and is used both in Ph.D. programs and corporate training sessions.
Jack is a serial entrepreneur and founder of several tech companies, including EarthWeb/Dice (NYSE: DHX), which he led through a record-breaking IPO. He also co-founded Vista Research which he then sold to Standard and Poors/McGraw-Hill.

He is a trustee of the X Prize Foundation and has been a board member of Trickle Up, which helps thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses each year. His foundation, The Hidary Foundation, is dedicated to medical oncology research and has supported work at Sloan Kettering and UCSF.

Jack has been recognized for his leadership by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, HealthCorps, and Young Presidents’ Organization. Jack studied neuroscience at Columbia and subsequently received the Stanley Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at NIH, where he worked on functional brain imaging and neural networks.

Andrew

Andrew

Horsley

CEO and Co-Founder, Quantum Brilliance

Panel 1: Quantum Processor Executive Roundtable

Dr. Andrew Horsley is CEO and co-founder of Quantum Brilliance, a company using diamonds to build quantum computers that operate entirely at room temperature and can slot in wherever computers are used today. Dr. Horsley is a quantum scientist and engineer with a career focussed on designing, building and operating practical quantum devices. He has worked between Australia, Switzerland and Germany, and led the experimental diamond quantum computing efforts at the ANU prior to founding Quantum Brilliance.

Bruno

Bruno

Huttner

Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and Quantum Key Distribution Expert, ID Quantique

Talk 3: QKD for Critical Infrastructure

Panel 2: Security on the Quantum Cloud

Bruno Huttner is the Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, and a Quantum Key Distribution Expert at ID Quantique. He is also the co- chairman of the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS WG) organized by the Cloud Security Alliance.

Bruno joined ID Quantique in 2014, participating in business development and product management in the Quantum Security division. He then started the space programs, aiming at developing quantum key distribution globally, using satellites.

Bruno is an engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris) and a physicist (PhD from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). After an early career in academia, Bruno moved to business. Prior to joining ID Quantique, he participated in the creation of a startup company, Luciol Instruments, which used quantum technologies for improving test and measurements equipment.

Mark

Mark

Jackson

Quantum Evangelist, Quantinuum

Talk 3: Picking the Right Stack for Your Quantum Applications

Dr. Mark Jackson is the Quantum Evangelist at Quantinuum. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of Astronomers Without Borders.

Yoann

Yoann

Jestin

CEO and co-founder, Ki3 Photonics

Panel 2: QKD for Secure Storage

Dr. Yoann Jestin, is the CEO and co-founder of Ki3 Photonics, a Canadian startup focusing on the development of quantum resource distribution with the vision to adapt quantum technologies and quantum key distribution to the actual telecommunications infrastructure. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Maine (France) and has been a professional researcher since 2002. He is an authority in the realization of systems and devices for telecommunications applications like optical amplifiers, ultra-stable interferometers, sources of optical frequency comb, including specialized optical fibers and integrated optics. His research and development work has produced over 70 scientific papers and 15 patents to date.

Matt

Matt

Johnson

CEO, QC Ware

Panel 1: Software CEO Summit

Matt Johnson is CEO of QC Ware, a quantum computing software company he co-founded in 2014. He was a captain in the Air Force, and subsequently worked in finance, becoming managing director of private equity and a partner in a principal finance fund at Apollo Management and, before that, managing director in principal investing at Credit Suisse. He is a strong advocate for U.S. government funding of technology startups and research, and is on the steering committee of QED-C.

Sonika

Sonika

Johri

Lead Quantum Applications Researcher, IonQ

Keynote: Applications of IonQ Quantum Computers in Finance

Dr. Sonika Johri leads the Quantum Applications team at IonQ, a company commercializing trapped ion quantum computers. Her research centers around translating the rapidly expanding capabilities of quantum hardware into measurable advantages for end users of quantum computing. She has co-authored several publications involving cutting-edge quantum algorithm demonstrations in the areas of generative and discriminative machine learning, condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, and optimization, across a variety of quantum hardware platforms. Her work emphasizes the co-design of quantum algorithms, software, control, and hardware in order to come up with practical and scalable solutions that are aimed at making quantum technologies highly impactful as soon as possible. Prior to IonQ, she worked as a quantum algorithms researcher at Intel Corporation, and has a PhD in theoretical physics from Princeton University.

Shahar

Shahar

Keinan

CEO, Polaris Quantum Biotech

Panel 1: Life Sciences: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

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.

Ilyas

Ilyas

Khan

CEO, Quantinuum

Special Keynote Presentation

Ilyas founded CQ in 2014 and is the CEO of Quantinuum, the company created as a result of the merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum. He is the Leader in Residence at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School where he was instrumental in establishing the highly regarded Accelerate Cambridge programme of investment in early-stage Cambridge-based deep-science technology sector companies. Ilyas was the inaugural Chairman of The Stephen Hawking Foundation, holding the post until 2019. He is also the founding Chairman (non-executive) of the Topos Institute. He is also a fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Ilyas has been a supporter and advocate of open-access academic journals and is one of the founders of the Diamond open-access journal “Compositionality”.

Stephan

Stephan

Koch

Quantum Business Executive

Panel 3: Test and Measurement in the Quantum Technology Industry

Panel 3: Financial Software and Services Using Quantum Computers

Panel 1: IP Issues in the Quantum Technology Industry

Stephan has a background of electrical engineering with 15 years of experience in chipsets for mobile communication and 13 years in test & measurement instrumentation for advanced research. Recently at Zurich Instruments he was covering the VP Sales position and has grown passionate for profitable business models within the quantum market while helping quantum research to progress. He is referred as the defender of price. Stephan is currently looking for a new challenge.

Megan

Megan

Kohagen

Lead Quantum Computing Applications Engineer, Quantinuum

Talk 3: Picking the Right Stack for Your Quantum Applications

Megan Kohagen is a Lead Quantum Computing Applications Engineer for Quantinuum. Megan is responsible for accelerating value from quantum computing by bringing together the work of Quantinuum’s algorithms and hardware teams. With experience in the aerospace, retail, and supply chain industries, Megan is utilizing her real-world experience to give insight to what users want and maximize value from Quantinuum offerings. Megan received a M.S.E. in Operations Research from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Mathematics and French from Bethel University. She is experienced with the challenges that come with solving complex math problems while limited by real-world constraints and is excited for the potential of quantum computing.

Carlos

Carlos

Kuchkovsky

CEO, QCentroid

Talk 2: Accelerating Sustainable Transformation through Quantum Computing, ML and Web3

Carlos Kuchkovsky began his career as a multiplayer mobile video game developer. After that Carlos has worked for BBVA in a number of senior positions, positioning BBVA as a leader in quantum computing, AI, blockchain, digital identity, new business, and digital platforms among other areas.

Carlos has held different board positions on international associations at Hyperledger, INATBA, Alastria, Strategic Advisory Board of the European Commission Quantum Flagship, and member of The Future Council on Quantum technologies from World Economic Forum, working on the evolution of blockchain, AI, quantum technologies, and Web 3.0.
He has published scientific and tech papers and created and led over 30 patents. He also lectures in International MBAs in fintech, deep tech, and new business models.

Currently, he is leading QCentroid, and Remotefulnes, mission-oriented Web 3.0 ecosystems, with the purpose of accelerating sustainable transformation through new ways of working, tech, science, and data.

Matt

Matt

Langione

Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Panel 3: Classiq and ColdQuanta: A Case Study in Partnership

Matt Langione is a Partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he leads the firm’s Deep Tech practice in North America. One of the leading global experts on industrial applications of quantum computing, Dr. Langione has authored a number of the most cited publications on the topic (including “What Happens When ‘If’ Turns to ‘When’ in Quantum Computing?” and a TED Talk on “The Promise of Quantum Computers”). At BCG, he advises Fortune 500 companies on building quantum computing (and other technologies that are poised to leap out of the lab) into their digital transformation roadmaps. He has addressed audiences at all of the major conferences in the field, and has helped steer U.S. Government policy and investment in quantum computing.

Catherine

Catherine

Lefebvre

Vice President, Strategic Business Development North America, PASQAL

Panel 2: Oil and Gas: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Dr. Catherine Lefebvre is Vice President Strategic Business Development North America at PASQAL, a French full-stack quantum computing company, and she is based in Boston. Prior to joining the company, Catherine worked in the quantum ecosystem as an Innovation Ambassador US & Canada at M Squared Lasers and also as a Scientific Advisor in quantum technology for the Quebec Government. She was also a Scientific Liaison Officer in artificial intelligence for the National Bank of Canada and then for ElementAI.

Catherine has a background in research and holds a PhD in molecular physics and theoretical quantum chemistry from Université Paris-Sud and Université Laval. She then pursued research as postdoctoral fellow and research associate for almost a decade, at the Université de Sherbrooke, the Canadian Space Agency and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Brian

Brian

Lenahan

Founder and Chair, Quantum Strategy Institute
Author: Quantum Boost

Panel 2: Practical Implementation of Quantum Computers in Financial Institutions

Panel 1: Life Sciences: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Brian Lenahan is Founder & Chair of the Quantum Strategy Institute, author of the Amazon bestseller “Quantum Boost: Using Quantum Computing to Supercharge Your Business”, writes extensively on quantum computing and artificial intelligence and is a quantum strategist, working with innovative companies to design unqiue quantum roadmaps. He is an Innovation Center Advisor and former executive with a Top 10 North American Bank.

Brian’s fifth book, his second Amazon Bestseller, “Quantum Boost: Using Quantum Computing to Supercharge Your Business”, offers insights into the world of quantum computing and its myriad applications for business.

John

John

Levy

Co-founder and CEO, Seeqc

Talk 1: Manufacturing and Miniaturization

Mr. Levy has worked at the intersection of technology and finance for more than 35 years. In 2018 Mr. Levy co-founded SEEQC, a scalable quantum computing company, where he serves as the company’s CEO and Chair. From 2010-18 he served as the Chair of BioLite, a distributed clean energy company. In 2013, Mr. Levy joined the board of goTenna, an ad hoc mesh networking company. In 2011, he was named Chair of Hypres, a digital RF and MRI company. In 2012, Mr. Levy joined the investment committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation overseeing a $450m endowment and became Chair of the investment committee in 2017, pursuing a commitment to impact investment. Mr. Levy was a founding partner from 2005-2010 of L Capital Partners, a $185m venture capital fund, where Mr. Levy led investments in the technology sector and served on seven technology company boards including WiSpry, OnPATH Technologies, HiGTek, Simparel (Exenta), and Evogen.

From 2001-2005, Mr. Levy was a partner in the Shalom Equity Fund, a seed stage tech fund based in the US and Israel. Prior to 2000, Mr. Levy served as founding CEO of ePlanet, a pioneering computer vision company funded by Interval Research and Intel Corp. During the mid-1990’s, Mr. Levy worked at Interval Research Corporation, a Palo Alto based development lab sponsored by Paul Allen. Before that he was a general partner of Ariel Securities Corp., an NASD-licensed broker/dealer specializing in venture capital and media-based investments.

Since 1997, Mr. Levy has served as a board member of the Cathay Investment Fund, a private equity fund with over $1b invested in Chinese companies. He also served on the boards of VisionSense, Adjungo Networks and Ovex and was an adviser to Tseng Labs and Advanced Medical Imaging. Mr. Levy served on the board of Bend the Arc and was chairman of the organization from 2000-2006 overseeing the merger of two non-profits.

Mr. Levy is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia University Business School and has given talks on entrepreneurial finance at Harvard Business School, M.I.T., and at numerous industry conferences including a TEDx event at Amherst College in 2014.

Mr. Levy received an A.B. from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul

Paul

Lipman

President of Quantum Information Platforms, ColdQuanta

Panel 3: Classiq and ColdQuanta: A Case Study in Partnership

Keynote: A New Direction in Quantum Processing

Paul Lipman is President of Quantum Information Platforms at ColdQuanta, where he leads the teams building one of the world’s most powerful quantum computers and quantum matter emulators. Paul also serves as a Board Director of the Quantum Strategy Institute. Paul previously led multiple successful cybersecurity companies to exit as CEO and has extensive experience leading complex global organizations and transforming cultures, sales execution and innovation delivery. He has an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a BSc in Physics from the Victoria University of Manchester, England.

Katherine

Katherine

Londergan

Chief Marketing Officer, Zapata Computing

Panel 1: Use Cases for Quantum Computers in Banks

Katherine’s focus is on telling Zapata’s story to our multiple audiences and creating demand for our product and solutions. Before Zapata, Katherine was a Senior Director at global design and innovation consultancy IDEO, where for eight years she used Design Thinking to create new ventures for enterprises seeking transformational growth and helped startups go to market. Prior to IDEO, Katherine worked at several agencies, on digital marketing and brand. Katherine holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Babson.

John (Jay)

John (Jay)

Lowell

Chief Engineer, Senior Technical Fellow, Disruptive Computing & Networks, Boeing

Special Presentation: Quantum Technology Research at Boeing

Jay Lowell is a Senior Technical Fellow at Boeing and Chief Engineer for Boeing Disruptive Computing & Networks (DC&N). DC&N is developing emerging computational and networking technologies such as those in quantum communications, sensing, and computing for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications. Jay’s technical background has included work on remote sensing, precision measurements of time and frequency, inertial measurements, laser/matter interactions, photonics, optical signal processing, medical diagnostics, and software development. He previously served on the Steering Committee of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, was a program manager at DARPA, an assistant professor of Physics at the U. S. Air Force Academy, and has served on several government technical advisory committees. He is a distinguished graduate with honors from the U. S. Air Force Academy and holds a Ph. D. in atomic physics from the University of Virginia.

Cathal

Cathal

Mahon

Senior Executive Advisor, University of Copenhagen

Panel 1: QKD: Chips and Applications

Panel 3: The Future of Quantum Computer Languages

Cathal J. Mahon is a technology expert with extensive experience as an investment manager for venture capital funds specializing in high-tech start-ups – including quantum – and, prior to this, from a variety of managerial and R&D positions in the telecommunications industry. More recently, he served as interim CEO at Qubiz: Quantum Innovation Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2016 to 2019 and is currently responsible for the commercialization of quantum technology-based intellectual property created at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is also a member of the Danish National Metrology Institute’s Quantum Metrology Advisory Board.

Cathal J. Mahon has a scientific background in both engineering and physics holding a M.Sc. in physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He also holds a graduate diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School – where he has been an external lecturer – and is the author of a textbook on the emergence of strategy in organizations.

Denis

Denis

Mandich

CTO, Qrypt

Panel 2: Security on the Quantum Cloud

Denis is a physicist and CTO of Qrypt, a post quantum cryptography company. He is a founding member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium and the Mid Atlantic Quantum Alliance where he is the co-chair of the Crypto Working Group. Denis served 20 years in the intelligence community working on sensitive technology programs in partnerships with National Labs, academia, and large industrial partners. He has patents in quantum entropy and encryption. He works on the American National Standards Institute Quantum Computing Risk Study Group advising the financial community and the ITU-T Quantum Information Technology for Networks advancing international telecommunications standardization.

Matthew

Matthew

Marrone

Intellectual Property Attorney, McAndrews

Keynote

Panel 1: IP Issues in the Quantum Technology Industry

Matthew Marrone is a Partner at intellectual property firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy. He counsels clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to academic institutions and startups. His work focuses on technologies including quantum computing systems, quantum information science (QIS), quantum sensors, cloud computing systems, semiconductor wafer substrates, semiconductor packaging, batteries and battery manufacturing technology, AI-powered data analysis systems, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, data collection devices, wireless networks and communications, optical systems, and robotic applications. Much of his patent prosecution practice is highly strategic, involving the ongoing analysis of market conditions and competitors’ patent positions with the goal of developing patent portfolios that protect product lines, generate revenue, and increase company valuations. Matthew holds a degree in Physics, and served as an officer in the US Army before practicing law.

Corey

Corey

McClelland

Vice President, Qubitekk, Inc.

Panel 1: QKD: Chips and Applications

Mr. McClelland has worked domestically and internationally in a variety of executive, operations, technology, research and development, and business roles in the quantum, utility, energy, healthcare, cybersecurity, and computer science industries. With over 30 years of industry experience he worked at Science Applications International Corporation, SAIC, for over 23 years and Sempra Energy for San Diego Gas and Electric for eight years. Mr. McClelland currently works with Qubitekk Inc where they apply cutting edge quantum science to solve the nation’s most critical security and quantum networking needs. Qubitekk provides quantum entangled communications systems to the nations critical infrastructure. Mr. McClelland is active in philanthropy as founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego formally the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation and a board member of Humans Against Trafficking. Mr. McClelland holds a BA from San Diego State University in Clinical Psychology and a MS in Computer Science from West Coast University.

Ashish

Ashish

Mehta

Chair, Blockchain Working Group, Cloud Security Alliance

Panel 1: Impact of Quantum Technologies on Blockchain

Ashish Mehta has extensive experience in cybersecurity, blockchain, web development, IT management, financial markets, and the energy industry.

He currently serves as Chair of the Blockchain Working Group and is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum-Safe Security Leadership Teams at the Cloud Security Alliance. In that capacity, he is responsible for pushing their multiple research efforts as well as coordinating with multiple industry participants on the cross-pollination of research.

He also serves as an Advisor to the Government of Kerala’s Blockchain Initiative. He serves as an advisor to multiple blockchain startups and is a part of technology analyst panels like Dimensional Research, IDG, and Aberdeen.
He has served as an IT management and cybersecurity professional for multiple SMEs across UAE, India, and USA for over a decade prior to starting his own cybersecurity consultancy.

He was named Cybersecurity Research Fellow in 2021 and was one of the Ten winners for the First Global OSPA Awards in 2021.

He was awarded the Ron Knode Award for Cybersecurity Best Practices at SecTor, Toronto, Canada in 2017. He is a co-author of books on BPX (SAP) and OCEG RedBook(GRC). He is also an active participant in the research efforts of NIST, ACT-IAC, OWASP, and IEEE. He holds multiple certifications in the fields of IT, cybersecurity, blockchain, and IoT. Has a special research interest in quantum computing and IoT defensive techniques. He has been interviewed
by Leading Technology Journals like IoT-Inc and has spoken at multiple global events like Metamorphosis 2020, LF Energy 2020, and Planet Blockchain.

Ashish completed his B.Tech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc in Cryptography with a Minor in Technology Strategy from Columbia Business School, NY.

LinkedIN-https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-mehta-0321b9b/

Christian

Christian

Metzl

Managing Client Partner Automotive & Mobility and Managing Business / Enterprise Architect Data & Analytics, Capgemini Deutschland GmbH

Panel 1: Automotive Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Technology

Christian Metzl is an experienced business and technology consultant with 8+ years of experience in the technology services and consulting industry and a focus on automotive & mobility. Coming from a business background (M.Sc. in Business Administration), he serves as Managing Business Enterprise Architect and Managing Client Partner connecting technological capabilities and competencies with relevant business use cases to create value for his clients and supporting them in retaining and extending their competitive edge in a fast-changing competitive environment.

As a technology enthusiast, Christian also drives his company’s global quantum technology efforts together with the Quantum Lab as a SPoC for both the Global Automotive & Mobility industries as well as a SPoC for the U.S. Market. Christian is widely interested in today’s technological mega trends, their commercialization and potential technological convergence with respect to disruptive business applications that contribute to make the world a better place.

Nir

Nir

Minerbi

Co-Founder and CEO, Classiq

Panel 1: Software CEO Summit

Nir Minerbi is the co-founder and CEO of Classiq, a company developing a unique platform for quantum algorithm design. Mr. Minerbi has a history of leading cutting-edge technology teams and projects to extraordinary outcomes. He has a Master’s degree in Physics and is a graduate of the prestigious ‘Talpiot’ program, described by Forbes magazine as “a Rhodes scholarship, a presidential fellowship, and a Harvard M.B.A. rolled into one”.

Dustin

Dustin

Moody

Mathematician, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Panel 2: Emerging PQC Products and Standards

Dustin Moody is a mathematician in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Division, where he leads the post-quantum cryptography project. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2009. His area of research deals with elliptic curves and their applications in cryptography.

Michele

Michele

Mosca

CEO and Co-founder, evolutionQ Inc.

Panel 1: Impact of Quantum Technologies on Blockchain

Dr. Mosca is a founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to provide services and products that enable organizations to evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. He was a founder of the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography. He co-founded softwareQ Inc. to help organizations benefit from the power of quantum computers.

He worked on cryptography during his BMath (Waterloo) and MSc (Oxford) and obtained his Doctorate (Oxford) on Quantum Computer Algorithms.

His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools designed to be safe against quantum technologies.

Dr. Mosca’s awards and honours include Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications (since 2000), 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), SJU Fr. Norm Choate Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), and a Knighthood (Cavaliere) in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018).

Richard

Richard

Moulds

General Manager, Amazon Braket

Keynote: Quantum and the Cloud – A Love Story

Richard is the General Manager of Amazon Braket, the quantum computing service of AWS, where he is responsible for the strategic, commercial and operational management of the service. Prior to joining AWS four years ago, Richard was the General Manager of Whitewood Security a quantum networking startup. Before his work in quantum, Richard spend more than a decade building products and services in the information security market, primarily focusing on cryptography and data protection.

Rami

Rami

Moussa

Shareholder, McAndrews

Keynote

Rami Moussa is a Shareholder at intellectual property firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy. Rami’s practice is focused on patent prosecution, counseling and working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to academic institutions and startups. Rami’s patent prosecution practice is highly strategic, involving ongoing analysis of market conditions and competitors’ patent positions with the goal of developing patent portfolios that protect product lines, generate revenue, and increase company valuations.

Rami’s work focuses on technologies such as wireless networks and communications, cloud computing systems, batteries and battery manufacturing technology, AI-powered data analysis systems, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, data collection devices, control systems, optical systems, and robotic applications, and more recently quantum computing.
Rami holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Illinoi at Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Rami previously worked at Motorola, Inc. as a software engineer, focusing on cellular network solutions.

Samuel

Samuel

Mugel

CTO and co-founder, Multiverse Computing

Panel 3: Financial Software and Services Using Quantum Computers

Sam is an expert in quantum computing and quantum machine learning. PhD jointly awarded by ICFO (Spain) and the University of Southampton (UK). Formerly Computational physicist at Cortirio (UK), Scientific Advisor at The Quantum Revolution Fund, and Founder and CTO at Groundstate Consulting.

Sam was named as one of the Top 50 CTOs in Quantum, globally. He has co-authored numerous papers on various use cases for quantum. He has been project lead on many initiatives for institutions that are exploring quantum, that include large European banks and a G7 Central Bank.

Richard

Richard

Murray

Co-founder and CEO, ORCA Computing

Panel 1: Quantum Processor Executive Roundtable

Dr. Richard Murray is CEO and Co-founder of ORCA Computing, a startup with a pioneering approach to photonic quantum computing based on quantum memories and optical fibre. Richard’s career spans, academia, science, product development, policy making and sales and he has previously held positions at TTP, Teledyne and Innovate UK.

Richard previously led Innovate UK’s £50m quantum technologies programme, and was one of the pivotal figures in establishing the EU’s €1bn quantum flagship programme.

Alireza

Alireza

Najafi-Yazdi

Founder and CEO, Anyon Systems

Panel 1: Quantum Processor Executive Roundtable

Keynote

Dr. Alireza Yazdi is the founder and CEO of Anyon Systems, a leading quantum computing hardware company based in Montreal, Canada. Alireza has over 15 years of experience in massively parallel computing, computational fluid dynamics, and quantum computing. Alireza is also an adjunct professor of Engineering at McGill University, where he supervises doctoral students working on quantum computing. Prior to founding Anyon, Alireza was a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University, and RWTH Aachen.

Reza

Reza

Nejabati

Chair Professor, Intelligent Networks
Head of the High-Performance Network Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Bristol, UK

Panel 1: What the Quantum Data Center will look like

Reza Nejabati am currently a chair professor of intelligent networks and head of the High-Performance Network Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Bristol, UK. He is a visiting professor and Cisco chair in the Cisco centre for Intent Based Networking in the Curtin University, Australia. He has established successful and internationally recognised experimental research activities in the areas of “Quantum Internet” and “Autonomous Networks”. Building on his research, he co-founded a successful start-up company Zeetta Networks Ltd.

Florian

Florian

Neukart

Chief Product Officer, Terra Quantum

Panel 2: Quantum, AI and Machine Learning

Dr. Florian Neukart has built a reputation as high-tech leader and practitioner, and advisor in innovation and future tech. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Quantum Computing, in the Board of Trustees of the International Foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, a co-author of Germany’s National Roadmap for Quantum Computing, and on the Advisory Board of Quantum.Tech. Before joining Terra Quantum AG in 2021, he worked at Volkswagen Group in various positions for 11 years, assuming responsibility as Director for the Group’s innovation labs in Munich and San Francisco. Preceding his career at Volkswagen, he held various management and research positions in industry, academia, and consulting. Florian studied computer science, information technology, and physics, holding two Master’s degrees and diplomas and a Ph.D. in computer science focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. He pursues academic research and teaching, working as assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science teaching quantum computing. His latest publications focus on artificial intelligence and energy (Reverse Engineering the Mind – Consciously Acting Machines and Accelerated Evolution, 2017; Humankind’s Hunger for Energy – the journey of a million years, from using flints to harvesting galaxies, 2020).

Dan

Dan

O'Shea

Contributing Editor, IQT News

Panel 2: Aerospace Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Panel 2: Oil and Gas: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Dan O’Shea, a contributing editor to IQT News, has covered telecommunications and related technology topics–including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and most recently quantum computing–for more than 25 years as an editor, staff writer and freelance contributor for a variety of publications and websites, such as Telephony, Light Reading, Fierce Electronics and Inside Quantum Technology. He is based in Chicago.

Michael

Michael

Osborne

CTO, IBM Quantum Safe, IBM Zurich Lab

Panel 2: Emerging PQC Products and Standards

Michael Osborne, IBM Research Division, Zürich Research Center, Säumerstrasse 4,8804 Rüschlikon, Switzerland (osb@zurich.ibm.com). Mr Osborne currently leads the security and privacy activities at IBM Research Europe and has a global role as Lead for IBM Q Security and Encryption. His current focus includes leading IBM Research division’s Quantum Safe Cryptography efforts to develop and standardize quantum resistant technology and transferring this technology to IBM’s products and services.

Wil

Wil

Oxford

Founder and CEO, Anametric

Panel 1: IP Issues in the Quantum Technology Industry

William V. Oxford, Ph.D. – Wil is founder and CEO of Anametric, a quantum photonic cybersecurity-focused startup in Austin, TX, working closely with a team at Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX. Wil received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science from University of North Carolina in 1987. His dissertation project was one of the world’s first tabletop E-beam testers for commercial ICs.

Wil moved from academia to Apple’s Advanced Technologies Group in Cupertino CA, where he worked on advanced DSP algorithms as well as mixed-signal IC designs for personal computer use. In 1995, Wil joined the Apple/IBM/Motorola Design Center in Austin, TX, where he was part of the team that produced several generations of PowerPC CPU designs. After Apple, Wil joined LifeSize Communications, where he led a small team of engineers to design and ship several ground-breaking products within 18 months from the day that he joined the company. LifeSize was acquired by multimedia giant Logitech in 2009.

After LifeSize, Wil founded Rubicon Labs, Inc. and spent the next dozen years developing Rubicon’s Zero-Knowledge IoT security platform. His work resulted in products spanning a wide range from very low-power edge devices to high performance server farm applications.

Wil left Rubicon in 2017 to found Anametric. He is the holder of 45 issued US patents, several foreign patents and has many more still pending.

Edward

Edward

Parker

Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation

Talk 2: Quantum Technology and National Security

Edward Parker is a Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017, where his research involved numerical modeling of quantum magnetic materials that might eventually be useful for building topological quantum computers. Since coming to RAND, his research has focused on the national security and economic policy implications of emerging technologies – primarily quantum technology, but also artificial intelligence and 5G. He was the lead author of a recent comprehensive assessment of the U.S. and Chinese industrial bases in quantum technology, which was sponsored by the U.S. government and is publicly available on the RAND web site.

Bob

Bob

Parney

IBM Quantum Global Lead Sustainability, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Industrial Products, Metals, IBM

Panel 2: Oil and Gas: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Bob Parney Ph.D. is an IBM Quantum Industry Sector Leader, Process Industries (Sustainability, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Industrial Products, Mining and Milling, Pulp and Paper). Currently he is leading the charge on industrial solutions in Quantum Chemistry, Machine Learning, Optimization and Simulation for the commercial enterprise environment.

Bob has held several positions in quantum computing and has over 30 years of industry experience in Oil & Gas and is internationally recognized as an expert and thought leader in applied quantum computing, reservoir characterization, seismic imaging, and innovative technologies.

Ludovic

Ludovic

Perret

Co-founder, CPO, CryptoNext Security

Panel 1: Impact of Quantum Technologies on Blockchain

Ludovic Perret is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of CryptoNext Security. Ludovic works since more than 15 years in the area of post-quantum cryptography. Ludovic is the co-author of about 60 scientific publications and several submissions to the on-going NIST post-quantum standardization process. Ludovic is co-chair of the Quantum-Safe Security working group of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), member of the quantum-safe TC Cyber working-group of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), member of ASC X9 Quantum Computing Risk Study Group and member of the ATARC Quantum Working Group.

Before founding CryptoNext Security, Ludovic was an associate professor in the computer science lab (LIP6) at Sorbonne University. In 2018, he has been awarded — together with Jean-Charles Faugère — by the Atos & Joseph Fourier prize in the area of quantum technologies for contributions to post-quantum cryptography.

Ravi

Ravi

Pillarisetty

Senior Research Scientist, Intel

Panel 1: Quantum processor executive roundtable

Ravi Pillarisetty is working on leveraging Intel’s expertise in transistor manufacturing towards building a commercial quantum computing system. He joined Intel in 2005 and has worked on a variety of research topics across the transistor and memory landscape. This included serving as the device lead on the team that created the 22nm node prototype FinFet transistor. For this work he received an Intel Achievement Award, which is the company’s highest honor. Additionally, he has been involved in research on several non-silicon channel materials, including having led Intel’s germanium transistor research program. He is extensively involved in Intel’s external research activities having served as co-chair of Intel’s Corporate Research Council, which manages all of Intel’s external university investments spanning the entire compute stack. Additionally, he serves as Intel’s Scientific Advisory Board representative for the NRI and N-CORE SRC research consortia. An avid inventor, he has been granted over 245 patents related to semiconductor technology, and has been recognized as the recipient of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group Inventor of the Year Award. He completed his PhD from Princeton University in 2005, where his thesis focused on low temperature electron physics, and his ScB from Brown University in 1999.

Marco

Marco

Pistoia

Managing Director, Head of FLARE, Distinguished Engineer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Keynote

Marco Pistoia, Ph.D. is Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, and Head of JPMorgan Chase’s Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering (FLARE), where he leads research in Quantum Computing, Quantum Communication, Cloud Computing, Confidential Computing, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. He joined JPMorgan Chase in January 2020. Formerly, he was a Senior Manager, Distinguished Research Staff Member and Master Inventor at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, where he managed an international team of researchers responsible for Quantum Computing Algorithms and Applications. He is the inventor of over 250 patents, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and over 300 patent-pending applications. Over 40 of his patents are in the area of Quantum Computing.

Dr. Pistoia received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from New York University in May 2005. He is the lead author of two printed books: Enterprise Java Security (published by Addison-Wesley in English and by Tsinghua University Press in Chinese) and Java 2 Network Security (published by Prentice Hall), both used as textbooks in many universities worldwide. He is also a coauthor of the online textbook Learn Quantum Computation using Qiskit, published in 2020.

Johann

Johann

POLECSAK

Co-Founder and CTO, QANplatform

Panel 2: Emerging PQC Products and Standards

Johann built the worlds’ first Ethereum compatible Quantum-resistant blockchain platform. Founded the first Decentralized Blockchain Explorer (DBE). Developed 4 Intellectual Properties in blockchain technology. His mission with QANplatform is to empower anyone to build rapidly and securely on the blockchain.

John

John

Prisco

President and Chief Executive Officer, Safe Quantum Incorporated

Panel 1: QKD: Chips and Applications

Panel 2: QKD for Secure Storage

Throughout his 30-year career, John Prisco has demonstrated success driving revenue growth, implementing operational excellence, and bringing companies such as Triumfant, Penn Access, GeoVantage and Ridgeway Systems to successful exits. His depth of experience in telecommunications, cybersecurity and quantum physics are ideally suited to lead Quantum Xchange and its customers, partners, investors, and employees through the emerging era of quantum computing and the future of secure key exchange and encryption. His consulting work for Toshiba in Japan, Europe and the United States is a logical progression from his collaboration with Toshiba when he was CEO of Quantum Xchange.

Prisco established a track record of success in the high-tech field first by founding Penn Access, a competitive local access carrier operating in Pittsburgh. Prisco also served as President and CEO of 2nd Century Communications, the nation’s first packet-based CLEC operating in 33 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. In 2001, Prisco became CEO of eLink Communications, a BLEC with over 300 multi-tenant buildings operating in New York City. In 2003, he became President and CEO of Ridgeway Systems & Software, a U.K.-based software company specializing in secure firewall traversal and acquired by Tandberg Incorporated in 2004. Prisco served as President and CEO of GeoVantage Inc., a location-based services aerial imaging company sold to John Deere at the end of 2005. Prior to joining Quantum Xchange, Prisco was CEO of Triumfant for 11 years. Triumfant was the first cybersecurity company to perfect anomaly detection techniques to detect and remediate advanced threats such as file-less attacks in memory. Recently Prisco signed a consulting agreement to represent Toshiba in the United States and Europe in their quantum key and quantum internet business areas.

Prisco holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Science in the field of Quantum Optics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Greg

Greg

Ramsay

VP Corporate Operations, Zapata Computing

Panel 2: Building a Quantum Workforce

Greg has been serving as Zapata’s head of corporate operations since April 2019 after 25+ years of experience in Human Resources and Operations with a large global automotive company. He was drawn to the opportunity to help create a company that would have a global impact in an emerging technology. Greg received a BS degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.

Michael

Michael

Redding

CTO, Quantropi

Panel 2: Emerging PQC Products and Standards

Michael Redding is the CTO of Quantropi, moving from California to Ottawa. Mike was the Managing Director and co-founder of Accenture Ventures, where he grew a global portfolio of 38 equity investments in emerging start-ups.

Georges-Olivier

Georges-Olivier

Reymond

CEO, PASQAL

Panel 1: Quantum Processor Executive Roundtable

I co-founded Pasqal, the first French hardware company that develops Quantum Computing, in March 2019. My vision was to leverage the technology developed for more than ten years at Institut d’Optique in Palaiseau (France) to build Quantum Processing Units based on neutral atoms ordered in large 2D arrays. Today this technology is at the very heart of Pasqal. I hold a Ph.D. in quantum optics on trapping single atoms with optical tweezers. After defending my thesis, I moved toward industry, where I developed high-tech products based on optical technologies, in diverse fields such as biotechnology, defense, or semiconducting.

Grégoire

Grégoire

Ribordy

CEO, ID Quantique

Keynote: 20 years in building the Quantum Safe Ecosystem for Enterprise and Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Gregoire Ribordy, co-founder and CEO, has 20 years of experience in various R&D and management roles in the field of optical measurements and communication systems. He founded ID Quantique in 2001 and has managed the company since then. Prior to this, he was a research fellow at the Group of Applied Physics of the University of Geneva between 1997 and 2001. In this position, he actively developed quantum cryptography technology and is the holder of a number of patents in the field. Between 1995 and 1996, Dr. Ribordy worked in the R&D division of Nikon Corp. in Tokyo.

Dr. Ribordy is the recipient of several awards such as the 2001 New Entrepreneurs in Technology and Science prize, the 2002 de Vigier award and the Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy 1999 prize. At the end of 2005, he was selected as one of the most innovative individuals in information technology worldwide by the World Technology Network. Dr. Ribordy, with the other co-founders of IDQ, were awarded the Medal of Innovation in 2017 and the Impact Award in 2019 by the University of Geneva.

Manfred

Manfred

Rieck

VP Individual Solution Development, TecCo Quantum Tech, Deutsche Bahn AG

Talk 1: Quantum Computing at Deutsche Bahn

In 2019, Manfred Rieck set the course for Deutsche Bahn for quantum technologies by founding a research group for quantum computing. The group concentrates on the industrial use of quantum computers for optimization problems and on the security aspects of quantum cryptography (PQC, QKD). He sees the quantum computing ecosystem as the key to success, which is why he is expanding the activities of Deutsche Bahn in the area, so Deutsche Bahn is a consortium partner in the PlanQK project for the creation of quantum-based AI algorithms, member of the German Industry Association for Quantum Security DIVQSec, Mr. Rieck is a member of the Governance Board of the European Quantum Industry Consortium QuIC and in the Bitkom working group HPC & Quantum Computing. Before that, Mr. Rieck worked internationally for IBM Germany, including as EMEA responsible for the Project Management Center of Excellence, as well as for BASF in a managerial position. He holds an MBA from the University of Reading, UK and is a qualified computer scientist at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn.

Emma

Emma

Rosenfeld

Quantum Research Scientist, Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing

Women in Quantum Breakfast

Emma received her PhD in Physics from Mikhail Lukin’s group at Harvard in May of 2021 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and Hertz Finalist. There, she led a team developing two novel hybrid quantum platforms toward mechanical transduction of solid-state qubits, combining optically-addressable, solid-state electronic defects and magnetic micro-mechanical resonators. She also proposed a new two-qubit gate between solid-state qubits transduced through a room-temperature micro-mechanical resonator, deriving improved entanglement fidelity beyond state-of-the-art proposals. Earlier in her graduate years, she led a project observing electronic spin qubit dynamics in the solid state, and she started a project as a Quantum Resident at X (formerly Google[X]) in quantum technology in the summer of 2019. Currently, Emma is a Quantum Research Scientist focusing on test and measurement at the Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmarosenfeld/

Denise

Denise

Ruffner

President, Women in Quantum
Chief Business Officer, Atom Computing

Women in Quantum: Fireside Chat with Nadia Carlsten from AWS - Led by Denise Ruffner

Denise is the Chief Business Officer at Atom Computing, a company obsessed with building the world’s most scalable quantum computers out of optically trapped neutral atoms.
As Chief Business Officer, Denise is responsible for the company’s strategic customer and partner ecosystem and business development engagements. Denise serves as the President of Women In Quantum, a rapidly growing organization dedicated to highlighting and creating a community for women in the quantum field.

Denise previously led business development at IonQ where she was responsible for all customer development and corporate sales strategy worldwide. Prior to that, she was the Chief Business Officer at Cambridge Quantum Computing. Recognized for innovation, sales leadership and strategic planning, Denise held a variety of leadership roles at IBM, including being part of the IBM Systems Quantum computing team where she developed and headed the IBM Q Startup Program and led the worldwide IBM Quantum Ambassador team.

Denise has a Master’s in Neurobiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from UC Irvine.

Christopher

Christopher

Savoie

CEO & Founder, Zapata Computing

Panel 1: Software CEO Summit

Christopher Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry, and computer science, and his research and business interests over the years have focused on the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Christopher is the original inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology used to develop Apple’s Siri. He has led big data analytics efforts at Nissan and has previously founded and served as CEO of technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO. He currently sits on the board of the US Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). Christopher is also a licensed attorney and has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a published legal expert on liability issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Information Security and Data Privacy. He has also lectured and taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects.

Pete

Pete

Shadbolt

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, PsiQuantum

Panel 2: Optical Quantum Computers

Pete Shadbolt is a co-founder of PsiQuantum, a Palo Alto-based startup building a general-purpose silicon photonic quantum computer. As Chief Scientific Officer, Pete oversees the application and implementation of technology and scientific related policies and procedures that are vital to the success of PsiQuantum. After earning his PhD in experimental photonic quantum computing from the University of Bristol in 2014, Pete was a postdoc at Imperial College researching the theory of photonic QC. During his time at Bristol, he demonstrated the first-ever Variational Quantum Eigensolver and the first-ever public API to a quantum processor. He has been awarded: the 2014 EPSRC “Rising Star” by the British Research Council; the EPSRC Recognizing Inspirational Scientists and Engineers Award; and the European Physics Society Thesis Prize.

Devika

Devika

Sharma

Cryptography, Quantum computing, Weizmann Institute

Panel 2: QKD for Secure Storage

A postdoc in computer science at the Weizmann institute, Devika did her PhD in Number theory, Mathematics from TIFR, Mumbai. She now uses her acquired `abstract math’ skills to solve problems in Quantum resistant, lattice-based, classical cryptography and Quantum Computing. Her research problems in Quantum computing are inspired by and useful in understanding Quantum Error correction. She is also a member of the Prometheus consortium, a project funded by the EU, that aims to provide post-Quantum privacy preserving protocols.

When not at work, she is a serious yoga practitioner and loves delving into esoteric spiritual concepts off the mat.

David

David

Shaw

Director, Fact Based Insight

Panel 2: Emerging PQC Products and Standards

Panel 1: What the Quantum Data Center will look like

David Shaw has worked extensively in Consulting, Market Analysis & Advisory businesses across a wide range of sectors including Technology, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. He has held a number of senior executive roles in public and private companies. David studied Physics at Oxford, and has a PhD in Particle Physics from UCL. He is a member of the Institute of Physics.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidkshaw/

https://twitter.com/davidkshaw

Taro

Taro

Shimada

Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Corporation

Keynote

Taro Shimada joined Toshiba in October 2018 as Corporate Digital Business Chief Strategy Officer. He has served as Chief Digital Officer, responsible for supporting Toshiba’s digital transformation and spearheading strategic business creation and promotion, since April 2019. He was appointed CEO & Representative Director of Toshiba Data Corporation in February 2020, and President and CEO of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation in April 2020. In March 2022, Mr. Shimada was appointed to take the reins at Toshiba, as President & CEO.

Mr. Shimada has a diverse background in hardware development, including commercial aircraft; in process consultation, ranging from automobiles to precision machinery design and heavy industry; and in product life cycle management software. As an expert in Factory Automation, he advised many of Japan’s leading global manufacturers on digitization, and he remains an advisor to the Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative, and to the IoT Acceleration Lab. He has also contributed to the activities of Industrie 4.0 in Germany and Connected Industries in Japan.

Mr. Shimada began his career in1990 at ShinMaywa Industries Kobe, where he worked on aircraft for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. In 1999 he joined Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a part of Siemens, and took on a series of progressively senior post at Siemens KK, and at Siemens HQ in Germany. Immediately prior to joining Toshiba, Mr. Shimada was Executive Operating Officer at Siemens K.K. He has been a guest professor at Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan, since April 2020.

Elvira

Elvira

Shishenina

Quantum Computing Lead, BMW Group

Panel 1: Automotive Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Technology

Elvira Shishenina joined the BMW Group’s Quantum Computing (QC) initiative as a resident expert in January 2021. An ´Ecole Polytechnique (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) Engineer, she has an Applied Mathematics and Computational Physics background with Master degrees from ´Ecole Polytechnique and Novosibirsk State University.

In 2018 after a successful defence, she acquired a PhD degree in Mathematics from the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria). Her work resulted in a novel approach that reduces the numerical costs of simulations for Subsurface Imaging. The study was further pursued in the context of the Depth Imaging Partnership between Inria and Total Energies. Besides the PhD, she has more than ten years of scientific experience working for the Energy industry, including the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science (IPGG SB RAS) and Baker Hughes.

In 2019, following the transition to Quantum Computing, she helped grow the Quantum Computing project at Total Energies taking charge of QC-applications in Quantum Chemistry and Linear Algebra. While developing Total
Energies’ first in-house QC codes targeting the company’s problematics, she also supervised multiple industrial and academic collaborations.

In 2020 with her peers from ´Ecole Polytechnique, she founded QuantX – the alumni association devoted to QC technology. Besides popularizing Quantum Computing, QuantX facilitates the transfer of expertise from the academic
and startup environment to mature industries. The BIG Quantum Hackathon organized by QuantX in 2021 became the world’s biggest business-tech QC competition gathering industrial and financial companies, quantum providers,
VCs, consulting groups, and academia.

Today Elvira Shishenina leads Quantum Computing research and applications in BMW Group, exploring the promising use cases across the automotive industry and the Group’s activities.

Rafael

Rafael

Sotelo

Co-Founder, Quantum-South

Talk 2: Quantum Applications in Logistics: Air and Maritime Cargo

Rafael Sotelo is PhD from University of Vigo, Electrical Engineer (Universidad de la República) and MBA (Universidad de Montevideo). He is Director of Research at the School of Engineering, Universidad de Montevideo, and professor at Universidad de la República. Rafael is co-founder of the start-up Quantum-South.

He worked for more than 20 years at Broadcast, Cable, Telecommunications, and IT companies. Consultant for the Ministry of Industry (2011-2020) and Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (2018-2020). Member of the National Research System, Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay ANIU, and Senior Member of the IEEE. In December 2019 he was awarded the recognition “Uruguayan scientist with extensive experience” by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Uruguay).

He currently is Regional Director (Latin America) of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and a member of the Board of Governors, as well as Distinguished Lecturer 2021-2022. He has been an elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (2016-18 and 2019-21). He now chairs the Education Committee of this society.
His research areas are Quantum Computing, Video Experience Quality, Industrial and social applications of artificial intelligence and technology.

Sam

Sam

Stanwyck

Product Manager, Quantum Computing Software, NVIDIA

Talk: Quantum Computing at NVIDIA

Sam Stanwyck is a Product Manager for Quantum Computing Software at NVIDIA. Previously he worked as a Technical Lead at Rigetti Computing and a Senior Quantum Engineer at Keysight Technologies, and he holds a Ph.D in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Thomas

Thomas

Stengel

Senior Director of QRNG Business Development, ID Quantique

Panel 1: Automotive Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Technology

Talk 2: The Role of QRNGs II

Thomas Stengel is the Senior Director of Business Development globally for IDQ QRNG products for quantum enhanced security. Making existing security more secure from consumer and edge products like automotive electronics, mobile phones, IoT devices, computing; to core products in data centers and telecommunications. With a background in R&D, marketing and sales and more than 20 years’ experience in semiconductors, processors, and AI, he is now focused on semiconductor quantum technology and specific use cases.

Andreas

Andreas

Thomasen

Research Software Engineer, QunaSys

Panel 2: Oil and Gas: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Andreas M. D. Thomasen is a research software engineer at QunaSys with wide experience in NISQ algorithm development, theoretical physics, and quantum cryptography. His current research work focuses on benchmarking algorithms and developing industry applications over real quantum computing systems. He has published several articles in Physics Journals (APS, Journal of Physics, Optics) He collaborates with QPARC’s members enabling them to get quantum ready, test use case applicability, benchmark algorithm suitability for near-term computers, and enabling their workforce (more than 70 employees from the 40+ companies) to get proficient in quantum computing. His educational syllabus includes quantum computer and quantum chemical calculations basic knowledge up to advanced trial use-case development of systems. He is fluent in English, and conversational in Japanese. Dr. Thomasen received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology focused in Topology in Condensed Matter. He holds a Master of Engineering in Optics and Electronics from Aarhus University in Denmark focused on Quantum cryptography.

Peter

Peter

Tysowski

Consulting Leader for Financial Services, IBM Quantum

Panel 3: Financial Software and Services Using Quantum Computers

Dr. Peter Tysowski leads quantum consulting efforts globally for the financial services industry at IBM. He enables banking and insurance clients to achieve a state of business readiness for quantum technology and to find disruptive new value through IBM’s Quantum Accelerator program. Previously, he has advised financial services clients in the U.S. on strategic digital transformations as a management consultant at Strategy& and led software engineering and product management efforts on emerging technologies at the smartphone maker BlackBerry. He has conducted research into the engineering of Quantum Key Distribution networks at the Institute for Quantum Computing, and previously contributed to the fields of cloud computing security and software requirements engineering. He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has been granted over 50 technology-related patents and is a licensed professional engineer.

Vincent

Vincent

van Wingerden

Technical Architect Data & AI, Microsoft

Panel 1: What the Quantum Data Center will look like

My focus is on cutting edge technologies, specifically quantum computing and how to leverage this exiting upcoming technology. I am a contributor and maintainer of the Quantum Katas, a great open source learning resource for Quantum Computing. In this role am helping customers create data architectures in Azure across all industries from Agriculture to FMCG.

Davide

Davide

Venturelli

Associate Director, Quantum, USRA

Panel 2: Aerospace Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

Davide Venturelli is Associate Director for Quantum Computing of the Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). He works since 2012 in the NASA Quantum AI Laboratory (QuAIL) under the NASA Academic Mission Service, invested in research projects dealing with quantum optimization applications and their implementation, in a hardware-software co-design approach. He teaches Quantum Optimization as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is Principal Investigator or task lead in projects sponsored by DARPA (Optimization in NISQ Devices), NSF (Expeditions in Computing), and DOE (SQMS Ecosystem), and he is a steering board member of the quantum economic development consortium (QED-C).

Matthew

Matthew

Versaggi

Distinguished Engineer, Optum

Panel 1: Life Sciences: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

I hold a senior leadership role in the artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies space for the Advanced Technology Collaborative (ATC) at Optum Technology. This combination role comprises the responsibilities of thought leader, evangelist, education subject-matter expert (SME), strategist, and advanced technology delivery of projects and technical capabilities in the AI/CT spaces.

My previous role in Optum was leading a global AI/machine learning delivery team (Dublin, Boston, Minnesota and South Carolina). Other responsibilities I hold are education and SME in AI/ML for the College of Artificial Intelligence in Optum Tech University, and SME in the UHG Patent Review Board reviewing AI/ML technologies.

Prior to Optum, my roles were: AI engineer for a military contractor, CEO of my own company, CIO of a dental insurance company, adjunct professor at a university, business startup partner, and an AI developer.

whurley

 

whurley

Founder and CEO, Strangeworks

Talk 3: Evolution of Financing for Quantum Computing

Panel 1: IP Issues in the Quantum Technology Industry

whurley is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup that makes the power of quantum computing easily accessible and available to all. He is an Eisenhower Fellow, A Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chairman of the Quantum Computing Standards Workgroup at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, a regular contributor to TechCrunch on the topic of Quantum Computing, and the co-author of “Quantum Computing For Babies”. Prior to starting Strangeworks he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs [NYSE: GS]. He came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of his second startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar whurley founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture.

David

David

Wilkinson

Founder, Dark Star Quantum Lab

Panel 2: Aerospace Industry: Use Cases for Quantum Computing

David Martin Wilkinson holds a Bachelors of Biological Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served as the Clinical Research Chair of St. James School of Medicine, and is passionate about pushing the boundaries of humanity’s biggest problems in Space and Energy. He has submitted technical proposals to the United States Air Force’s AFWERX Challenge around his IP related to next-generation energy generation and propulsion concepts, as well as a tokamak-style stellarator configuration for a nuclear fusion reactor, which he hopes to better model the physics of using quantum algorithms.

He is the initial founder of several companies including Dark Star Quantum Lab, where he developed a standard military IC sized QRNG solution, and more recently Caeruleum Software Research, where he is working on a Threat/Anomaly Detection and Visualization Platform, as well as applications of quantum algorithms for efficient spectrum management, and GPS-denied PNT.

Roni

Roni

Winik

Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, Engineering Quantum Systems

Panel 3: Test and Measurement in the Quantum Technology Industry

Dr. Roni Winik is a researcher (postdoc) at MIT, specializing in hardware, FPGA and superconducting qubits for quantum computing. He worked previously in developing hardware in the semiconductor industry with ASIC/FPGA chips for cellular, 5G and communication at the system level as well as low level VHDL code. At MIT, his research is focused on improving high-fidelity qubit gates with new classical and quantum hardware.

Roni received his PhD in nanotechnology and nanoscience at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and he has B.S in electrical engineering.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/roni-winik-phd-bb354515/

Elton

Elton

Zhu

Director, Quantum Research, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology

Panel 2: Practical Implementation of Quantum Computers in Financial Institutions

Dr. Elton Zhu is a quantum research scientist at Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), where he leads Fidelity’s research into how quantum computing can be applied across a wide variety of use cases across the firm. He received his BA and Master in Mathematics from University of Cambridge in 2013 and Ph. D in Physics from MIT in 2019, under Prof. Edward Farhi and Prof. Peter Shor. Prior to joining FCAT, he was a data scientist at Fidelity Capital Market. Dr. Zhu is broadly interested in the intersection of quantum computing, finance, and AI.

Rachel

Rachel

Zuckerman

Program Director, The Coding School, Qubit x Qubit

Panel 2: Building a Quantum Workforce

Rachel Zuckerman is the Program Director of The Coding School’s nonprofit quantum education initiative, “Qubit by Qubit.” With her leadership, QxQ has grown into the largest quantum education organization globally, introducing 15,000+ students to quantum-enabled technologies. Rachel combines her background in public policy, government, communications, diversity and equity, and workforce development to meet the needs of QxQ’s students, schools, and industry partners.

Previously, Rachel worked at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the City of Detroit. Rachel represented the United States as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar, earning her master’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as part of one of the most selective postgraduate programs in the world. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, where she served as Student Body President. In 2021, Rachel was recognized as one of Crain’s Detroit’s “20 in their 20s.”

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