Speakers
Reza
Azarderaksh
PQSecure - Co-founder and President

Panel 4: Post-quantum encryption software
4:25 PM April 2

Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh is a professor, I-SENSE Fellow, and director of post-quantum cryptographic engineering lab at FAU. He is also co-founder and president of PQSecure Technologies with focus on the development of quantum-safe cryptographic solutions for IoT and embedded systems. Dr. Azarderakhsh is a member of Quantum-Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) of NIST. He speaks in various events about quantum computations, cryptographic engineering, and post-quantum cryptography organized by industry, government, and academia.

Govinda
Govinda
Bhisetti
Biogen - Head of Computational Chemistry

Panel 2: Quantum technology for the materials sector: pharmaceuticals , the chemical industry, and oil and gas
9:55 AM April 3

Dr. William
Clark
General Dynamics Mission Systems - Technical Director Quantum R&D

Panel 3: Quantum technology for automotive, aerospace and transportation planning
10:35 AM April 3

Dr. William Clark is an Engineering Fellow, Technical Director for R&D and Senior Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at General Dynamics Missions Systems (GDMS). William earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) physics from the University of Colorado, Department of Physics and the JILA Quantum Physics Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1998. William has more than two decades of industry experience in Systems design, development and integration of next generation tactical and strategic communications systems, including software defined radio and networking technologies, and active and passive sensing systems. William is currently the Technical Director for GDMS Quantum R&D, for the Space and Intelligence Systems (SIS) business area, exploring the practical use of quantum technologies for secure and covert communications, remote sensing and signal processing.

Jacob
E. Grose
BASF Venture Capital - Investment Manager

Investor and Venture Capital Trends
11:35 AM April 2

Terrill
Frantz
Harrisburg University - Associate Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity

Panel 2: US national quantum technology policy
2:45 PM April 3

Terrill Frantz is the lead for the Next Generation Technologies / Quantum Information Science master-degree program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, where he is an Associate Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity. He has extensive classical-computer software experience reaching over 45 years of hands-on programming and management, mainly in the international financial services industry, and he has recently pivoted into Quantum Computing. He transitioned from industry to academics in 2002, which includes 8-years as a professor of management at Peking University, in Shenzhen China. He holds a PhD from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and an EdD in Organization Change from Pepperdine University.

Christopher
Christopher
Janes
ID Quantique - Director QKD solutions America

Panel 1: Second generation QKDs and QRNGs: New products and market forecasts
9:15 AM April 2

Carlos
Kuchkovsky Jimenez
BBVA - Chief R&D and Technology Officer - New digital business

Panel 4: Quantum technology in the banking and financial services
11:35 AM April 3

Carlos is passionate about how exponential technologies are redefining society, business, and economics by allowing reliable interaction models. He began programming mobile multiplayer games, where he learned the importance of design and the user experience, incentive models and the complexity of creating distributed systems. He transitioned from a consultant-based practice to BBVA, where he has had the privilege of living the journey of transformation, as BBVA moves from a traditional financial institution to a global digital bank. He continues to be enthusiastic about the journey to digital, with the purpose of generating prosperity in society. When travel permits, he also shares experiences, ideas and opinions in various business schools and universities as a visiting professor. He is currently obsessed with the convergence of society, economics and technology and how the latter is setting the pace. He has collaborated in the creation of several startups around Fintech, IoT, and new governance models that support how advances in technology and help s people make smarter decisions.

Mehdi
Namazi
Qunnect - CEO

Panel 4: Quantum repeaters, quantum memories and trusted nodes
11:35 AM April 3

Mehdi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Qunnect, a New York based startup with a focus on developing the product suite for long-distance quantum networking. Mehdi received his M.Sc. in Nanophysics working on designing nanostructure solar cells at the University of Tehran in Iran, after which he moved to the US to pursue his Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University. As a part of his Ph.D., he worked on designing and implementing scalable room-temperature quantum networks using a modular architect of quantum devices. Shortly after he became the first Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) fellow as a Postdoctoral researcher where he designs novel experiments to measure the properties of matter at the most fundamental level.

John
Randall
Zyvex - President Zyvex Labs

Panel 4: Quantum computing hardware startups: What are the opportunities?
11:35 AM April 2

John N. Randall, President of Zyvex Labs, Executive VP at NanoRetina, Adjunct Professor at UT Dallas, and Fellow of the AVS and IEEE, has 35 years of experience in Micro- and Nano- Fabrication. He has attracted over $43M in research contracts to Zyvex and resulting products have grossed over $80M. He joined Zyvex in March of 2001 after 15 years at Texas Instruments where he worked in high resolution processing for integrated circuits, MEMS, and quantum effect devices. Prior to working at TI, John worked at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory on ion beam and x-ray lithography. He has 112 articles published in refereed journals, more than 50 conference proceedings and other publications with > 4000 citations and 31 issued US Patents with > 800 citations.

 

Maria
Maria
Thoma Hall
Velodyne - President

Panel 3: Quantum lidar and quantum radar
4:25 PM April 2