Conference Day One: September 10, 2019

7:45 am - 8:45 am Welcoming tea, coffee and registration

KEYNOTES & OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

8:40 am - 8:45 am CEO's welcome address

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chair's opening remarks: A brief history of Quantum technology, and where we are today

Dr. Graeme Malcolm OBE - CEO and Founder, M Squared
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Dr. Graeme Malcolm OBE

CEO and Founder
M Squared

9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening keynote: From the scientific state-of-the-art to future Quantum technologies: Where are we and how do we get there?


9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote: DoD embraces the challenge and opportunity presented by the spectrum of Quantum technologies


10:00 am - 10:40 am Enterprise panel: How are leading enterprises preparing for a Quantum future?


10:40 am - 11:20 am Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

MORNING SESSIONS

11:20 am - 12:10 pm Update on global government initiatives for Quantum technology


12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Quantum in a system context: Delivering business advantage & an overview of potential Quantum enhanced products


1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Surprise announcement


1:05 pm - 2:10 pm Networking lunch in the exhibition area


Lunch and Learn

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm The need for certifiable Quantum encryption and how to solve it

All forms of encryption require a seed key. It is essential that these be unknown by an adversary and not predictable, yet until now there has been no means of determining this. IronBridge is the first means of producing certifiably random keys, relying upon the quantum effects of entanglement and superposition. I will bring our IronBridge demonstration box in this presentation, performing a live demonstration of how this is done and explaining how it can be incorporated in your existing encryption system. I welcome any questions on the underlying science, differences between other forms of (pseudo)random key generation, and other applications including QKD.

1:35 pm - 1:50 pm Accelerating the pathway to useful Quantum computers at Q-CTRL

Defeat the "N" in NISQ:  Suppressing noise in contemporary quantum computing architectures with Q-CTRL.

Today's Quantum computers suffer from noise and instabilities that limit our ability to execute algorithms.  In the abstract (and the long term), we are hopeful that Quantum error correction (QEC) will enable us to build arbitrarily large Quantum computers from imperfect hardware.  But what can we do today when QEC remains primarily the realm of mathematical proof rather than practical application?  

Quantum Firmware provides a lab validated route to stabilize Quantum computers against noise without the need for QEC and without changing the hardware.  By leveraging insights from the discipline of control engineering  - which has given us stable flight, walking robots, and autonomous vehicles - we're able to augment the performance of modern Quantum computers at the lowest levels of the Quantum compute stack.  Learn about the foundations of Quantum firmware and how it can be used to accelerate the pathway to true Quantum advantage.

1:55 pm - 2:10 pm IQM Quantum processors

The currently available 1st generation of quantum processors faces challenges such as high error rates and low clock speeds. To overcome this issue, it is required to develop 2nd generation quantum processors based on innovative concepts that allow one to significantly speed up the clock speed of quantum processors.
IQM uses innovative approaches to build quantum processors with faster clock speed based on two novel concepts. First, we have recently developed a quantum-circuit refrigerator that can initialize qubits on a nanosecond timescale compared to several microseconds required for alternative protocols. Second, we have introduced a multi-channel readout scheme that can determine a qubit state faster and more accurate than the conventionally used dispersive readout scheme.
In the future, IQM will to combine these technologies with streamlined fabrication technology such as 3D integration and enhanced thermal management, required for the operation of these low-temperature devices.

AFTERNOON STREAMS

STREAM A

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Quantum computing architecture & use cases
Dr. Philipp Gerbert - Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

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Dr. Philipp Gerbert

Senior Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

STREAM A

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm The very latest updates from leading Quantum companies

STREAM A

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Exploring QC applications within auto
Dr. Florian Neukart - Principal Scientist, Volkswagen Group of America


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Dr. Florian Neukart

Principal Scientist
Volkswagen Group of America

STREAM B

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Secure communications & cryptography

STREAM B

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm QKD vs post Quantum cryptography: an assessment of the technologies and a roadmap forward for enterprise & national cyber security

STREAM B

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Evaluating the potential risks posed to enterprise networks by Quantum computing and assessing defense strategies

STREAM B

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Where are we with standards? Assessing the necessary standards required to move forward with Quantum communications technology


STREAM C

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Sensing & metrology
Dr. Graeme Malcolm OBE - CEO and Founder, M Squared

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Dr. Graeme Malcolm OBE

CEO and Founder
M Squared

STREAM C

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Understanding the near-term commercial prospects for Quantum sensing technologies

STREAM C

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Practical, commercial applications of Quantum sensing tools

STREAM C

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm What will the next generation of Quantum enabled atomic clocks and navigational tools look like, and what challenges lie ahead?

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

STREAM A

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Financial services panel: Understanding the journey to achieve “Quantum readiness” within banking & finance

STREAM A

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm QC applications within healthcare & life sciences

STREAM B

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm The very latest advances in Quantum communications networks

STREAM B

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm How are leading telecoms operators responding to the threats & opportunities presented by Quantum technology?
Jaya Baloo - Chief Information Security Officer, KPN

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Jaya Baloo

Chief Information Security Officer
KPN

STREAM B

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Building a robust defence strategy utilizing post Quantum cryptographic tools


STREAM C

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Latest industrial applications of Quantum sensing technologies

STREAM C

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Current state of standards required for development of Quantum sensing / metrology

STREAM C

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Supercool Helium is not cool

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Drinks reception and networking in the exhibition area