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 at M Squared

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?


Dr. Carl Williams, Acting Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory at NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

Dr. Carl Williams

Acting Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory
NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

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


Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg, Senior Research Scientist at United States Air Force Research Lab

Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg

Senior Research Scientist
United States Air Force Research Lab


Dr. Kam Chana, Director, Scientific Modelling Programs at Merck

Dr. Kam Chana

Director, Scientific Modelling Programs
Merck

Dr. Bob Sutor, VP - IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem at IBM

Dr. Bob Sutor

VP - IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem
IBM

Matthew Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Technology at Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Matthew Versaggi

Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Technology
Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Oliver Wick, Technology Scout, Lead Quantum Computing at BMW Research, Technology and Innovation

Oliver Wick

Technology Scout, Lead Quantum Computing
BMW Research, Technology and Innovation

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

MORNING SESSIONS


Dr. Tommaso Calarco, Professor of Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne at Director, Institute for Quantum Control of the Peter Grünberg Institute

Dr. Tommaso Calarco

Professor of Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne
Director, Institute for Quantum Control of the Peter Grünberg Institute

Ichiro Hashimoto, Science and Technology Attaché at Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco

Ichiro Hashimoto

Science and Technology Attaché
Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco

Freeke Heijman, Director Strategic Development at QuTech

Freeke Heijman

Director Strategic Development
QuTech

Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies at UK Innovation & Research

Roger McKinlay

Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies
UK Innovation & Research

Dr. Celia Merzbacher, Associate Director at Quantum Economic Development Consortium, SRI International

Dr. Celia Merzbacher

Associate Director
Quantum Economic Development Consortium, SRI International

Dr. Corey Stambaugh, Industrial Liaison, National Quantum Coordination Office at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Corey Stambaugh

Industrial Liaison, National Quantum Coordination Office
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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


Dr. Mark Adcock, Chief Architect at General Dynamics Mission Systems

Dr. Mark Adcock

Chief Architect
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Dr. William Clark, Technical Director at General Dynamics Mission Systems

Dr. William Clark

Technical Director
General Dynamics Mission Systems

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.
Dr. Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing

Dr. Mark Jackson

Scientific Lead
Cambridge Quantum Computing

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.
Dr. Michael Biercuk, CEO & Founder at Q-CTRL

Dr. Michael Biercuk

CEO & Founder
Q-CTRL

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.
Jan Goetz, CEO and Co-Founder at IQM

Jan Goetz

CEO and Co-Founder
IQM

AFTERNOON STREAMS

STREAM A

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Quantum computing architecture & use cases

Dr. Philipp Gerbert, Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group

Dr. Philipp Gerbert

Senior Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group


Dr. Julie Love, Director of Business Development, Quantum Computing at Microsoft

Dr. Julie Love

Director of Business Development, Quantum Computing
Microsoft

Dr. Philip Makotyn, Quantum Marketing Manager at Honeywell Quantum Solutions

Dr. Philip Makotyn

Quantum Marketing Manager
Honeywell Quantum Solutions

Katie Pizzolato, Director of IBM Q Client Strategy & Development at IBM

Katie Pizzolato

Director of IBM Q Client Strategy & Development
IBM

STREAM A

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Exploring QC applications within auto


Dr. Florian Neukart, Principal Scientist at Volkswagen Group of America

Dr. Florian Neukart

Principal Scientist
Volkswagen Group of America

STREAM B

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

Dr. Albert Carlson, Chief Scientist at CipherLoc Corp.

Dr. Albert Carlson

Chief Scientist
CipherLoc Corp.

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

Dr. Bruno Huttner, Director of Strategic Quantum Initiative at ID Quantique

Dr. Bruno Huttner

Director of Strategic Quantum Initiative
ID Quantique

STREAM B

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

Pinkaj Klokkenga, Director of Information Systems at Performance Food Group

Pinkaj Klokkenga

Director of Information Systems
Performance Food Group

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


Stephen Waite, Adjunct Scholar at Hudson Institute

Stephen Waite

Adjunct Scholar
Hudson Institute

STREAM C

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Sensing & metrology

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

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

Douglas Paul, Professor at University of Glasgow

Douglas Paul

Professor
University of Glasgow

STREAM C

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

Dr. George Tuckwell, Divisional Director, Geoscience and Engineering at RSK

Dr. George Tuckwell

Divisional Director, Geoscience and Engineering
RSK

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?

Dr. Chad Hoyt, Research Scientist at Honeywell Advanced Technology

Dr. Chad Hoyt

Research Scientist
Honeywell Advanced Technology

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

Michael Brett, SVP of Applications at Rigetti Computing

Michael Brett

SVP of Applications
Rigetti Computing

Dimitri van Esch, Project Manager at ABN Amro

Dimitri van Esch

Project Manager
ABN Amro

Carlos Kuchkovsky Jimenez, CTO, New Digital Business at BBVA

Carlos Kuchkovsky Jimenez

CTO, New Digital Business
BBVA

Mark Paulsen, Director, Agile Delivery COE - DevOps Lead at CIBC

Mark Paulsen

Director, Agile Delivery COE - DevOps Lead
CIBC


Yianni Gamvros, Head of Business Development at QC Ware

Yianni Gamvros

Head of Business Development
QC Ware

Dr. Govinda Bhisetti, Principal Investigator & Head of Computational Chemistry at Biogen

Dr. Govinda Bhisetti

Principal Investigator & Head of Computational Chemistry
Biogen

Brian Martin, Senior Data Scientist & Head of AI in R&D Information Research at AbbVie

Brian Martin

Senior Data Scientist & Head of AI in R&D Information Research
AbbVie

Dr. Anurag Mishra, Research Scientist at Qulab

Dr. Anurag Mishra

Research Scientist
Qulab

Matthew Versaggi, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Technology at Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Matthew Versaggi

Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Technology
Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Dr. Ross Walker, Global Director, Scientific Research Computing & Analytics at GSK

Dr. Ross Walker

Global Director, Scientific Research Computing & Analytics
GSK

Yudong Cao, CTO at Zapata Computing

Yudong Cao

CTO
Zapata Computing

STREAM B

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm The very latest advances in Quantum communications networks
Dr. Rishiraj Pravahan, Director INQNET at AT&T

Dr. Rishiraj Pravahan

Director INQNET
AT&T

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 at KPN

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


Dr. Isaac Balbin, Founder & CEO at Parsl

Dr. Isaac Balbin

Founder & CEO
Parsl

STREAM C

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

Dr. Marc Nikles, Senior VP Quantum Sensing Division at ID Quantique

Dr. Marc Nikles

Senior VP Quantum Sensing Division
ID Quantique

STREAM C

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

Dr. Rhys Lewis, Head of Quantum Metrology Institute at National Physical Laboratory

Dr. Rhys Lewis

Head of Quantum Metrology Institute
National Physical Laboratory

STREAM C

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

Dr. Frederick Moxley, Research Fellow at Dartmouth College

Dr. Frederick Moxley

Research Fellow
Dartmouth College

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