Conference Day Two: September 11, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am Welcoming tea, coffee and registration

KEYNOTES & OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

8:45 am - 8:55 am Chair's opening remarks

8:55 am - 9:25 am Keynote address


Dr. Seth Lloyd, Professor at MIT MECHE

Dr. Seth Lloyd

Professor
MIT MECHE

9:25 am - 9:55 am Quantum computing research within leading Chinese companies (i): Alibaba


Dr. Mario Szegedy, Principle Scientist at Alibaba Quantum Laboratory

Dr. Mario Szegedy

Principle Scientist
Alibaba Quantum Laboratory

9:55 am - 10:25 am Quantum computing research within leading Chinese companies (ii): Tencent


Dr. Shengyu Zhang, Director at Tencent Quantum Laboratory

Dr. Shengyu Zhang

Director
Tencent Quantum Laboratory

10:25 am - 10:55 am Understanding the near-term commercial applications of quantum technology within sensing: Challenges & opportunities


Thierry Debuisschert, Head of Applied Quantum Physics at Thales Research & Development

Thierry Debuisschert

Head of Applied Quantum Physics
Thales Research & Development

10:55 am - 11:30 am Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area



Mark Cupta, Partner at Prelude Ventures

Mark Cupta

Partner
Prelude Ventures

Mark Danchak, Managing Director at WorldQuant

Mark Danchak

Managing Director
WorldQuant

Dr. Jacob Grose, Investment Manager at BASF Venture Capital

Dr. Jacob Grose

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

Reed Sturtevant, Partner at The Engine

Reed Sturtevant

Partner
The Engine

Roland Fejfar, Head TechBD EMEA/ APAC,  Co-Founder at Morgan Stanley, Quantum.Tech

Roland Fejfar

Head TechBD EMEA/ APAC, Co-Founder
Morgan Stanley, Quantum.Tech

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Case Studies: Building the internal business case for investment in quantum technology


Dimitri van Esch, Project Manager at ABN Amro

Dimitri van Esch

Project Manager
ABN Amro

Dirk Schapeler, VP Digital Innovation at Bayer

Dirk Schapeler

VP Digital Innovation
Bayer

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm Assessing the current landscape and future threats posed to cryptography by Quantum computing


Dr. Michele Mosca, Co-founder at Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Dr. Michele Mosca

Co-founder
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch in the exhibition area


Lunch and Learn

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Building a next generation space communications network


2:35 pm - 2:50 pm TBC


1:55 pm - 2:10 pm TBC


AFTERNOON STREAMS

STREAM A

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Quantum computing applications, risks & challenges

Dr. Christopher Savoie, Founder & CEO at Zapata Computing

Dr. Christopher Savoie

Founder & CEO
Zapata Computing

STREAM A

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm Quantum combinatorial optimization approaches and applications

Dr. Davide Venturelli, Senior Scientist and Manager, USRA - Quantum AI Lab at NASA Ames

Dr. Davide Venturelli

Senior Scientist and Manager, USRA - Quantum AI Lab
NASA Ames

STREAM A

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm Use case: Utilizing quantum computing for supply chain optimization applications

Dr. Roberto DeSimone, Manager, Strategic Innovation (Disruptive Technologies) at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Dr. Roberto DeSimone

Manager, Strategic Innovation (Disruptive Technologies)
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

STREAM A

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm Key quantum computing applications for chemical and material science

Dr. Scott Genin, Head of Materials Discovery at OTI Lumionics

Dr. Scott Genin

Head of Materials Discovery
OTI Lumionics

Dr. Jacob Grose, Investment Manager at BASF Venture Capital

Dr. Jacob Grose

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

STREAM B

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Communications & Cryptography


STREAM B

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm Building a successful quantum network: Challenges & opportunities


Dr. Andrei Nomerotski, Deputy Group Leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dr. Andrei Nomerotski

Deputy Group Leader
Brookhaven National Laboratory

STREAM B

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm Recent development in chip-integrated photonic technologies for QIS


Dr. Kartik Srinivasan, Project Leader, Photonics & Plasmonics Group, Physical Measurement Lab at NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

Dr. Kartik Srinivasan

Project Leader, Photonics & Plasmonics Group, Physical Measurement Lab
NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

STREAM B

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm Authentication uses: Assessing the benefits of post-quantum cryptography vs QKD for secure channel communication in aerospace settings


Dr. Tuhin Sahai, Technical Fellow at United Technologies Research Center

Dr. Tuhin Sahai

Technical Fellow
United Technologies Research Center

STREAM C

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Sensing & Metrology


STREAM C

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm Quantum measurement for efficient classical telecommunications

Dr. Sergey Polyakov, Physicist at NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

Dr. Sergey Polyakov

Physicist
NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

STREAM C

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm Future developments in quantum radar technologies

Dr. Marco Lanzagorta, Research Physicist at United States Naval Research Lab

Dr. Marco Lanzagorta

Research Physicist
United States Naval Research Lab

STREAM C

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm Gravitational sensor use case

3:35 pm - 4:05 pm Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm Risk Session 1: Understanding the critical role of error correction on the journey to scalable Quantum computing


Dr. Joseph Emerson, CEO and Founder at Quantum Benchmark

Dr. Joseph Emerson

CEO and Founder
Quantum Benchmark

Dr. Bert de Jong, Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Risk Session 2: Understanding and overcoming the technical hurdles for scalable Quantum computing



Dr. John Randall, CEO at Zyvex Labs

Dr. John Randall

CEO
Zyvex Labs

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm Quantum walks for cryptanalysis


Dr. Stacey Jeffery, Senior Researcher at QuSoft

Dr. Stacey Jeffery

Senior Researcher
QuSoft

4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Understanding the key security and technology requirements for a Quantum safe enterprise


Aaron Bishop, CEO at Quantum Security Alliance

Aaron Bishop

CEO
Quantum Security Alliance

Dr. Merrick Watchorn, Chair at Quantum Security Alliance

Dr. Merrick Watchorn

Chair
Quantum Security Alliance


Marcos Allende Lopez, Technology Coordinator at LACChain

Marcos Allende Lopez

Technology Coordinator
LACChain

Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Institutional Relations Director / Founder & CEO at Quantum World Association / QURECA

Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Institutional Relations Director / Founder & CEO
Quantum World Association / QURECA

4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Building a standards-based approach to Quantum metrology


KEYNOTES AND CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS

5:05 pm - 5:35 pm Closing keynote: Getting value today from NISQ-Era machines, while preparing for tomorrow’s quantum future


Dr. Bert de Jong, Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

5:35 pm - 5:45 pm Closing summary


5:45 pm - 5:45 pm Close of conference