Conference Day Two: September 11, 2019

7:45 am - 8:50 am Welcoming tea, coffee and registration

KEYNOTES & OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chair's opening remarks

9:00 am - 9:30 am Keynote

Dr. Seth Lloyd - Professor, MIT MECHE

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Dr. Seth Lloyd

Professor
MIT MECHE

9:30 am - 10:00 am Quantum computing research within leading Chinese companies (i): Alibaba

Dr. Mario Szegedy - Principle Scientist, Alibaba Quantum Labs

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Dr. Mario Szegedy

Principle Scientist
Alibaba Quantum Labs

10:00 am - 10:30 am Quantum computing research within leading Chinese companies (ii): Tencent

Dr. Shengyu Zhang - Director, Tencent Quantum Laboratory

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Dr. Shengyu Zhang

Director
Tencent Quantum Laboratory

10:30 am - 11:00 am Understanding the near-term commercial applications of quantum technology within sensing: Challenges & opportunities

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

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Thierry Debuisschert

Head of Applied Quantum Physics
Thales Research & Development

11:00 am - 11:40 am Networking refreshment break in the exhibition area


11:40 am - 12:00 pm Panel: The investors view: What are the current opportunities & risks within the quantum computing landscape

Mark Danchak - Managing Director, WorldQuant
Reed Sturtevant - Partner, The Engine

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Mark Danchak

Managing Director
WorldQuant

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Reed Sturtevant

Partner
The Engine

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case Studies: Building the internal business case for investment in quantum technology

Dimitri van Esch - Project Manager, ABN Amro
Dirk Schapeler - VP Digital Innovation, Bayer

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Dimitri van Esch

Project Manager
ABN Amro

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Dirk Schapeler

VP Digital Innovation
Bayer

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Assessing the current landscape and future threats posed to cryptography by quantum computing

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

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Dr. Michele Mosca

Co-founder
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

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


AFTERNOON STREAMS

STREAM A

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Quantum Computing Applications, Risks & Challenges
Dr. Christopher Savoie - Founder & CEO, Zapata Computing

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Dr. Christopher Savoie

Founder & CEO
Zapata Computing

STREAM A

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm Quantum combinatorial optimization approaches and applications
Dr. Davide Venturelli - Research Scientist / Founder, NASA / Archon Dronics

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Dr. Davide Venturelli

Research Scientist / Founder
NASA / Archon Dronics

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), BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Dr. Roberto DeSimone

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


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Dr. Scott Genin

Head of Materials Discovery
OTI Lumionics

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Helmut Katzgraber

Principal Researcher
Microsoft

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Dr. Horst Weiss

Digitalization Advanced Materials & Systems Research, Data Sciences
BASF

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, Brookhaven National Laboratory


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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. Tuhin Sahai - Associate Director, United Technologies Research Center


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Dr. Tuhin Sahai

Associate Director
United Technologies Research Center

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
Dr. Tuhin Sahai - Associate Director, United Technologies Research Center


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Dr. Tuhin Sahai

Associate Director
United Technologies Research Center

STREAM C

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


STREAM C

2:05 pm - 3:35 pm Next generation single photon sources and uses

STREAM C

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm Future developments in quantum radar technologies
Dr. Marco Lanzagorta - Research Physicist, United States Naval Research Lab

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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. Bert de Jong - Senior Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Joseph Emerson - CEO and Founder, Quantum Benchmark

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Dr. Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Dr. Joseph Emerson

CEO and Founder
Quantum Benchmark

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

Dr. John Randall - CEO, Zyvex Labs


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Dr. John Randall

CEO
Zyvex Labs

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

Aaron Bishop - CEO, Quantum Security Alliance
Dr. Merrick Watchorn - Chair, Quantum Security Alliance

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Aaron Bishop

CEO
Quantum Security Alliance

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Dr. Merrick Watchorn

Chair
Quantum Security Alliance

4:35 pm - 5:05 pm TBC


4:05 pm - 4:35 pm TBC


4:35 pm - 5:05 pm TBC


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, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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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