Conference Day Two: September 11, 2019

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

KEYNOTES & OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

img

Morgan Polotan

Principal
Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

8:55 am - 9:25 am Keynote address

Dr. Seth Lloyd - Professor, MIT MECHE

img

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, Alibaba Quantum Laboratory

img

Dr. Mario Szegedy

Principle Scientist
Alibaba Quantum Laboratory

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


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, Thales Research & Technology

img

Thierry Debuisschert

Head of Applied Quantum Physics
Thales Research & Technology

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



img

Morgan Polotan

Principal
Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

img

Mark Cupta

Partner
Prelude Ventures

img

Mark Danchak

Co-Founder
Quantum1 Group

img

Dr. Jacob Grose

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

img

Geraldine Paulus

Associate
The Engine


img

Morgan Polotan

Principal
Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

img

Dimitri van Esch

Project Manager
ABN Amro

img

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, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

img

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 Non-Born-Oppenheimer algorithms for Quantum chemistry and computing

Dr. Keeper Sharkey - Founder & Lead Principal Investigator, ODE, L3C
Near-term developments in quantum algorithms will directly impact the design of next-generation qubits, i.e., 3 or more particle variability for increased computational freedom, and other devices that rely on specific atomic and molecular states. These algorithms do not assume the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) approximation. Nuclei and electrons are treated the same; the mass and charge for each particle are included in the Hamiltonian. The wave function that describes states of interest are expanded in a superposition of explicitly correlated Gaussian (ECG) basis functions containing information about the spatial, spin, angular momentum coordinates for each particle, as well as the symmetry projection operation. The machine learning algorithms have the capability of surpassing experimental precision and BO-computational accuracy in predicting, verifying, and refining bound state spectra of atoms and molecules. We will understand Non-BO simulations through exploring three-particle systems, e.g., elemental helium and molecular hydrogen cation (H2+). Benchmark systems such as highly ionized iron plasma - Fe(XIII), and various interstellar molecules: H3+  and CH5+, are the current focus of the broader scientific community, as is including relativistic corrections and external magnetic fields to simulate ion traps.
img

Dr. Keeper Sharkey

Founder & Lead Principal Investigator
ODE, L3C

1:35 pm - 1:50 pm ORCA Photonics

Josh Nunn - Co-Founder, ORCA Photonics
Quantum computing promises new capabilities in design and optimisation, from therapeutic molecules to global communications networks. But achieving large scale machines will necessitate an architecture that is modular and highly connected. ORCA Photonics is a new quantum computing venture focussed on building such modular and connected systems using a suite of recently developed techniques in quantum optics and coherent light-matter interactions. I will describe how quantum memories can be combined with parametric wave mixing to enable deterministic photonic logic, and also entangling operations between atomic and solid-state qubits.
img

Josh Nunn

Co-Founder
ORCA Photonics

1:55 pm - 2:10 pm Blackstone: Tomorrow’s Quantum Computer Today

Michael Harries - CTO, Black Brane Systems
The BLACKSTONE Virtual Quantum Machine (VQM) services from Black Brane Systems Inc. is a cloud-based, virtualized, 128-qubit universal quantum computer. It acts as a plug-and-play alternative target machine for the Microsoft Quantum Developer Kit and Q# programs. Underlying Blackstone is a proprietary break though in data structures that allows an unprecedented level of scalability for quantum calculations on classical computers.

BLACKSTONE will be available through the Azure marketplace and includes integration and extension libraries for Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit (QDK), Azure services and the .NET Core runtime. The QDK integration library includes an API-compatible drop-in replacement for Quantum Simulator target machines, enabling Q# developers to build and run quantum programs on BLACKSTONE without modification. The system executes a data-flow complexity of up to128 qubits in constant-factor time over the expected performance of a physical 128-qubit quantum chip, versus the exponential-factor time of state-vector simulators.
img

Michael Harries

CTO
Black Brane Systems

AFTERNOON STREAMS

STREAM A

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Quantum computing applications, risks & challenges
Dr. Christopher Savoie - Founder & CEO, Zapata Computing

img

Dr. Christopher Savoie

Founder & CEO
Zapata Computing

STREAM A

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Quantum combinatorial optimization approaches and applications
Dr. Davide Venturelli - Senior Scientist and Manager, USRA - Quantum AI Lab

img

Dr. Davide Venturelli

Senior Scientist and Manager
USRA - Quantum AI Lab

STREAM A

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Use case: Quantum algorithms for telecoms network optimization and distribution logistics
Dr. Roberto Desimone - Manager, Strategic Innovation (Disruptive Technologies), BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

img

Dr. Roberto Desimone

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

STREAM A

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Key Quantum computing applications for chemical and material science
Dr. Scott Genin - Head of Materials Discovery, OTI Lumionics
Dr. Jacob Grose - Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital

img

Dr. Scott Genin

Head of Materials Discovery
OTI Lumionics

img

Dr. Jacob Grose

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

STREAM B

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Communications & Cryptography
James Nguyen - Co-Founder, and CEO, Quantropi


img

James Nguyen

Co-Founder, and CEO
Quantropi

STREAM B

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Building a successful Quantum network: Challenges & opportunities
Dr. Andrei Nomerotski - Deputy Group Leader, Brookhaven National Laboratory


img

Dr. Andrei Nomerotski

Deputy Group Leader
Brookhaven National Laboratory



img

Dr. Kartik Srinivasan

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

STREAM B

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Authentication uses: Assessing the benefits of post-Quantum cryptography vs QKD for secure channel communication in aerospace settings
Dr. Tuhin Sahai - Technical Fellow, United Technologies Research Center


img

Dr. Tuhin Sahai

Technical Fellow
United Technologies Research Center



img

Dr. Rhys Lewis

Head of Quantum Metrology Institute
National Physical Laboratory

STREAM C

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Quantum measurement for efficient classical telecommunications
Dr. Sergey Polyakov - Physicist, NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

img

Dr. Sergey Polyakov

Physicist
NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology)

STREAM C

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Future developments in Quantum radar technologies
Dr. Marco Lanzagorta - Research Physicist, United States Naval Research Lab

img

Dr. Marco Lanzagorta

Research Physicist
United States Naval Research Lab

STREAM C

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Latest commercial developments in Quantum imaging & sensing
Richard Murray - Business Development Manager, Teledyne e2v
img

Richard Murray

Business Development Manager
Teledyne e2v

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

4:15 pm - 4:45 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

img

Dr. Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

img

Dr. Joseph Emerson

CEO and Founder
Quantum Benchmark

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Risk Session 2: Understanding and overcoming the technical hurdles for scalable Quantum computing

Dr. John Randall - CEO, Zyvex Labs


img

Dr. John Randall

CEO
Zyvex Labs

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Quantum walks for cryptanalysis

Dr. Stacey Jeffery - Senior Researcher, QuSoft

img

Dr. Stacey Jeffery

Senior Researcher
QuSoft

4:45 pm - 5:15 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

img

Aaron Bishop

CEO
Quantum Security Alliance

img

Dr. Merrick Watchorn

Chair
Quantum Security Alliance


img

Parfait Atchadé

Chief Strategy Business Officer
Lighthouse - Disruptive Innovation Group, LLC

img

Marcos Allende Lopez

Technical Leader
LACChain

img

Araceli Venegas-Gomez

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

KEYNOTES AND CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS

5:15 pm - 5:45 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

img

Dr. Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

5:45 pm - 5:55 pm Closing summary


5:55 pm - 5:55 pm Close of conference