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

Morgan Polotan, Principal at Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

Morgan Polotan

Principal
Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

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


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 & Technology

Thierry Debuisschert

Head of Applied Quantum Physics
Thales Research & Technology

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



Morgan Polotan, Principal at Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

Morgan Polotan

Principal
Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

Mark Cupta, Partner at Prelude Ventures

Mark Cupta

Partner
Prelude Ventures

Mark Danchak, Co-Founder at Quantum1 Group

Mark Danchak

Co-Founder
Quantum1 Group

Dr. Jacob Grose, Investment Manager at BASF Venture Capital

Dr. Jacob Grose

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

Geraldine Paulus, Associate at The Engine

Geraldine Paulus

Associate
The Engine

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


Morgan Polotan, Principal at Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

Morgan Polotan

Principal
Comcast Ventures & Genacast Ventures

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 Non-Born-Oppenheimer algorithms for Quantum chemistry and computing

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.
Dr. Keeper Sharkey, Founder & Lead Principal Investigator at ODE, L3C

Dr. Keeper Sharkey

Founder & Lead Principal Investigator
ODE, L3C

1:35 pm - 1:50 pm 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.
Josh Nunn, Co-Founder at ORCA Photonics

Josh Nunn

Co-Founder
ORCA Photonics

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

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.
Michael Harries, CTO at Black Brane Systems

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 at Zapata Computing

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 at USRA - Quantum AI Lab

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) at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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 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

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Communications & Cryptography


James Nguyen, Co-Founder, and CEO at Quantropi

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 at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dr. Andrei Nomerotski

Deputy Group Leader
Brookhaven National Laboratory

STREAM B

2:45 pm - 3:15 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

3:15 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 at United Technologies Research Center

Dr. Tuhin Sahai

Technical Fellow
United Technologies Research Center

STREAM C

2:10 pm - 2:15 pm 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

2:15 pm - 2:45 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

2:45 pm - 3:15 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

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

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 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Bert de Jong

Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Joseph Emerson, CEO and Founder at Quantum Benchmark

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 at Zyvex Labs

Dr. John Randall

CEO
Zyvex Labs

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


Dr. Stacey Jeffery, Senior Researcher at QuSoft

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 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


Parfait Atchadé, Chief Strategy Business Officer at Lighthouse - Disruptive Innovation Group, LLC

Parfait Atchadé

Chief Strategy Business Officer
Lighthouse - Disruptive Innovation Group, LLC

Marcos Allende Lopez, Technical Leader at LACChain

Marcos Allende Lopez

Technical Leader
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

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 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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