Practical Quantum Computing

Daily Schedule

December 9: 3PM to 6PM | Registration Open

Day 1

December 10, 2019

Bootcamp

This educational day is ideal for business professionals with limited or no understanding of quantum computing. The objective of this bootcamp day is to provide a high level overview of quantum computing and its use cases, potential industry impact, time horizon, and market size.

7:30 AM - 8:55AM | Registration Opens - Breakfast

Matt Johnson
CEO
QC Ware Corp.

William Oliver
Associate Professor of EECS, Professor of the Practice of Physics, Lincoln Laboratory Fellow, Associate Director of the RLE
MIT

Bob Sorensen
Vice President of Research and Technology, HPC
Hyperion

Philipp Gerbert
Senior Partner and Managing Director

BCG

 

 

 

Matt Langione
Project Leader
BCG

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

Daniel Volz
Senior Management Consultant Chemicals and Quantum Computing

McKinsey & Company

Adam Bouland
Advisor – Quantum Algorithms Research
QC Ware Corp.

Iordanis Kerenidis
Head of Quantum Algorithms – International
QC Ware Corp.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Lunch

Yianni Gamvros
Head of Business Development
QC Ware Corp.

Katie Pizzolato
Director, IBM Quantum Strategy and Client Research
IBM

Ben Porter
Director, Business Development for Microsoft Quantum
Microsoft

 
 
 

Elisa Anzano
Startup Lead, Microsoft Quantum Network
Microsoft

Ryan Babbush
Head of Quantum Algorithms
Google

Day 2

December 11, 2019

Main Day

Major announcements, new offerings, and thought leadership by hardware vendors. US government presentations and panel discussion. Happy hour and networking.

7:00 AM - 8:40AM | Registration Opens - Breakfast

Matt Johnson
CEO
QC Ware Corp.

John Preskill
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics
Caltech

Dr. Michael Hayduk
Deputy Director, Information Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

Julie Love
Senior Director, Quantum Computing at Microsoft
Microsoft

Tony Uttley
President

Honeywell 

Quantum Solutions

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

Mark Johnson
Vice President, Processor Development and Quantum Products
D-Wave Systems

 

The Fast Lane to Quantum Advantage with True-Q Technology

 

Joseph Emerson
CEO and Chief Scientist
Quantum Benchmark Inc.

 
 
 
Road ahead towards programming and running useful quantum algorithms

 

Dr. Itamar Sivan
Co-Founder & CEO of Quantum Machines
Quantum Machines

Joseph Broz (Moderator)
Executive Director and Governing Board Chairman, The Quantum Economic Development Consortium, and VP Strategy and Applied Sciences Department Head, SRI International

QED-C

 

 

Carl Williams
Acting Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute and QuICS
NIST

 

 

 

Rupak Biswas
Director, Exploration Technology Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

 

 

Jalal Mapar
Sr. Advisor for Future Technologies
Department of Homeland Security

 

 

 

Dr. Geetha Senthil
Program Director
National Institute of Health

 

 

 

William Vanderlinde, PhD
Acting Director, Advanced Computing Technology Division Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Department of Energy

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

END OF DAY 2

Day 3

December 12, 2019

Applications & Research

The latest developments in applications, research, and software. Specialized talks on Optimization, Machine Learning, and Chemistry Simulation. Discussions among industry leaders in Finance, Aerospace, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, and Materials.

7:00 AM - 8:40AM | Registration Opens - Breakfast

Matt Johnson
CEO
QC Ware Corp.

Umesh Vazirani
Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Director, Berkeley Quantum Computation Center, University of California  Berkley

Daniel Koch
Research Postdoc
Air Force Research Laboratory

Christophe 

Jurczak
General Partner
Quantonation

 

 

Tommaso Calarco
Director of the Institute of Quantum Control, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Chair of the Quantum Flagship Community Network
Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

 

Freeke Heijman
Director strategic development at QuTech in Delft and special advisor to the Minister of 
Economic Affairs and Climate Policy on Quantum Technologies

 

 

 

 Ichiro Hashimoto
Consul (Science and Technology Attaché), Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

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Optimization Research – Regency Ballroom

 

Stuart Hadfield
Associate Scientist, USRA Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science, NASA Quantum AI Lab (QuAIL)
NASA

Ashley Montanaro
Reader in Quantum Computation, University of Bristol
Co-founder, PhaseCraft

Nikitas Stamatopoulos
Vice President – Quantitative Research/Quantum Computing
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

12:15 – 13:45 | Lunch

 

Optimization Applications – Regency Ballroom

 

Richard Waters – Moderator
West Coast Editor

Financial Times

 

 

 

Ning Shen
Managing Director, Quantitative Research
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

 

 

 

Paul Burchard
Head of Research in R&D and Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

 

 

 

Bill Hartnett
Managing Director
Citigroup

Emil Protalinski – Moderator
News Editor
Venture Beat

 

 

 

John (Jay) Lowell
Chief Engineer, Senior Technical Fellow Disruptive Computing & Networks
Boeing

 

 

 

Thomas Ohki
Quantum Engineering and Computing
Group Leader
Raytheon BBN Technologies

 

 

Steve Adachi, Ph.D.
Lockheed Martin Fellow, Advanced Technology Center
Lockheed Martin 

 

 

 

Marc Fischer
Senior Vice President, Head of Flight Physics Centre of Competence
Airbus

Machine Learning Research – Gold

 

Iris Cong
Graduate Student
Harvard

Guifre Vidal
Senior Staff Researcher Scientist
X, The Moonshot Factory

Xiaodi Wu
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QulCS)
University of Maryland, College Park

 

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Lunch

 

Machine Learning Applications – Gold

 

Yudong Cao
Co-founder and CTO
Zapata Computing

Mattia Fiorentini
Head of Machine Learning and Quantum Algorithms
Cambridge Quantum Computing

Jonathan Vanian – Moderator
Writer
Fortune Magazine

 

 

 

Oliver Wick
Open Innovation / Technology Scouting – Quantum Computing Lead
BMW Group

 

 

 

Dr. Florian Neukart
Director, Advanced Technologies and IT Innovation
Volkswagen

 

 

 

Takanori Ide
Chief Researcher/Quantum Computing
AISIN Group

 

Chemistry Simulation Research – Crystal

 

Bill Huggins
Graduate student
UC Berkeley

Linghua Zhu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Virginia Tech

Edward Hohenstein
Senior Staff Scientist
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

 

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Lunch

 

Chemistry Simulation Applications – Crystal

 

Alex Knapp – Moderator
Associate Editor for Science
Forbes

 

 

 

Christian Baber
Head of Scientific Informatics
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

 

 

 

Ross Walker
Global Head of Scientific Computing
GSK

 

 

 

Xinjun Hou
Director, Computational Chemistry
Pfzer

Dr. Celia Merzbacher – Moderator
Associate Director
Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)

 

 

 

Yu-ya Ohnishi
Deputy General Manager, Materials Informatics Initiative
JSR

 

 

 

Robert Ashcraft
Sr. Manager – Open Innovation and Strategy
Samsung

 

 

 

Robert Visser
Managing  Director, Advanced Chemistry and Materials
Advanced Technology Group
Applied Materials, Inc.

 

 

Jose Gamez
Multiscale Material Simulation Expert
Covestro

Software & Applications – Atherton

 

Nate Earnest-Noble
Quantum Computing Applications Researcher
IBM

Helmut Katzgraber
Director, Quantum-Inspired Solutions & Senior Principal Research Manager
Microsoft

 

Mike Foss-Feig
Principle Theoretical Physicist

Honeywell Quantum Solution

 

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Lunch

 

Software & Applications – Atherton

 

Alan Ho
Head of Product and Business Development
Google

Joe Fitzsimons
CEO
Horizon Quantum Computing

Stefan Leichenauer
Research Scientist
X, the Moonshot Factory

 

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

~All Tracks return to main sessions~

Jessica Pointing – Moderator
Stanford University

 

 

 

 

Scott Aaronson
David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Quantum Information Center, University of Texas at Austin

Matt Johnson
CEO
QC Ware Corp.

End of Practical Quantum Computing