Practical Quantum Computing

Daily Schedule

December 9: 3PM to 6PM | Registration Open

Day 1

December 10, 2019


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
QC Ware Corp.

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

Bob Sorensen
Vice President of Research and Technology, HPC

Philipp Gerbert
Senior Partner and Managing Director





Matt Langione
Project Leader

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

Ben Porter
Director, Business Development for Microsoft Quantum


Elisa Anzano
Startup Lead, Microsoft Quantum Network

Ryan Babbush
Head of Quantum Algorithms

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
QC Ware Corp.

John Preskill
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics

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

Tony Uttley


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




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




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


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
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


General Partner



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)

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

Emil Protalinski – Moderator
News Editor
Venture Beat




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




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

Machine Learning Research – Gold


Iris Cong
Graduate Student

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
Fortune Magazine




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




Dr. Florian Neukart
Director, Advanced Technologies and IT Innovation




Takanori Ide
Chief Researcher/Quantum Computing


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




Christian Baber
Head of Scientific Informatics
Takeda Pharmaceuticals




Ross Walker
Global Head of Scientific Computing




Xinjun Hou
Director, Computational Chemistry

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




Yu-ya Ohnishi
Deputy General Manager, Materials Informatics Initiative




Robert Ashcraft
Sr. Manager – Open Innovation and Strategy




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



Jose Gamez
Multiscale Material Simulation Expert

Software & Applications – Atherton


Nate Earnest-Noble
Quantum Computing Applications Researcher

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


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

Joe Fitzsimons
Horizon Quantum Computing

Stefan Leichenauer
Research Scientist
X, the Moonshot Factory


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

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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
QC Ware Corp.

End of Practical Quantum Computing