Detailed Program

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Matt Johnson


QC Ware Corp.

Grazia Vittadini

Chief Technology Officer


Marc Fischer

Head of Flight Physics, Senior Vice President, Engineering


Umesh Vazirani

Strauch Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center

University of California Berkeley

Adrian Cho


Science Magazine

9:45am – 10:10am (PST) Networking Break

Jose Luis Pino
Principal Software Architect, Quantum Engineering Solutions

Keysight Technologies

Eric Holland

Quantum Physicist, Quantum Engineering Solutions

Keysight Technologies

Diego Riste

Quantum Physicist, Quantum Engineering Solutions

Keysight Technologies

Philip Krantz

Business Development Engineer, Quantum Engineering Solutions

Keysight Technologies

Freeke Heijman

Founder and Director

Quantum Delta Netherlands

Adriaan Rol
Co-Founder and Director of Research & Development

Orange Quantum Systems

Benno Broer


Ton van’t Noordende
Investor in Residence, Founder

Quantum Delta Netherlands, PHX

Ciaran Ryan-Anderson

Advanced Physicist

Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS)

11:10am – 11:40am (PST) Networking Break

Pierre Desjardins

CEO & Co-founder

C12 Quantum Electronics

Matthieu Desjardins

CTO & Co-founder

C12 Quantum Electronics

Sadik Hafizovic


Zurich Instruments

Jan Benhelm


Zurich Instruments

Stefan Leichenauer

Research Scientist

X, the moonshot factory

12:40pm – 1:10pm (PST) Networking Break

Yudong Cao


Zapata Computing

Travis Scholten

Quantum Computing Applications Researcher

IBM Quantum

Jeannette (Jamie) Garcia

Senior Manager of Quantum Algorithms, Applications and Theory


Jeannette (Jamie) Garcia

Senior Manager of Quantum Algorithms, Applications and Theory


2:10pm – 2:40pm (PST) Networking Break

2:10pm – 2:40pm (PST) Virtual Expo


Marco Pistoia

Head of the Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dr. Andrea Cadarso Robolledo

Team Lead of Quantitative & Business Solutions in Global Markets, Mexico

BBVA Mexico

Carlos Kuchkovsky Jimenez

Global Head of Research and Patent Office
Board Member: Alastria, INATBA and Strategy Advisory Board EU Quantum


Escolástico Sánchez

Research & Patents – Discipline Leader


10:50am – 11:00am (PST) Networking Break sponsored by Goldman Sachs


Brian Martin

Head of AI, Research Fellow, R&D Information Research


John Wise

Independent Business Development Consultant

Pistoia Alliance

Celia Merzbacher

QED-C Deputy Director

SRI International

Alex Knapp

Senior Editor, Science & Healthcare


Martin Strahm

Head of Data Science (pRED)

Roche Innovation Center Basel

Emir Roach

Head of Emerging Technologies and Data

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Govinda Bhisetti

Principal Investigator and Head of Computational Chemistry


Alex Knapp

Senior Editor, Science & Healthcare


Benno Broer



Carl Dukatz

Principal Director


Mark Fingerhuth

Co-Founder and Head of R&D


Hans Melo


Menten AI, Inc.

12:00pm – 12:10pm (PST) Networking Break

Automotive, Aerospace, Materials

Richard Waters

West Coast Editor

Financial Times

Takanori Ide

Chief Researcher


Joydip Ghosh

Quantum Computing Project Lead

Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.

Oliver Wick

Future Computing Technologies


Florian Neukart

Director, Volkswagen Group Data Lab


Frederic Lardinois

Writer and News Editor


Jay Lowell

DC&N Chief Engineer and Quantum Portfolio Manager


Thomas Ohki

Lead Scientist


Thierry Botter

Head of Airbus Blue Sky


Clara Moskowitz

Senior Editor

Scientific American

Christian Gogolin

Expert for Advanced Concepts in Computational Chemistry and Quantum Computing

Covestro Deutschland AG

Qi Gao

Principal Scientist, Materials Design Laboratory

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Science & Innovation Center

Thomas Eckl

Chief Expert

Robert Bosch GmbH

1:10pm – 1:20pm (PST) Networking Break

Energy & Transportation

Amy Herhold

Director, Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Corporate Strategic Research

ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

Richard Debney
Technology Director

British Petroleum

Clena Abuan

Senior Technology Associate 

British Petroleum

Corneliu Buda

Molecular Modeling Research Scientist

British Petroleum

Jhonathan Fontalvo Romero
Quantum Research Scientist
Zapata Computing

Anita Ramanan

Senior Software Engineer, Quantum


Scott Vanselous

VP Digital Supply Chain Insights


2:10pm – 2:40pm (PST) Virtual Expo

2:30pm – 2:40pm (PST) Networking Break


Alexey Gorshkov

JQI Fellow QuICS Fellow

NIST and University of Maryland

Stefan Woerner

Quantum Applications Research & Software Lead

IBM Quantum

Eleanor G. Rieffel

Senior Research Scientist and QuAIL Lead


11:10am – 11:40am (PST) Networking Break

Machine Learning

Bob Coecke

Professor, University of Oxford, Senior Scientific Advisor, Cambridge Quantum Computing

University of Oxford;
Cambridge Quantum Computing

Sonika Johri

Senior Quantum Applications Research Scientist


Iordanis Kerenidis

Head of Quantum Algorithms – International

QC Ware

Davide Venturelli

Associate Director for Quantum Computing


1:00pm – 1:30pm (PST) Networking Break

Chemistry Simulation

Zhang Jiang

Research Scientist


Nick Rubin

Research Scientist


2:10pm – 2:40pm (PST) Networking Break

2:10pm – 2:40pm (PST) Virtual Expo

US Government

Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle


Air Force Research Laboratory

Mr. Jack L. Blackhurst

Executive Director

Air Force Research Laboratory

Colonel Timothy J. Lawrence


Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate

Carl J. Williams

Deputy Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory


Thomas F. Russell

Senior Technical Advisor

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Celia Merzbacher

QED-C Deputy Director

SRI International

11:40am – 12:00pm (PST) Networking Break

EU Governments

Pascal Maillot

Deputy Head of Unit HPC and Quantum Technologies Unit

European Commission

Roger Mckinlay

ISCF Challenge Director Quantum Technologies

UK Research and Innovation

Tommaso Calarco

Director, Institute of Quantum Control

Peter Grünberg Institut

1:00pm – 1:20pm (PST) Networking Break

Asia Governments

Kohei Itoh

Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Program Director, Quantum Information Technology, MEXT Quantum Leap Flagship Program

Keio University Quantum Computing Center

Koji Yasui

Senior Chief Technologist, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Sub Program Director of SIP, Cabinet Office/MEXT/QST

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Alexander Ling

Associate Professor

Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

2:10pm – 2:40pm (PST) Virtual Expo

2:20pm – 2:40pm (PST) Networking Break

Scott Aaronson

David Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin

3:30pm – 4:30pm (PST) Virtual Expo 

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