Practical Quantum Computing:


Daily Schedule

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

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM | Welcome

Matt Johnson
QC Ware Corp

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Introduction to quantum computing

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Market overview

Key hardware, software, and services vendors, and government initiatives


Bob Sorensen
Vice President of Research and Technology, HPC

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | The business potential of quantum computing - When and how to play

Philipp Gerbert
Senior Partner and Managing Director





Matt Langione
Project Leader

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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Impact, applications, and recommendations for the chemicals industry

Daniel Volz
Senior Management Consultant Chemicals and Quantum Computing

McKinsey & Company

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Quantum algorithms landscape

Adam Bouland
Advisor – Quantum Algorithms Research
QC Ware Corp.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Quantum machine learning review

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

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Quantum computing success stories and engagement methodology

We will highlight a number of case studies completed at various large enterprises in different industries. We will also discuss tangible steps to start and develop a quantum initiative based on our experience.



Yianni Gamvros
Head of Business Development
QC Ware Corp.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | IBM Quantum Applications Outlook

Katie Pizzolato
Director, IBM Quantum Strategy and Client Research

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Achieving quantum impact with partners and customers

Ben Porter
Director, Business Development for Microsoft Quantum




Elisa Anzano
Startup Lead,
Microsoft Quantum Network

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Networking Break - Refreshments and Snacks

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Quantum Applications Development at Google

Ryan Babbush
Head of Quantum Algorithms

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM | TBD

Additional information will be available soon. Please check again.

End of Day 1

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.

7:30 AM - 8:40AM | Registration Opens - Breakfast

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | Welcome

Matt Johnson


8:45 AM - 9:15 AM | What's Next After Quantum Supremacy?

John Preskill
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | TBD

Additional information will be available soon. Please check again.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor

John Martinis
Chief Scientist, Quantum Hardware


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

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | IBM Announcements

Anthony Annuziata
IBM Q Network Global Lead


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Microsoft

Julie Love
Senior Director, Quantum Computing at Microsoft

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | TBD


12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM | Rigetti Announcements

Chad Rigetti


2:15 PM - 2:45 PM | Photonic Quantum Computers: Using light to solve real-world problems in near term

Zachary Vernon
Head of Hardware

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | IonQ Announcements

Peter Chapman


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

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM | TBD

Mark Johnson
Head of Systems
D-Wave Systems


4:15 PM - 4:45 PM| TBD

Additional information will be available soon. Please check again.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM | US Government Representatives: Panel Discussion

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

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Happy Hour and Networking

End of Day 2

Day 3

December 12, 2019 

Applications and 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 - 8:40 AM | Registration Opens - Breakfast

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM | Welcome

Matt Johnson
QC Ware Corp

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM | Keynote

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

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | International Government Panel

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

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | TBD

Please check back later for finalized schedule.

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

Optimization Research

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | TBD

Stuart Hadfield
Quantum Computing Scientist

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | TBD

Please check back later for finalized schedule.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Option Pricing using Quantum Computers

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

12:15 - 13:45 | Lunch

Optimization Applications

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Finance Industry Panel

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 Hartnet
Managing Director

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Aerospace Panel

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

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Quantum Convolutional Neural Networks

Iris Cong
Graduate Student

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Tensor Networks

Guifre Vidal
Senior Staff Researcher Scientist
X, The Moonshot Factory

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Applications and training of quantum generative models

Xiaoldi 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

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM | Machine Learning on near-term quantum computers

Yudong Cao
Co-founder and CTO
Zapata Computing

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM | TBD

David Worrall
Head of Quantum Technologies
Cambridge Quantum Computing

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | Automotive Panel

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

Dr. Florian Neukart
Director, Advanced Technologies and IT Innovation

Takanori Ide
Chief Researcher


Chemistry Simulation Research

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | TBD

Bill Huggins
Graduate student
UC Berkeley


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | TBD

Linghua Zhu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Virginia Tech

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | TBD

Edward Hohenstein
Senior Staff Scientist
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch

Chemistry Simulation Industry

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Pharmaceuticals and Life-Sciences Industry Panel

Alex Knapp – Moderator
Associate Editor for Science

Emir Roach
Head of Emerging Technologies and Data
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Ross Walker
Global Head of Scientific Computing

Brian Martin
Head of AI in R&D Information Research, Senior Principal Data Scientist


2:30 - 3:15 | Material Design Industry Panel

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


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Qiskit Open Pulse: Building quantum applications from the ground up

Nate Earnest-Noble
Quantum Computing Applications Researcher

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | TBD


11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | TBD


12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch


1:45 PM - 2:15 PM | Applications of Quantum Supremacy

Alan Ho
Head of Product and Business Development

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM | TBD

Joe Fitzsimons
Horizon Quantum Computing

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | TBD

X, the Moonshot Factory

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

~All Tracks return to main sessions~

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM | Ask Me Anything with a Quantum Computing Superhero

Scott Aaronson
David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Quantum Information Center, University of Texas at Austin
Chief Scientific Advisor, QC Ware Corp

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM | Conference Wrap-Up

Matt Johnson
QC Ware Corp

End of Practical Quantum Computing