CEO Summit on Quantum Computing
Wed., Dec. 01, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (EST/GMT-0500) [Start time local timezone converter]
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Agenda 1 December 2021, 10:00 AM ET - Virtual Event Chair's Opening Remarks: Ma?va Ghonda, Conference Chair and Chair, Quantum AI Insitute - Quantum Computing -The Blossoming Technology Empowering Discontinuous Innovations Keynote Interview: Rob Hays, CEO and President, Atom Computing - High Performance Computing Meets Quantum Computing Roundtable Discussion: Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Houston, CMO, D-Wave - The Business Case for Quantum Computing Panelists: Dr. Neil Abroug, Head of the French National Quantum Strategy, Gouvernement Fran?ais Dr. Hans Melo, CEO, Menten AI Mr. Taro Shimada, CEO of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation; CEO of Toshiba Data Corporation; Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Toshiba Corporation Mr. Masayoshi Terabe, Head of Quantum Transformation (QX) Dr. Mark Nicholas Jones, CEO, Molecular Quantum Solutions Featured Expert Presentation: Mr. Matt Johnson, CEO, QC Ware - Building a Quantum Computing Business Keynote Interview: Dr. John Martinis, CEO, Quantala - Quantum Computing: the Next 10 Years Featured Expert Presentation: Mr. Nir Minerbi, CEO, Classiq Technologies - The Future of Quantum Computing Software Roundtable Discussion: Moderator: Mr. Yuval Boger, CMO, Classiq Technologies Panelists: Mr. John Levy, CEO, Seeqc Dr. Oscar Diez, Head of Quantum Computing, European Commission Mr. Mike Brown, Chief Technology Officer at ISARA Corporation Dr. Lily Chen, Group Leader, National Institute of Standards (NIST) Dr. Michael Marthaler, CEO, HQS Quantum Simulations Dr. Fengqi You, Chair, PhD Studies, Cornell Systems Engineering Dr. Ludovic Perret, Chief Cryptography Officer, CryptoNext Security Dr. Bruno Huttner, Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives, Quantum Key Distribution Expert, ID Quantinque SA Keynote Interview: Dr. Vikram Sharma, CEO, QuintessenceLabs Keynote Interview: Dr. Michele Mosca, CEO, evolutionQ Speakers and Abstracts Conference Chair Maeva GhondaMs. Ma?va Ghonda, Chair Ma?va Ghonda is the editor-in-chief of the IEEE quantum computing newsletter, the host of the Quantum AI Series podcast, and the chair of the Quantum AI Institute. As a sustainability scientist, Ma?va's work is centered on technological innovations that tackle climate change for sustainable transformation, particularly: Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Prior to her transition to quantum computing, as the vice president and managing director of the mobility industry business of BayStreet Research, Ma?va was responsible for the global growth of the company's product and services portfolio used by industry leaders, such as Samsung. Before BSR, she worked at Motorola Mobility headquarters where she specialized in Corporate Strategy and Competitive Intelligence. She also previously worked at Zillion Health, a digital health company, where she specialized in Cybersecurity Strategy and Risk Management. At John Hancock, a financial services and insurance company, she specialized in Cybersecurity Risk Management to protect the crown jewels. Ma?va Ghonda's passion for quantum computing ignited while working as Joint Quantum Institute Scholar. Ma?va Ghonda is the founder and the chair of the flagship Quantum Computing Certificate Education Program for Workforce Development and the Quantum Executive Interview Series, both are quantum computing programs sponsored by IEEE Quantum and the IEEE Standards Association. Keynote Speakers Hays RQceo Rob Hays, CEO and President, Atom Computing Rob Hays is the CEO and President of Atom Computing, a company obsessed with building the world's most scalable quantum computers out of optically trapped neutral atoms. Rob has over 20 years of technology leadership, pushing the limits of compute performance and partnering with the world's largest technology providers to deliver computing platforms that accelerate innovation. Prior to joining Atom Computing, Rob was the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lenovo's Infrastructure Solutions Group where he led the growth and profitability strategy for Lenovo's data center products and services. Rob also served at Intel, where he was the Vice President and General Manager responsible for leading Intel's Xeon processor roadmaps, resulting in a period of unprecedented market leadership. Rob holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and two U.S. Patents. High Performance Computing Meets Quantum Computing Martinis.J qceoDr. John Martinis, Quantala Dr. John Martinis is a master inventor in Quantum Computing and the CEO of Quantala. Quantala's mission is to help build a fully functional quantum computer by identifying and solving technical roadblocks. Dr. John Martinis has been focusing on quantum computing since the late 1990s. He did pioneering experiments in superconducting qubits in the mid-1980s for his PhD thesis. From 2014 to 2020, Dr. John Martinis worked at Google to build a useful quantum computer, culminating in a quantum supremacy experiment in 2019. In 2014, Dr. John Martinis was awarded the London Prize in Low temperature physics for his work in this field. And, this year, Dr. Martinis was awarded the John Bell prize. Quantum Computing: the Next 10 Years We have entered an exciting era in quantum computing as many groups are building complex quantum systems out of different physical systems. In the search for useful applications, it will be important to test quantum computers with a variety of benchmarking tools and algorithms. Especially important will be validation of errors and error models as the system scales up in size. Sharma.V qceoDr. Vikram Sharma, QuintessenceLabs Dr. Vikram Sharma is the CEO of QuintessenceLabs. He founded and leads the Canberra-headquartered company, which is now at the forefront of the quantum cybersecurity industry. The company's capabilities have received many awards including global runner-up in IBM's SmartCamp competition, Top 20 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow, Security Innovation Network's SINET16 Cyber Security Innovators, and most recently, recognised as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Sharma holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the ANU, a Master of Science in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University, and a Doctorate in Quantum Physics from ANU. Dr. Sharma is also the recipient of the 2013 Pearcey State Award for Entrepreneurship, serves on several industry boards and is a member of the National Security College Futures Council at the Australian National University. Prior to QuintessenceLabs, Vikram successfully built several technology companies, including a consultancy firm providing IT services to the Government of Australia, and one of the first private ISPs in India. Vikram's TED Talk on 'How Quantum Physics can make Encryption Stronger', has had over 1 million views. michele moscaDr. Michele Mosca, evolutionQ Dr. Michele Mosca is the chief executive officer of evolutionQ Inc., an inventor, a professor, and the co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. He has made significant contributions to the development of quantum computer algorithms and he pioneered implementations of quantum algorithms using nuclear magnetic resonance. Dr. Mosca earned his PhD in Mathematics in 1999 from Oxford on the topic of Quantum Computer Algorithms. His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools. He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. Dr. Mosca's countless awards and honors include the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and a Knighthood in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2018. Featured Experts Johnson.M qceoMr. Matt Johnson, QC Ware Matt Johnson is the CEO of QC Ware, the quantum computing software company he co-founded in 2014. He was a captain in the Air Force, and subsequently worked in finance, becoming managing director of private equity and a partner in a principal finance fund at Apollo Management and, before that, managing director in principal investing at Credit Suisse. He is a strong advocate for U.S. government funding of technology startups and research. Building a Quantum Computing Business QC Ware builds quantum software to run on near-term quantum hardware. The company launched in 2014, a joint research agreement with NASA Ames' quantum computing group in hand. QC Ware's mission then and now is to be a force multiplier in achieving quantum advantage for both quantum software and hardware, and in sustaining the market edge of its enterprise customers. This talk presents a behind-the scenes look at how a hyper focus on practical quantum computing for customers and doing more with less can drive innovation in algorithm design and brisk revenue growth. Matt will begin with a brief overview of the quantum software landscape, highlighting the use cases that enterprises are excited about. He will share insights and learnings from the team's research collaborations with large global enterprises, government organizations, and quantum hardware companies. Matt also will highlight three landmark quantum algorithms the QC Ware team developed for customers in the chemistry, financial services, and pharma industries, applications for which extend beyond these sectors. Minerbi.N qceoMr. Nir Minerbi, Classiq Technologies Mr. Nir Minerbi is the CEO of Classiq Technologies. He has a history of leading cutting-edge technology teams to extraordinary outcomes. Mr. Minerbi has a Master's degree in Physics and is a graduate of the prestigious 'Talpiot' program. Classiq is the quantum software development company based in Tel Aviv that is accelerating breakthrough innovations with their revolutionary quantum algorithm design platform. Although it was founded?just a year ago?in May 2020, this impressive startup has already raised $14 million in venture funding. The Future of Quantum Computing Software Within the next few years, quantum computing is projected to make tectonic changes in huge industries. In order to be prepared for the quantum era, leading companies have already entered the field, trying to develop game-changing quantum algorithms for their needs. Currently, quantum algorithms development is an almost impossible task, as the quantum software stack is still in its infancy, and the programming is at the gate level. This presentation will focus on the quantum software stack, and how using a higher level of abstraction will enable the development of useful quantum algorithms. Panel Moderator Houston JQceoMs. Jennifer Houston, Chief Marketing Officer, D-?Wave Jennifer Houston is D-Wave's Chief Marketing Officer, after serving as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Affairs. Houston, who has led D-Wave's global marketing, public affairs, and communications strategy for the past three years, brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology and software industries. Prior to D-Wave, Houston was Vice President of Marketing at Apptio and a vital member of the senior leadership team who led the company to its IPO in 2016. She helped establish Pluck Disrupt, a marketing and communications consulting firm, and built the first digital marketing business at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, an integrated communications and public relations agency known for its work with industry leaders like Microsoft. Boger.Y qceoMr. Yuval Boger, Classiq Technologies Yuval Boger is the chief marketing officer of Classiq Technologies. Boger has served as chief executive officer, chief marketer, and evangelist for technology companies from seed stage to NASDAQ. He led business and product development programs that generated over $200 million in revenue. Previous positions included CMO of a wireless power transfer company, CEO and co-founder roles in virtual reality, enterprise software, cybersecurity, and AgTech companies. Mr. Boger holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a Master of Science in physics from Tel-Aviv University. He is also a Talpiot graduate and laureate of the Israel Defense Award. Quantum Computing: Sustainability and Cybersecurity It is often the case that groundbreaking technologies can be used for both noble and sinister purposes. Quantum computing is no exception. In this roundtable discussion, the invited quantum computing experts will explore several potential impact areas for quantum computing, including: breaking the encryption of financial systems, providing new solutions for our climate challenges as well as promising new communications and encryption technologies that are practically unbreakable.
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