Detailed Program 

 

Day 1 - Monday, December 10, 2018

9:00 - 10:00 AM Registration / Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 AM Welcome
Matt Johnson, QC Ware Corp
10:15 - 10:45 AM Introduction to Quantum Computing
Randy Correll, QC Ware Corp
10:45 - 11:30 AM Quantum Computing Hardware Landscape
Peter McMahon, QC Ware Corp
11:30 - 12:30 PM Quantum Algorithms Landscape
Matt Coudron, QC Ware Corp
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 PM Quantum Optimization with QAOA
Asier Ozaeta, QC Ware Corp
2:30 - 3:00 PM Quantum Simulation for Chemistry using VQE                                                                                                                         
Fabio Sanches, QC Ware Corp
3:00 - 3:45 PM IBM - Qiskit
Dr. Paul Nation, IBM Theory of Quantum Computation
3:45 - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM Microsoft - Q#
TBD
4:45 - 5:30 PM Google - Cirq
Alan Ho, Product Management and Business Development lead for Google Quantum AI Lab

Day 2 - Tuesday, December 11, 2018


8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration / Breakfast - Sponsored by EeorQ
8:45 - 9:00 AM A roadmap to practical quantum computing
Matt Johnson, QC Ware Corp
9:00 - 9:45 AM Quantum technology in the short term and long term: the search for applications                                                    
John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, and Director of the Institute
for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology
9:45 - 10:15 AM The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Quantum Information, Computing,
Sensor, and Networking Program

TBD
10:15 - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM Industry Panel: Exploring Quantum Applications Today
Airbus, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, BMW, and others.
11:30 - 12:00 PM IBM
Dr. Jerry Chow, IBM Experimental Quantum Computing
12:00 - 12:15 PM Airbus Announcement
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch - Sponsored by EeorQ
1:30 - 2:00 PM Microsoft
2:00 - 2:30 PM Google
Alan Ho, Product Management and Business Development lead for Google Quantum AI Lab
2:30 - 3:00 PM Rigetti
3:00 - 3:30 PM D-Wave
Bo Ewald, President D-Wave Systems US
3:30 - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 PM IonQ
Christopher Monroe, CEO IonQ Inc.
4:30 - 5:15 PM Panel: Local ecosystems, funding and collaboration opportunities between
government, industry, and academia

U.S.A, European Union, Netherlands, Japan and other countries
5:15 - 7:15 PM Networking Happy Hour

Day 3 - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration / Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Matt Johnson, QC Ware Corp
9:00 - 9:45 AM Quantum Supremacy and Its Applications
Scott Aaronson, David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Quantum Information Center, University of Texas at Austin
9:45 - 10:15 AM Airbus Announcement Details
10:15 - 10:30 AM Transition
Track A - Hahn Auditorium Track B - Grand Hall
AM Sessions Optimization Simulation
10:30 - 11:00 AM A NASA Perspective on Quantum Computing
Elenor Rieffel, Senior Research Scientist,
Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
(QuAIL) Lead, NASA
Garnet Chan, Bren Professor in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
11:00 - 11:30 AM Quantum vs Quantum-Inspired Optimization
Helmut Katzgraber Principal Researcher, Microsoft Quantum / Professor, Texas A&M University
Jarrod McClean, Senior Research Scientist, Google Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
11:30 - 12:00 PM Speaker 3 Quantum Applications in Chemistry and Materials
Dr. Jamie Garcia, IBM Global Lead for Quantum Applications in Quantum Chemistry and Science
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch / Birds-of-a-feather Sessions
PM Sessions Machine Learning Cryptography
1:00 - 1:30 PM Quantum algorithms for supervised and unsupervised learning
Iordanis Kerenidis, Head of Quantum Algorithms International - QC Ware / Research Director CNRS Paris
Speaker 1
1:30 - 2:00 PM Speaker 2 Speaker 2
2:00 - 2:30 PM Speaker 3 Speaker 3
2:30 - 3:30 PM Coffee / Networking / Birds-of-a-feather Sessions
3:30 - 4:30 PM Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions Findings and Closing Remarks