Detailed Program 


Day 1 - Monday, December 10, 2018

9:00 - 10:00 AM Registration / Coffee
10:00 - 10:05 AM Welcome
Matt Johnson, QC Ware Corp
10:05 - 10:15 AM Introduction to QC Ware
Yianni Gamvros, QC Ware Corp
10:15 - 10:45 AM Introduction to Quantum Computing
Wim van Dam, QC Ware Corp
10:45 - 11:15 AM Quantum Computing Hardware Landscape
Peter McMahon, QC Ware Corp
11:15 - 12:15 PM Quantum Algorithms Landscape
Adam Bouland, QC Ware Corp
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 PM Quantum Simulation for Chemistry using VQE                                                                                                                        
Fabio Sanches, QC Ware Corp
2:00 - 2:30 PM Quantum Optimization with QAOA
Asier Ozaeta, QC Ware Corp
2:30 - 3:00 PM Customer Success Stories and Best Practices
Randy Correll, QC Ware Corp
3:00 - 3:45 PM IBM - Qiskit
Paul Nation, IBM Theory of Quantum Computation
3:45 - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM Microsoft - Q#
Bettina Heim, Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft
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

Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory
10:15 - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM Industry Panel: Exploring Quantum Applications Today
  • Paul Burchard - Head of Research in R&D and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Michael J. Hayduk - Chief, Computing and Communications Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Thierry Botter - Head of Airbus Blue Sky
  • Oliver Wick - Manager, Open Innovation / Technology Scouting – Quantum Computing Lead, BMW
  • Jose Fernandez da Ponte - EVP, Beyond Core - New Digital Business, BBVA
11:30 - 12:00 PM IBM
Jerry Chow, IBM Experimental Quantum Computing
12:00 - 12:15 PM Airbus Quantum Computing – Bringing Flight Physics into the Quantum Era
Thierry Botter, Head of Airbus Blue Sky
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch - Sponsored by EeorQ
1:30 - 2:00 PM Microsoft
Julie Love, Director, Quantum Computing at 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
Chad Rigetti, Founder and CEO, Rigetti Quantum Computing
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

  • US - Jacob M. Taylor - Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science at the Office of Science and
    Technology Policy
  • EU - Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco - Director of the Institute of Quantum Control at Forschungszentrum Jülich,
    Professor at the University of Cologne, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Chairman of the European
    Quantum Flagship Community Network.
  • Japan - Keisuke Fujii, Project Manager, MITOU Target Program (Quantum Computer) funded by Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
    Associate Professor, Graduate school of Science, Kyoto University
  • UK - Evert Geurtsen - Co-Director User Engagement, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT),
    Oxford University
  • Netherlands - Freeke Heijman - Director of Strategic Development, TU Delft / QuTech and national
    coordinator for Quantum Technologies – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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 Quantum Computing – Bringing Flight Physics into the Quantum Era (Further Details)
Thierry Botter, Head of Airbus Blue Sky
10:15 - 10:30 AM Transition
Track A - Grand Hall Track B - Hahn Auditorium
AM Sessions Optimization Simulation
10:30 - 11:00 AM New results on the QAOA
Edward Farhi, Google / Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Improved algorithms for quantum simulation
Garnet Chan, Bren Professor in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Towards quantum chemistry on quantum computers
Jarrod McClean, Senior Research Scientist, Google Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Quantum Applications in Chemistry and Materials
Jamie Garcia, IBM Global Lead for Quantum Applications in Quantum Chemistry and Science

Quantum computing for electronic structure
K. Birgitta Whaley, Director, Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center
11:00 - 11:30 AM A NASA Perspective on Quantum Computing
Eleanor Rieffel, Senior Research Scientist,
Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
(QuAIL) Lead, NASA
11:30 - 12:00 PM Quantum vs Quantum-Inspired Optimization
Helmut Katzgraber Principal Researcher,
Microsoft Quantum / Professor, Texas A&M University
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
When cryptography & quantum timelines collide: a practical approach to quantum-safe security
Martin Laforest Senior Business Development Manager and Quantum Technology Expert, Isara
1:30 - 2:00 PM Demystifying Quantum Machine Learning
Nathan Wiebe, Researcher, Microsoft Research
Quantum-secure Key-Agreement Protocols
Ananth Raghunathan, Senior Research Scientist, Google
2:00 - 2:30 PM Quantum Boltzmann sampling - noisiness of some existing HW approaches
Witold Jarnicki, Co-Founder and Chief Mathematics Officer, Beit Technologies
Quantum threat: what matters today?
Vlad Gheorghiu, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
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