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July 17, 2020    London, UK

Webinar on Innovations in Quantum Optics and Quantum Computing

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Nick Ayton
09:15 AM-09:50 AM Bleriot 1

Nick Ayton

Guildford, Surrey.

Title: The 4th wealth creation revolution is upon us…

Biography: Nick Ayton is a futurist and leading Deep Tech thought leader with more than 40 years in tech and 12 start ups behind him. He studied Computer Science in the 1970’s and has seen each tech wave come and go, until Quantum changed everything. His current ventures include building new Crypto Capital Markets 2.0 for digital assets and using AI Bots for trading crypto pairs. Nick is a trusted adviser to Family Offices, Governments and companies who want to understand the implications of Deep Tech. His passion projects include filming a new TV mini series (Tech Thriller) against the backdrop of the Existential Threat of AI he has written and Quantum Jump a Cryogenic Computing Venture looking to deliver ‘Quantum Safe’ services for that is to come. Nick as a sought after global speaker and makes the complex feel familiar and like to get the awkward issues on the table. Always inspiring and provocative

Robert S. Sutor
11:25 AM-12:00 AM Bleriot 1

Robert S. Sutor

Thomas J. Watson Research Center USA

Title: IBM Q and the future of quantum computing in the 21st century

Biography: Robert S. Sutor has been a technical executive in the IT industry for over 30 years. More than two decades of that have been spent in IBM Research. He also spent time on the software side of the business and looking after open source and standards. Sutor is a mathematician by training and has a Ph.D. from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. His primary goal throughout my career has been to drive technology that has a positive impact on society through science. In addition to internal IBM leadership and executive positions and the occasional external activity mostly during his standards days, he doesn’t think we can change the industry with technology unless we explain it and its value in understandable terms. He is now an executive leader in IBM’s IBM Q quantum computing program. Areas in which he’s worked: quantum computing, AI, blockchain, mathematics and mathematical software, Linux, open source, standards management, product management and marketing, computer algebra, web standards.

Koen Bertels
09:50 AM-10:25 AM Bleriot 1

Koen Bertels

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Title: Quantum accelerators: What are they and how to develop them

Biography: Koen Bertels is a professor at Delft University of Technology and is responsible for the team that is building an architecture for the future quantum computer. For now, he is focusing on the development of the full-stack which is needed to build a quantum co-processor that is capable of performing specific quantum operations.

Speakers

Jeffrey Cohen
03:00 PM-03:30 PM Bleriot 1

Jeffrey Cohen

USA

Title: Expected business value in the quantum computing ecosystem

Biography: Jeffrey Paul Cohen is an executive IT management consultant and general manager by profession. He leads a quantum computing startup in Chicago, IL USA. He holds a Masters degree in management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, a Bachelors degree in economics from the University of Chicago, and completed four courses and dissertation research towards a PhD in Management Sciences from the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has built, led or turned around IT management consulting and project businesses ranging in size from 11 to 380 consultants, and with a peak size of $447M in annual sales. Has performed most roles in large consulting firms, including sales, delivery, pre-sales, solutioning, personnel management, portfolio development, and analyst relations. Domain expertise across all infrastructure domains (hardware, software, networks, facilities, operations, administration and management).

Henda Abassi
02:30 PM-03:00 PM Bleriot 1

Henda Abassi

Tunisia

Title: A new theoretical approach of the electronic AC conduction in chalcogenides. An insight on the CBH model in the domain of low temperatures

Biography: Henda Abassi has completed her PhD in 2003 from University of Tunis El Manar. She is an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis since 2004. She is teaching physics in several levels of training: Bachelor and Master (Optic, Mechanic, electromagnetism, Quantum mechanics, Statistical Physics) and has published in different areas of research (optical microcavities, polariton condensation, electronic properties of semiconductors...)

Lukáš Sobek
02:00 PM-02:30 PM Bleriot 1

Lukáš Sobek

CzechRepublic

Title: Molecular dynamics computer simulations of pentaaquo uranyl and prodan in Water

Biography: Mr. Lukáš Sobek was born in 1982 in North Moravia Region, Czech Republic. In 2008 he graduated from Applied Nuclear Chemistry at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. After obtaining his degree in Nuclear Engineering he continued with Post-gradual studies at the Czech Academy of Sciences at the Jaroslav Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague in the field of Theoretical Chemistry. He is also a member of the Czech Mathematical and Physical Union

Feruz Ganikhanov
12:30 AM-01:00 PM Bleriot 1

Feruz Ganikhanov

USA

Title: Quantitative nonlinear optical imaging based on dephasing of raman active vibrations

Biography: Feruz Ganikhanov is an Associate Professor with the Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. Dr. Ganikhanov has obtained his BS, MS and PhD degrees, all in physics, from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. He pursues research projects within broad areas of quantum electronics, nonlinear and ultrafast optics and spectroscopy, multiphoton imaging and tunable lasers. Dr. Ganikhanov has been a recipient of number of research awards from the US funding agencies such as NSF, DoD, NIH. He teaches number of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics at the University of Rhode Island and advises several PhD students.

Rachele Cock
12:00 AM-12:30 AM Bleriot 1

Rachele Cock

USA

Title: Quantum sensing: Detecting the undetectable

Biography: Rachele Cocks is a Principal Investigator for quantum sensing research and development in the Space and Airborne Systems division of L3Harris Technologies. Rachele leads a group of scientists who develop quantum technologies, design space-based sensing systems, and hold expertise in detector physics. Prior to joining L3Harris Technologies, Rachele held various research and development roles in industry. Rachele is a prolific inventor having over 30 patents including, most recently awarded “On-orbit calibration system and associated control”. Rachele holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago; a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; an MBA from Indiana University; a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Purdue University; Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Mississippi State and Masters in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona

Sanjay Basu
10:50 AM-11:25 AM Bleriot 1

Sanjay Basu

USA

Title: How build a quantum computer simulation using cloud-based multiGPU traditional computing platform

Biography: Sanjay has over 26 years of industry experience in information technology, globally. Sanjay is an Enterprise Architect with specialization around HPC, artificial intelligence and machine learning for cybersecurity. He is involved in designing and launching Private / Public Cloud initiatives since 2007 while working for Dell. He spent few years in EMC2 building the private cloud accelerator offering as the CTO for their managed hybrid cloud services before joining AWS where he was a Principal Security Consultant in their professional services organizations. He has also delved into building security solutions like anomaly detection using Deep Learning nad Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) while in EMC2 and AWS. Currently he is working in Product Management for Oracle Generation 2 Bare Metal Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. His area of depth or speciality is distributes AI/ML/DL services on distributed GPU systems. His interests include Blockchain and distributed computation along with quantum computing and encryption. He has post graduate certificates from MIT on Machine Learning and Quantum computing. He is a regular presenter / speaker at Certified Information Security Conference, International Cryptographic Module Conference, ML Conferences like NVIDIA GTC and SuperComputing, and Oracle Open World.Outside of work, He flies drones and pursuing FAA commercial drone flying license