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Conference Program – March 17th 2021

All times are CET: Paris/Brussels/Zurich/Berlin time zone

Conferences Room 1

  • Building the future quantum workforce

    09h00 - 09h40
    • State of the job market
    • How to train a new generation of quantum engineers and quantum software developers? 
    • Dr Araceli VENEGAS-GOMEZ CEO & Founder QURECA
    • Dr Marko RANCIC Quantum Computing Project Leader TOTAL
    • Pr Nicolas TREPS Professor of Quantum Physics – Sorbonne Université, Co-Director QUANTUM INFORMATION CENTER SORBONNE
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  • Is quantum computing the end of cybersecurity as we know it?

    09h40 - 10h00
    • Quantum computing as a threat to asymmetric cryptography
    • Quantum and post-quantum cryptography as solutions  
    • Dr Vikram SHARMA CEO and Founder QUINTESSENCELABS
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  • How is the EU assessing the user needs of a quantum communication infrastructure?

    10h00 - 10h20
    • EU countries plan to build an ultra-secure quantum communication network
    • Focus on the OpenQKD and EuroQCI projects  
    • Dr Eleni DIAMANTI CNRS Research Director, Sorbonne Université, Vice-director, Paris Centre for Quantum Computing, Member QUANTUM INTERNET ALLIANCE AND OPENQKD
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    10h20 - 10h40
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  • The search for quantum-resistant cryptography

    10h40 - 11h00
    • Quantum-resistant algorithms basic principles
    • NIST standardisation efforts and other initiatives  
    • Dr Dustin MOODY Mathematician in the Computer Security Division NIST
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  • How do I deal with a threat that hasn’t yet emerged?

    11h00 - 11h20

    Practical ways to start the post-quantum migration

    • Andersen CHENG CEO POST-QUANTUM
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  • What is driving the quantum technology market growth?

    11h20 - 12h00
    • How to invest in a quantum future? 
    • How to accelerate technological transfer from lab to market? 
    • Himadri MAJUMDAR, PhD Program Manager, Quantum VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
    • Michel KUREK Financial Market specialist QUANTX, ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
    • Dr Najwa SIDQI Knowledge Transfer Manager in Quantum Technologies Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
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  • Break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Conferences Room 1
  • QC in the automotive, logistic and energy industries

    13h00 - 13h40

      END USER APPLICATIONS: MOBILITY & ENERGY 

    • Traffic simulation, cars’ batteries design and smart-grid optimization are among the most challenging problems for the mobility and the energy industries
    • How could quantum computers offer better performances in solving such problems?

    Moderator: Matthias ZIEGLER, Managing Director Emerging Technology Innovation ASG, ACCENTURE

    • Loïc HENRIET Head of quantum software and applications PASQAL
    • Marc PORCHERON Senior Research Engineer, HDR EDF R&D
    • Dr.-Ing. Marc HILBERT Team Lead - Data:Lab Munich - Engineering & Production Technologies VOLKSWAGEN
    • Dr. Jan-Rainer LAHMANN Qiskit Advocate and IBM CTO for Lufthansa IBM
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  • The Airbus quantum computing challenge

    13h40 - 14h00
    • Thierry BOTTER Head of Airbus Blue Sky and Deputy-Head of Central R&T AIRBUS
    • Lee-Ann RAMCHERITA Flight Physics Innovation and Services Leader AIRBUS
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  • QC in finance and insurance

    14h00 - 14h40

      END USER APPLICATIONS: FINANCE & INSURANCE 

    • Finance, especially quantitative finance, is full of hard computational problems
    • How could quantum computers speed up portfolio optimization and other computations encountered in finance? 

    Moderator : Emmanuel VIALE, Managing Director, ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION EUROPE

    • Dr Román ORUS Co-founder MULTIVERSE COMPUTING
    • Carlos KUCHKOVSKY Chief Technology and R&D Officer - New Digital Business BBVA
    • Kevin CALLAGHAN Co-Founder and COO QUANTFI
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  • Break

    14h40 - 15h00
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  • A brief overview of the quantum software stack

    15h00 - 15h20

     SOFTWARE SESSION 

    • Dr David SHAW Director FACT BASED INSIGHT
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  • Automation and synthesis of quantum circuits

    15h20 - 15h40
    • Review current limitations of designing quantum circuits, typically done at the gate level or using specific functional building blocks
    • Introduce automation and computer-aided design (CAD) technologies, for quantum algorithm design
    • Demonstrate how these technologies unlock new frontiers of creativity in quantum algorithm development
    • Amir NAVEH Co-founder and Head of Algorithms CLASSIQ TECHNOLOGIES
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  • Quantum as a Service

    15h40 - 16h00
    • Michael BRETT Worldwide Business Development and Go-To-Market Strategy, Quantum Computing AWS
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Conferences Room 2

  • Conferences Room 2
  • How is QC putting blockchain technology at risk?

    13h00 - 13h20

      CASE STUDIES (1/2) 

    Blockchain protocols heavily rely on cryptographic primitives, is there a quantum-safe future for this technology? 

    • Andreas BAUMHOF VP Quantum Technologies QUINTESSENCELABS
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  • IoT and the quantum threat. What to do?

    13h20 - 13h40

    Future-proofing IoT devices with quantum-safe security solutions 

    • Sinisha PATKOVIC Managing Director EMEA ISARA
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  • How are telecom operators preparing for quantum?

    13h40 - 14h20
    • What are the most at-risk telecom infrastructures regar-ding the threat of quantum computers?
    • How to secure already existing telecom equipment with quantum and post-quantum cryptography? 
    • Andrew LORD Senior Manager, Optical and Quantum Research BT
    • Yewon GIM Senior Technical Staff Member AT&T
    • Antonio MANZALINI Senior Manager Innovation TIM
    • Jean-Sébastien PEGON Head of Finance, Pharma, Utilities & Telecom Markets ID QUANTIQUE
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  • Break

    14h20 - 14h40
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  • Securing 5G networks with quantum cryptography

    14h40 - 15h00

     CASE STUDIES (2/2) 

    • The world first smartphone with a quantum random number generator chipset
    • Integrating quantum key distribution within 5G networks infrastructures 
    • Jean-Sébastien PEGON Head of Finance, Pharma, Utilities & Telecom Markets ID QUANTIQUE
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  • Quantum communication using satellites

    15h00 - 15h20

    Space based quantum communication will allow the distribution of secret encryption keys to ground-based stations with greatly increased distance between communicating parties

    • Rupert URSIN Senior Group Leader IQOQI - Vienna AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
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  • Towards a quantum internet

    15h20 - 15h40
    • Clément JAVERZAC-GALY Co-founder MIRAEX
    • Karel DUMON Co-founder MIRAEX
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