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THE PROGRAM

Please note this program is subject to change. Further details on panelists and presentations will be added closer to the event.

February 23, 2022

Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney and Online

8.30 am

Registration and Arrival Tea & Coffee

9.00 am

Official Opening

Bernie Hobbs - Master of Ceremonies

Prof Peter Turner - CEO, Sydney Quantum Academy

The Hon. Alister Henskens, SC MP, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, and Minister for Skills and Training

9.30 am

Panel: Quantum State of the Nation

Prof Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist, CSIRO

Prof Sir Peter Knight, UKRI National Quantum Technology Programme and Imperial College London

Prof Tanya Monro FAA, FTSE, FOSA, FAIP, Chief Defence Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence

Prof Michelle Simmons, Director, Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology; Founder and Director, Silicon Quantum Computing

Prof Andrew White, Director, Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems

Chair: Prof Sven Rogge, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), UNSW Sydney  

10.15 am

Keynote Presentation: Building in quantum industry coherence

Dr Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist

11.00 am

Networking Morning Tea + Exhibition

11.30 am

Panel: Quantum Software: future applications for quantum devices

Prof Stephen Bartlett, Professor, School of Physics, University of Sydney 

Assoc Prof Dominic Berry, Associate Professor, Macquarie University 

Dr Maria KieferovaSQA Fellow & Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney and Research Scientist at Google Quantum AI

Dr Krysta Svore, General Manager - Quantum Software, Microsoft 

Chair: Simon Devitt, Senior Lecturer, Center for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney; Co-founder and Managing Director, h-bar 

12.15 pm

Presentation: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Simone Severini, Director, Amazon Web Services (AWS); Professor, University College London

12.45 pm

Networking Lunch + Exhibition

1.45 pm

Panel: Quantum Sensing: what is the quantum advantage and what are the benefits?

Prof John Close, Professor and Head of the Department of Quantum Science, The Australian National University 

Prof Ben Eggleton, Co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), Director of the Sydney Nano Institute and Professor in the School of Physics, University of Sydney 

Svenja Knappe, Founder and Scientist, Fieldline Inc; Associate Research Professor, University of Colorado 

Prof Andre Luiten, Managing Director, QuantX Pty Ltd 

Dr Jean-Philippe Tetienne, ARC Future Fellow, RMIT 

Chair: Prof James Rabeau, Director, Quantum Technologies, CSIRO

2.30 pm

Panel: Preparing business for a quantum future

Dr David Garvin, Principal Researcher Quantum Computing Office, NEC 

Peter Johnson, Co-founder and Lead Research Scientist, Zapata Computing

Jacqui Kernot, Technology Consulting Partner, EY 

Christian Weedbrook, CEO & Founder, Xanadu Quantum Technologies 

Chair: Prof Glenn Wightwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise, University of Technology Sydney

3.15 pm

Networking Afternoon Tea + Exhibition

3.45 pm

Presentation:  More Than Qubits: Challenges and Opportunities in Scaling Quantum Computers

Professor David Reilly, Director of Microsoft Quantum-Sydney and Professor of Physics, University of Sydney

4.15 pm

Panel: Quantum computing hardware: Race to 1 million qubits

Prof Rainer Blatt, Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW); Professor, University of Innsbruck 

Dr Maja Cassidy, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Quantum 

Prof Andrew Dzurak, ARC Laureate Fellow & Professor of Quantum Engineering, UNSW Sydney 

Dr Geoff Pryde, Senior Quantum Researcher, PsiQuantum

Chair: Prof Andrew Doherty, Professor, School of Physics, University of Sydney 

5.00 pm

Closing Remarks

MC for 23rd January

Bernie Hobbs, Award-winning science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science; well known judge from ABC TV's The New Inventors, and  popular commentator on ABC radio around the country

 

5.15 pm to 7.15 pm

Welcome Cocktail Party (in person only)

The Loft, Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

February 24, 2022

Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney and Online

8.30 am

Registration and Arrival Tea & Coffee

9.00 am

Day Two Opening

9.15 am

Presentation: Building the quantum ecosystem: from the lens of IBM Quantum

Dr Jay M. Gambetta, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Quantum Computing, IBM Quantum

9.45 am

Presentation: PsiQuantum: Silicon Photonic Quantum Computing

Dylan Saunders, Lead Quantum System Architect & Q1 Technology Lead, PsiQuantum

10.15 am

Presentation: Towards useful quantum computing

Dr Hartmut Neven, Engineering Vice President, Google

10.45 am

Networking Morning Tea + Exhibition

11.15 am

Panel: Responsible innovation in quantum technology

Scott Aaronson, Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin 

Aurélie Jacquet, Chair of Standards Australia AI Committee 

Dr Ian OppermannNSW Chief Data Scientist and Industry Professor, UTS

Dr Tara Roberson, Research Fellow, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)

Chair: Prof Gavin Brennen, Director of the Macquarie Centre for Quantum Engineering, Macquarie University 

 

12.00 pm

Panel: Quantum Networking - A national quantum network: opportunities and challenges

Prof Ping Koy Lam, Professor, Australian National University

Peter Rohde, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney 

Dr Vikram Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, QuintessenceLabs 

Maria Spiropulu, Shangi-Yi Ch'en Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology

Chair: Dr Zixin Huang, SQA Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie Centre for Quantum Engineering, Macquarie University 

 

12.45 pm

Networking Lunch + Exhibition

1.45 pm

Presentation: How Q-CTRL is making quantum technology useful for enterprise [all the way from Australia]

Prof. Michael Biercuk, CEO of Q-CTRL and Professor of Quantum Physics and Quantum Technology at the University of Sydney

2.15 pm

Keynote Presentation: Why Australia can and should build its own quantum computer

Professor Michelle Simmons, Director, Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology; Founder and Director, Silicon Quantum Computing

3.00 pm

Networking Afternoon Tea + Exhibition

3.30 pm

Panel: The quantum start-up journey

Dr Marcus Doherty, Chief Scientific Officer, Quantum Brilliance

Prof Andrew Dzurak, ARC Laureate Fellow & Professor of Quantum Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Dr Si-Hui Tan, Chief Science Officer, Horizon Quantum Computing

Chair: Sally-Ann Williams, CEO, Cicada Innovations

4.00 pm

Panel: What drives investment in quantum technology

Ekaterina Almasque, General Partner, OpenOcean

Bill Bartee, Managing Partner, Main Sequence Ventures 

Matthew Gould, Director & Head of Emerging Technologies, Allectus Capital, ICM Group

Annie Parker, Executive Director, Tech Central, Greater Sydney Commission 

Chair: Sally-Ann Williams, CEO, Cicada Innovations 

 

4.45 pm

Closing Remarks

6.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Gala Dinner (in person only)

Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

Presentation: Xanadu

Christian Weedbrook, CEO & Founder of Xanadu Quantum Technologies

MC for 24th January and Gala Dinner

Bernie Hobbs, Award-winning science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science; well known judge from ABC TV's The New Inventors, and  popular commentator on ABC radio around the country

February 25, 2022

Online Careers Fair

Posters open for viewing all day

9.00 am

Careers Fair Opening

9.15 am

Panel: Developing the future quantum workforce

Dr Aggie BranczykManager, Quantum Applications Research & Software, IBM Quantum

Assoc Prof Daniel Burgarth, Associate Professor, Macquarie University  

Assoc Prof Chris Ferrie, University of Technology Sydney 

Prof Lloyd Hollenberg, Director, IBM Quantum Hub; Professor of Physics, The University of Melbourne 

Prof Andrea Morello, Scientia Professor of Quantum Engineering, UNSW Sydney 

Chair: Prof Peter Turner, CEO, Sydney Quantum Academy 

10.15 am

Sponsor Session: IBM Quantum

10.30

Sponsor Session: Xanadu

10.45

Session: Sydney Quantum Academy

11.00

Poster Viewing

11.30 am

Panel: Where a career in quantum can take you

Dr Claire L. Edmunds, Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science and Technology (ESQ) Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Innsbruck

Rachpon Kalra, Senior Hardware Engineer, Microsoft

Dr Emma Mitchell, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Manufacturing                        

Sam Roberts, Senior Quantum Architect, PsiQuantum

Dr Matt van Breugel, Co-Founder & CEO, Redback Systems

Chair: Juan Pablo Dehollain, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney 

12.30pm

Sponsor Session: QuintessenceLabs

12.45

Sponsor Session: CSIRO

1.00

Sponsor Session: Keysight Technologies

1.15

Poster Viewing

1.45

Sponsor Session: The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)

2.00

Sponsor Session: Liquid Instruments

2.15

Sponsor Session: EY

2.30

Sponsor Session: NetApp

2.45

Sponsor Session: Google Quantum AI

3.00

Poster Viewing

3.30

Sponsor Session: Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce

3.45

Sponsor Session: Nano Vacuum

4.00

Sponsor Session: Bluefors

4.15

Poster Viewing

5.00 pm

Careers Fair Concludes

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