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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.

23 February 2022

Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney and Online

8.30 am

Registration and Arrival Tea & Coffee

9.00 am

Official Opening

9.30 am

Panel: Quantum State of the Nation

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: What will it really take to create a quantum industry in Australia?

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 Kieferova, SQA Postdoctoral Fellow, UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology 

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 

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:  Microsoft Quantum - Sydney

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 

Prof Geoff Pryde, Deputy Director, Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith University 

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

5.00 pm

Closing Remarks

5.15 pm to 7.15 pm

Welcome Cocktail Party (in person only)

The Loft, Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

24 February 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: 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: Google

Dr Hartmut Neven, Director of Engineering, 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 

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

Plus more panellists to be announced soon

12.00 pm

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

Peter Rohde, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney 

Dr Vikram Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, QuintessenceLabs 

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

Plus more panellists to be announced soon

12.45 pm

Networking Lunch + Exhibition

1.45 pm

Presentation: Q-CTRL

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: 

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

Details to come

4.00 pm

Panel: What drives investment in quantum technology

Bill Bartee, Managing Partner, Main Sequence Ventures 

Chair: Sally-Ann Williams, CEO, Cicada Innovations 

Plus more panellists to be announced soon

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

25 February 2022

Online Careers Fair

9.00 am

Careers Fair Opening

9.15 am

Panel: Developing the future quantum workforce

Aggie Branczyk, Research Staff Member, 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 

10.00 am

Exhibitor Sessions

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

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 

More panellists to be announced soon 

12.15pm

Exhibitor Sessions

Poster Viewing

5.00 pm

Careers Fair Concludes

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