Quantum Computing Summit London 2022: Editor’s Picks for Sessions

Recommendations for keynotes, panels, discussions
Berenice Baker

June 6, 2022

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The Quantum Computing Summit London takes place on June 15 and 16.Informa

The Quantum Computing Summit is coming to London on June 15 and 16. Co-located with the AI Summit, it’s set to be a show not to miss for anyone with an interest in what quantum computing can do for business.

With so much going on, how can anyone be sure what to watch? The Enter Quantum team brings you picks for the top sessions at the event.

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Day One: June 15

Government Keynote

10:20 AM to 10:40 PM

To kick off the event, the Secretary of State from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy plans to outline the U.K.’s commitment to the development of quantum tech, as well as the vision for getting businesses quantum ready for the commercialization of this transformative emerging technology.

Speaker: Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Panel: What Steps Can Enterprises Take to Put the Relevant IT Architectures and Practices in Place to be Quantum

Ready?

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

With numerous hardware and software solution providers, how can enterprises determine the best approach to fit their architecture? Given that quantum computing relies on the foundations of classical architecture, this panel examines the best approach to ensure your organization is well-positioned to seize on the quantum opportunity.

Speakers: Sarfraz Nawaz, senior manager, Product Management, Johnson & Johnson; Muhammad Saiyari, Quantum computing project lead, Aramco; Stuart Robertson, partner, L.E.K. Consulting, and Sam Lucero, chief analyst, Quantum Computing, Omdia.

Panel discussion – Cognitive technologies: How far away are we from the commercialization of quantum?

1:40 PM to 2:25 PM

The panel will discuss the roadmap to commercialization. Topics include managing expectations and seeing beyond the hype, generating quantum revenue while the technology continues to develop and use cases are limited and why it’s not too early to start identifying and preparing for how quantum can fuel business value and improve our everyday lives

Speakers: Elham Kashefi, professor of Quantum Computing, University of Edinburgh; Keith Dear, director, data & AI fusion works, Fujitsu; Philip Intallura, global business lead, Quantum Computing, HSBC; Joey Jones, senior counsel, corporate affairs, Grayling, and Rachel Maze, head of the Quantum Technologies, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Open Forum – Focus on Industry: Exploring the impact of and potential use cases for quantum computing

3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

Quantum computing is set to have a seismic impact on business, but with the technology still in relative infancy, it’s difficult for many enterprises to recognize its impact. This session welcomes speakers from industries earmarked to be the first to benefit from the power of quantum to share their experiences and answer your questions. Sectors include financial services, pharmaceuticals, transportation, cybersecurity and logistics.  

Day Two: June 16

Panel discussion – Plotting the roadmap to the “Quantum Advantage”

10:20 AM-11:05 AM

This panel of business experts defines the quantum advantage and examines steps taken and how to know if they are the right steps to take. They will take a look into the crystal ball to looks at the first practical application based on quantum advantage and explain why enterprises should pay attention to quantum computing before reaching the tipping point.

Speakers: Dimitri Van Esch, business consultant, Quantum.Amsterdam; David Fitzek, research engineer, Quantum Computing, Volvo Group; Peyman Moh, director, Digital Innovation & Beyond, Global Tech, GSK; Enrique Lizaso, founder and CEO, Multiverse Computing, and David Shaw, director, Fact Based Insight.

Fireside Chat – Quantum and sustainability: Can quantum save the world?

12:35 AM to 12:55 AM

This free-ranging chat will touch on how quantum aligns with the sustainability goals of enterprises, how to manage and optimize quantum energy consumption, using quantum alongside AI to minimize future energy impact, and the importance of government, industry and research collaboration to support quantum and sustainability.

Speakers: Faisal Kamran, Technology Partnerships Europe, principal technology analyst, Sony, and Berenice Baker, editor, Enter Quantum, Informa.

The Big Debate: What’s the best approach to create scalable quantum computers?

12:55 to 1:25 PM

For all of the brilliant advancements in this emerging technology in recent years, the central question of how to effectively scale quantum computers continues to scratch heads and provoke debate. This session tackles that question head-on. Expert speakers argue their case for the best route to scalability.

Speakers: Ash Vadgama, deputy director for operations, National Quantum Computing Centre, Sebastian Weidt, CEO & co-founder, Universal Quantum, Laura Foster, head of programme, Technology and Innovation, techUK, and Usman Sheikh, machinelLearning engineer, Multiverse Computing.

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