Special event: 2023 Q4 plenary and annual meeting

About

Join fellow QED-C members as we celebrate 2023 wins and set the stage for our 2024 activities. We will hear from speakers on topics chosen by and relevant to you, and shape the conversation on some of the most pressing issues facing the quantum industry throughout its supply chain.

Date/Time: December 14, 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM Local (PST) All times are local to the meeting location.

Location: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), part of SRI International

3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Pake Auditorium is located adjacent to the upper level parking lot. If you are unable to find parking in the upper level parking lot, you may park in the lower level lot. Enter the building through the Visitor Lobby and check in with the security guard. Then exit the building and go to your right, take the staircase down to the auditorium entrance.

Agenda

Time Session Title
Thursday, December 14, 2023
07:30 Registration & breakfast open
Closed session (members only)
08:00 Welcome Jon Felbinger, Deputy Director, QED-C
08:05 QED-C Steering Committee election: candidate presentations
08:30 Networking break
Open session (with press)
09:00 Welcome Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director, QED-C
09:10 Opening remarks David Parekh, CEO, SRI
09:20 Overcoming Barriers to Utilizing Quantum Technology in DoD  John Burke, Principal Director for Quantum, Dept of Defense
09:50 Reauthorizing the National Quantum Initiative Act Alan McQuinn, Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
10:15 Fourth Annual Quantum Computing Market Assessment Bob Sorensen, Hyperion Research
10:30 Quantum Technologies and Industry Engagement at SLAC Jen Dionne, Stanford/SLAC and Pumpkinseed
10:55 Advanced Quantum Testbed: From Science to Quantum Integrated Circuits Irfan Siddiqi, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
11:20 Quantum Solutions from Lab to Field Jesse Wodin, Laboratory Director, SRI
11:35 A Global View on Frontier Technologies Karl Mehta, Chairman, Quad Investors Network with Celia Merzbacher
End open session (press departs)
12:10 Lunch
13:10 Quantum Computing at NVIDIA Sam Stanwyck, NVIDIA
13:30 Threat Update Roahn Wynar, FBI
13:40 TAC Updates
Standards & Performance Metrics TAC Annual Update Jerry Gamble, Verizon
Quantum for National Security TAC Annual Update Seth Caliga, Infleqtion
Workforce TAC Annual Update Terrill Frantz, GQI
Enabling Technologies TAC Annual Update Anjul Loiacono, Infleqtion
Quantum Law TAC Annual Update Ryan McKenney, Quantinuum
Use Cases TAC Annual Update John Buselli, IBM
15:40 Snack break
16:00 Breakout sessions
PICs R&D Program Information Session (hybrid) Andrew Wilson & Kartik Srinivasan, NIST
Quantum and the national standards strategy (hybrid) Corey Stambaugh & Jayne Morrow, NIST

National Standards Strategy overview & RFI (Powerpoint)

Quantum Technology Manufacturing Roadmap 2.0 (in-person only) Scott Davis, Vescent 
Developing a DoD quantum computer strategy (in-person only) John Burke
Building capacity among end users (in-person only) Zafeiria Panou, SRI Ventures
Workforce Planning (in-person only) Jake Douglass, Sandia National Laboratories
16:45 Snack break
17:05 Breakout session debriefs
17:20 Business meeting QED-C management
18:05 Adjourn to reception
18:15 Networking reception, PARC Cafe and Terrace
20:30 End

Speakers

Featured Speakers

  • David Parekh, Ph.D

    CEO, SRI International
    Opening Remarks
  • Jesse Wodin

    Lab Director, SRI International
    Quantum Solutions from Lab to Field
  • Zafeiria Panou

    Senior Market Analyst, SRI Ventures
    Building Capacity Among End Users
  • John Burke, OSD

    Principal Director of Quantum Science, OUSD(R&E)
    Overcoming Barriers to Utilizing Quantum Technology in DoD
  • Alan McQuinn

    Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    Reauthorizing the National Quantum Initiative Act
  • Karl Mehta

    Chairman, Quad Investors Network
    Fireside Chat on Quantum and Frontier Technologies
  • Bob Sorensen

    Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
    Advanced Quantum Testbed: From Science to Quantum Integrated Circuits
  • Irfan Siddiqi

    Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
    Advanced Quantum Testbed: From Science to Quantum Integrated Circuits
  • Jennifer Dionne

    Q-NEXT Deputy Director, Stanford/SLAC, and Pumpkinseed
    Quantum Technologies and Industry Engagement at SLAC
  • Sam Stanwyck

    Group Product Manager, Quantum Computing, NVIDIA
    Quantum Computing at NVIDIA
  • Ryan McKenney

    Director of Government Relations/GC Compliance, Quantinuum
    Quantum Law TAC Annual Update
  • John Buselli

    Offering Manager, IBM
    Use Cases TAC Annual Update
  • Jerry Gamble

    Sr. Manager, Verizon
    Standards & Performance Metrics TAC Annual Update
  • Terrill Frantz

    Chief Product & Technology Officer, GQI
    Workforce TAC Annual Update
  • Seth Caliga

    Sr. Physicist, Infleqtion
    Q4NS TAC Annual Update
  • Anjul Loiacono

    VP, Infleqtion
    Enabling Technologies TAC Annual Update

Travel

Accommodations:

QED-C has does not have a room block reserved for this Plenary but recommends a stay at any of the following locations which are close PARC:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto

4329 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

Hyatt Centric Mountain View

409 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040

 

Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, an IHG Hotel

4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

   

By sponsoring a QED-C plenary, your organization enables QED-C to offer these meetings without a registration fee. Sponsors reach an average of 120 in-person attendees spanning startup CEOs, corporate decision-makers, government program managers, consultants, end users, talent developers, and prominent researchers at academic and research institutions. All sponsors receive recognition on QED-C’s growing social media network.

Download the sponsorship prospectus for 2023-2024 below.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Candidates

2024−2026 Steering Committee Candidates

Below are the 4 nominees for the 2 steering committee seats for 2024−2026. Bios and written statements about how each candidate intends to contribute are available in a single document for your convenience. Download it now. (pdf)

Download the candidates’ bios and statements. (pdf)
Small Company (<5000 employees) Large Company (5000+ employees)
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Maybell Quantum
Corban Tillemann-Dick

CJW Consulting
Carl Williams

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IBM
Joe Broz

Image of Fraser Dalgleish

L3 Harris
Fraser Dalgleish