1Prince Constantijn
Van Oranje
Special Envoy to the Netherlands

Introductory speech
9:30 AM October 29

Special Envoy to the Netherlands

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau leads StartupDelta, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands and advises companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategies. He is a regular speaker at national and international tech conferences and holds a number of positions in both the public and private sector.

Constantijn has been StartupDelta Special Envoy since July 2016. He is appointed by the Netherlands Government to make The Netherlands the European epicenter of innovation, with the best climate for entrepreneurs to start, build, grow and internationalize their businesses.

Constantijn is also Director Digital Technology & Macro Strategy at Macro Advisory Partners in London and New York, Edge Fellow at Deloitte Centre for the Edge, and Member of the EU High Level Group on Innovation that advises the European Commission on instruments for generating breakthrough innovations.

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau is passionate about technology, art, music, photography and nature.

Quside - CEO

Panel: Current QKD and QRNG systems
10:15 AM October 30

Carlos is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Quside, where he leads the strategic development of the company. Abellan got his PhD in Photonics from ICFO, after graduating as a telecom engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Abellan is co-inventor and co-author of multiple patents and papers in the field of quantum technologies. He has received a variety of awards, including the MIT Innovators under 35 Europe 2018 and the Pioneer award by the Catalan government, and is also a public speaker (e.g. TEDx talk 2017) and a contributor at international conferences.

ProtectBox - CEO

Talk: Blockchain and the quantum threat
12:15 PM October 29

In her current role, as founder/CEO of award-winning cybersecurity comparison website/marketplace www.ProtectBox.com, which is making cybersecurity easy for small & medium businesses (SMBs), Kiran is not only making buying cybersecurity quick, simple & affordable but also challenging the norms of how SMBs engage with cybersecurity – trusting it again. Also changing the norms of who can work in cybersecurity. Resulting in them winning 5 Awards & finalist in 25+ other awards with coverage in The Times, Telegraph, Wired amongst 20+ others. This is Kiran’s 3rd start-up bringing government, industry and SMBs together.
Prior to this she has held various careers across government, industry (JPMorgan Chase, Cazenove, 3i, Lonmin and Brunswick Group amongst others), not-for-profits and consulted for several start-ups. This included promoting the UK’s cyber security strategy globally (including standards such as CyberEssentials) & the #WeProtect (children online) Summit. As well as Ministerial Reviews on critical national infrastructure resilience & machine learning digital redaction.
Kiran regularly speaks & advocates for Quantum Computing/Cybersecurity (vote, by 23 August, for ProtectBox to speak at SXSW Mar 2020 via https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104534 & https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104285; other articles/slots include https://www.wired.co.uk/article/blockchain-quantum-security, “Rise of the Quantum Internet” in Wired World in 2020, https://www.thepaypers.com/ & https://www.nimbusninety.com/chief-disruptor-live-oct-2019 ), Resilience/Data, Equailty/STEM & Youth Empowerment at international fora. Kiran has judged and mentored the CyberSecurity Challenge, Founders4Schools, Forbes #Under30 Summit’s hackathon and various new venture competitions.

Cisco - Distinguished Engineer

Session Forthcoming

Robert Broberg is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Robert’s current research is focused on how to apply quantum technology to existing datacenter interconnect and transport technology problems. Trained as a Chemical Engineer, Robert entered the networking field in 1984 working for Ungermann Bass. At UB, Robert worked on one of the first TCP/IP stacks for NICs that enabled IP communications for early PCs. At UB, Robert led a team in Japan that transitioned terminal servers, channel attach gateways, and PC NICs from XNS to TCP/IP. Robert moved to Cisco Systems in 1993 and was a senior technical contributor on many core router projects including the paradygm shifting works of IP Packet over Sonet. Starting in 1998, Robert joined the Physical Science Division of Bell-Labs before returning to industry in 2001. Amongst many projects since 2001, Robert led a joint industry and academic team that built the first fault tolerant network operating system for core routers and then helped form Cisco’s Advanced Security Research group which brought academic research programs into Cisco to harden and secure the Internet. Robert continues to find innovation and excitment in the Internet and enjoys bringing positive impact working with both industry and academic experts.

Quantum Economic Development Consortium

Quantum policy in the United States
4:00 PM October 29

Director, Institute for Quantum Control, Research Center Jülich & Chair, EU Quantum Community Network

European Quantum Technology Projects
9:15 AM October 30

Tommaso Calarco is Director of the Institute for Quantum Control of the Peter Grünberg Institute at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He received his PhD at the University of Ferrara and started to work as a postdoc in the group of P. Zoller at the University of Innsbruck. He was appointed as a Senior Researcher at the BEC Centre in Trento in 2004 and as a Professor for Physics at the University of Ulm in 2007, where he then became Director of the Institute for Complex Quantum Systems and of the Centre for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology. He was co-author of the Quantum Manifesto of 2016, which initiated the European Commission’s Quantum Flagship initiative, and is currently the Chairman of its Quantum Community Network.

Dr. William
General Dynamics Mission Systems - Engineering Fellow and Technical Director, Quantum R&D

Quantum computing in government, defense and aersospace
4:30 PM October 29

Dr. William Clark is an Engineering Fellow, Technical Director for R&D and Senior Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at General Dynamics Missions Systems (GDMS). William earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) physics from the University of Colorado, Department of Physics and the JILA Quantum Physics Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1998. William has more than two decades of industry experience in Systems design, development and integration of next generation tactical and strategic communications systems, including software defined radio and networking technologies, and active and passive sensing systems. William is currently the Technical Director for GDMS Quantum R&D, for the Space and Intelligence Systems (SIS) business area, exploring the practical use of quantum technologies for secure and covert communications, remote sensing and signal processing.

Senior Analyst - Inside Quantum Technology

Market forecast of QKD and quantum networks
4:00 PM October 30

Jeff DeBord is a Senior Research Analyst at Inside Quantum Technology. He is the author of over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of semiconductor integration, organometallic synthesis, organically templated transition metal phosphates and organically templated metal oxides with novel magnetic properties. DeBord worked in semiconductor research, development and volume manufacturing for over 20 years. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and postdoctoral work at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. DeBord holds sixteen U.S. patents.

ABN AMRO Bank - Chief Information Security Officer and Managing Director

Quantum computing in the banking and financial services sector
12:15 PM October 29

Dr. Martijn Dekker was appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of ABN AMRO in early 2010 and became managing director (EVP) in 2014. In his role as CISO, Martijn is responsible for defining, overseeing and implementing the information security strategy, including identity & access management, security operations and e-fraud prevention within the global ABN AMRO group. Martijn joined ABN AMRO in 1997 after completing his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. Next to his role in ABN AMRO, he is member of the security board of advisors of IBM. He is a regular keynote speaker and he is teaching IT security at University of Tilburg / TIAS school for business & society since 2012. Early 2018, he also joined the supervisory board of Stater N.V.

Consulting Analyst, Inside Quantum Technology and Managing Editor, Quantum Computing Report

Market forecasts of PQC
12:45 PM October 29

NQIT University of Oxford - Co-Director User Engagement

Quantum computing in government, defense and aersospace
12:45 PM October 29

Evert Geurtsen, Co-Director User Engagement, NQIT and the Hub for Quantum Computing & Simulation, University of Oxford
NQIT and its successor the Technology Hub for Quantum Computing & Simulation is part of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, a programme set up by the UK government to translate academic work on quantum technologies into new products and services. It brings UK physicists and engineers together with companies and entrepreneurs to commercialise the technology and stimulate its economic application.
Evert’s background was in new product development in the international automotive industry and also founded his own ventures and raised investment. Immediately prior to his role in the UK NQTP he was Head of Licensing and Ventures for Physical Sciences at Oxford University Innovation.

European Space Agency (ESA) - ARTES ScyLight Programme Manager

Panel: Early Stage Quantum Networks
12:15 PM October 30

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, QuTech - Special advisor, Director Strategic Development

European quantum technology policies
2:30 PM October 29

Zapata Computing - Director of European Business Development

User panel 2: Quantum computing in the banking and financial services sector
12:15 PM October 29

Witold Kowalczyk is the Director of European Business Development for Zapata Computing where he’s responsible for implementing and managing the sales & partner activities across Europe.
He’s a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni. Founder & CEO of multiple startups within the AI and quantum tech industry. Founded BOHR Technology, a company working on quantum machine learning algorithms and software for solving complex optimization problems. At BOHR he was in charge of the startup’s growth strategy, product management and international business development.

Le Bars
SAP Research & Innovation Research Project Director

Panel: Applications software for quantum computers
4:30 PM October 30

Laure Le Bars is a Research Project Director at SAP Research & Innovation. She started an initiative on Quantum Computing @SAP. She is working on several projects like Big Data Value Association www.bdva.eu (Board of Directors and President; BDVe project manager), and Smart Data Innovation Lab (www.sdil.de deputy coordinator until 2016), EIT Digital (principal of staff, office of the CEO; SAP project coordinator) or Academy Cube. She is also involved in the French-German cooperation on Digital Economy.

Before that, she set up SAP Labs Canada and was the Managing Director of the lab since its inception in 1997 until 2008. In parallel, she conducted an analysis for a lab in Central & East Europe in 2004, established the lab in Budapest and was the Managing Director of SAP Labs Hungary until 2007. She won in 2007 the Stevie Award for Women in Business in category “Best executive–non-services-under 2500 employees”; and was nominated in category “Best Canadian Executive”. 

She was sitting on the Industrial Advisory Board of SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge www.swebok.org), a joint initiative of IEEE Computer Society and UQAM to achieve international consensus on the body of knowledge in software engineering. 

Laure Le Bars holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique pour l’Industrie et l’Entreprise, Groupe Centrale, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, in France. Her thesis dealt with Operation Research for Artificial Intelligence at GERAD (Groupe d’études et de recherche en analyse des décisions) in Montréal, Canada.


European Commission - Deputy Head of Unit HPC and Quantum technologies

Talk: European quantum technology policies
2:30 PM October 29

Pascal Maillot is deputy Head of Unit of the newly created High Performance Computing and Quantum Technology unit in Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology at the European Commission. He is in charge of the one-billion euro Quantum Flagship initiative launched in October 2018 with its first 20 projects.
He graduated as a computer engineer in 1998 and had several positions in the private and public sector as telecom project manager and cyber-security analyst.
He then moved to the quantum domain and focuses specifically on the future “quantum internet” interconnecting quantum computers, simulators and sensors via quantum networks to distribute information and quantum resources securely all over Europe.

Professor and Center Director of QDev and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Quantum Research project at NBI

Building the case for quantum technology
9:45 AM October 29

Charlie Marcus is Professor and Center Director of QDev and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Quantum Research project at NBI, University of Copenhagen.

His research interests include neural networks, quantum chaos, mesoscopic physics, fractional quantum Hall systems, quantum information, spin qubits and topological quantum states in condensed matter.

Rigetti Computing - Quantum Applications Program Manager

Session Forthcoming

Marco Paini is program manager of quantum computing applications at Rigetti. Marco previously led QxBranch’s quantum computing applications portfolio development and, prior to joining QxBranch, spent more than eighteen years with Accenture, where he held several roles in technology, including the management of the AI ecosystem and the development of the quantum computing offering for the Accenture UKI Financial Services Technology Advisory practice. Marco studied physics at the University of Pavia, where he collaborated with the Quantum Information Theory Group of the University of Pavia, contributing to important results in quantum tomography.

ID Quantique - VP Quantum-Safe Security

Panel: Current QKD and QRNG systems
10:15 AM October 30

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet eXchange) Chief Commercial Officer

Panel: How will quantum change the current internet industry ?
2:30 PM October 30

When I joined AMS-IX’s commercial department in 2016, I had been collecting years of experience in the field of Internet, Telecom and Media. One of my strengths is forming strategic links between markets, clients and solutions. Building bridges and creating new opportunities and relations is crucial amidst the very fast developments in today’s tech world. Anyone who is not connected to these developments, will miss the boat. I like to look forward and I have always been very fascinated by new communication technologies. From there, I am interested in the impact of technology on our economy, on our personal lives and on competition. That is why I am involved in DINL (the Digital Infrastructure of the Netherlands), acting on behalf of our digital economy. AMS-IX was marked as the third mainport to the Netherlands, right next to the Harbour of Rotterdam and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. Personally, I am really eager to keep AMS-IX playing a leading part in the world of interconnect.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Panel: How will quantum change the current internet industry ?
2:30 PM October 30

Dr. Reinhard Scholl is Deputy to the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) since September 2002. Previously he has been with Siemens in Munich, Germany and with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). He has also served on the ICANN Board. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois, USA.

TOPTICA Photonics AG - Vice President Quantum Technologies

Panel: Early Stage Quantum Networks
12:15 PM October 30

Dr. Juergen Stuhler (Vice President Quantum Technologies) received diploma and phd in physics from University of Constance/Germany (J. Mlynek group) for atom lithography, laser cooling and trapping of chromium atoms. During a 2-years post-doc stage at LENS – European Laboratory of Non-linear Spectroscopy in Florence/Italy (G. Tino/M. Inguscio group) he built an atom gravimeter to measure the Newtonian gravitational constant. After that, he became atom optics group leader and lecturer at University of Stuttgart/Germany (T. Pfau group), where he led experiments on electromagnetically-induced transparency, Rydberg excitation and BEC in trapped Rb atoms, as well as BEC and dipole-dipole interaction with Cr atoms. In 2006, he joined TOPTICA Photonics, a privately held laser manufacturing company located in Munich-Graefelfing/Germany with today more than 300 employees and key products for applications in quantum technologies (QT), like tunable single-frequency diode lasers from 190 nm to 4000 nm, and pulsed fiber lasers & frequency combs from 420 to 2100 nm. He held several positions such as a Sales Manager Scientific, Product Manager, Project Leader, and Scientific Sales Director. Since 2015, he is responsible for QT efforts at TOPTICA. This comprises leading of product management & applications as well as defining development projects and long-term strategy. In addition to that, he is coordinator of the German quantum technology pilot project “opticlock”, dissemination & exploitation chair in the EU quantum flagship project “QIA” and TOPTICA representative for the EU quantum flagship projects “iqclock” and “aqtion”. Besides QT, he has recently founded TOPTICA Photonics (China) Co., Ltd., where he holds the positions Chairman of the Board and General Manager.

QuTech Delft - Professor

Panel: Current QKD and QRNG systems
10:15 AM October 30

Wolfgang Tittel (Fontenay-aux-Roses/France, 1970) is an experimental physicist, a professor at the EEMCS Department at the TU Delft, and a staff member at QuTech since 2018. Tittel received his PhD from the University of Geneva in 2000 for “Quantum correlation for quantum communication”, which was seminal in bringing quantum communication technology out of the laboratory and into the real world using deployed telecommunication fiber. His work has raised, and continues to raise, both scientific and public awareness and appreciation that the new technology is not restricted to contrived laboratory settings.
Tittel joined the University of Calgary in 2006 as associate professor. He was promoted to full professor in 2013. Notable research results include the first demonstration of measurement-device independent quantum key distribution, which is of particular interest due to its resilience to quantum hacking, its suitability for building networks, and its upgradability to quantum repeater-based communication links; city-wide quantum teleportation; and the storage and recall of members of entangled photon pairs using rare-earth-based quantum memory.

TNO - Principal Scientist/Systems Engineer

Panel: Quantum computing clouds
2:30 PM October 30

Strangeworks - Founder and CEO

Fireside chat: The evolution of quantum computing software
2:30 PM October 30

whurley is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup that makes the power of quantum computing easily accessible and available to all. He is an Eisenhower Fellow, A Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chairman of the Quantum Computing Standards Workgroup at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, a regular contributor to TechCrunch on the topic of Quantum Computing, and the co-author of “Quantum Computing For Babies”. Prior to starting Strangeworks he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs [NYSE: GS]. He came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of his second startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar whurley founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture.