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AGENDA: Qubits North America & Europe

DAY 1

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

In-person registration starts at 8:15 AM ET

9:00 AM ET - 4:30 PM ET

OPENING KEYNOTE: COMPLEXITY TO CLARITY

Dr. Alan Baratz, CEO, D-Wave and Selected Guests from Mastercard, Deloitte, Davidson

QUANTUM FOR BUSINESS

Quantum for Finance: Mastercard

Steve Flinter, Vice President

Quantum Computing in the Energy Industry

Industry Speaker

Break

Exploring Quantum Computing to Solve 3D Cuboid Loading Problem: Johnson & Johnson

Nitish Umang, Senior Manager

Optimizing Logistics with Quantum: Supply Chain Issues Solved: SavantX

Ed Heinbockel, CEO and David Ostby, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer

TV Commercials Allocation for Frequency Optimization: Recruit

Kotaro Tanahashi, Machine Learning Engineer

Lunch

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Quantum Computing's Enterprise Value and Opportunities: Hyperion Research

Bob Sorensen, SVP Research, Hyperion Research

D-Wave Advantage Keynote: The Next-Generation of Quantum Technology and Systems

Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President 

Emile Hoskinson, Director

D-Wave Leap Keynote: The Next-Generation of Quantum Cloud Software, Services, and Tools

Murray Thom, Vice President 

Break

Innovation in CQM: Feature Selection Demo: D-Wave

Alex Condello, Senior Director

QUANTUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Coherent Quantum Annealing for Simulation and Optimization: D-Wave

Andrew King, Director

Iterative Quantum OptimizationUniversity of Minnesota

Alex Kamenev, Director of FTPI, Professor

ENDING KEYNOTE: Deloitte

Kate Abrey, Principal; Scott Buchholz, Global Quantum Lead

RECEPTION at

Amara at Paraiso

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Buses leave Temple House at about 4:30 pm.)

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

9:00 AM ET - 4:30 PM ET

OPENING KEYNOTE & GUEST SPEAKER: David Pogue

Six-time Emmy winner for his stories on CBS Sunday Morning, a New York Times bestselling author, a five-time TED speaker, and host of 20 NOVA science specials on PBS  

QUANTUM FOR BUSINESS

Panel: Building and Training Quantum Teams

Florian Neukart, Chief Product Officer, Terra Quantum; Venkat Kasirajan, Head of Quantum Technology Research, Trimble; Brian Smith, Lead Software Engineer, State Farm. Moderated by Mark Snedeker, SVP Growth, D-Wave

Assessing Applications for Hybrid: D-Wave

Alex Condello, Senior Director, D-Wave

Break

E-Comm Driver Auto Scheduling: Pattison Food Group

Benny Wai, Manager, Analytics Development

Portfolio Optimization with Quantum Annealing: Machine Learning Reply

Johannes Oberreuter, Technical Lead, Quantum Computing Practice

Quantum Use Cases for Life Sciences: AbbVie

Brian Martin, Head of AI

Real-Time Quantum Liquidity Optimizer for Wholesale Payments: GoodLabs Studio

Thomas Lo, Christopher McMahon, Donald Mcgillivray, J.P. Lam

Lunch

Workshop: Quantum Benchmarking 101 (in-person conference only)

Quantum Technology Innovation hub: Tohoku University

Masayuki Ohzeki, Founder, Sigma-i, and Professor, Tohoku University

Quantum Hub Innovation: uptownBasel Infinity

Damir Bogdan, Chief Executive Officer

QUANTUM BENCHMARKING

Benchmarking Quantum Annealing: Los Alamos National Lab

Carleton Coffrin, Staff Scientist

Quantum Benchmarking for Business: D-Wave

Catherine McGeoch, Principal Scientist

ENDING REMARKS / NETWORKING RECEPTION

DAY 3

Tutorial Day (Virtual Only)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

10:00 AM ET - 3:00 PM ET

WELCOME

Developer Champions Panel

Moderated by Nikhil Dhingra, Director, D-Wave

Tutorial: Building a Quantum Application

Leap Product Deep Dive and Demos: D-Wave

Alex Condello, Director

Tutorial: Developing a Real-World Proof of Concept

AGENDA: Qubits Japan

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

9:00 AM JST - 12:00 PM JST

Welcome

OPENING KEYNOTE: COMPLEXITY TO CLARITY

Dr. Alan Baratz, CEO D-Wave, and Selected Guests

Material Modeling: NEC, CSIRO

Shintaro Momose, Director Quantum Computing, NEC; Dr. Sam Yang, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

TRACK 2

TRACK 1

Business Applications with Quantum: Groovenauts

Eihiro Saishu, CEO

Performance of Black-box Multi-Objective Optimization by Ising Machines: Keio University and DENSO

Masashi Yamashita, Graduate Student

Mobility/Unmanned Air Vehicles: Sumitomo and Seino Holdings

Shuji Kawai, Operating Officer, Seino Holdings, Takuya Mano, Director, Sumitomo

Effects of Fixing Spins in a Quantum Annealing System: Keio University and DENSO

Tomohiro Hattori, Student

Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Method: Keio University and Waseda University

Shuta Kikuchi, Graduate Student

Recipe Optimization for a Meal Menu: OGIS 

Yuya Yamaguchi, R&D Engineer

Business Applications of Quantum Annealing: NTT Data 

Shiro Azaki, Scientist

Practical Advantage of Route Optimization Systems: DENSO

Akira Miki, Project Assistant Manager

ENDING KEYNOTE: COHERENT QUANTUM ANNEALING

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimori, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Closing Remarks

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