AGENDA: Qubits North America & Europe

DAY 1

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

9:00 AM ET - 4:30 PM ET

OPENING KEYNOTE: COMPLEXITY TO CLARITY

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

QUANTUM FOR BUSINESS

Finance: Mastercard

Steve Flinter, Vice President

Energy: Industry Speaker

Break

Life Sciences: 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

Media: Recruit 

Kotaro Tanahashi, Machine Learning Engineer

Lunch

Workshop: Assessing Applications for Quantum (in-person conference only)

Quantum Hub Innovation: uptownBasel

Damir Bogdan, Chief Technology Officer

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

D-Wave: Advantage / Advantage 2 / Systems

Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President 

Emile Hoskinson, Director

D-Wave: Leap / Hybrid Solvers / Software

Murray Thom, Vice President 

Break

D-Wave: Feature Selection Demo

Alex Condello, Director

QUANTUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Coherent Quantum Annealing: 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 / DINNER at

Amara at Paraiso

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

9:00 AM ET - 4:30 AM ET

OPENING KEYNOTE: GUEST SPEAKER

QUANTUM FOR BUSINESS

Panel: Building and Training Quantum Teams

Florian Neukhart, Chief Product Officer, Terra Quantum; Venkat Kasirajan, Head of Quantum Technology Research, Trimble

New Industry Report: Challenges & Opportunities with Quantum

Bob Sorensen, SVP Research, Hyperion Research

Quantum in Finance 

Break

Retail: Save-on-Foods

Lindsay Dukowski, Senior Manager

Mobility/UAVs: Tohoku University with Sumitomo, Seino Holdings, Aeronext Inc.

Renichiro Haba, Doctoral Student, Tohoku University; Shuji Kawai, Operating Officer, Seino Holdings; Takuya Mano, Director, Sumitomo

Lunch

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

Quantum Use Cases for Life Sciences: Abbvie

Brian Martin, Head of AI

Life Sciences: MentenAI

Vikram Mulligan, Co-founder

Quantum Technology Innovation & Industry Collaboration: Sigma-i / Tohoku University

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

Benchmarking Quantum Annealing: Los Alamos National Lab

Carleton Coffrin, Staff Scientist

QUANTUM BENCHMARKING

Quantum Benchmarking for Business: D-Wave

Catherine McGeoch, Principal Scientist

ENDING KEYNOTE: GUEST SPEAKER

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 and Hybrid Solvers: D-Wave

Alex Condello, Director

Tutorial: Developing a Real-World Proof of Concept

MIAMI CONFERENCE ENDS

Welcome to Day 3

16:00 

AGENDA: Qubits Japan

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

9:00 AM JST - 1:00 PM JST

All times listed in JST

Welcome

OPENING KEYNOTE: COMPLEXITY TO CLARITY

Alan Baratz and Selected Guests

Material Modeling: NEC, CSIRO

Shintaro Momose, Director

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

Mobility/Unmanned Air Vehicles: Tohoku University with Sumitomo, Seino Holdings, Aeronext Inc

Renichiro Haba, Doctoral Student, Tohoku Univ, Shuji Kawai, Operating Officer, Seino Holdings, Takuya Mano, Director, Sumitomo

Practical Advantage of Route Optimization Systems: DENSO

Akira Miki, Project Assistant Manager

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

Tomohiro Hattori, Student

Business Applications of Quantum Annealing: NTT Data 

Shiro Azaki, Scientist

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

ENDING KEYNOTE: COHERENT QUANTUM ANNEALING

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimori, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Closing Remarks