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2021 Chicago Quantum Summit Agenda

4 November 2021 @ 8:45 AM 6:00 PM IST

The fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit will be a daylong program of presentations and discussions focusing on growing quantum ecosystems, commercializing research, and considering complex issues such as workforce development and inclusion — on both local and global scales.

The Summit is a hybrid event. Virtual participation is broadly available.


Summit Agenda:

Time (CDT)Event Speakers 
8:45–9:30 AM Registration & Breakfast   
9:30–9:50 AM Program Welcome and Opening Remarks Paul Alivisatos, President of the University of Chicago J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory; Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange  
9:50–10:20 AM Keynote Charles Tahan, Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and Director, National Quantum Coordination Office, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
10:20–10:50 AM Keynote Jesse Robbers, Executive Board Member and Director, Industry and Digital Infrastructure of Quantum Delta NL
10:50–11:05 AM Break   
11:05 AM–11:35 AM Keynote Paul Dabbar, CEO and Co-Founder, Bohr Quantum Technology, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia University, and former Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
11:35 AM –1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00–1:30 PM KeynoteVanessa Z. Chan, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, Department of Energy 
1:30–2:30 PM Education & Workforce Panel Diana Franklin, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago; Karen Jo Matsler, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Texas Arlington; Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Professor of Physics, The Ohio State University; Thomas Searles, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Chicago; M. Ofelia Aguirre Paden, Director of the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) at the University of California Santa Barbara; Moderator: Linda Sapochak, Division Director, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation  
2:30–2:45 PM Break  
2:45– 3:45 PM Industry Panel Mirella Koleva, CEO & Co-founder, Quantopticon; Keith Evans, CEO and Co-founder, Great Lakes Crystal Technologies; Michael Flatté, Founder, QuantCAD; Pranav Gokhale, CEO and Co-founder, Super.tech; Kanav Setia, Co-founder and CEO, qBraid; Carol Scarlett, Founder, Axion Technologies, LLC; Moderator: Liz Ruetsch, GM, Quantum Engineering Solutions, Keysight Technologies, Inc. 
3:45 – 4:15 PM Keynote Doug Finke, Publisher and Managing Editor of the Quantum Computing Report
4:15–4:45 PM Keynote Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist of Australia 
4:45 – 6:00 PM Reception CQE Member Poster Session


Registration online!