Quantum Executive Series

 

Upcoming Sessions

Interview with Mr. Masayoshi Terabe
Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 10am ET

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Abstract
The IEEE Quantum Executive Series is a live virtual series featuring exclusive interviews with executives and decision makers in the quantum industry. In this session, Maëva Ghonda will interview Mr. Masayoshi Terabe,Head of Quantum Transformation (QX), Sumitomo Corporation. This session is intended for executives and decision makers.

Interviewer
Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Executive Producer, Quantum Computing Executive Talks

Executive
Mr. Masayoshi Terabe, Head of Quantum Transformation (QX), Sumitomo Corporation

Mr. Masayoshi TerabeMr. Masayoshi Terabe, is the head of Quantum Transformation (QX) for the Sumitomo Corporation. He is also an associate visiting professor at Tohoku University in Japan. Mr. Terabe received his M.S. in Quantum Engineering from Nagoya University in 2007 and has 13 years of engineering experience at DENSO Corporation. In 2020, he joined Sumitomo Corporation and launched the project to create a new business using quantum computing. He had been leading application demonstrations of quantum computing in mobility services, factories and air mobility control.

 

 

 

Sessions On-Demand

Interview with Dr. Mark Nicholas Jones
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 11am ET

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Abstract
The IEEE Quantum Executive Series is a live virtual series featuring exclusive interviews with executives and decision makers in the quantum industry. In this session, Maëva Ghonda will interview Dr. Mark Nicholas Jones, CEO and Co-Founder of Molecular Quantum Solutions (MQS). This session is intended for executives and decision makers.

Interviewer
Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Executive Producer, Quantum Computing Executive Talks

Executive
Dr. Mark Nicholas Jones, CEO and Co-Founder, Molecular Quantum Solutions (MQS)

Dr. Mark Nicholas JonesDr. Mark Nicholas Jones is the CEO and co-founder of Molecular Quantum Solutions (MQS). In 2019, he co-founded MQS in Denmark to integrate quantum chemistry calculations for property prediction with higher-layer applications such as computer aided molecular design and unit operation modelling. Dr. Jones earned his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His interests include: Quantum Chemistry, Machine Learning, Process Systems Engineering, and Software Development.

 

 

Interview with Dr. Alexey Melnikov
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 at 10am ET

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Abstract
In this session, Maëva Ghonda will interview Dr. Alexey A. Melnikov, Head of Quantum Machine Learning at Terra Quantum AG. Terra Quantum is a Swiss-based quantum technology start-up, creating exponential impact for the benefit of business & society through unleashing the power of quantum technologies. They develop industrial application-specific solutions powered by their scientific inventions across the Quantum Technology spectrum. This talk will cover how their Quantum Machine Learning capabilities are overcoming classical pipeline bottlenecks and how their Hybrid Neural Network Architecture opens new realms of accessible advantage by solving problems in full dimensionality. It will also touch upon the vital role Quantum Machine Learning plays in enhancing key application areas under stealth development like Intelligent QKD, Optical Annealing, and Automated Circuit Design.

Interviewer
Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Executive Producer, Quantum Computing Executive Talks

Executive
Dr. Alexey A. Melnikov, Head of Quantum Machine Learning, Terra Quantum AG

Dr. Alexey MelnikovDr. Alexey A. Melnikov received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Innsbruck, where he worked on physics approaches to machine learning and quantum machine learning. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Innsbruck, Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology, ITMO University, and the University of Basel, where he worked on AI applications in quantum technologies. He has been a visiting assistant professor at the National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Melnikov, together with co-authors, received the Cozzarelli Prize (2019) for creating a learning algorithm that designs new quantum experiments.

Since 2020, Dr. Melnikov is with Terra Quantum AG in Rorschach, Switzerland, where he leads a research team, providing industry advantages with applied quantum machine learning.

 

 

Interview with Dr. Jan Goetz
Thursday, 29 April 2021 at 12pm ET

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Abstract
In this live recording, Maëva Ghonda will interview Dr. Jan Goetz, the CEO of IQM Quantum Computers. IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers. The company deploys on-premise quantum computers with processors optimized for quantum applications.

IQM's second-generation quantum processors use proprietary on-chip components to increase the QPU speed for error correction. IQM quantum computers are developed in a unique hardware-software co-design strategy to deliver quantum advantage to its customers.

This event is intended for executives and decision makers. Registration is free.

Interviewer
Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Executive Producer, Quantum Computing Executive Talks

Executive
Dr. Jan Goetz, CEO & Co-Founder, IQM

Jan GoetzDr. Goetz is a quantum physicist. He is also the co-founder and CEO of IQM. IQM is a company based in Finland that is building quantum computers for the wellbeing of humankind. The company has assembled an exceptional team of international quantum computing experts developing co-design quantum computers to tackle the hardest challenges of modern society. IQM's breakthroughs include pioneering on-chip components for ultra-fast processors and hardware-efficient solutions for application-specific computers.

To date, IQM has raised more than EUR 71 million in funding, including the largest seed investment round in Finnish history. Dr. Goetz completed his doctorate in superconducting quantum circuits at the Technical University of Munich and worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in Helsinki at Aalto University, where he holds the title of Lecturer. Dr. Goetz was selected as one of the 40 under 40 in Germany and received the prestigious entrepreneurship award from the KAUTE Foundation.

 

 

The Future of Quantum Computing Software
Thursday, 25 March 2021 at 12pm ET

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Abstract
In this Quantum Executive Series, Maëva Ghonda interviews Amir Naveh, the co-founder and Head of Algorithms at Classiq Technologies, an exceptional quantum startup that recently received significant venture funding. Additionally, Mr. Naveh will present the current state of quantum computing software and review the major challenges and achievements in quantum computing software to date. He will also discuss the advances needed in quantum computing software in the near term (NISQ) and long-term (Fault-tolerant), in order to practically utilize the power of quantum computing. Some promising directions for the future of quantum algorithm design will also be discussed. Then, Mr. Naveh will share his vision of where quantum computing software is headed.

Interviewer
Maëva Ghonda, IEEE Executive Producer, Quantum Computing Executive Talks

Executive
Amir Naveh, Co-Founder and Head of Algorithms at Classiq Technologies

Amir NavehAmir Naveh is the co-founder and Head of Algorithms at Classiq Technologies, an exceptional quantum startup that recently received significant venture funding. Classiq enables the development of quantum algorithms through automation and synthesis. Amir is a former leader of large R&D teams and projects in the Israeli Ministry of Defence and Intelligence community and a "Talpiot" alumnus.