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Quantum West 2022

Invited speakers from the quantum industry

A glimpse into the future

Explore the role that photonics plays as quantum technology moves from R&D to engineering products for the commercial marketplace.

Mark your calendar for Quantum West 2022 taking place in San Francisco.


Hear from experts discussing market prospects, information systems and computing, communications, sensing and imaging, a special focus on photonics in quantum, and the path for building a commercial ecosystem. Quantum West will take place 26 January at Photonics West 2022 and feature invited speakers throughout the day. This event is organized in partnership with the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). We look forward to gathering safely with everyone in January. Program details will be available in the fall.

Addressing important topics

  • Quantum computing, communications, and sensing applications
  • Photonics as an enabling technology for quantum
  • Markets for quantum-enabled devices
  • The commercial ecosystem
  • Workforce development

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Schedule overview

Wednesday 26 January
The Moscone Center
Welcome and keynote by Jay Lowell 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Applications and the role of photonics in quantum computing 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Applications and the role of photonics in quantum networks and communications 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Applications and the role of photonics in quantum sensing and imaging 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
The quantum marketplace 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing remarks and networking 5:35 PM - 6:00 PM

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Tuesday 25 January
The Moscone Center
Industry Initiatives for the Commercial Quantum Infrastructure 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Watch recordings from Quantum West 2021

Sir Peter Knight

Imperial College London and UK National Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board for UKRI (United Kingdom)

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Noel Goddard

CEO, Qunnect, Inc. (United States)

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Wilhelm G. Kaenders

CTO & co-founder, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)

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Eric Ostby

Product Manager, Google (United States)

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All 2021 presentations are available open access

Watch presentations from the 2021 event

Hear last year's speakers address important topics. All of the Quantum West 2021 presentation recordings are available open access on the SPIE Digital Library. Watch last year's presentations and mark your calendar for the 2022 event in San Francisco 26 January.

Organizing committee and cooperating organizations

Thanks to the 2022 organizing committee

Santanu Basu, Corning
Sara Diegoli, QuantIC
Barbara Goldstein, NIST
Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics
Anke Lohmann, Anchored In
Roger McKinlay, Innovate, UK
Celia Merzbacher, QED-C
John Spencer, Photodigm
Mark Tolbert, TOPTICA Photonics
Mark Wippich, Make Photonics Work LLC


Organized in cooperation with

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