Industry Event
Quantum West: Opening Welcome and Keynote + Market Report
31 January 2023 • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Quantum Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level South) 

9:00 - 9:15 AM:
Welcome and introduction

Jay Lowell
Jay Lowell
Principal Senior Technical Fellow and Quantum Portfolio Manager
Boeing Research and Technology Disruptive Computing & Networks (United States)
Jay Lowell is the Chief Engineer and Quantum Portfolio Manager for Boeing’s Disruptive Computing & Networks organization which is leveraging core technologies in quantum communications, computing and sensing, high-performance computing, virtualization of embedded computing hardware and software, and advanced networking to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications. An internationally recognized expert in systems engineering of quantum, electromagnetic or electro-optic systems, he also is a Principal Senior Technical Fellow who works across Boeing’s businesses to develop the research-and-development investment strategy for transitioning quantum technology into Boeing products and services. His technical background includes work in remote sensing, precision measurements of time and frequency, inertial measurements, laser/matter interactions, photonics, optical signal processing, medical diagnostic development and software development. Lowell is a distinguished graduate with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Master of Science degree in physics from The Ohio State University. He also has a Doctor of Science degree in atomic physics from the University of Virginia.

9:15 - 10:00 AM:
Quantum technology for the financial industry (Keynote Presentation)

Marco Pistoia
Marco Pistoia
Managing Director, Head of Research
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (United States)
This presentation will illustrate why finance has been identified as the first industry sector to benefit from quantum computing, emphasizing specific use cases that will be solved more efficiently and accurately via quantum computing. In addition, it will describe the risks posed by quantum computing to today's cryptography, and the two solutions that have been identified to mitigate such risks: post quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution.

Marco Pistoia, Ph.D. is Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, and Head of JPMorgan Chase's Global Technology Applied Research (formerly Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering), where he leads research in Quantum Computing, Quantum Communication, Cloud Networking, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain and Cryptography. He joined JPMorgan Chase in January 2020. Formerly, he was a Senior Manager, Distinguished Research Staff Member and Master Inventor at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, where he managed an international team of researchers responsible for Quantum Computing Algorithms and Applications. He is the inventor of over 250 patents, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and over 300 patent-pending applications. Over 40 of his patents are in the area of Quantum Computing.

10:00 - 10:30 AM:
How photonics will contribute to quantum technologies and applications

Eric Mounier
Eric Mounier
Fellow Analyst
Yole Intelligence (France)
Quantum technologies cover a wide range of applications addressing key industrial simulation and optimization challenges in chemicals and materials research, logistics, financial services, healthcare, life science, manufacturing, and defense. These include drug discovery, protein structure prediction, investment risk analysis, feedstock management, vehicle routing and network optimization. Quantum technologies are also a critical national issue for many countries as they address secure communications and database management linked to national security. Quantum technologies have already delivered commercial applications in communications, sensing and precision timing. Quantum communication and cryptography have been deployed for many years for financial and military applications. They involve the generation and use of quantum states and resources for communication protocols. Quantum sensors use quantum phenomena to measure a physical property with higher sensitivity and precision compared to non-quantum sensors. Quantum computing is today attracting a lot of attention. It will inspire new ways of thinking and although quantum computing will only become usable commercially in a decade or more, the investment time is today. There are many different approaches for quantum bits, or qubits, including superconducting circuits and trapped ions, which are attracting high levels of funding. Photon-based qubits are an interesting approach making great advances, which will also benefit from the maturation of silicon photonics platforms. In this talk, we will review the market and status of quantum technologies for communication, sensing and computing, the current and possible future applications, and how photonics could be a very interesting approach for quantum technologies.

Eric Mounier has thirty years of experience within the semiconductor industry and is Fellow Analyst at Yole Intelligence. Eric provides daily in-depth insights into current and future semiconductor trends, markets and innovative technologies (Quantum, Photonics, Sensing, Metaverse ...). Eric has spoken in numerous international conferences. He has also authored or co-authored more than 120 papers as well as more than 150 Yole’s technology & market reports. Previously, Eric held R&D and Marketing positions at CEA Leti (France) and has a PhD. in Semiconductor Engineering and a degree in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France).