Digital Week Day 2

DIGITAL WEEK DAY 2: Tuesday 16th June (BST)

12:40 pm - 12:55 pm Chairperson’s Opening Address

Winfried Hensinger - Chief Scientist & Chairman, Universal Quantum


Winfried Hensinger

Chief Scientist & Chairman
Universal Quantum

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm Quantum machine learning applications in the automotive industry

Thomas Hubregtsen - Lead Quantum Computing, BMW

Machine Learning is emerging as one of the most promising applications for Quantum computing. Join this session to hear how BMW is exploring potential use cases for ML within their business. 


Thomas Hubregtsen

Lead Quantum Computing

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Commercial quantum technologies in the UK – the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Roger McKinlay - Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies, UK Innovation & Research

You will see how the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund in Quantum Technologies is supporting a growing quantum industry here in the UK. Roger will be joined by Murray Reed (QLM), Ilana Wisby (Oxford Quantum Circuits), Loyd McKnight (Fraunhofer), Corin Gawith (Covesion), Richard Murray, Josh Nunn and Cristina Escoda (ORCA Computing).


Roger McKinlay

Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies
UK Innovation & Research

1:50 pm - 2:15 pm An overview of MOD approaches to Quantum technologies

Stephen Till - Senior Fellow, DSTL (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory)

The DSTL is the UK’s leading government agency dedicated to applying science and technology to the defence and security of the nation. As such, they are a key sponsor and proponent of a broad spectrum of Quantum technologies and applications. Learn how DSTL is evaluating, utilizing and driving forward the adoption of Quantum technologies.


Stephen Till

Senior Fellow
DSTL (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory)

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm The Amazon Web Services Perspective

Richard Moulds - General Manager Amazon Braket, AWS Quantum Computing

Amazon’s announced it’s Braket service in December, a potential game changer for the “mass” adoption of Quantum computing. Richard will take you through the in’s and out’s of the initiative, as well as the future roadmap.


Richard Moulds

General Manager Amazon Braket
AWS Quantum Computing

2:50 pm - 3:05 pm Exploring the Innovations of Honeywell’s Quantum Device

Seyon Sivarajah - Quantum Software Researcher, Cambridge Quantum Computing


Seyon Sivarajah

Quantum Software Researcher
Cambridge Quantum Computing

With private and public markets in upheaval, this session promises to be one of the highlights of Quantum.Tech Digital. How are investors viewing “deeptech” companies turning this period of turmoil, and how has investment criteria shifted over the last few months? What are the future prospects and what can we expect?


Roland Fejfar

Head TechBD EMEA/ APAC, Co-Founder
Morgan Stanley, Quantum.Tech


Colin Hanna



Christophe Jurczak

Managing Partner


Maria Lepskaya

Senior Associate
Runa Capital


Ilja Vladimirov

Director, Digital Investments
Evonik Venture Capital


Jan Westerhues

Investment Partner
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH


Katie Pizzolato

Director, IBM Q Client Strategy & Development

4:45 pm - 4:55 pm Fundamentals of Quantum computing from an Enterprise perspective

Matthew Versaggi - Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Technology, Optum


Matthew Versaggi

Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Technology

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Cocktail Reception

Join us from the comfort of your own living room. Mix your favourite drink and post it on the Quantum.Tech App timeline to win great prizes. Say a virtual “cheers” to your colleagues and friends from around the Quantum world.