Digital Week Day 4

DIGITAL WEEK DAY 4: Thursday 18th June (BST)

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Quantum Computing in Europe: The Road to Business Impact

Stefano Perini - Senior Research Analyst, IDC

Beside technology challenges, key to the potentially huge success of quantum computing will be the achievement of a real business impact for end user companies. For this to happen, it is crucial to understand from the beginning the main dynamics of the nascent European quantum computing market, answering questions such as: what is the end-user sentiment about quantum computing in Europe? What industries and use cases are currently the most promising for quantum computing applications? How will the landscape evolve in the next few years? Join the presentation for the answers to these and other questions.


Stefano Perini

Senior Research Analyst

It’s important to separate the hype form the reality when we are presented with Quantum-inspired promises of novel drugs, cancer cures and the like. The reality is that much work needs to be done in simply identifying the use cases and the nature of the research before such goals can be realised. Come and listen to our experts as they explain how their organizations are approaching Quantum, what resources are required, and how the future roadmap is panning out.


Emir Roach



Marielle van de Pol

Global Head, Research Informatics


Ross Walker

Global Director, Scientific Research Computing & Analytics

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Aliro Technologies

Vitali Vinokour - Head of Product, Aliro Technologies


Vitali Vinokour

Head of Product
Aliro Technologies

Qubits are small. Really small. And they are unstable. Really unstable. Is it a pipedream to expect to harness their power for computational and communication purposes? What are the practical challenges to overcome, and how are leading engineers approaching those challenges? What does the broader supply chain look like and can we scale up to industrial manufacturing?


Roberto DeSimone

Manager, Strategic Innovation (Disruptive Technologies)
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence


Sadik Hafizovic

CEO & Co-Founder
Zurich Instruments


Tobias Lindstrom

Senior Research Scientist
National Physical Laboratory


Freeke Heijman

Director of Strategic Development

3:25 pm - 3:40 pm Scaling up quantum computing control systems to 100 qubits and beyond

Jan Benhelm - CMO, Zurich Instruments

The system control challenges in building quantum computers are a significant obstacle for teams all over the world. Zurich Instruments develops and deploys a state-of-the-art Quantum Computer Control System that accelerates progress towards a useful quantum computer.


Jan Benhelm

Zurich Instruments

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Quantum computing at TOTAL: What are the drivers, and where are we?

Elvria Shishenina - Research Scientist, Total

Hear how one of the world’s largest energy companies is exploring Quantum computing, and what their roadmap looks like. 


Elvria Shishenina

Research Scientist

4:20 pm - 4:35 pm The Diamond Quantum Revolution

Dr. Daniel Twitchen - Chief Technologist, Element Six


Dr. Daniel Twitchen

Chief Technologist
Element Six

Like AI, Quantum technologies have the power to be transformative. They also have the power to do untold damage. How can we balance progress with privacy? How can we ensure that he widest possible population groups benefit, and that the benefits are distributed equitably? Should there be a Quantum “Code of Conduct”? Join us to explore these and other questions in this interactive panel.


Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Founder & CEO


Darlene Damm

Chair, Global Grand Challenges
Singularity University


Philip Inglesant

Research Assistant
University of Oxford


Keeper Sharkey

Founder & CEO

5:25 pm - 5:40 pm An introduction to the first Quantum training & recruitment platform

Araceli Venegas-Gomez - Founder & CEO, QURECA


Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Founder & CEO