Panels Program

Panels Scope and Goals

IEEE Quantum Week Panels feature enlightening and impactful discussions among experts on different perspectives of quantum computing and engineering. Panel topics include but are not limited to hardware-software co-design, hybrid quantum-classical computing, quantum advantage, quantum applications, post-quantum cryptography, fault-tolerant quantum computers, quantum error correction, quantum systems engineering, quantum programming education & training, quantum workforce training, or frontiers of quantum information science & algorithms. The panelists, a set of diverse researchers and practitioners, aim to share their insightful perspectives and engage the broader community in a stimulating dialogue. 

Panels Co-Chairs and Contacts

14 Stimulating Panels 

Date & Time

PAN IDPanel OrganizersPanel Title
Mon, Sep 16 @ 10:00–11:30PAN01Edward Kluender: Zurich Instruments, Pranav Mundada: Q-CTRL, Kyle Serniak: MIT Lincoln Lab, David Rivas: Rigetti, Ali Javadi-Abhari: IBM ResearchScaling Quantum Computers: A Full Stack View of the Roadmap Towards 1000’s of Qubits
Mon, Sep 16 @ 13:00–14:30PAN02Rowen Wu: Q-CTRLUnlocking Quantum Utility: Navigating the Era of Useful Quantum Computation
Mon, Sep 16 @15:00–16:30PAN03

Davide Venturelli: USRA NASA QuAIL

The Next NISQ Phase

Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00–11:30PAN04Lauren Ryan, Peter Sigrist, Jenni Strabley: Quantinuum and MicrosoftHow Microsoft and Quantinuum Built on Decades of Research to Achieve the Most Reliable Logical Qubits on Record
Tue, Sep 17 @13:00–14:30PAN05

Shohini Ghose: Quantum Algorithms Institute & Wilfrid Laurier University

Shaping the Quantum Future: Canada’s National Quantum Strategy

Tue, Sep 17 @ 15:00–16:30PAN06Dorit Aharonov: Qedma, Kenneth Brown: Duke UniversityThe Role of Error Suppression, Mitigation and Correction in Reaching the First Algorithmic Quantum Advantages
Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00–11:30PAN07

Heloise Pajot: EDF, Jeremy Renshaw: EPRI, Etienne Décossin: EDF, Rima Oueid: US DOE, Valerian Giesz: Quandela

Powering Tomorrow: Real-world Quantum Applications for the Energy Industry

Wed, Sep 18 @ 13:00–14:30PAN08Lorenzo Leandro, Gilad Ben Sach: Quantum MachinesOpen Stack: Under the Hood of Quantum Computers
Wed, Sep 18 @ 15:00–16:30PAN09Tommaso Demarie: Entropica Labs, Joe Fitzsimons: Horizon Quantum, Jing Hao Chai: Entropica Labs, Joan Camps: Riverlane, Théau Peronnin: Alice&Bob, Guillaume Dauphinais: XanaduThe Progress and Challenges towards Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing
Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00–11:30PAN10Aaliyah Fowler: IBM Quantum, Marina Caputo: IBM Quantum, Kallie Ferguson: Unitary Fund, Lauren Ryan: QuantinuumEffective DEIA Requires Accountability
Thu, Sep 19 @ 13:00–14:30PAN11Benjamin Crockett: INRS, Sarah Jenna: QV Studio, Francesco Bova: University of Toronto, Mike DeArmond: Thorlabs, Daniel Renner: Atacama Optics & Electronics, Valérian Giesz: Quandela, Matthew Posner: Axonal NetworksAre Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Still Needed for Quantum Technology Development?

Thu, Sep 19 @ 13:00–14:30


Lorenzo Leandro: Quantum Machines, Elise Jennings: ParTec

Quantum Software Stack: A Quest for Technological Maturity

Thu, Sep 19 @ 15:00–16:30


Indermohan Monga: LBNL, Wenji Wu: LBNL, Saikat Guha: University of Arizoa, Eden Figueroa: Stonybrook UniversityQuantum Network Testbeds: Towards Practical Deployment of Quantum Networks
Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00–11:30


Benjamin Sussman: University of Ottawa, Lucia Caspani: University of InsubriaRecent Advances in Quantum Photonics
Fri, Sep 19 @13:00–14:30


Shival Dasu, Elijah Durso-Sabina: QuantinuumWhat does 'Break-Even' Mean?