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Quantum West: Welcome and Keynote
icon_in-person.svgIn person: 26 January 2022 • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM PST | Moscone Center, South, Quantum Hub Stage, Hall A Lobby (Exhibit Level) 

9:00 - 9:10AM
Welcome and Introduction

Celia Merzbacher
Celia Merzbacher
QED-C Executive Director
SRI International (United States)
Dr. Celia Merzbacher is the Executive Director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), which is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and more than 170 industry, academic and other members and is managed by SRI International. She advises several US quantum research centers.

9:10 - 9:50 AM
Quantum Industry: Accelerating into 2022

Jay Lowell
Jay Lowell
Senior Technical Fellow
Boeing Research and Technology Disruptive Computing & Networks (United States)

The Quantum Industry has been rapidly growing over the past several years. This talk will describe advances going on in quantum technology development in computing, sensing, and communications, provide examples of each and discuss trends in each area. A key focus will be on how advances in photonic devices and photonic integrated circuits will impact the quantum industry and fuel future advancement.

Jay Lowell is a Senior Technical Fellow and Chief Engineer for Boeing’s Disruptive Computing & Networks organization, which is leveraging core technologies in quantum communications, computing and sensing, high-performance computing, and advanced networking to develop computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications.