Quantum in


Quantum in




Please find below the recordings from the Quantum in Finance virtual event on October 21, 2020.

View the full agenda here.

View playlist on P33’s Youtube here.




Opening Remarks



Speaker: Jean-Francois Bobier (Partner & Associate Director) & Matt Langione (Principal), Boston Consulting Group.

Topic: Expected benefits of quantum in finance

Speaker: Fred Chong, Seymour Goodman Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago

Topic: Quantum Software will Close the Gap to Practical Quantum Computing

Speaker: Margaret Martonosi, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation.

Topic: Government quantum priorities, establishing foundations in technology and education/ workforce

Speaker: Brian DeMarco, Professor of Physics, Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in Physics, QLCI-HQAN Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.kldaksd;lakd;alkd;alkd;akd;alkd;alkd;aldka;lsdka;dkal;sdka;dlska;sld

Topic: NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute & Building a Regional Quantum Ecosystem

Speaker: Prem Kumar, AT&T Professor of Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University

Topic: Quantum “space race” – Past, present, and the road ahead

Speaker: Yianni Gamvros, Head of Business Development, QC Warekdlaskd;lakd;alkd;alkd;alkda;ldkkdasl;dka;dlkadka;ldska;dlsk

Topic: Latest developments in quantum algorithms for finance

Speaker: Martin Schuetz, Quantum Data Scientist, Amazon Web

Topic: Quantum Computing – The Amazon Perspective


Speaker: David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering and Physics, University of Chicago; Q-NEXT Director, Argonne National Laboratory.

Topic: Significance of DOE National Quantum Information Research Centers

Panel #1

Panel Topic: Academic-Industry Interactions in Quantum & Finance

Moderator: Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder/President, CareJourney; Served as first CTO of U.S. appointed by Obama


  • Kevin Callaghan: Co-Founder/COO, QuantFi
  • Bill Fefferman: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • Yianni Gamvros: Head of Business Development, QC Ware
  • Pranav Gokhale: Founder/CEO, Super.tech
  • Liang Jiang: Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago and Amazon Scholar
  • Rafal Janik: Head of Product, Xanadu
  • Raghu Kulkarni: Vice President of Data Science, Discover Financial Services

Panel #2

Panel Topic: QIS Workforce – Getting Started in Quantum

Moderator: Jai Shekhawat, Founder and former CEO, Fieldglass


  • Yuri Alexeev: Principal Project Specialist, ArgonneNational Laboratory
  • Brian DeMarco: Professor of Physics, Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in Physics, QLCI-HQANDirector, UIUC
  • Kayla Lee: Growth Product Manager/Community Partnerships, IBM
  • Taha Jaffer: Head of Wholesale Banking and Global Treasury AI, Scotiabank
  • Roman Orus: Cofounder and CSO, Multiverse Computing
  • Mark Saffman: Professor of Physics, UW-Madison; Chief Scientist for Quantum Information, ColdQuanta
  • Will Zeng: Head of Quantum Research, Goldman Sachs  Founder, Unitary Fund