Workshop on Quantum Network and  Components 

Virtual, April 24, 2023

Welcome to the Workshop on Quantum Network and Components, organized by memQ, Infleqtion and the CQE!

This workshop is designed to bring together leading technology developers in the field of quantum networking and communication. The aim is to explore the various components and technologies that are essential for the development of quantum networks, including quantum repeaters, quantum memories, quantum routers, and other crucial components. 

Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions, attend talks by distinguished experts in the field, and participate in hands-on demonstrations of the latest quantum technologies. We hope that this workshop will serve as a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing, and help to advance the field of quantum networking and communication.


11:00 am Welcome

Introduction and welcome by Manish Singh, CEO, memQ

11:05 am Business Interests and Operationalization of Quantum Networks

Overview of the practical nature of quantum routing, quantum algorithms, and what it takes to actually run a quantum network presented by Bill Tanzola, Principal Director, Accenture

11:25 am Connecting Quantum Computers

Overview of the technical challenges and the need for optical links for connecting quantum computer modules by Robert Sutor, Vice President, Infleqtion

11:45 Q&A from audience, moderated by Manish Singh (memQ)

12:00 pm Panel on Components for a Quantum Network

Technical discussion regarding performance metrics and targets for component development for the quantum internet featuring prominent quantum component companies

Moderated by Neal Solmeyer (Honeywell)

Panelists include Corey McClelland (Qubitekk), Yoann Jestin (Ki3 Photonics),  Tom Darras (WelinQ), Robert Pettit (memQ)

12:45 pm Panel on Quantum Network Protocols

Presentation and Discussion on the collaboration and partnerships needed to define and implement the protocols and standards that will enable quantum networks

Moderated by Sean Sullivan (memQ)

Presentations by Pranav Gokhale (Infleqtion), Hassan Shapourian (Cisco), David Levonian (AWS Center for Quantum Networking)

1:30 pm Panel on Quantum Network Testbed Integration

Discover the exciting development of the quantum testbed in Quebec, integration opportunities with international firms, and the future opportunity to test components on real-world infrastructure with presentation and moderation

Moderated by Nick Peters, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Panelists include Hannes Bernien (Chicago Quantum Exchange), Martin Laforest (Zone d'innovation Sherbrooke), Jim Ingraham (EPB Tennessee), Paul Alsing (Air Force Research Lab)

2:15 pm Tutorial on quantum networks

A high-level overview of component and network protocols for engineers, graduate students, and the wider community. A basic level of familiarity with quantum properties such as entanglement is assumed

Led by Spencer Johnson (Kwiat Lab UIUC)

How to Attend

The workshop is being organized under the CQE umbrella and the quantum community is invited to this workshop.

To attend, please email with the subject line Workshop on Quantum Network and Components.