CQE Workshop on Quantum Networks and Components

Organized by memQ and Infleqtion

When: Monday, April 24, 2023 form 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CT

Where: Virtual

Description: 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.

Time Event 
11:00 –11:05 am CT


Introduction and welcome by Manish Singh, CEO, memQ

11:05 – 11:25 am CT

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 at Accenture.

11:25 – 11:45 am CT

Connecting Quantum Computers

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

11:45 am – 12:00 pm CT

Q&A from audience

Moderated by Manish Singh, memQ

12:00 – 12:45 pm CT

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 – 1:30 pm CT

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), and David Levonian (AWS Center for Quantum Networking)

1:30 – 2:15 pm CT

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), and Paul Alsing (Air Force Research Lab).

2:15 – 3:00 pm CT

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


Sid Chhibber, memQ

Manish Singh, memQ

Pranav Gokhale, Infleqtion

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The CQE Community is invited to this workshop.

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