Managing Director, Head of Data Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank
Alexei Kondratyev: Managing Director, Head of Data Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank
In his role as Managing Director and Head of Data Analytics at Standard Chartered Bank, Alexei is responsible for providing data analytics services to Financial Markets sales and trading.
He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2010 from Barclays Capital where he managed a model development team within Credit Risk Analytics. Prior to joining Barclays Capital in 2004, he was a senior quantitative analyst at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt.
Alexei holds MSc in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the University of Kiev and PhD in Mathematical Physics from the Institute for Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Principal Researcher Quantitative Analysis, QxBranch
David Garvin: Principal Researcher Quantitative Analysis, QxBranch
David focusses on researching, developing and implementing financial industry applications of quantum computing. QxBranch delivers predictive analytics, illuminated by Explainable Data Science, leveraging the emerging potential of Quantum Computing.
David has over 20 years experience as a Front-Office Quant in the Finance Industry. Previously, he has been the Global Head of Quantitative Analysis at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Prior to that, he was a Director at Deutsche Bank and a Quant Analyst at Morgan Grenfell. He has covered all asset classes and been involved in management, modelling, risk and analytics, derivatives and structured products, machine learning and electronic trading.
David holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Cambridge University and an MBA (Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He has authored articles in finance, computing, physics and engineering.
Head of Risk Analytics For Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Christoph Burgard: Head of Risk Analytics For Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Christoph Burgard heads the Risk Analytics team for Global Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which he joined in November 2015. Prior to this he spent 16 years at Barclays, where he was leading the Equity Derivatives and XVA front office Quantitative Analytics teams for the investment bank as well as the ALM modelling area for the bank’s treasury department. Christoph was named Risk Magazine’s Quant of the Year 2015 for his pioneering work on FVA. He has a PhD in Particle Physics from Hamburg University and was a research fellow at CERN and DESY.
Professor of Nanoelectronics, University College London
Paul Warburton: Professor of Nanoelectronics, University College London
Short bio: Paul Warburton is a Professor of Nanoelectronics at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Department of Electrical Engineering at University College London. He heads a research team working on quantum annealing using superconducting hardware. He is interested in both commercial applications and understanding the role of quantum mechanics in delivering performance benefits in quantum annealing. He also leads the Q-LABS Innovation Centre in quantum computation.
Quantum Computing – Program Management and Business Development, QxBranch
Marco Paini: Quantum Computing – Program Management and Business Development, QxBranch
Marco leads QxBranch’s clients programs in the UK and QxBranch’s quantum computing applications portfolio development.
Prior to joining QxBranch, Marco spent more than eighteen years with Accenture, where he has held several roles in technology, working as software engineer and a technology product manager, leading the delivery of technology programs, managing technology accounts and driving innovation, with a focus on artificial intelligence. In the last part of his career with Accenture, Marco oversaw the AI ecosystem and the development of the quantum computing offering for the Accenture UKI Financial Services Technology Advisory practice.
Marco studied physics at the University of Pavia, where he collaborated with the Quantum Information Theory Group of the University of Pavia, contributing to important results in quantum tomography