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, Rigetti
David Garvin: Principal Researcher Quantitative Analysis, Rigetti
David focusses on researching, developing and implementing financial industry applications 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.
Professor of Quantum Technologies, University of Sussex
Prof. Winfried Hensinger, Professor of Quantum Technologies, University of Sussex
Winfried Hensinger obtained his undergraduate degree at the Ruprechts-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany and then moved to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia to complete a Master’s degree. Subsequently he obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland under guidance of Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Norman Heckenberg and Gerard Milburn in the field of experimental nonlinear quantum dynamics with ultracold atoms. During his PhD candidature he spent an extended period at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, USA in the group of Nobel laureate William Phillips where he demonstrated dynamical tunnelling in a sodium Bose-Einstein condensate. After completing his PhD he spent three years as a FOCUS Research Fellow in the group of Chris Monroe at the University of Michigan developing ways to scale ion trap quantum information processing. In 2005, he moved to the University of Sussex, where he is now Professor of Quantum Technologies. Hensinger heads the Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group and he is the director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. Hensinger’s group works on constructing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, a quantum simulation engine as well as portable quantum sensors in collaboration with a number of academic and industrial partners.
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, Rigetti
Marco Paini: Quantum Computing – Program Management and Business Development, Rigetti
Marco leads Rigetti’s clients programs in the UK and Rigetti’s quantum computing applications portfolio development.
Prior to joining Rigetti, 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