Prof. Dr. ir. Rami Barends is an expert on superconducting qubits. He was one of the lead researchers at Google during the demonstration of beyond-classical computing.
Prof. Barends obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology from Prof. Teun Klapwijk, and later joined the team of Prof. John Martinis prior to merging with Google. Currently, Prof. Barends is the director of the new Peter Grünberg Institute for Functional Quantum Systems.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Carrazza is an expert in computational methods for science with particular emphasis in theoretical physics and Artificial Intelligence. Prof. Carrazza obtained his PhD at the University of Milan and later joined CERN as a senior research fellow in theoretical physics.
Currently, Prof. Carrazza is an associate professor at the University of Milan and coordinates several research projects involving high-energy physics, quantum computing, big data for economics and medical physics.
Fabio Gallo is a recognized expert in the High Performance Computing (HPC) field, with over 35 years in senior management roles in this segment. He led international sales and marketing organizations for large IT companies such as IBM, Silicon Graphics, Cray, Bull and Lenovo and held senior executive roles, including CEO, in a number of technology start-ups.
He has been a steering board member for the German company Science + Computing and for the European Technology Platform for HPC (ETP4HPC) a European Union initiative aimed at enabling HPC developments in Europe.
Prof. Jose Ignacio Latorre is an expert in quantum information theory. He is the Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore and the Chief Researcher of the Quantum Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi.
Prof. Latorre has an extensive research career at University of Barcelona, Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen, MIT and CERN, and has directed the Benasque Pedro Pascual Science Center. He is a prolific science communicator and has published several books on Quantum Technologies and Artificial Intelligence.