Rami Barends

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.

Stefano Carrazza

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

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.

Jose Ignacio Latorre

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.

arkady fedorov

Dr. Arkady Fedorov completed his PhD studies at Clarkson University, US in 2005. His research work was primarily on theoretical aspects of quantum information science and decoherence in solid state systems. He was then appointed a postdoctoral fellow KIT, Germany working on a theory of superconducting quantum circuits in application to quantum computing and quantum optics phenomena. In 2007-2010 he worked in TU Delft, The Netherlands conducting experiments with superconducting flux qubits. After joining the University of Queensland, Australia as faculty member in 2013, he established a new experimental research laboratory and has been leading this laboratory since.


His most notable contributions include realization of several key components for quantum information processing with superconducting qubits. Among these are the first implementation of three three-qubit gates, the first implementation of quantum teleportation in solid-state and the most comprehensive test of quantum contextuality. For his research Fedorov was awarded the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship in 2015 and the University of Queensland Foundation Excellence Research Fellowship in 2016.