Quantum Technologies Forum
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Quantum Technologies Forum

July 28th, 2022 8:00am EST   Virtual, ON24

With a more comprehensive understanding of complex quantum phenomena, we’re on the precipice of the second quantum revolution, which has the potential to produce revolutionary quantum technologies with invaluable uses across civilian, military and government missions.

This second generation of quantum is expected to have transformational applications in multiple areas including warfare, supply chain optimization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, drug discovery and command and control systems.

The U.S. government has been significantly accelerating its quantum technology research and development efforts for defense and national security uses. Currently, corporations and government agencies are working to achieve cutting-edge quantum capabilities as the global quantum competition intensifies. However, new quantum technologies and potential defense applications introduce military strategies, doctrines and scenarios that pose new ethical issues that must be addressed as the second quantum revolution unfolds.

The Quantum Technologies Forum, hosted by ExecutiveBiz Events, gathers distinguished quantum thought leaders, government officials and industry executives in a timely discussion surrounding the future of novel quantum technologies for critical national security and military initiatives in the global race for quantum supremacy. 

  • John Burke
    Dr. John Burke - Keynote
    Principal Director, Quantum Science (OUSD R&E), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Chester Kennedy
    Chester Kennedy - Moderator
    President of Research and Security Solutions, ColdQuanta

    Selected by Florida Trend as one of the Florida 500 most influential business leaders for several years in a row, Chester Kennedy exercises his passion for technology and his love for the Central Florida region through independent strategic consulting engagements. Kennedy was also named by Orlando Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in the region and a “Game Changer” by the Orlando Business Journal. Kennedy is dedicated to helping organizations understand the opportunities and possible disruptive threats that the accelerating pace of technology evolution present to a variety of traditional industries. Recently, Kennedy served as the Chief Executive Officer of BRIDG from 2015 to 2020, where he expanded upon his 35 years of aerospace and commercial electronics industries experience to successfully lead the organization through the complex phases of building a microelectronics fabrication facility. Kennedy continued to lead BRIDG through the establishment of a robust customer base; a combination consisting of Federal and industry contracts which are key to transitioning industry into the new era driven by cyber-secure innovation and the Internet of Things. Before founding his consulting company and launching BRIDG, Kennedy spent 30 years at Lockheed Martin and its heritage organizations. During his tenure at Lockheed Martin, Kennedy worked every phase of the program life cycle – from concept development though capture, development and production. His experience spans from basic engineering roles to numerous management positions within engineering, business development, and program management. He spent several years working a strategic assignment on the corporate staff. He is a graduate of many executive development programs and spent the last 12 years of his Lockheed Martin career serving at the Vice President level in four different organizational combinations within the corporation; most recently as Vice President and Chief Engineer of Training and Logistics Solutions at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training. In addition to his passion for the region and the transformative power of technology to improve lives, Kennedy is a huge advocate for STEM-based education. His commitment is proven through his engagement on numerous boards and his sincere desire to create opportunities for others. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Kennedy loves spending time both on the water and in the air. He is a dedicated general aviation pilot and a lifelong student of the intersections of technology, business growth, and economic impact.

  • Dustin Moody
    Dr. Dustin Moody - Panelist
    Mathematician, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    Dustin Moody is a mathematician in the NIST Computer Security Division. Dustin leads the post-quantum cryptography project at NIST. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2009. His area of research deals with elliptic curves and their applications in cryptography.

  • Heather Penney
    Heather Penney - Panelist
    Senior Resident Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

  • 8:00am - 8:05am EST

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • 8:05am - 8:45am EST

    Keynote Address: Dr. John Burke

  • 8:45am - 9:45am EST

    Paths to Increasing Quantum Technology Manufacturing Capacity in the US and with US Allies

  • 9:45am - 9:50am EST

    Closing Comments

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