Meet the OCP Future Technologies Initiative Program Committee for the upcoming Special Focus track on Quantum

Meet the OCP Future Technologies Initiative Program Committee for the upcoming Special Focus track on Quantum at the upcoming OCP Global Summit, October 17 to 19 in San Jose, CA.

  • Catherine White, Physics and Networks Researcher at BT focusing on Optical and quantum technology, with an undergraduate degree in Physics and a PhD in quantum simulation of transport in coherent nanoscale devices.
  • Diego R. Lopez, Senior Technology Expert at Telefonica in charge of Technology Exploration at the Global CTO Unit, within Telefónica I+D., ETSI Fellow and chair of ETSI ZSM with a PhD in Physics. Specialties include NFV and Software Networks. Internet middleware. Federated architectures. Directories (LDAP). Identity management systems: SAML, OpenID, OAuth. PKI. Internet security.
  • Heather West, IDC - Research Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, covering quantum computing, AI and enterprise workload infrastructure. She has 15+ years of data collection, organization, management, analyses, and data warehousing experience. Heather has a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Richard Pitwon, CEO of Resolute Photonics, Director, scientist and engineer with more than 22 years transformational expertise in optical, photonic and quantum system interconnect, integration and architectures for data centre, IoT and data-communications applications. Holds 55 patents, authored over 65 peer-reviewed publications including 5 international standards and given over 100 international talks and holds a PhD in Optical Engineering.
  • Roy Rubenstein, Light Counting - Roy is the publisher of the online magazine, Gazettabyte, and has been researching and writing about the telecom and semiconductor industries for 30 years. He has also contributed articles for the UK New Electronics magazine, Financial World, and IEEE Spectrum. Roy is also the co-author of the book, Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution, published by Elsevier in 2016. He received a M.Sc. by Dissertation in computing architectures for digital signal processing and a Ph.D. in digital communications from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

The OCP has assembled an expert committee to build a program introducing quantum technology to the OCP Community, Titled: “Preparing for the Emerging Quantum Opportunity”.

This Track kicks off at 12:30 PM on Day Two – October 18.