EPIC Online Quantum Technology Meeting on Photonics for Accelerating Qubit Generation and Quantum Computing

12 February 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Qubit generation technologies are at the heart of the race for commercially viable quantum computers. In this meeting, we will focus on photonic solutions for Qubit generation and quantum data processing. We will bring together companies developing integrated photonic circuits, single-photon sources and detectors. The discussion will explore state of the art quantum information processing technologies, employing trapped ions and quantum simulators that use superconductors.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Sana Amairi-Pyka, Project Leader for Optical Technologies at EPIC


CEO and Co-founder of ORCA Computing, a startup with a pioneering approach to photonic quantum computing based on quantum memories and optical fibre. Richard has previously worked for TTP, Teledyne, and Innovate UK.

Ph.D., IBM Technology Data Science Squad Manager, IBM Quantum Ambassador and Qiskit Advocate, Open Group Certified Solution Architect.

Najla Said
Cloud Data Science Squad Manager at IBM

Senior Project Manager with experience in photonic integration for commercial and R&D applications.

Jörn Epping
Senior Project Manager at QuiX
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More information about Bernd can be found HERE.

More information about Marc can be found HERE.

Marc Almendros
Technical Director of Quantum Engineering Solutions at Keysight Technologies
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Has a Ph.D. in quantum optics at the University of Calgary and was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoc at Ulm, Germany. Leads the theory/architecture team at Xanadu, a photonic quantum computing startup based in Toronto, Canada.

Ish Dhand
Quantum Architecture Team Leader at Xanadu


Ahmed Abumazwed, Photonics Support Specialist at CMC Microsystems
Alexey Shchekin, Samsung Research Center at Samsung Research Center
Amin Abbasi, BDM at imec
Amin Shoaie, Product Owner at Messe München GmbH
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Anke Odouli, Exhibition Director at Messe München GmbH
Arnaud Cotel, Head of Optics Department at Airbus Defence and Space
Björn Kubala, Scientist at German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Borja Jerez, R&D Engineer at Arquimea Research Center
Charles Goëller, COO at ICON Photonics
Corey McClelland, Vice President at Qubitekk
David Nolet, Project Manager – Quantum Entrepreneurship at Québec Quantique
Dirk de Man, Sales Manager at Topic Embedded Systems
Dirk Kalinowski, Project Manager at Cluster NMWP.NRW
Dharmraj Kotekar Patil, Scientist at ASTAR

Domenico Tulli, CTO at Quside Technologies
Douglas Abelé, CEO at PhotonPath
Edmund Owen, Senior Physicist at Cambridge Consultants
Egidijus Vanagas, CEO at Evana Technologies
Emily Meads, Deep Tech Investor at Speedinvest

Erik Beckert, Department Head at Fraunhofer IOF
Faisal Kamran, Principal Technology Analyst at SONY
Fotini Karinou, Senior Researcher at Microsoft
Francois Couny, Product Line Manager at EXFO
Frank Levinson, General Partner at Phoenix Venture Partners
Frédéric Boeuf, Fellow Silicon Photonics at STMicroelectronics
Geoffrey Duggan, Senior Product Sales Manager – EMEA at Ansys Lumerical
George Avdikos, Project manager at HPhos
Giovanni Beninca de Farias, R&D Engineerat VLC Photonics
Hanna Bailey, Sales Engineer at Alpine Research Optics
Ish Dhand, Head of Theory/Architecture at Xanadu Quantum Technology Inc.
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jeff Demain, CEO at Demain One
Jeremy Borsenberger, Business Dévelopment at Computer Controls
Joe Delfino, Director at Salescycle
Joerg Bartel, Enterprise Architect/Private consultant
Jörn Epping, Senior Project Manager at QuiX BV
Jose Capmany, COO at iPronics
Julio Oliveira de Sousa, Key Account Manager at Radiall GmbH
Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, CEO and Co-Founder at Vexlum
Kamel Besbes, Professor at CRMN
Kevin Füchsel, CEO at Quantum Optics Jena
Kevin Lefebvre, Director, Product Management at MACOM
Lily Gallois, R&D Scientist at Le Groupe N.A.T
Lola Courtillat, Hub Optics & Photonics Coordinator at Systematic Paris-Region
Maksym Sich, CEO at AegiQ

Mark Rushworth , Managing Director at Finchetto
Martynas Mazeika, CEO at Workshop Of Photonics

Michael Geiselmann, Managing Director at LIGENTEC
Nick Werstiuk, CEO at Quantum Valley Ideas Lab
Nicolas Abelé, Co-CEO at Miraex
Niklas Waasem, Regional Sales Managerat HÜBNER Photonics
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at vario-optics
Oliver Kirsch, Scientific Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Patrick Gelard, Research Engineer in Quantum Satellite Telecommunications at CNES
Patrick Gilday, Investor at GFC
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics GmbH
Scott Davis, CEO at Vescent Photonics
Ségolène Olivier, R&D Engineer, PhD at CEA-LETI
Sehnaz Kanli, Research Fellow at Cambridge University
Shiva Rai, Strategic Marketing Manager at Applied Materials
Thomas Laurent,General Manager & Head of Sales DACH at M Squared Lasers
Thomas van Els, Business Development at PhotonFirst
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Valerian Giesz, CEO at Quandela
Valery Tolstikhin, President & CEO at INTENGENT
Varvara Bezhenova, Technology Forecaster at AT&S

Vincent Fokkema, Business Unit Manager at DEMCON
Yoann Jestin, CEO at Ki3 Photonics
Yves Dzialowski, Principal at FxTn


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Sharara Qasemova: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 775465552