Tom Harty
CEO, Oxford Ionics

Tom Harty is a world leader in Quantum Computing. His passion for bringing technology to market led him to co-found Oxford Ionics in 2019 to realise quantum computing’s potential to transform industries ranging from drug discovery to machine learning. Before founding Oxford Ionics, he was a Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford where his research focused on manipulating trapped-ions to build useful quantum computers. His research set world records including the most precise quantum gate ever performed. In 2021 he was elected a SME Leader by the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his work at Oxford Ionics.

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16:30 - 17:30

What does Oxfordshire have to offer quantum computing?

Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage

Quantum computing is in its early stages of commercialisation and continues to be strongly anchored within the academic base. Harwell Campus will host the UKRI National Quantum Computing Centre. A small number of quantum computing companies and setting up in Oxfordshire and other larger companies are providing key parts of the supply chain. This panel will look at the prospects for monetising quantum computing and will consider whether Oxfordshire can become the regional anchor for the UK’s quantum computing industry.

Panellists: Stuart Woods – Oxford InstrumentsWenmiao Yu – Quantum DiceBarbara Ghinelli – STFCTom Harty – Oxford Ionics, Tim Ballance – ColdQuanta and Simon Plant – Deputy Director – Innovation, NQCC.

Chaired by Sarah Haywood – Advanced Oxford.

Sponsored by National Quantum Computing Centre.

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