Dominic O’Brien

Director for Systems Engineering, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), University of Oxford

Dominic O’Brien leads the Systems Engineering strategy and development for NQIT, the UK’s Quantum Computing hub, led by the Oxford University. NQIT’s goal is to develop the UK’s first quantum computing prototype and Dominic is responsible for co-ordinating the complex engineering involved. Dominic has over two decades of experience in photonic systems integration, including system design, integration process development, custom IC development and control system development. His recent track-record includes 400Gbit/s optical wireless transmission, and communications systems with UAVs, in collaboration with Airbus and other partners.


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Building a quantum computer!

We are at the early dawn of a new age of discoveries that one day will change the world. A new type of computer, a quantum computer, is the key, harnessing the extraordinary properties of quantum physics to perform computations beyond our reach today. The UK is developing its own quantum processors that are complex to engineer. Join world-leading scientists and industry representatives to discover the different approaches the UK is taking in this exciting venture!

Location: Kennedy
Speakers: Michael Cuthbert, Peter LeekDavid Lucas, Dominic O’Brien and Jason Smith

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