Quantum Technologies: Pathways Beyond Classical Systems Workshop

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This high-level workshop aims to provide an overview of the current efforts to organize quantum-related academic, industrial, and professional activities in:

- Computer science,

- Electrical and electronics engineering,

- Industrial standards development,

- Information science (including information technology management),

- Network architecture and infrastructure development, and

- Sustainability by design.

In person or virtual participation is open to all members of the public.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 10 Nov 2023
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • 800 West University Parkway
  • Orem, Utah
  • United States 84058
  • Building: Computer Science (CS)
  • Room Number: 404
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council
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  • Starts 31 October 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 10 November 2023 04:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Jonathan Goldberg Jonathan Goldberg of IEEE Standards Association


Developing Communities for Industrial Standards Development within the IEEE SA


Jonathan Goldberg is a standards development professional and manager at the IEEE Standards Association (SA). Jonathan has been managing, guiding, and supporting standards development projects, committees, and participants at the IEEE SA for 10 years. He has a professional background in customer service, training development, management, and delivery, and wide-scale, global project management in various industries. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration degree in Project Management.

Tyler Jaynes Tyler Jaynes of IEEE Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee


Standards, Education, and Industrial Connections


Tyler L. Jaynes (B.Sc.) is a bioethicist and technologist who has served as the volunteer Chair for the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee since his appointment in November 2020, and engages with several other industrial standards Working Groups in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality (XR) and Metaverse technological applications, neurotechnology, and quantum-based technological applications. Beyond his several publications and international presentations (at venues such as the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics [Haifa] World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law), he is pursuing his Master of Legal Studies degree from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law while working full-time as a Regulatory Affairs Associate for a medical device manufacturer based in Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Outside of his engagement in industrial standards development in the IEEE Standards Association (SA), he has been engaged in coordinating standards development in the fields of XR and Metaverse, and quantum-based, technological applications, through the IEEE Future Directions Initiative. As part of these efforts, he has spoken on the topic of standardization in the field of quantum-enabled technological applications at the 2022 and 2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE). He is also co-editing a forthcoming collection entitled Practical Extended Reality Technologies: Global Voices on Deployment and Regulation (CRC Press), and collaborating on several forthcoming works on AI and nanotechnology-related topics.


Nathan K Langford Nathan K Langford of University of Technology Sydney


Developing Good Standards and the Right Standards for Quantum Technologies


Nathan is an Associate Professor in Physics and Director of a new Advanced Prototype Packaging Facility at the University of Technology Sydney. He has over 20 years experience in building and characterising advanced quantum hardware, and has worked at top quantum research institutions around the world. Nathan has played an active role in international quantum standardisation efforts since the beginning 2022. He is a leading member of Standards Australia’s mirror committee to JTC1 Working Group 14 on Quantum Information Technology, and has published a series of 4 reports on different aspects of quantum standardisation for Standards Australia in 2023.

Blaise Vignon Blaise Vignon of Alice & Bob


An Industrial View into Attaining a Quantum Advantage


Blaise is the Chief Product Officer at Alice & Bob and the president of Alice&Bob USA. He has been a Product Management leader for two decades, and has worked at firms such as Microsoft, Nvidia, and Criteo. He also serves as the Chair of IEEE P3120™ - Standard for Quantum Computing Architecture. He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from INSEAD (formerly, the Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires).


13:00 - 13:50, Session 1 - Developing Technical Communities for Quantum Electrical Engineering (QEE) and Quantum Information Technology (QIT)

14:00 - 14:50, Session 2 - Roadmaps for QEE and QIT, and the Need for Ethically-Aligned Design (EAD)

15:00 - 15:50, Session 3 - Quantum Computer Architecture, Standardization, and Reaching Quantum Advantage

16:00 - 17:00 - Time allotted for networking and local community organizing