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Friday, September 25 • 8:35am - 10:30am
Round Table: Quantum Entanglement—Emergent IMPACT

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                                                When: September 25th 8:00am – 12:30pm

What: Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon occurring when a group of particles interact. An apt metaphor for bringing together the DOE, UWYO, IBM Research, VC’s and entrepreneurs.
Emergence occurs when the group is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own.

Why: We anticipate important economic IMPACT could occur in the Quantum Corridor’s future by bringing together this disparate group of Thought Leaders.

Where: University of Wyoming Gateway Center; 222 S 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070 Livestreaming into our Virtual Reality 2D/3D environment accessible worldwide via VR Headset or HTML5 browser.

8:00 – 8:10am President’s Address: Dr. Edward Seidel
8:10 – 8:20am Keynote: DOE Chief Commercialization Officer Conner Prochaska
8:20 – 8:30am CS Dean’s Address: Dr. Cameron Wright
8:30 – 8:35am Governor’s Proclamation: Governor Mark Gordon
Governor Gordon will read an Economic Diversity Proclamation and sign it at this meeting.
8:30 – 10:30am Round Table:
How could innovation hubs along the Quantum Corridor increase resilience and sustainability?

In close proximity to what is dubbed the Quantum Corridor—from Wyoming to Arizona—DOE has four major labs with tech transfer opportunities they aim to commercialize.

To successfully shift economies over time we need committed stakeholders. Toward that end Governor Mark Gordon, UWYO President Ed Seidel, UWYO CS Dean Cam Wright, DOE Under Secretary Paul Dabbar, DOE Chief Commercialization Officer Conner Prochaska, Head of IBM research Dr. Dario Gil, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson, Venture Capitalists Tim Draper and Marten Lai and guests will explore requirements for technology commercialization, enhancing computer science research in AI/ML, cybersecurity as well as quantum and super-computing in this forward-looking conversation.
Format: A moderated discussion inviting each participant to share their unique point of view, vision, possibilities, hurdles and challenges from their individual experiences and past projects. Moderator: Chris J. Snook, LODE

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Ed Seidel

President, University of Wyoming
Edward Seidel is the president of the University of Wyoming, effective July 1, 2020. He previously served as the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation for the University of Illinois System, as well as a Founder Professor in the Department of Physics and a professor... Read More →
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Cameron Wright

Dean., University of Wyoming
Specialties: digital signal processing, image processing, digital cameras/optics, pattern/object recognition, computer vision sensors, biomedical instrumentation, wireless/satellite communication systems, embedded/mobile computer systems, wireless/wired computer networks.
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Governor Mark Gordon

Governor, Wyoming State
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Dr. Dario Gil

IBM, Director of Research
Dr. Darío Gil is the Director of IBM Research, with over 3,000 researchers at 19 locations on six continents. He leads innovation efforts at IBM. Under his leadership, IBM was the first company to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the... Read More →
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Tim Draper

Draper Associates, Founder
Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, CoinbaseFounder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School
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Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.His professional experience... Read More →
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Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →
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Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →

Friday September 25, 2020 8:35am - 10:30am MDT
Laramie Hall