Special Event
Quantum West Business Summit: PICs for Quantum 2.0
30 January 2024 • 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 155 (Upper Mezzanine South) 
Much has been contemplated and stated about the potential and complexity of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) to be viable at scale for Quantum 2.0. We will take a full-circle approach by covering leading-edge work around the various passive components, active components, and material systems. We will discuss how fabless, fabs, and software simulators and multiple leading highly funded quantum computing companies ultimately need PICs to scale their technologies. We will explore where the state of the art is today and where it will need to be in the future. Ultimately, PICs are essential to quantum, but quantum technology will disrupt classic photonics via higher levels of integration.


Mark Wippich​
Mark Wippich​
MPW (United States)


Expert on PICs for Quantum

Kartik Srinivasan​
Kartik Srinivasan
Project Leader and Fellow
National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) (United States)

Fabless PIC Players

Tin Komljenovic​
Tin Komljenovic​​
Nexus Photonics (United States)

Zach Newman​
Zach Newman​
Octave Photonics (United States)

Simulations and Design Player

Chris Maloney​
Chris Maloney​
Managing Director of US Operations
VPIphotonics (United States)

PIC Fab Player

Luc Augustin​
Luc Augustin​​
SMART photonics (Netherlands)

Highly Funded PIC End Users

Brennan Peterson​
Brennan Peterson​​
Sr. Director PIC Test and Measurement(T&M)
PsiQuantum (United States)

Jeremy Sage
Jeremy Sage
Director of Integrated Devices
IonQ (United States)