Speakers

Guido Peterssen

Alhambra-Eidos, Spain

Director of R&D and Software Solutions of Alhambra-Eidos. Leader of aQuantum, a research, development and consulting group in quantum software engineering and programming. Operations Director of M2i Formación, a leading technical training company that, among many other courses on IT, good practices, digital transformation and cybersecurity, is a pioneer in Europe in teaching quantum programming courses.

Mario Piattini

Alarcos Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Mario Piattini. MSc. (1989) and Ph.D. (1994) in Computer Science from Madrid Technical University (UPM). PMP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC. Founder-Director of the Information Systems and Technologies of the UCLM (University of Castilla-La Mancha) and of the UCLM-INDRA Research and Development Joint Center. Between the “15 Top scholars in the field of systems and software engineering (2004-2008)” and the “Among the 15 “Most active experienced SE researchers (2010-2017)”. Full Professor of Software Engineering at UCLM, and leader of the Alarcos Research Group and scientific director of AQCLab, S.L. (first ENAC / ILAC accredited laboratory for software and data quality based on ISO 25000). Currently leader of the aQuantum scientific research team (Alarcos Group).

Ramsés Gallego

Micro Focus

Quantum World Association (Executive Vice President)

With a background education in Business Administration (MBA) and Law, Ramsés is a +22 years security professional with deep expertise in the Risk Management and Governance areas. Ramsés is now Security, Risk and Governance International Lead with Micro Focus where he defines the vision and mission, purpose and promise of the company in that arena. He also ensures the proper execution of the department. He has also previously been Strategist & Evangelist at the Office of the CTO in Symantec. Before, he was at Dell Security and CA Technologies for 5 and 8 years respectively, he was Regional Manager for SurfControl in Spain and Portugal, and also Chief Strategy Officer of the Security and Risk Management practice at Entelgy. Ramsés served for three years in ISACA’s CISM and CGEIT Certification Committees and also in the the Guidance & Practices Committee for three years from where deliverables are created for the community. He is honored to have been the Chair for ISACA’s ISRM Conference and part of the Program Committee for the events SecureCloud 2010 and 2012. He is now Immediate Past President at the ISACA Barcelona Chapter and played an instrumental role in the Planning Committee that prepared first-ever ISACA's World Congress in Washington, June 2011. He has also been part of the ISACA's CISM PATF Task Force. Ramsés believes that a revolution (rather than an evolution) is needed when considering the move from technology to enterprise risk and that the cloud dimension offers incredible opportunities for businesses today. Ramsés thinks that Governance is essential to facilitate innovation in this changing business environment and holds many certifications that combine different knowledge areas and broaden his vision on technology within the marketplace. Ramsés is a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of the Enterprise IT) and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). He is the proud owner of the SCPM (Stanford Certified Project Manager) from Stanford University, California, one of the first experts with the CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) and also an ITIL and COBIT Foundations certified professional. He develops results-oriented, business-focused, people-driven projects due to his Six Sigma Black Belt accreditation. An internationally recognized public speaker, has visited +25 different countries in the past 12 months and has been awarded 'Best Speaker' many times. He received the John Kuyers Award for Best Speaker/Conference Contributor in June 2013. He has been named 'Privacy by Design Ambassador' by the Government of Ontario, Canada and is proud of being Past International VP for ISACA's Board of Directors. He teaches in different universities on Digital Transformation, Change and is visiting professor in the Master of Cybersecurity for IE Business School. Ramsés is also Executive Vice President of the Quantum World Association and he feels honored of having had the US flag flown on his honor in The Capitol on November the 1st, 2013. He lives in Barcelona, Spain, with his wonderful wife and his two loved kids.

Manuel Ángel Serrano

Alarcos Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Dr. Manuel Serrano is MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science and is an associate professor at the University of Castilla – La Mancha (Spain) since 2000. Currently, he is Vice-Dean of the Department of Technologies and Information Systems since May 2014 and Coordinator of Business Internships of the master’s degree in Computer Engineering since 2013.

Regarding his research interests, he is working on quantum software engineering, cybersecurity (especially in Big Data and IoT), data quality, software quality, and measurement and business intelligence.­­­ His scientific production is large, having published more than fifty papers in high-level journals and conferences. He has participated in more than 20 research projects, has conducted several invited speeches and have work in several transfer project with companies. Currently member of the aQuantum scientific research team (Alarcos Group)

José Luis Hevia

Alhambra-Eidos, Spain

Software Architect & Software Solutions IT Manager Alhambra-Eidos

Quantum Technology Team Leader

25+ years of experience in consulting, design of HA-FT Enterprise Multilayer Solutions and technical training, using state of the art technologies. As head of technology selection and infrastructure in the software development area, he aims to have the best team and tools to be prepared for new challenges. Currently part of the aQuantum research team (Alhambra), he design & teaches quantum Software foundation courses and is one of the leaders in technology selection and quantum technologies system design team.

Jordi Tura

Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Deutschland

Dr. Jordi Tura i Brugués (Girona, 1987) simultaneously graduated in Mathematics and Telecommunication Engineering within a highly intensive program offered by CFIS, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. After a summer internship in 2010 at ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences) in Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein’s group, he finished his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Photonics with him during 2011-2015. Dr. Jordi Tura’s thesis, focused on the characterization of nonlocal correlations in quantum many-body systems, has collected several national and international awards up to date. Dr. Jordi Tura has presented his and his collaborators’ work in multiple occasions in invited/contributed talks and seminars at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Jordi Tura is currently working at the research group of Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cirac, at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ, Germany), where he held a CELLEX-ICFO-MPQ fellowship, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and currently he is an Alexander von Humboldt researcher. His research focus is now the development of quantum algorithms for noisy, intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) devices.

Frank Phillipson

TNO, Netherlands

(Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)

Dr. Frank Phillipson is a Senior Consultant/Scientist Optimization in Quantum Algorithms at TNO. He holds 15+ years of experience in optimizing (logistic) processes and networks in telecommunication business, think of problems like Network Planning, Performance and Reliability, Staff Rostering,Vehicle Routing and Scheduling, Inventory optimization (under uncertainty). Now studying the use of Quantum Computers for optimization problems and machine learning. .

Macario Polo

Alarcos Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Macario Polo Usaola received the PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the MSc degree in computer science from the University of Seville. He is a full professor of Software Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Currently member of the aQuantum scientific research team (Alarcos Group) where he works on the automation of software processes, specially quantum software testing.

Ricardo Pérez-Castillo

IT & Social Sciences School of Talavera, University of Castilla-La Mancha Spain

Ricardo Pérez-Castillo holds the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). He works at the IT & Social Sciences School of Talavera at University of Castilla-La Mancha. His research interests include architecture-driven modernization, model-driven development and business process archaeology. Currently member of the aQuantum scientific research team where he works on the migration of classical systems to quantum architectures and quantum software reingeneering.

Héctor Sánchez Montenegro

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Ibérica, Spain

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Guillermo Hernández

M2i Formación, Spain

Quality and Practices Expert, Trainer and Consultant of M2i Formación, a leading technical training company on IT, good practices, digital transformation, and cybersecurity courses and pioneer in quantum programming courses in Europe. As a professional in project and service management, his aim is the integration of emerging technologies and practices, creating knowledge and rising quality. Member of aQuantum, a research, development and consulting group in software engineering and quantum software programming.

Ignacio García-Rodríguez de Guzmán

Information Technologies & Systems Institute (ITSI), University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Ignacio García Rodríguez de Guzmán obtained the degrees of Technical Engineer in Computer Systems (2001), Computer Engineer (2003) and Doctor in Computer Engineering (2007) at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He has participated as a collaborator in several research projects. He is coauthor of more than 85 publications. In addition, he has participated as a member of the organizing committee and program committee of several conferences. He has obtained the professional certifications of CISA (Certified Information System Auditor), Scrum Manager and ISTQB for software testing. He enjoys the position of Director of the ITSI (Institute of Technologies and Information Systems) since 2015. Currently member of the aQuantum scientific research team (Alarcos Group) where he works on quantum software model-driven modernization.