About the Conference

The Quantum Computing in Finance Conference took place on 13th July 2022. Attendees enjoyed 8 talks from experts in the field of quantum computing including David Orrell, Dr. David Garvin and Esperanza Cuenca-Gómez.

If you missed the event, you can catch up with the recordings now on the CQF Institute website.

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - 13th July 2022

07.30 - 08.30 EDT

Virtual conference doors open - Familiarize yourself with the Hopin platform

08.30 - 08.35 EDT

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Randeep Gug, Managing Director, CQF Institute

08.35 - 09.10 EDT

Financial Applications of Quantum Computing
Dr. David Garvin, Head of Applications, Quantum Finance, Rigetti Computing

09.10 - 09.45 EDT

Quantum Technologies: A Global Understanding of the Opportunities Landscape
Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Founder and CEO, QURECA Ltd.

09.45 - 10.20 EDT

Harnessing the Power of Quantum Computing in the Financial Industry
Esperanza Cuenca-Gómez, Head of Strategy and Outreach, Multiverse Computing

10.20 - 10.40 EDT

Break and Networking

10.40 - 11.40 EDT

How Quantum Should Change the Way We Think About Finance
David Orrell, Principal, Systems Forecasting (Panel Chair)
Professor Andrew Sheng, Chief Advisor, China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission
Esperanza Cuenca-Gómez, Head of Strategy and Outreach, Multiverse Computing
Dr. Taha Jaffer, Head of Wholesale Banking and Treasury AI, Scotiabank

11.40 - 12.15 EDT

Advances in Quantum Computing
Dr. Oleksiy Kondratyev, Quantitative Research & Development Lead, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

12.15 - 12.45 EDT

Break and Networking

12.45 - 13.20 EDT

How can Current Quantum Computing Help with ML Tasks?
Dr. Daniel Herr, Senior Consultant, d-fine
Patrick Steinmüller, Manager, d-fine

13.20 - 13.55 EDT

The Algorithms Bottleneck
Dr. Joe Fitzsimons, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Quantum Computing

13.55 - 14.30 EDT

Let’s Do Quantum Economics!
David Orrell, Principal, Systems Forecasting

14.30 - 14.35 EDT

Closing Remarks
Dr. Randeep Gug, Managing Director, CQF Institute

14.35 - 15.35 EDT

End of day networking

Conference Speakers

Confirmed speakers and panelists. Click on the images below to explore abstracts and biographies.

Conference Tickets


13th July 2022


08:30 - 14:30 EDT
13:30 - 19:30 BST

Tickets are free for CQF Institute Members.
Not a member? Become a basic member for free to claim your complimentary ticket.

Conference Organizers

Quant Insights is presented by the CQF Institute, Fitch Learning, & Wilmott

CQF Institute

Promoting the highest standard in practical financial engineering, the CQF Institute, part of Fitch Learning, is a global membership organization dedicated to educating and building the quantitative finance community. The CQF Institute is also the awarding body for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) the world’s largest professional qualification in quantitative finance.

Fitch Learning

Part of the Fitch Group, Fitch Learning partners with businesses to help develop the future leaders of the financial services industry. Alongside centers in established financial hubs, Fitch Learning utilizes a best-in-class technology platform to deliver blended learning solutions that maintain the personal element of development.


Wilmott is the leading resource for the quant finance community, comprised a website and discussion forum and Wilmott magazine.

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