Quantum Science and Technology Hackathon 2022

1626 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
1626 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

Winners are announced.

Registration and Idea Submission
starts on:
Aug 15, 2022, 04:30 AM ()
ends on:
Sep 19, 2022, 01:30 AM ()
Prototype Submission Phase
starts on:
Sep 29, 2022, 09:30 AM ()
ends on:
Oct 31, 2022, 06:30 PM ()


(Details are mentioned in alphabetical order)

Mr.Alberto Maldonado

Alberto Maldonado Romo is a PhD student in Computer Science at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional of Mexico, where he is doing research on Quantum Machine Learning. He collaborates with Fermilab on Error Mitigation and has won a QCHack2021 category and 3 QHack2022 categories. Besides PIQUE, he has an internship at Entropicalabs supporting the OpenQAOA SDK, supports other communities such as Qiskit Advocates, Quantum Open Source Foundation (QOSF) and volunteers at IEEE Quantum Education.

Amit Kumar Gupta

Amit, currently working as Senior Data Scientist with Microsoft India, is with Microsoft for last fourteen+ years and has overall seventeen+ years of industry experience (along with 13+ years in academics at university level as adjunct). He has done his masters from University of Hyderabad and Advanced Management Program in Business Analytics from ISB (Indian School of Business). His areas are Big Data and Predictive Analytics (Text Processing, Recommendation Systems, Anomaly Detection, Visualization, Scorecards etc.). He is also faculty, and mentor to multiple institutes/Universities (for Computer Science subjects including data science/AI/ML) and growing interest in Quantum Computing.

Aneel Mitra

A global expert in executing business strategies and digital transformation for over 20+ years in management consulting. An IIM alumnus, a persuasive and sharp C-level executive fueling advanced level business strategy and operations. Solving strategic growth, management, business, and financial transformation problems for companies in Banking & Finance, Retail, Insurance, Healthcare, Pharma, Public Enterprise, Manufacturing, Technology, Telecom, Media, Sports, and Hospitality across the USA, UK, India, the European Union, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions and recognised as a natural CEO & leadership coach with high SQ and EQ.

In addition, as a Mentor at T-Hub, one of the world's largest innovation incubators in Hyderabad, and also a pioneer in India's startup ecosystem. I’m also a pioneer and an Investment leader formulating & strategising for investments, mergers & acquisitions, led multiple acquisitions resulting in exponential growth in market capitalisation, brand value, scalability, and accelerating business performances.

I have been a pioneer and change-maker who impacted as below:

  • Accelerated the operations & performance by aligning the IT & Business strategy at Microworld.
  • Built a consultative inside sales team, formalised sales processes and took forward ACES International across the East Coast.
  • Achieved 26% YOY revenue growth & improved productivity by 125%. Led the acquisitions team at Claims Administrator leading to successful integration.
  • Managed investments of over USD200 million in various portfolio organizations around the world of Fortune Top 10 clients at Quadrant Consultancy.
  • Grew the global operations of IT Cube with a 20% increase in operational efficiencies & achieved a sales turnover of US $5 MN, leading sales growth by 60%.
  • Scaled CLAVIB’s revenue from 0 to $25 MN through IT transformation resulting in a 26% YOY growth, sales growth of 40% YOY from 2nd year onwards, improved productivity by 125% & employee utilization by 120%.
  • Increased sales performance from 20% to 30.2% YOY, increased book value by 10% & increased growth rate by 27% of US Tech Solutions.
  • Achieved 25% growth in the 1st year, followed by 35% YOY growth & resulting in an 18% increase in revenue of Hatundia Securities, and also formulated a strategy for investing INR 150Cr.
  • Increased the book value by 13% of LanceSoft through digital transformation.
  • Expanded the global reach with growth strategies and led the global operations of the firm in 6 different countries by launching innovative products & solutions of Simply JITH Consulting.

Dr. Anjani Priyadarsini

Anjani Priya is Quantum Computing Evangelist with AWS. She leads multiple Quantum computing initiatives at AWS and supporting AWS-MeitY Quantum Computing Applications Lab along with evangelisation efforts in India, working with both local and global teams. She holds a PhD in Quantum Computing Algorithms from IISc Bangalore, with a focus on Quantum algorithms.

Avneesh Bhatnagar

Product Leader with extensive industry experience in software product development specifically in Product Management and Consulting. Taking products and ideas to market managing all that lies in between. Core strengths: Software Product Management, Customer expectation management, Customer engagement, GTM Strategy, Agile processes and practices (SCRUM and SAFe).

Carlos Kuchkovsky

Carlos Kuchkovsky is the Co-founder and CEO of QCentroid, a mission-oriented Web 3 ecosystem, with the purpose of accelerating sustainable transformation through new ways of working, tech, science, and data.

Qcentroid is bringing the power of Quantum tech to corporations, organizations and web3 ecosystems by opening the creator economy to mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and sustainability domain experts. 

Carlos began his career as a multiplayer mobile video game developer. After that He worked for BBVA in a number of executive positions, positioning BBVA as a leader in quantum computing, AI, blockchain, digital identity, new business, and digital platforms among other areas. 

He has held different board positions on international associations at Hyperledger, INATBA, Alastria, and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Europan Quantum Flagship, and member of The Future Council on Quantum technologies from World Economic Forum,  working on the evolution of blockchain, AI, quantum technologies, and Web3.

He has published scientific and tech papers and created and led over 30 patents. He also lectures in International MBAs in fintech, deep tech, and new business models

Deepthi Anne

Deepthi is a Technology Strategist who is passionate about world-changing technology. She spends her day questioning why, how, when, and what of everything she reads. She is an expert in high performance solution designing for BFSI domain. Well versed with Cloud-Native solutions and specializing in Quantum Computing as a Microsoft Ambassador. She is an avid reader, a daring blogger and a passionate technologist who thinks out of the normal to solve complex problems.

Devika Mehra 

Devika is a currently working as Software Engineer in Microsoft Sentinel Team. She actively participate in Microsoft Garage and is leading Quantum Chapter for India. She is very enthusiastic to learn more about the advancements in the field of Quantum Computing and Security.

Divya Bijlwan

Seasoned Finance and Strategy Professional with greater than 15 years of experience in Business Strategy, Business Development, Program Management and Business Excellence.

  • Adept at Business strategy and has successfully developed new business models to succeed in a fast-changing business environment, especially through collaborations and adoption of new technology.
  • With her result orientation, problem-solving and people management skills, has successfully managed complex projects and contributed to the organizations she has served.
  • Track record in building bn $ businesses, turning around and scaling organizations.
  • Demonstrated track record of Business development and securing revenues and market share.
  • An astute professional with industry insights, wide-ranging experience in Investments assessment in technologies and platforms, due diligence, business planning, establishing governance and management.
  • Adept at Institutional Business, Public policy and Govt affairs.
  • Served across multiple sectors including Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines, Investment banking, Biotechnology, Agrochemicals and audit.
  • Strong leadership, cross-functional and team-building skills.
  • Innovative and positive business mindset and has an eye for business opportunities.
  • Strategic communications and employer branding
  • Chartered Accountant and MBA with specialization in Analytical Finance and Strategy and Leadership.

Areas of expertise:

Business Strategy, Alliances, Business Excellence, Investments and new businesses, Institutionalize processes, Strategic Risk Management, Project planning and management, External Communications, Process Improvements, Technology assessment, Change management, Digital Transformation, Public Policy and Govt Affairs, Team building, Financial Planning & Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fund raising - Equity and Debt, Cost management, Costing, Budgeting, MIS, Executive Coaching.

Divya Perumal

Divya works as a Cloud Solution Architect in Microsoft specializing in Azure Apps and Infra workloads. She has 15+ years of industry experience and holds a Masters in computer science from the University of Oxford. She is an Azure Quantum Ambassador and is keen on evangelizing Quantum computing.

Prof Indranil Chakrabarty

Prof Indranil Chakrabarty is a an quantum physicist,  working as a Associate professor in the Center for Quantum science and technology (CQST).  He had his Bachelor degree from St Xavier College in Calcutta, and Masters from Jadavpur University. He had his PhD from Bengal Engineer and Science University. He did his post doctoral degree from Institute of Physics.  He had 51 research publications.

Dr. Jai Ganesh, Chief Product Officer, VP & GM - Technology

Harman DTS

Dr. Jai Ganesh is an award winning digital transformation and innovation leader with expertise in leading technology strategy, organizational innovation, research & development, new product and service innovations. Recognized in the industry as an innovator with a proven track record of converting new technology ideas into successful business opportunities. Built several global award-winning products, services and solutions across areas such as Social Network Analysis, Predictive Analytics, Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Web Accessibility & Usability and Augmented Reality. Prolific inventor with 15 granted patents and dozens of awards from renowned organizations. Industry leading thought leader with publications in leading peer reviewed journals and conferences. Passionate innovator with expertise across the entire life cycle of product and service development from building high performance teams, ideation, conceptualization and commercialization. Proponent of enterprise co-creation having successfully built world class partner eco-systems with leading global academia, start-ups and technology partners.  PhD from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and an MBA. Recipient of the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Fellowship at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Jayasri Dontabhaktuni

Dr. Jayasri Dontabhaktuni has obtained her Ph. D in Computational Physics from University of Hyderabad in 2009. She got selected for the prestigious Marie Curie fellowship to pursue her post-doctoral research at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia during 2009-2011. She was selected for DST young scientist award (2012) and Dr. D. S. Kothari postdoctoral fellowship (2013) to further pursue her research in University of Hyderabad. She is visiting researcher at Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge (2019) and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012, 2017 & 2018). She has published more than 20 research articles in the areas of liquid crystal based photonics; all-dielectric metasurfaces for applications towards energy harvesting and sensing; data-driven inverse design methods of metasurfaces based on classical and quantum machine learning methods.

Lalit Chawla

CEO, Oremus Corporate Services Private Limited

Chartered Accountant with more than 17 years of experience in risk assurance, financial reporting, corporate and business advisory.

Lia Yeh

Lia Yeh is a computer science PhD student in the Quantum Group of the University of Oxford, where she researches quantum compilation, qudits, ZX-calculus, and quantum NLP. She did her bachelor’s degrees in physics and computing at the College of Creative Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She volunteers for IEEE Quantum Education and Quantum Universal Education, and works part-time at IBM Quantum Education developing curriculum for software developers and high schoolers to learn quantum computing through ZX-calculus diagrams.

Nardo Monolato

Nardo is the Managing Partner of Qubits Ventures (https://www.qubitsventures.com/), a VC firm investing in early stage quantum and photonics tech startups.  Nardo is a computer scientist and startup entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in the deep tech and deep science industries. Nardo is also a Managing Director for the Founder Institute Quantum and Photonics Accelerator from Silicon Valley (http://fi.co/program/quantum).

Neha Jain 

Co-Founder at Insurepays

Priya Iyengar

Founding Partner - Compass Law Associates, Corporate Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators; Compass Conflict Resolutions
Areas of Legal Practice: 20 of years of Experience in Civil Aviation, Aerospace& Defense and Corporate Laws.

Aviation Legal Consulting and Practice in:

  • Drafting, Vetting, and Due Diligence of various Aviation sectors related documents, contracts, agreements, and Sales & Freight forwarding contracts
  • Litigation relating to air cargo, ground handling, aircraft auditing, passenger claims, liability and insurance , employment disputes, mergers & acquisitions, TOT, IPR , COMPLIANCE
  • Techno-legal Expert Advice

Ramesh Swaminathan

20 yrs experience in Product management managing a portfolio of Enterprise Products.

Specialties: Cloud First Products, AI/ML, Data Privacy, Retention Management, Content Management.
Director of Product Management at Informatica, Data Governance & Privacy

Sachin Punyani

Principal Business Development Lead (AI/ML, Analytics, IoT, HPC & Quantum Computing) at Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd.

Sachin Punyani leads the Business Development of AI/ML, Analytics, IoT, HPC & Quantum Computing for India and South Asia with AWS and is helping AWS customers in modernizing their applications by integrating AI/ML and IoT capabilities in their business solutions. He has helped multiple Govt. and Industry organizations blend their domain expertise with new technology to build solutions that have citizen impact.

He is certified in Big Data, Analytics and Machine Learning Specialties and holds multiple master degrees in various branches of IT and carries more than 16 years of experience in architecting and implementing scalable enterprise architectures.

Sara Rodriguez Villalgordo

I am Sara R Villalgordo and I am passionate about the transformation and evolution of business industries and corporations through technology. Throughout my career I have held different positions on technology and business departments of different financial industries and right now I am head of innovation strategy for Technology and Operations at BBVA financial group. I fell in love with quantum technologies a few years ago and I am really excited to be part of this hackathon.

Dr. Senaida Hernández Santana

Quantum Analyst at BBVA Quantum Team and PhD in Quantum Physics, working on Applications of Quantum Computing in Finance.

Sourabh Garg 

Sourabh is  currently working as Software Developer in Edge Browser team in Microsoft India.. He has done his graduation from IIT(BHU] Varanasi in Mathematics and Computing. He is an active volunteer of Microsoft Garage who loves to explore wide variety of areas from ML, NLP to VR, AR etc. He is also very enthusiastic about exploring and learn the field of Quantum Computing and Security.

Suraj Budhani

Suraj Budhani is a Cloud Solutions Architect -Engineering, Modern Work (MW). He is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of designing, implementing, and managing large-scale infrastructure for enterprise services in on-premises and hybrid cloud model. Skilled in Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Purview, Azure IaaS, DevOps, O365, and M365 Security and Compliance. He is also Azure Quantum Ambassador for Microsoft.

Suvabrata (Suva) Sinha

He  is the Chief Information Security Officer of NXP Semiconductors (www.nxp.com ), a leading global semiconductor products and solutions provider.  He is responsible for cyber security strategy and operations, Intellectual Property protection, security of manufacturing environments and Business Continuity Management.

He has wide experience in the industry and has previously worked in Microsoft as the Director of Digital Security Risk Engineering and as the Vice President of Bank of America’s Global Information Security.  He also speaks extensively in public forums and in closed-door briefing to senior leadership of key customers.

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