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Nadia Carlsten, Head of Product. AWS, Center for Quantum Computing, to speak in “Women in Quantum: Fireside Chat”  – Led by Denise Ruffner May 12 at 10:55 am PST

By Sandra Helsel posted 12 Apr 2022

(IQT-SanDiego) Nadia Carlsten, Head of Product. AWS, Center for Quantum Computing, to speak in “Women in Quantum: Fireside Chat”  – Led by Denise Ruffner May 12 at 10:55 am PST

Nadia Carlsten is Head of Product at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing. Nadia has spent the last decade bringing emerging technologies to market, working with product development teams in startups as well as large organizations innovating in quantum, cybersecurity, and machine learning. Using her expertise in deep tech and Open Innovation, she also advises industry and government organizations on technology investments and intellectual property commercialization. Nadia has a PhD in engineering from UC Berkeley.

Leader of Fireside Chat: Denise  Ruffner is the Chief Business Officer at Atom Computing, a company obsessed with building the world’s most scalable quantum computers out of optically trapped neutral atoms. As Chief Business Officer, Denise is responsible for the company’s strategic customer and partner ecosystem and business development engagements. Denise serves as the President of Women In Quantum, a rapidly growing organization dedicated to highlighting and creating a community for women in the quantum field.
Denise previously led business development at IonQ where she was responsible for all customer development and corporate sales strategy worldwide. Prior to that, she was the Chief Business Officer at Cambridge Quantum Computing. Recognized for innovation, sales leadership and strategic planning, Denise held a variety of leadership roles at IBM, including being part of the IBM Systems Quantum computing team where she developed and headed the IBM Q Startup Program and led the worldwide IBM Quantum Ambassador team.
Denise has a Master’s in Neurobiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from UC Irvine.

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Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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