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Digital Minds MeetUp

Digital Minds MeetUp #3: Quantum Computing Fundamentals

Get ready to stay right on top of the most exciting developments, challenges, and hands-on experience in technology. Quantum computing is more than a technological evolution; it's a paradigm shift that challenges our understanding of computation, inviting us to redefine the boundaries of what can be achieved. At Pfizer CDI, we are happy to invite you to our third Digital Minds MeetUp event, that bring together the tech and innovation community in Thessaloniki. You definitely won't want to miss the opportunity to engage with the latest insights about quantum computing shared by fellow peers! 

Let's demystify Quantum Computing - Join us and hear about:

  • Quantum Computing Elementary Definitions” by Prof Stavros Stavrinides (IHU), Prof. Ioannis Antoniou (AUTH) & Panagiotis Tzounakis (AUTH)
  • Quantum Strategy for Pharma” by Dr. Christos Papalitsas, Sr. Manager (Pfizer)
  • Quantum Computing for Sequence Alignment” by Prof. Nikolaos Konofaos (AUTH)

Why Attend

This meetup aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of quantum computing, leaving no stone unturned. Our lineup of experts will guide you through the fundamental principles of quantum computing, introducing you to concepts like quantum bits (qubits) and quantum gates. You'll discover how this paradigm-shifting technology differs from classical computing and gain insights into the practical applications it offers, ranging from cryptography and optimization to drug discovery and machine learning.

Here is what to expect: 

  • Learn from Experts: Get insights from leading professionals working on quantum computing. Take advantage of free, in person presentations to engage with experts and a tech community that shares your interests.
  • Network and have fun: Connect with like-minded tech enthusiasts, developers, and researchers And have fun! Snacks and refreshments included !
  • Discuss Diverse Perspectives: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions on the future of tech. Engage in lively conversations and gain fresh insights from diverse viewpoints. 
  • Innovate: Uncover the transformative potential that lies within the delicate dance of quantum bits. Quantum computing is not just a technological marvel; it is a catalyst for a new era of computation, discovery, and innovation that promises to redefine the possibilities of our digital future.

Who should Join

This MeetUp is designed for tech professionals, data scientists, machine learning practitioners, researchers, developers, and anyone intrigued by the power of quantum computing. Whether you are seasoned expert or just starting your journey, our Digital Minds MeetUp welcomes all who share a passion for quantum computing innovation.

✨ Mark your calendars for 28th of February and reserve your spot today for the Digital Minds MeetUp. Let's make this evening memorable and get inspired together.

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Our speakers
Stavros Stavrinides
Stavros Stavrinides
Professor, International Hellenic University
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Highlights on Quantum Information: concepts, methods, perspective

Beginning from the quantum world, the experts will present a bird's eye view on quantum computing concepts and resources exploited to achieve supremacy over classical computation, communication, sensing and simulation technologies. Finally, the experts will selectively show technologies and methods, as well as application areas and emerging industries. 

Ioannis Antoniou
Ioannis Antoniou
Professor of Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis Tzounakis
Panagiotis Tzounakis
Laboratory Teaching Personnel at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Christos Papalitsas
Christos Papalitsas
Sr. Manager, Scientific Computing & HPC, Pfizer
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Dr. Christos Papalitsas will present the Quantum Computing efforts at Pfizer from a strategically perspective.

Nikolaos Konofaos
Nikolaos Konofaos
Professor, Computer Science Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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