Tuesday, December 12, 2023 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Chicago at a Crossroads: Chicago’s Quantum Advantage — Shaping Tomorrow’s Economy

Join us for the next installment in Chicago at a Crossroads presented by Old National Bank, where we will explore one of the most transformative forces in technology — quantum innovation.

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, Governor JB Pritzker and Kate Waimey Timmerman, CEO of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), will engage in a discussion moderated by Pranav Gokhale, VP of Quantum Software at Infleqtion. Together, they will delve into the profound impact of quantum technology on our economy, society, and the future of Illinois. Microsoft is an event sponsor.

The dialogue about quantum opportunities is particularly timely today — in recent weeks, the Biden Administration has named the Chicago region a U.S. Tech Hub for quantum technologies, and Fermilab recently opened a new flagship quantum research facility. This comes on the heels of significant investments by Chicago’s academic institutions, national laboratories, and businesses — all creating foundational infrastructure that has positioned the Chicagoland region as a global leader in this leading-edge technology.  

This event offers a unique opportunity to gain insights, explore actionable policy recommendations, and discuss the pivotal role Chicago plays in this quantum journey.

Presented by Old National Bank, Chicago at a Crossroads is a dynamic executive forum that features insights about major policy decisions and topics that are of the utmost importance for a strong and equitable Chicago economy. Join the Chamber as we explore some of most pressing issues facing our city and offer actionable policy recommendations to grow the economy and improve the quality of life for every member of the Chicagoland community.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Networking  
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Discussion  

Governor JB Pritzker

State of Illinois

Kate Waimey Timmerman

Chief Executive Officer | Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE)


Pranav Gokhale

Vice President of Quantum Software | Infleqtion

Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Additional Information

Questions regarding event or having trouble registering? Contact Events at events@chicagolandchamber.org.

Interested in joining the Chamber? Prospective members interested in joining, please contact membership@chicagolandchamber.org.

Special Event

Registration is required for attendance to this event.

This event is sold out.





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