Dr. Marc Almendros is currently the General Manager of Keysight’s Quantum Engineering Solutions group (QES), a group dedicated to the design and marketing of electronic solutions for quantum computing, quantum communications and quantum sensing applications. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Science and Technology with a focus on long-distance quantum communications from ICFO/UPC
(Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and a MSc/BSc in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from La Salle (Ramon Llull University).

Dr. Almendros is the co-founder and the former CEO of Signadyne, a company that spun off from an ion trap research group of ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences) in 2011. Signadyne was acquired by Keysight in 2016.

Marc also holds an MBA from ESADE Business School, and has years of experience in startup creation
and fundraising, financial and marketing planning, R&D and technology consulting, and general

Dr. Almendros is the co-author of a dozen scientific papers about trapping and manipulation of single
ions for quantum engineering applications, and the co-inventor of two patents around FPGAs,
synchronization and real-time technologies.