Our goals and values

About us

OneQuantum is a dedicated resource for the global Quantum Tech community and everybody is welcome to join – look forward to your comments and suggestions to make more resources available to you.

Our VISION

A supportive and authentic community platform for anyone active or interested in Quantum Tech no matter their background, skills, origin, gender, race, or goal.

Our mission

Equip our members and the wider community with strong local networks and access to the global community by offering events, summits, online communities, and digital assets to them as well as mentoring, career and financial support.

Our Business model

Our business model relies largely on sponsors as we try to offer most resources for free, members who want access to the mentoring and other advanced features pay a nominal fee to join.
Our goal is not to make significant profits but to run a professional community and events for which all costs are covered, most notably salaries for our chapter presidents, support staff, tech infrastructure, and marketing.
We profit by having access and insights into our communities.

Our Value proposition

We have an active community organized into chapters with weekly meetings, technical and product presentations, an online community, and virtual assets relevant to the quantum tech ecosystem. Most notably, we offer:
  • Local Chapters: Chapters run by local volunteer presidents with resources, networking, events and projects by and for the members
  • Mentoring: A formal program with MentorCliq on soft-skills around how to identify a career in quantum, best apply for jobs, be successful in a workplace, etc
  • Career Fair: Employer Partners, a resume database, job posting page and career fairs to bring those who hire and those who dream together around the same opportunities in quantum tech

Our code of conduct

Please review our full code of conduct before any of our events at https://onequantum.org/code-conduct/
Zero tolerance for harassment: Harassment includes, but is not limited to verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion.
No discrimination of any kind, such as on the basis of religion, disability, age, national origin, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Discrimination includes the use of derogatory comments or slurs.
Our Pledge: Every representative, member, sponsor, speaker or supporter of OneQuantum pledges that in the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Be welcoming: Our communities welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

Our team

Denise Ruffner, Senior Advisor

Denise Ruffner is currently VP of Business Development at IonQ, the leading trapped ion quantum computing hardware company.

Before that she was Chief Business Officer at Cambridge Quantum Computing, the leading quantum computing software startup in the industry. She works out of her home in Pasadena, California (Southern California) and until recently traveled almost full time speaking at events about quantum computing and the ecosystem. Denise was an early employee of IBM Quantum where she spearheaded their startup program in 2018, led the worldwide ambassador program and was responsible for strategy for the quantum team. She has a large network around the world – startups, customers, quantum ambassadors, academics.

Prior to joining the IBM Q team, Denise had roles of increasing responsibility at IBM including: worldwide sales leader for Genomics for IBM Power Systems where she signed several partnerships, several complicated OEM agreements and led a growth strategy through a large acquisition; venture investing for IBM Life Sciences where she was responsible for investments in several biotech companies and venture funds; and various sales and sales management roles where she was responsible (and achieved) quotas that exceeded $800M. Denise is a master at relationship building, forging partnerships and connecting people. She won several awards at IBM around innovation, but was most proud when she received the “idea fountain” award to recognize her creativity in problem solving and winning deals.

Denise started her career in sales at Beckman Instruments, a scientific research instrument company, winning awards such as Rookie of the Year, Rep of the Year, Highest Dollar Volume in the World. She worked with emerging companies helping them with their business plans to gain funding and received a tremendous startup business education by working with key biotech companies at their inception including Genentech, Gilead and Incyte. She chaired the Northern California Pharmaceutical Discussion group for 5 years and built it into a large organization with monthly meetings of 100+ people.

Denise is a connector and is always introducing and helping people, feel free to reach out to her with any questions or to introduce yourself!

André M. König, Chairman

André is the Publisher and Chief Editor of the leading Quantum Tech business magazine. He is a guest author in a bestselling book on digital transformation and new technologies, and is currently writing a book on investing in DeepTech.

As a speaker and expert he has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, live TV and stages from Las Vegas to Seoul with up to 40,000 in the audience.

He is the CEO of Interference Advisors, the leading data provider & advisory firm on Quantum Tech. And the CEO of Entanglement Capital, an investment fund into Quantum Tech.

With 25 years of business experience, André has been a strategy and technology consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs in both Europe and the USA. As well as to owners and operators of midsized services and manufacturing firms.

He co-founded 3 new technology startups – spanning Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, NeuroHealth and SaaS – and mentored hundreds of others through General Assembly, the German Accelerator New York and other entrepreneurship programs.

André studied Quantum Computing at MIT and holds a MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a Masters in Business from ICN School of Management. He speaks English, German and French, and has competed in national small boat sailing championships.