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Meet Our Advisory Board

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Image of Mr.Nino de Falcis Xairos Advisory Board Member.

Nino De Falcis

Nino De Falcis is an expert in the time, frequency and synchronization industry with over 25 years of experience working for several industry-related companies. He specializes in secure, resilient PNT for critical infrastructure, enterprise and data center/could sync, time SaaS, GPS/GNSS time server, NTP/PTP client/server sync, 5G/IoT sync, optical network sync, SMPTE sync, cybersecurity, AI/ML sync, and DLT timestamping. Nino holds a BSE in EE and software and an MBA.

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Dr. Pooser

Dr. Pooser is an expert in continuous variable quantum information. He is a Distinguished scientist in the Quantum Computing and Sensing group within the Quantum Information Science Section at ORNL. His research interests include quantum computing, networking, and sensing. Over the past ten years, he developed a quantum sensing program at ORNL from the ground up based on continuous-variable quantum networks. He has been working to demonstrate that continuous variable quantum optics, quantum noise reduction in particular, has important uses in the quantum information field. The deterministic nature of these systems is a strong draw and motivator that leads to practical applications, and this research model uses quantum sensors as a showcase for the technologies that will enable quantum computing. Notable achievements include demonstrations of quantum plasmonic sensors with signal-to-noise ratios that exceed the classical state of the art, the first demonstrations quantum-enhanced read-out of atomic force microscope cantilevers, and the first practical applications of nonlinear interferometry. Dr. Pooser has twenty years of quantum information science experience. Prior to his post as a research scientist, he served as a distinguished Wigner Fellow at ORNL. He previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at NIST after receiving his PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia. He received a B.S. in Physics from New York University.

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Chris Green

Chris Green is a project and structured finance expert with over 25 years in banking and advisory experiance.  Chris has been based in Hong Kong since 2001, originally with Citibank and then migrating to HSBC in 2005.  In 2014, Chris took on an Asia Head role with Portland Advisors and subsequently moved over to Xairos in 2021.  During his tenure in Asia, Chris has led a number of large, complex advisory and arranging transactions in the space sector, typically working with early stage companies and greenfield projects.  Over the course of his career Chris has completed over $25 billion in arranging and advisory transactions in the infrastructure space.  Chris is now in the process of migrating back to the United States with Xairos.  He holds a MALD in International Business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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Adam Sturmer

Adam Sturmer is a space risk management and satellite insurance expert. Adam has a Master of Engineering qualification and works in a globally leading space insurance broking company based in London. Adam initially started in 2004 as a technical risk analyst and broker. Having lived in Singapore for over 6 years and New York for 3 years, Adam has now worked with the majority of the global satellite operators, manufacturers and launch service providers. Today, Adam is based back in London and is Global Head of Sales for the Space broking division. He also works with many space start-ups to help them obtain their business objectives by managing program risk throughout the satellite's lifecycle. 

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