Elise Jennings is a theoretical physicist and computer scientist who has worked at the forefront of HPC and scientific applications. She has lead work on the integration and scaling of HPC applications with AI and Quantum techniques on heterogeneous architectures to accelerate discovery across scientific disciplines. At the Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory she led the software development for the US DoE Office of Science INCITE program and performance projections for Argonne's exascale machine, Aurora. At IBM Research she developed the cloud based HPC-QC integration framework as part of IBM's Future of Computing. She currently works as a senior application analyst and head of the Customer Success team at ParTec AG. Jennings received a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics from Durham University, UK and a Simon’s and Kavli fellowship at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. She is currently serves on the advisory panel for The Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation at NCSA Illinois and on the Royal Irish Academy PCMS committee.