Fuze: Igniting Energy Tech

A Digital Wildcatters Experience

8th Wonder Brewery | Houston, TX
October 26th - 27th, 2022

Conner Prochaska

Chief of Strategic Partnerships, Bohr Quantum Technology

Conner Prochaska is the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Bohr Quantum Technologies, developing and deploying technologies for the emerging quantum internet. In 2018, Conner was appointed the first Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy.  In this role, he also served as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), the Secretary’s primary technology transitions advisor, and was responsible for coordination of all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research and national security production facilities.  Prior to OTT, Prochaska served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) focused on advancing high-potential, high-impact energy technologies which provide new ways to generate, store, and use energy that are too early for private-sector investment. Before joining DOE, Prochaska was Senior Vice President and the Associate General Counsel at a public investment fund where he led fund operations. Prochaska also served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy. During his active-duty Navy career Prochaska focused on Anti-submarine Warfare and Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction intelligence.  Prochaska earned his J.D. at The George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. at Texas A&M University. A Texas native, Conner currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Kate and son, Crawford. Prior to OTT, Prochaska served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Before joining DOE, Prochaska was Senior Vice President and the Associate General Counsel at a public investment fund where he led fund operations. Prochaska also served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant.  During his Navy career Prochaska focused on Anti-submarine Warfare and Counter–WMD intelligence. Prochaska earned his J.D. at The George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. at Texas A&M University.