Webinar: The Disruptive Power of Quantum Computing

IBM Quantum Computer

Spend 60 minutes with us as we answer your questions on quantum, like
“What exactly is Quantum Computing?




October 13, 2021, 4 PM to 5 PM EST

Quantum computing harnesses the phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver a huge leap forward in computational power to solve problems.

In this October Disruptive Technologists Webinar, you hear from the finest minds in the Quantum arena.

“So quantum computing is here to stay, but the real impact and acceleration and take off of the rocket that is Quantum Computing rocket is just about to happen. So we set the stage – the play is going to start now.”

Mark Mattingley-Scott, Quantum Brilliance

Quantum computers will soon be able to solve complex problems that today’s most powerful supercomputers can’t solve, and never will. But now quantum is going to a new level – it’s entering a new dimension. We are referring to computations using a completely new physical principle that has never been used before – we’re talking about computational power being available for much less energy and effort.

Major areas that will be affected by quantum:

Material Simulations: materials can be anything in the real world. For example, a pharmaceutical molecule is a material, as are aspirin and antiviral medicines. These are things that can be simulated. Take clinical trials: Maybe mapping DNA we get to the point where we can simulate molecules to such an extent that we don’t need to do trials at all.

Manufacturing: The second category is optimization. For instance, using quantum in optimizing the entire supply chain of some manufacturing industry. There are now calculations that say that the energy savings would be significant and an important factor in mitigating the effects of global warming. We need to consider that large systems and single organisms are not just isolated bits. And it could all start with something like optimizing a package delivery system.

AI and Machine Learning: There are a lot of things in machine learning which can be accelerated massively by quantum computing. Even so, the technology is still nascent – the paradox of quantum computing is that the industry is still working on the algorithms and the methods to do things.

This is what is happening: industries are waiting for enough Qubits, i.e.: the quantum-mechanical analog of a classical Bit. Basically, how many Qubits do you have?

So how disruptive is quantum computing? Very!




Mark Mattingley-Scott: A veteran of the IT industry and pioneer of IBM’s Quantum Computing program, Disruptive Technologists Board Member Mark Mattingley-Scott, former Quantum Computing Architect for 30 years for IBM just started his exciting new job as General Manager EMEA for Quantum Brilliance.

Petra Söderling: Petra ran teams and innovation projects in a large multinational corporation (Nokia in Finland), founded and managed two startup companies in New York City (mobile apps) and New Orleans, LA (Real estate 3D). “Most recently I work as a Senior Advisor the
Finnish government’s innovation funding agency, Business Finland. She lives and works in Colorado and advises the Finnish government on quantum, space tech, smart mobility, AI and cybersecurity. Finland is currently building its first quantum computer, a superconducting 5-50 qbit qc that will serve the Finnish scientific and commercial communities. The country has deep roots in cold atom technologies and hardware, but is actively inviting and building an international quantum algorithm ecosystem to support the existing capabilities. US is an important partner.”

Danika Hannon: Since 2018, Danika has been moving into the quantum computing space. During that time, she: became a leader of the MN Quantum Computing Meetup, completed a data science bootcamp, served on the Women in Quantum Advisory Board, volunteered for a quantum computing and AI startup called Boltz.ai and became a Relationship
Manager with Cambridge Quantum Computing, as well as the Deputy Head and IQSD Chair for the Quantum Strategy Institute.

Ivy Cohen, President, Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications: Reputation Management and Communications Strategist.

Frank La Vigne: Frank is a published author, podcaster, and conference speaker who discovered the near limitless potential of quantum computing at a Microsoft Research conference in 2019. In 2020, he launched the Impact Quantum site podcast to share his enthusiasm for quantum technologies with fellow data scientists and engineers. In 2021, Frank left Microsoft to join Koverse, a platform that adds enhanced security solutions for highly sensitive big data implementations.

Moderator: Ivy Cohen, President, Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications
MC: Sep DiMeglio, UX & Accessibility Engineer, Microsoft
Interactive Videographer: Jeffrey Paul, Ziotag: advanced deep-tagging


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