Perhaps more than any technology before it, quantum computing will create a deep disparity between first movers and fast followers. That was the assessment a panel of academics, entrepreneurs and quantum computing experts at the July 9 virtual roundtable, “The Future of Quantum Software Development.”
The group, including Dr. Prineha Narang, CTO and co-founder, Aliro Technologies, and Assistant Professor at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, William “whurley” Hurley, CEO and founder of Strangeworks, Dr. Blake Johnson, Control Systems Delivery Lead, IBM Quantum, and moderated by Jeffrey Hammond, Forrester’s Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals, discussed the need for intuitive application development tools, when quantum advantage might arrive and what it will look like when it does.
IBM's quantum systems powered 46 non-IBM presentations in order to help discover new algorithms, simulate condensed matter and many-body systems, explore the frontiers of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and push the field of quantum information science forward overall.
In recognition of Black History Month, we spoke with a few of our growing cohort of Black IBM Quantum team members working to build the future of quantum computing. The four featured here perform indispensable roles at each level of the quantum stack, from researching quantum algorithms and their potential applications to building a global quantum ecosystem. We hope you'll follow along and celebrate their accomplishments with us today and into the future.