Session

The Quantum Era of Accelerated Discovery

Infrastructure and Quantum

The world hasn’t run out of problems to solve. That fact is more apparent today than ever. Yet we have so much to be hopeful about. Today we are joining forces across the technology and government sectors to fight against COVID-19 with the world's best supercomputers and accelerate the process of discovery of new treatments and vaccines. And we are simultaneously creating the supercomputers of tomorrow: quantum computers. Join Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, to hear how you can access and program quantum computers on the IBM Cloud today and to learn how a community of tens of thousands of people is exploring the next great frontier of computing.

Speakers

Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Dario Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential global corporate research labs - with over 3,000 researchers at 12 laboratories on six continents - advancing the future of computing. Dr. Gil leads innovation efforts at IBM, directing research strategies in Quantum, AI, Hybrid Cloud, Security, Industry Solutions, and Semiconductors and Systems. Dr. Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a pioneering industrial-academic laboratory with a portfolio of more than 50 projects focused on advancing fundamental AI research. He has also served as COO of IBM Research and the VP of AI and Quantum Computing, leading IBM to be the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud. Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science.