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Quantum Potential

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Quantum computers are incredibly powerful machines that take a new approach to processing information. Built on the principles of quantum mechanics, they exploit complex and fascinating laws of nature that are always there, but usually remain hidden from view. By harnessing such natural behavior, quantum computing can run new types of algorithms to process information more holistically. This may one day lead to breakthroughs in materials and drug discovery, optimization of complex manmade systems, and AI. We expect quantum computing to open doors that we once thought would remain locked indefinitely. Acquaint yourself with the exciting world of quantum computing and learn about the next steps needed to make it a reality.

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Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Thu (March 22), 12:30PM PT


Bob Sutor

Vice President, IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Robert Sutor is the executive responsible for IBM Q program leadership for quantum computing education, intellectual property, analyst relations, evangelism, cross-business unit offering integration, the IBM Q Network, and the ISV/partner ecosystem. He is a 35 year veteran of IBM and has has held leadership positions across IBM in the areas of AI, blockchain, quantum computing, mobile, open source, and Linux. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Scott Crowder

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Quantum Computing, Technical Strategy & Transformation, IBM