Building your quantum capability

The case for joining an “ecosystem”

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Authors: Scott Crowder

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, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Quantum Computing, Technical Strategy and Transformation,IBM Systems,
Frederik Flöther

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, Global Life Sciences Leader, IBM Q Consulting, IBM Services,
Lynn Kesterson-Townes

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, Global Cloud & Quantum Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value, Global Business Services,
Robert Sutor

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, Vice President, IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

Initiating a quantum collaboration Quantum computing has the potential to solve difficult business problems that classical computers cannot. Within five years, analysts estimate that 20 percent of organizations will be budgeting for quantum computing projects and, within a decade, quantum computing may be a USD15 billion industry.¹,² To place your organization in the vanguard of change, you may need to consider joining a quantum computing ecosystem now. The reality is that quantum computing ecosystems are already taking shape, with members focused on how to solve targeted scientific and business problems. Joining the right quantum ecosystem today could give your organization a competitive advantage tomorrow.

1“Gartner’s 10 technology trends for 2019 and beyond.” CIODIVE. October 2018.

2“Quantum computing to generate $15bn revenues by 2028, says ABI.” Gigabit. July 2018.


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