1. Tell us about the first time you heard about quantum?The first time I heard about Quantum was in 1995, when I read a book by American Physicist and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Man called the Quark and the Jaguar. It completely disrupted my paradigm of what reality is and anchored in a curiosity and passion for “quantum” that burns bright to this very day. (Please see this online review of the Quark and the Jaguar from Physics Today in 1994.)2. What made you interested in this space?My desire to understand how everything in the universe operates a ...
Stratethon: A Unique Approach to Building Quantum Planning Skills
Hackathons represent an exciting educational experience for programmers, coders, data scientists and other pursuits and have become ubiquitous globally in the last decade. Quantum technologies, while nascent compared to other IT fields, hold hackathons as well. Quantum Futures & CERN hold their hackathon over a weekend dedicated to “hacking on quantum computers at the Fields Institute in Toronto, the world’s most renown mathematics institute.” MIT annually holds IQuHack (interdisciplinary Quantum HACKathon) for high ...
What is post-quantum cryptography
Post-quantum cryptography’s concept is to make use of encryption algorithms that are proven to be too complex to break for both classical and quantum computers.
Quantum Roadmap Series: How to build your own quantum roadmap
Roadmaps offer an invaluable structure to the evolution of technology and technology deployment. Incorporating a complex technology such as quantum requires even greater diligence through roadmaps. In this article, we cover five types of roadmap: security, simulation, communication, standards and sensing. Security Roadmap With the maturity of quantum technology, and the approach of Y2Q, where can CxO's look for information to build out their own #quantum security roadmaps? Below are some of the key players with updated links:National Ins ...
Exploring Quantum Industry Consortiums Series: #2. European Quantum Industry Consortium
In this series of papers under QSI’s Government and Consortium Relations pillar, we’ll explore the global landscape of these initiatives. This paper, second in the series, discusses the European QuIC, the European Quantum Industry Consortium.
Exploring Quantum Industry Consortiums Series: #1. Quantum Economic Development Consortium
In our quest to accelerate the market adoption of quantum technologies, the Quantum Strategy Institute (QSI) looks at both enablers and hurdles businesses face in making these complex, forward looking decisions.
For an industry that is on the verge of commercial expansion, this includes forming new industry consortiums, adding new working groups to existing consortiums, and forming an interactive industry relationship with the policy making governments.
In this series of papers under QSI’s Government and Consortium Relations pillar, we’ll explore the global landscape of these initiatives. This paper, first in the series, discusses the US-based Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C).
What’s Popular With Quantum Enthusiasts? Top LinkedIn Posts of 2022 from Our Chair
Quantum Technology moves so rapidly it’s often challenging to take the time to look back at what makes the most impact with quantum enthusiasts. I’ve selected the posts from 2022 that garnered over 5,000 views each on LinkedIn.
Quantum Machine Learning: A Roadmap for Technologists
In 1935, Einstein wrote a paper with Boris Podolsky and Nathen Rosen trying to expose the weird behavior of quantum mechanics calling it “spooky action at a distance”. Among its many weird behaviors, the notion of quantum superposition really defies our imagination.
Even weirder, if one looks into a quantum system of say two electrons and they are in an entangled state, if you measure the property of one electron, say its rotation, you can tell what the other electron’s rotation is — without even bothering to measure it. Is it weird or astonishing? I think both.
Quantum Talent – Shortages and Tactics
The quantum industry is experiencing the successes and growing pains faced by so many other past technologies. Momentum however remains on quantum’s side in 2021, so consider the positives. According to a 2021 IDC survey, “The number of organizations [commercial end users or CEU’s] allocating more than 17% of their annual IT budgets for this technology [quantum] are expected to rise from 7% in 2021 to an estimated….
Becoming a Quantum Company
Quantum technologies are full of promise and potential. These technologies also bring their own challenges. Governments and businesses must start taking decisive action to manage the quantum changes as the second quantum revolution unfolds. Not doing so carries the risk of being left behind, and experience from other revolutions shows that this is not a favorable position to be in. Organizations without an AI mindset failed to execute on AI projects. Thus, organizations need a change management approach unique to quantum.