QC Ware Announces Annual Q2B Conference

November 16, 2022

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2022 — QC Ware, a leading quantum software and services company, today announced the Silicon Valley edition of its annual Q2B Practical Quantum Computing Conference, the world’s largest gathering of the quantum computing community, taking place in-person at the Santa Clara Convention Center on December 6-8, 2022.

Sponsored by Quantinuum, AWS, ColdQuanta, IBM, Quantum Delta, UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, and more, this year’s event will feature three days of discussions led by key players on the cutting edge of quantum computing R&D and innovation—from government, academia, and Fortune 100 businesses—about the latest hardware breakthroughs and applications in optimization, chemistry simulations, monte carlo methods, and machine learning. Business seminars and technical workshops, presentations, panel discussions, and demonstrations will give attendees a firsthand look at the latest developments in quantum computing.

“Quantum computing holds promise to address some of the world’s greatest problems, with near-term gains on the horizon in fields like drug discovery, finance, and manufacturing,” said Matt Johnson, CEO, QC Ware. “Though our journey to commercialization has only just begun, this year’s event will provide valuable insights into how we can work together as a community to build the bridge to quantum readiness and realize the technology’s full potential.”

Featured speakers in this year’s lineup include:

  • John Preskill – Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at California Institute of Technology
  • Major General Heather L. Pringle – Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory and Technology Executive Officer, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force
  • Scott Aaronson – David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Quantum Information Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • K. Birgitta Whaley – Director, Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center, Professor of Chemical Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Q2B 2022 will also offer panel discussions and speaker presentations that explore quantum computing use cases and applications across seven industries:

  • Aerospace: Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Rolls Royce.
  • Automotive: Aisin, BMW Group, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and Toyota Central R&D Labs.
  • Chemicals & Materials: BASF Venture Capital, BMW Group, OTI Lumionics, and Quantinuum.
  • Energy & Utilities: Department of Energy and Electric Power Research Institute.
  • Finance: Credit Agricole, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Itaú Unibanco, JPMC, Moody’s, and Wells Fargo.
  • Healthcare: Siemens-Healthineers and Qubits Ventures.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Hoffmann-La Roche, and Merck Group.

“Quantinuum is proud to be returning as the platinum sponsor for Q2B 2022,” said Tony Uttley, President and COO of Quantinuum. “As one of the world’s largest integrated quantum computing companies, we strive to be on the forefront of developing scalable and commercial quantum solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Our organization has a long history of participating in Q2B, and will be returning once again to advance the conversation around quantum computing acceleration.”

Additional speakers exploring the impact of quantum computing applications, the quantum advantage, and commercialization in industries around the world include:

  • Day 1 mainstage speakers: Matt Johnson, CEO and Co-founder, QCWare; Peter Krogstrup Jeppesen, Head, Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme; Matt Langione, Partner, Boston Consulting Group; Peter Barrett, Founder and GP, Playground Global; Bob Sorensen, SVP of Research & Chief Analyst – Quantum Computing, Hyperion Research; Doug Finke, Chief Content Officer, Global Quantum Intelligence; and Duncan Stewart, BDC, BDC Deep Tech Tund
  • Day 2 mainstage speakers: Tony Uttley, President and COO, Quantinuum; Paul Lipman, President, Quantum Information Platforms, ColdQuanta; Stefan Hengesbach, CEO, QuiX Quantum; Niels Bultink, CEO, Qblox; Richard Moulds and Oskar Painter; Joe Fitzsimons, CEO, Horizon Quantum Computing; Yonatan Cohen, CTO & Co-Founder, Quantum Machines; Shintaro Sato, Head of Quantum Laboratory, Fujitsu Limited; Pete Shadbolt, Co-founder and Scientific Chief Officer, PsiQuantum; and Professor Michael J. Biercuk, CEO and Founder, Q-CTRL

Q2B will also host a number of hardware and software vendors showcasing their latest advancements in quantum computing: Bleximo, Deloitte, Google Quantum AI, HQS QUANTUM SIMULATIONS GmbH, Keysight Technologies, Microsoft, Multiverse Computing, Pasqal, Qedma, Quandela, Quantum Application Lab Amsterdam, QuEra Computing Inc., QunaSys, Qruise, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, and more.

To register to attend Q2B 2022: Silicon Valley, click here.

About QC Ware

QC Ware is a quantum software and services company focused on ensuring enterprises are prepared for the emerging quantum computing disruption. QC Ware specializes in the development of applications for near-term quantum computing hardware with a team composed of some of the industry’s foremost experts in quantum computing. Its growing network of customers includes AFRL, Aisin Group, Airbus, BMW Group, Covestro, Goldman Sachs, and Total. QC Ware Forge, the company’s flagship quantum computing cloud service, is built for data scientists with no quantum computing background. It provides unique, performant, turnkey quantum computing algorithms. QC Ware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and supports its European customers through its subsidiary in Paris and customers in Asia through its business development office in Tokyo, Japan. QC Ware also organizes Q2B, the largest annual gathering of the international quantum computing community.


Source: QC Ware

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