That's right, Superposition fans, SXSW 2018 will feature an awesome panel on quantum computing! I get to kick things off in the new year by sharing what I believe will be one of the best panels at SXSW 2018: "Quantum Computing: Science Fiction to Science Fact." Patricia Baumhart has pulled together an all-star lineup, with Andrew Fursman (1QBit), Antia Lamas-Linares (Texas Advanced Computing Center at University of Texas), Bo Ewald (D-Wave Systems U.S.), and Jerry Chow (IBM). You so need to be there for it.
We have fully activated the hype cycle on quantum computing. But I try to ignore the hype and focus on the substance. That's why I was happy last week to see two solid, all-star quantum computing events in the same week: IBM's Approximate Quantum Computing and QC Ware's Quantum Computing for Business (Q2B) conference.
Quantum computers are going to disrupt the financial industry in a number of ways. Quantum computers can run more powerful algorithms and analyze vastly larger data sets than their classical predecessors. That means they can break current encryption schemes.
I am at D-Wave's "Qubits 2017" user group meetup to discuss quantum computing standards, and I bet you can guess the rest. (I'm happy to be here!) First, let me say thanks to D-Wave's Bo Ewald for inviting me. The agenda for this event is jam-packed.
Today I presented "Quantum Computing: Science Fact or Science Fiction?" at the ME Convention in Frankfurt, Germany. Let me just say, it was a pleasure. Mercedes-Benz and SXSW promised a conference without limits, and they delivered one of the best events I've been to in my entire career.
SXSW spotlights some of the industry’s most inspired thinkers, diverse visionaries, and change-makers who share forward-thinking ideas. So I couldn’t be more thrilled to be participating in the event and helping to spread the quantum computing love.
Today I will introduce quantum computing to the developers attending Open West 2017 here in Sandy, Utah. I’ve been looking forward to coming back to Utah for some time now. Speaking to this group will close the loop on a career iteration for me (I got my start in open source).
I’ve always wanted to visit Tokyo. Now I'm in this amazing city, with the added bonus of an invite to the 2017 Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference. Received, I might add, from the amazing Hidetoshi Nishimori (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology).
Today I'm at BlueYard's Quantum Leap event to discuss "Funding the Quantum Ecosystem" with Siraj Khaliq from Atomico. Shu Nyatta from Softbank. Chris Perry from QuantumX. And my all-time favorite (and fellow Rick and Morty fan), Adam Goldberg (Lightspeed Ventures).
Tonight I'm presenting at the Austin Fintech meet up. Shehzad Bharwani and crew have put together an awesome event. My presentation, called "Innovating In Technology and Quantum Computing," is going to be 70% about my career as an entrepreneur and 30% quantum computing.
I was recently in San Antonio explaining quantum computing to the masses. Now I'm having Déjà vu in Dallas. I've scaled back some of the humor. I've added a couple of animations to explain key concepts like quantum tunneling, superposition, and quantum entanglement.
It started innocently enough: my friend Sean Lowery asked me if I would speak at this year's Innotech conference. Right then I had what I thought was a brilliant idea. I would use this audience as a test to talk about my current favorite subject, quantum computing.