The Disruptive Power of Quantum Computing

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The MAIN PANEL on The Disruptive Power of Quantum Computing!

October[masked] from 4pm to 5pm eastern time

Rough Outline:

Quantum computing harnesses the phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver a huge leap forward in computational power to solve certain problems.


1. Mark Mattingley-Scott will head a panel of 4 quantum computing experts. A veteran of the IT industry and pioneer of IBM’s Quantum Computing program.
2. More panelists TBD

Quantum computers will soon be able to solve complex problems that today’s most powerful supercomputers can’t solve, and never will. But now quantum is going to a new level – it’s entering a new dimension. We are referring to computations using a completely new physical principle that has never been used before -- we’re talking about computational power being available for much less energy and effort.

Major areas that will be affected by quantum:

1. Material Simulations: materials can be anything in the real world. For example, a pharmaceutical molecule is a material. Aspirin and antiviral medicines are materials -- things that can be simulated. Batteries are materials, chemicals are materials; Take clinical trials: Maybe mapping DNA we get to the point where we can simulate molecules to such an extent that we don’t need to do trials at all.

2. Manufacturing: The second category is optimization. For instance, optimizing the entire supply chain of some manufacturing industry– – there are now calculations that say that the energy savings would be significant. An important factor in mitigating the effects of global warming. We need to consider that large systems and single organisms are not just isolated bits. And it could all start with something as trivial as optimizing a package delivery system.

3. AI and Machine Learning: There are a lot of things you need to do in machine learning which can be accelerated massively by quantum computing. Even so, the technology is still nascent -- the paradox of quantum computing is that the industry is still working on the algorithms and the methods to do things.

This is what is happening: industries are waiting for enough Qubits, i.e.: the quantum-mechanical analog of a classical Bit. Basically, how many Qubits do you have?

So how disruptive is quantum computing? Very!


Moderator: Oliver Christie, Futurist & AI Strategist

MC: Sep DiMeglio, UX & Accessibility Engineer, Microsoft

Interactive Videographer:
Jeffrey Paul, Ziotag: advanced deep-tagging.

Fireside Chat to follow one week later on October 20. Please send in your questions beforehand directly to the organizer on this Meetup page or to:

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When: Oct 13,[masked]:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: The Disruptive Power of Quantum Computing
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