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Stretch your mind and expand your vision - Demystifying Quantum Computing

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What we'll do

Stretching the mind and expanding your vision enhances innovation and productivity, optimises the way the mind functions, and alleviates mental blocks.

Quantum computing will revolutionise the way we manage data, information, and more likely knowledge, in the near future.

It is anticipated that, within a few years, well-controlled quantum systems may be able to perform certain complex tasks, solve complicated & complex problems such as chemical and mathematical problems, simulate probabilistic phenomena, handle analytics, deal with predictive analytics, process big data, modelling complex processes, etc, much faster than our conventional computers can even scratch the surface of now.

In existing computing, a bit is a single piece of information that can exist in two states – 1 or 0. Quantum computing uses quantum bits, or 'qubits' instead. Quantum computing takes advantage of the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Due to the way the tiniest of particles behave, operations can be done much more quickly and use less energy than when done with classical computers. It would surpass the abilities of conventional managing data and information methods, techniques, and solutions.

But the quantum future isn't going to come easily, and there's no knowing what it'll look like when it does arrive. At the moment, companies such as Google and IBM, and researchers are using a handful of different approaches to make quantum computing happen. Here's everything you need to know about the coming quantum revolution.

• What is quantum computing?
• What do you need to know about it?
• How will it transform the economy and your business?
• How can KM help Quantum researchers?

Dr Peter Rohde, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Quantum Software & Information at UTS, will address these questions in a completely non-technical manner, giving you the insights you need to understand the relevance of this future technology. He will explain the basic concepts of quantum computing for the lay audience, and focus especially on the implications and consequences of this technology. He will discuss in particular implications for knowledge management, as well as the unique knowledge management challenges that his field of research faces. Peter is open to learn as much from you as you do from him, so please feel free to come along to learn and discuss our future in Quantum Computing and how KM can help the current quantum computing challenges that researchers are facing.

About the presenter:
Dr Peter Rohde is ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Quantum Software & Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He is a world-leading researcher in optical quantum computing, also conducting research in quantum cryptography, metrology, measurement and optical state preparation. He is currently involved in China’s world-first quantum satellite program, which successfully demonstrated quantum cryptography over several thousand kilometres via satellite. He has published over 60 papers and received over 1,300 citations for his work.

Who should attend:
Business managers, Information and Knowledge Management practitioners, Innovation Managers, Business Consultants, Data Scientists, IT Professionals and Researchers.

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Session format:
· 1 hour presentation
· 30 mins Discussion

(After that, anyone interested can then adjourn for further discussions and networking over drink or dinner at a bar nearby.)
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