Disruptive Technologists’ Webinar on The Disruptive Power of Quantum Computing

This Disruptive Technologists’ event occurred on October 13, 2021, 4 PM to 5 PM EST

Quantum computing harnesses the phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver a huge leap forward in computational power to solve problems. In this October Disruptive Technologists Webinar, we will be bringing you the finest minds in the Quantum arena.

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.




Mark Mattingley-Scott: A veteran of the IT industry and pioneer of IBM’s Quantum Computing program and our own Disruptive Technologists Board Member, Mark is also a former 30 year IBM Quantum Computing Architect who just started an exciting new job as General Manager EMEA for Quantum Brilliance.

Petra Söderling: Petra ran teams and innovation projects in a large multinational corporation (Nokia in Finland), founded and managed two startup companies in New York City (mobile apps) and New Orleans, LA (Real estate 3D). “Most recently I work as a Senior Advisor the Finnish government’s innovation funding agency, Business Finland. She lives and works in Colorado and advises the Finnish government on quantum, space tech, smart mobility, AI, and cybersecurity. Finland is currently building its first quantum computer, a superconducting 5-50 qbit qc that will serve the Finnish scientific and commercial communities. The country has deep roots in cold atom technologies and hardware but is actively inviting and building an international quantum algorithm ecosystem to support the existing capabilities. The US is an important partner.”

Danika Hannon: Since 2018, Danika has been moving into the quantum computing space. During that time, she: became a leader of the MN Quantum Computing Meetup, completed a data science bootcamp, served on the Women in Quantum Advisory Board, volunteered for a quantum computing and AI startup called Boltz.ai, and became a Relationship Manager with Cambridge Quantum Computing, as well as the Deputy Head and IQSD Chair for the Quantum Strategy Institute.
Ivy Cohen, President, Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications: Reputation Management and Communications Strategist.

Frank La Vigne is a published author, podcaster, and conference speaker who discovered the near limitless potential of quantum computing at a Microsoft Research conference in 2019. In 2020, he launched the Impact Quantum site podcast to share his enthusiasm for quantum technologies with fellow data scientists and engineers. In 2021, Frank left Microsoft to join Koverse, a platform that adds enhanced security solutions for highly sensitive big data implementations.

Moderator: Ivy Cohen, President, Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications
MC: Sep DiMeglio, UX & Accessibility Engineer, Microsoft
Interactive Videographer: Jeffrey Paul, Ziotag: advanced deep-tagging

Join the Fireside Chat on October 20. Please send in your questions directly to Info@DisruptiveTechnologists.com

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