Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Delivering Practical Quantum Computing

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems has led the development of quantum hardware and software over the past two decades. And the company has always taken a slightly different approach. Learn how at each step along the quantum computing journey, the company’s pragmatic decisions have brought quantum computing to market. From the development of the only commercially-available quantum computer to the recent release of the first Quantum Application Environment, D-Wave has long been at the forefront of bringing practical quantum computing to customers. This approach has helped customers and users develop over 100 early applications with real-world implications in industries spanning healthcare, defense, and automotive.

Alexander Condello, Ocean stack developer, gives insight into the company’s growth, beginning with years of research and the development of the first quantum computer – a 28-qubit machine built in 2007. Ten years later, D-Wave would realize Dr. Richard Feynman’s original vision of a quantum simulator, proving that its quantum computers could be used to simulate quantum systems at a large scale. This year, the company launched Leap, the first real-time Quantum Application Environment that provides immediate access to a live quantum system. The Leap environment hosts a robust online community, learning demos, resources and software tools for developers to start writing and running code, today.

From initial steps in hardware design to opening access through the quantum cloud, Murray discusses the technology and research that made this evolution possible, and what we can expect from the next era of quantum applications.


Alexander Condello