Today's computing machinery, which has brought incredible technological innovations over the past decades, still relies on calculations with 1s and 0s, even if the devices are orders of magnitude smaller than the stadium-sized systems of the previous century. Quantum Computing (QC), computing technology’s next generation, holds the promise of new machines operating at one million times the speed of current computers, allowing scientists, for example, to model complex molecular interactions at an atomic level.

QC replaces today’s Boolean logic with quantum law at the algorithmic level. For optimization, sampling or search problems, this promises dramatic speedups. QC will enable solving a set of problems that couldn’t be solved before or could take forever on a classical super computer.

QC’s benefits include efficiently simulating much larger molecules, effectively minimizing the overhead to run complex logistical operations and dramatically reducing the time for advanced portfolio construction optimization, among many others applications.

Furthermore, in the same way that combustion engines and microprocessors once redefined entire industries, QC heralds today the advent of as yet unimagined realms, while also opening new radical avenues for existing industries, such as finance, pharma, oil and gas, and even the acceleration of artificial intelligence.

Learn how to harness the opportunities Quantum Computing offers, how to identify challenges and how to prepare your organization for what the future holds. Imagine computers so powerful that could model all 19,000+ proteins in the human genome and simulate how new drugs can cure everything from the common cold to cancer. This is just one of the promises of QC.

From chemical manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to oil and gas conglomerates, from aerospace and defense to financial services firms, case studies for Quantum Computing are already in the works and will impact your business for years to come.

Gain a comprehensive overview of Quantum Computing and why firms such as JPMorgan Chase, Honda, Barclays, Volkswagen and Daimler are creating teams to focus on this technology

Get to grips with the enabling technologies as well as their potential applications in various industries, such as pharma, finance, healthcare and energy

Understand the impact of Quantum Computing in your business and devise a strategy to move the organization forward

QC replaces today’s Boolean logic with quantum law at the algorithmic level. For optimization, sampling or search problems, this promises dramatic speedups. QC will enable solving a set of problems that couldn’t be solved before or could take forever on a classical super computer.

QC’s benefits include efficiently simulating much larger molecules, effectively minimizing the overhead to run complex logistical operations and dramatically reducing the time for advanced portfolio construction optimization, among many others applications.

Furthermore, in the same way that combustion engines and microprocessors once redefined entire industries, QC heralds today the advent of as yet unimagined realms, while also opening new radical avenues for existing industries, such as finance, pharma, oil and gas, and even the acceleration of artificial intelligence.

**HOW TO GET READY TO TURN QUANTUM COMPUTING INTO A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE**Learn how to harness the opportunities Quantum Computing offers, how to identify challenges and how to prepare your organization for what the future holds. Imagine computers so powerful that could model all 19,000+ proteins in the human genome and simulate how new drugs can cure everything from the common cold to cancer. This is just one of the promises of QC.

From chemical manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to oil and gas conglomerates, from aerospace and defense to financial services firms, case studies for Quantum Computing are already in the works and will impact your business for years to come.

*Gain Strategic Advantage*Gain a comprehensive overview of Quantum Computing and why firms such as JPMorgan Chase, Honda, Barclays, Volkswagen and Daimler are creating teams to focus on this technology

*Get The Latest Insight*Get to grips with the enabling technologies as well as their potential applications in various industries, such as pharma, finance, healthcare and energy

*Devise A Strategy*Understand the impact of Quantum Computing in your business and devise a strategy to move the organization forward

**ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL BENEFIT**

All Forward Thinking Companies

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies

Banking and Financial Services

Transportation Companies

Consulting Firms

Energy and Gas Companies

Insurance Companies

Defense Organizations

Government & Regulators

**EXECUTIVES EXPECTED IN ATTENDANCE**

C-Suite Executives: CIOs, CTOs and CEOs

Chief QC Officers

Chief Data Officers

Chief Digital Officers

Chief Innovation Officers

Chief Medical Officers

Chief Product Officers

Corporate Strategists

Data Management

Heads of AI

Heads of Quantum Computing

Investment Managers

IT Managers

Private Equity Executives

Research Managers

Security Analysts

Venture Capitalists

**AGENDA**

The Quantum Computing Executive Workshop will provide insights into current and future developments for Quantum Computing, with particular emphasis on what organizations can do today to prepare to leverage this revolutionary technology

**DAY 1: HOW QUANTUM COMPUTING HAS EVOLVED**

**SESSION 1: WHY QUANTUM COMPUTING**

- The end of Moore’s law
- Why classical computers can’t simulate efficiently quantum systems
- Requirements for quantum computing
- Quantum computation and classical cryptography

**CASE STUDY 1: VOLKSWAGEN AND TRAFFIC OPTIMIZATION IN BEIJING**

- Volkswagen had location data from about 10,000 taxis in Beijing
- Focus was to optimize traffic between downtown and the airport
- Team worked together for 3 months to map the data to D-Wave quantum machinery
- Took seconds to generate solutions as opposed to more than half an hour with classic computers

**SESSION 2: THE BASICS OF QUANTUM COMPUTING**

- Classical bit versus quantum bit (qubit)
- Understanding the Block sphere
- Schrödinger’s cat and quantum superposition
- Control devices for basic particles

**CASE STUDY 2: ELECTION MODELING WITH QUANTUM COMPUTING**

- QxBranch applied quantum computing trained models to simulate election results
- Team used historical election results, state result probabilities based off of polling and publicly available data from statistical analysis site FiveThiryEight
- They mapped the election to a Boltzman machine and trained the model with a quantum computer
- Results followed trends of FiveThirtyEight forecasts, which demonstrated less certainty of a Clinton win and pinpointed most of the "tipping-point" states

**SESSION 3: HARNESSING THE POWER OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES**

- Features that differentiate qubits from regular bits:
- Superposition
- Tunneling
- Entanglement

- Top engineering approaches:
- Ion-based qubits
- Superconducting qubits
- Solid-state spin qubits
- Topological qubits

**CASE STUDY 3: QUANTUM COMPUTING AND HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING (HFT)**

- HFT algorithms automatically initiate stock trades according to pre-defined strategies
- Quantum algorithms require logarithmically fewer calculations than a classical computer
- Quantum computing can provide an edge to the first investment firm to get it right

**SESSION 4: WHAT IS QUANTUM COMPUTING**

- Quantum computing history
- A new model of computation
- Classical to Quantum:
- Turing machine -> Quantum Turing machine
- Logical Circuits -> Quantum gates
- Partial Recursive Functions -> Unitary Operators
- Universal Programming Languages -> Quantum Programming Languages

**DAY 2: HOW QUANTUM COMPUTING IS CHANGING THE WORLD**

**SESSION 1: PROBLEMS WHERE QUANTUM COMPUTING EXCELS**

- Quantum searching (Grover’s algorithm)
- Prime factoring (Shor’s algorithm)
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning

**CASE STUDY 1: MARKETING AND ADVERTISING APPLICATIONS OF QUANTUM COMPUTING**

- Recruit Communications is testing quantum computing for marketing and advertising applications
- Testing quantum technology for ad placements on mobile platforms showed that D-Wave’s quantum annealing tended to produce better solutions than the greedy algorithms previously used
- Recruit is also using its quantum projects to improve recommendation systems with AI

**SESSION 2: QUANTUM COMPUTING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS**

- Portfolio risk optimization and fraud detection
- Protein folding and drug discovery
- Supply chain and purchasing
- Asset degradation modeling and utility system distribution optimization
- Advertising scheduling and ad revenue maximization

**CASE STUDY 2: USING QUANTUM COMPUTING FOR PERSONALIZED DRUG DEVELOPMENT**

- When developing a new drug, chemists evaluate the interactions between molecules, proteins and chemicals to see if medicines will improve certain conditions or cure diseases
- Due to the extraordinary amount of combinations that are analyzed, this is time and labor intensive.
- Quantum computers help chemists determine viable drug options quicker
- Furthermore, quantum computing will allow for a person’s genes to be quickly sequenced and analyzed which will allow for personalized drug development

**SESSION 3: DEVISING AND IMPLEMENTING A SUCCESSFUL QUANTUM COMPUTING STRATEGY**

- Commercially available adiabatic quantum computers
- Leveraging Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to obtain web-based access to quantum computing
- Devising the strategy to move the organization forward:
- Learning more about the fast-evolving Quantum Computing landscape
- Hiring leaders and professionals in Quantum Computing
- Evaluating the company’s most pressing points to leverage Quantum Computing
- Build Quantum Computing-ready applications on top of hardware-agnostic interface

**CASE STUDY 3: JPMORGAN CHASE TESTING IBM’S QUANTUM WATERS**

- JPMorgan Chase is accessing supercooled quantum processors from IBM over the cloud
- Quantum computers could provide exponentially more computing power for solving certain types of problems that require the use of complex algorithmic models
- Problems range from risk analysis, or predicting how a product or portfolio will behave in different scenarios, to identifying the right mix of products a company should trade to get a desired outcome

**SESSION 4: THE FUTURE OF QUANTUM COMPUTING**

- The most promising computing model in development
- Room for improvement in Quantum Computing:
- Creating large scale quantum computers
- The temperature challenge