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31 Oct. 16:30 - 17:15 | L0 - Keynote Room

Welcome to the Quantum Age

The closing keynote, Welcome to the Quantum Age, will feature two of the world’s leading Quantum Computing researchers – Prof Leo Kouwenhoven and Dr Krysta Svore from Microsoft Quantum Research team. The keynote, suitable for all attendees at Future Decoded, will begin by explaining what quantum computing is, and look at the big computational problems that we can’t solve with today’s computers but which quantum computers will be able to tackle. Leo will then talk about the Qubits, the quantum bits that will be at the heart of quantum computers, and some of the work being done in his lab to create Qubits that will, in time, allow the building of truly scalable quantum computers. Krysta will then talk about the software she and her team are building that will run on these machines, the simulators we have that allow us to build and test that software now, and the kinds of problems in medicine, chemicals, engineering, information security, big data and AI that may be tackled with quantum computers. The keynote will close with a discussion on the impact this will have on business, and what steps business and technology leaders should take to be ready for the quantum age.

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