Quantum Computing is a big concept that has been achieving widespread attention in the media and even popular fiction. Even Marvel's Iron Man and Ant-Man have referenced it extensively. So, are you fascinated by how Quantum Computing works in real life? Here comes your chance! IEEE Women in Engineering will be having a Talk and Tour of our very own Quantum Computing company, D-Wave, born right here in Metro Vancouver!
About D-Wave: D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services and is the world's first commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing for the world. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling. D-Wave's systems are being used by some of the world's most advanced organizations, including Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Google, NASA Ames, USRA, USC, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more information, visit:www.dwavesys.com.
Agenda: 4:00 PM - Registration 4:10 PM - IEEE WIE Opening and Housekeeping rules 4:15 PM - Talk on Quantum Computing 4:45 PM - Facility Tour 5:30 PM - Closing of Event
Speaker(s): Jeremy Hilton, SVP Application and Technology, Allison Macdonald, Senior Research Scientist
Location: 3033 BETA AVENUE BURNABY, British Columbia V5G 4M9
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