Presentation: The Extraordinary World of Quantum Computing

Track: Solutions Track II

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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The classical computer on your lap or housed in your data centre manipulates data represented with a binary encoding -- quantum computers are different. They use atomic level mechanics to represent multiple data states simultaneously, leading to a phenomenal exponential increase in the representable state of data, and new solutions to problems that are infeasible using today's classical computers. This session assumes no prior knowledge of quantum technology and presents a introduction to the field of quantum computing, including an introduction to the quantum bit, the types of problem suited to quantum computing, a demo of running algorithms on IBM's quantum machines, and a peek into the future of quantum computers.

Speaker: Tim Ellison

Senior Technical Staff Member @IBM

Tim is a senior member of IBM's Runtimes Technology Centre with responsibility for open source engineering projects.
Prior to his current position he was part of the original Eclipse development team, and a Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation Harmony Project. He is a member of the expert group designing the next Java SE platform. He has spoken at conferences worldwide on a variety of topics.
Tim has contributed to the commercial implementation of Smalltalk, IBM VisualAge, Eclipse, and the Java SDK over a long period. He has a broad knowledge of high performance runtimes, open source methodologies, and applying new language technology to difficult problems.

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