Our point of view and announcements from the field.

Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit Address

May 23, 2017

1QBit’s CEO Andrew Fursman will be speaking at Pangea Venture’s Third Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The summit will be attended by entrepreneurs representing some of the world’s most innovative, leading edge start-ups along with senior thought leaders from the world’s largest chemical and materials companies. Discussions will focus around mission critical topics around advanced materials commercialization.

As the closing speaker, Andrew will present on the topics of machine learning, quantum modeling, and materials innovation.

Pangaea Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit 2017 Agenda

Andrew Fursman to Speak at Founders Forum London

May 22, 2017

1QBit’s CEO Andrew Fursman has been invited to participate in and speak at Founders Forum London 2017, which will be held June 14th – 15th.

Founders Forum is a private network of the world’s leading digital and technology entrepreneurs. The network brings together the best, brightest and most inspirational digital entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs and senior investors who engage in open debate, brainstorming, discussion and problem solving at our invite-only forums across the world.

Founders Forum

1QBit Chairman David Roberts Addresses The United Nations’ SDG Action Event on Innovation

May 16, 2017

Building on the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, the President of the United Nations General Assembly will convene a SDG Action Event on Innovation and Connectivity on 17 May 2017.

1QBit’s Chairman David Roberts has been invited to address the assembly on the topic of Positive Disruption for The Future We Want.

During the event, leading innovators from the major corporations of the world will interact with Member States on how emerging technologies can transform efforts aimed at the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable possible. These advances are also raising questions on societal impact.

SDG Action Event Innovation Program 


1QBit to Present Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines at TQC 2017

May 6, 2017

The Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography, will be held in Paris, June 14-16 2017. This is the twelfth in a series of conferences that aims to bring together the leading researchers in the areas of quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. TQC covers all theoretical aspects of quantum information and accepts a limited number of contributed talks on these topics. 1QBit’s researcher Anna Levit will be presenting our work on Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines which investigates, and provides a framework for, how quantum annealers with select chip layouts can outperform classical computers in reinforcement learning tasks.

Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography, Paris – Program

BlueYard x Google Quantum AI Lab event: Quantum Leap

May 3, 2017

1QBit’s CEO Andrew Fursman has been invited to participate in and speak at the BlueYard x Google Quantum AI Lab event: Quantum Leap, on June 22nd in Munich.

The BlueYard Conversation will be invite-only and limited to 75 people. Early confirmed attendees include the founders, CEOs and key executives from quantum startups such as Rigetti, D-Wave, IonQ, 1QBit, Cambridge Quantum Computing, QxBranch, QCWare, ID Quantique, Turing Quantum Inc.; large technology and industrial companies readying to harness the potential of quantum computing such as Accenture, Airbus, Amazon, ATOS, Bosch, Google, IBM, Microsoft, VW, Siemens; investors such as Goldman Sachs, Lightspeed, Khosla Ventures and Atomico; as well as some of the world’s leading research institutes in the field such as Cambridge, QuTech, MIT, Max Planck, Delft and UTS. This event will connect entrepreneurs directly with enterprises, researchers, government funding agencies and investors.

BlueYard x Google Quantum AI Lab: Quantum Leap Overview 

AQC 2017: 1QBit’s Contributed Talks and Poster Presentations

April 25, 2017

The Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, June 26-29 2017. 
This is the seventh conference in the series. 1QBit’s Maritza Hernandez will be presenting a contributed talk on our latest research on Enhancing Quantum Annealing Performance for the Molecular Similarity Problem, along with poster presentations by Pooya Ronagh on Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines and Hamed Karimi on our results using iterative sample persistence variable reduction which will be published shortly. 

Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference 2017 Program 

1QBit Attends 2017 Quantum Information Processing Conference

February 3, 2017 The annual international Quantum Information Processing (QIP) series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Hosted by Microsoft’s QuArC Group, it features researchers from leading academic institutions. The list of attendees this year also included several corporations, such as 1QBit, Rigetti, IBM, Microsoft, and Google. The three overarching themes especially …

1QBit Attends WEF Annual Meeting: Davos 2017

January 12, 2016 As a member of the World Economic Forum’s council The Future of Computing, CEO Andrew Fursman of 1QBit, a WEF Technology Pioneer, is honoured to participate again in this year’s annual meeting, Davos 2017, which will be held in Switzerland on January 17–20.  Andrew Fursman has been invited to speak at the following sessions and …

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation: Future of Quantum Computing Event

November 24, 2016

1QBit President Landon Downs has been invited to speak at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s The Future of Quantum Computing: Policy Implications for National Security and Industrial Competitiveness event on December 6 in Washington DC. The session will be moderated by Stephen Ezell, VP Global Innovation Policy for ITIF. The discussion will delve into key issues for policymakers, starting with a primer on what quantum computing is and where the technology is headed, then exploring questions such as: How are firms pushing the frontier? What are the implications for quantum computing when it comes to national security and industrial competitiveness? And what policies do countries need to implement to keep themselves at the forefront of the coming quantum economy? 

ITIF Future of Quantum Computing Event 

WEF Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils – Future Lab: Leveraging Computing

November 10, 2016

As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council: The Future of Computing, 1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be p at the World Economic Forum: Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2016 which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13-14.

Andrew will be participating at the Future Lab: Leveraging Computing, which will explore the question: What if, in 2025, quantum computers account for 5% of all computing activity worldwide, enabling us to have answers to some of our most complex data-related problems? 

Annual Meeting of the Global Futures Councils