Our point of view and announcements from the field.

SXSW 2018 – Quantum Computing Panel

1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be speaking at the SXSW 2018 panel on quantum computing in Austin, Texas on March 10, 2018.

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

The Quantum Computing: Science Fiction to Science Fact panel lineup also includes Antia Lamas-Linares (Texas Advanced Computing Center at University of Texas), Bo Ewald (D-Wave Systems U.S.), and Jerry Chow (IBM).

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1QBit Raises $45M Series B Round from Fujitsu, Accenture, and Allianz to Advance Industry Applications of Quantum Computing

Strategic investment and revenue contracts fund continued development of 1QBit’s hardware-agnostic software platform and applications for solving industry’s most demanding computational challenges. Vancouver, Canada – November 28, 2017 1QB Information Technologies Inc. (1QBit), a software company solving industry’s most demanding computational challenges using the most advanced quantum and classical hardware available, today announced the close …

2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting Houston

1QBit Researcher Brad Woods will be attending the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting and Career Fair which will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center & Hilton Americas Houston from October 22-25, 2017.

The INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to connect and network with the more than 5,000 INFORMS members, students, prospective employers and employees, and academic and industry experts who compose the INFORMS community.

2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting Houston

Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control VII (CQIQC-VII)

July 25, 2017

1QBit Fundamental Researcher Dr. Shunji Matsuura will be presenting a contributed talk on the topic of Error Correction and Non-stoquastic Hamiltonian in Quantum Annealing at this year’s Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control VII which will be held at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto, August 28 to September 1, 2017.

CQIQC-VII will be the seventh in the series of biennial conferences jointly organized by the Toronto Centre for Quantum Information & Quantum Control and the Fields Institute, which aim to bring together researchers from a broad set of areas ranging from quantum cryptography and computation to quantum control to quantum foundations to device fabrication, in a setting which encourages discussion and can help stimulate new collaborations and interactions.

Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control VII

Synergy between Quantum Computing and High-Performance Computing workshop at CECAM

July 21, 2017 1QBit Research Lead Pooya Ronagh will be attending the Synergy between Quantum Computing and High-Performance Computing workshop at CECAM-ETHZ in Zurich, Switzerland on August 22nd–24th, 2017. The quantum information and HPC communities have proceeded thus far on mostly independent tracks, but more recently, bridging works such as this one are appearing. Such …

Exponential Finance 2017 – Quantum Computing Presentation

May 29, 2017

1QBit’s CEO Andrew Fursman will be speaking at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance 2017 which will be held this year in New York on June, 7 2017.

The summit gathers industry luminaries and SU’s expert faculty to explore how emerging technologies are impacting wealth management, banking, and insurance. Topics covered include emerging technologies such as blockchain, big data, machine learning, quantum computing, biometrics, and digital identity, among many others.

Andrew will be sharing our thinking on how quantum computing is solving difficult financial problems, and will provide a realistic take on how these machines will impact the business of finance.

Exponential Finance 2017 Summit Overview 

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 on mission-critical topics around advanced materials commercialization.

As the closing speaker, Andrew will present on the topics of machine learning, quantum modelling, 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 14–15, 2017.

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 invitation-only forums across the world.

Founders Forum

1QBit Chairman David Roberts to Address 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 (SDG), the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomson, will convene an SDG Action Event on Innovation and Connectivity on May 17, 2017.

1QBit’s Chair of the Board 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 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 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 the impact on society.

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