THE 1QBit BLOG

Our point of view and announcements from the field.

1QBit’s Job-Shop Scheduling Paper Co-authored with NASA Presented at AQC 2015, Published

June 30, 2015

1QBit is pleased to be taking part in the Fourth Conference in Adiabatic Quantum Computing this week in Zurich. Our own Dominic Marchand has co-authored a paper with Davide Venturelli from the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA, titled Quantum Annealing Implementation of Job-Shop Scheduling, which was presented yesterday by Mr. Venturelli and was published today on the arXiv.

The job-shop scheduling paper co-authored with NASA and presented yesterday is more of the same quality results we have come to expect from 1QBit and our world class partners. As 1QBit continues to grow, we find ourselves deepening our research and industry relationships in pursuit of optimization software breakthroughs powered by quantum systems. This is an exciting time for quantum computing and this work will continue within both 1QBit and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.”

– Andrew Fursman, CEO and Co-founder, 1QBit

Research paper page

New Board Member Appointed

June 11, 2015

1QBit is pleased to welcome Bluford (Blu) Putnam to the Board of Directors. Blu is CME Group’s Chief Economist and Managing Director of the Strategic Intelligence & Analytics team. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in the financial services industry, with concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management.

“CME and 1QBit are continuing to deepen our collaborative relationship. 1QBit’s appointment of Blu to the Board of Directors recognizes the strong contribution CME has made to 1QBit’s growth, and Blu’s leadership of CME’s intelligence and analytics team makes him a natural connection point between our two organizations. We are honoured to gain Blu’s experience and insight and look forward to bringing 1QBit’s expertise deeper in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group.”

– Andrew Fursman, CEO and Co-founder, 1QBit

1QBit bio   |   Bio at CME Group

Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery

April 11, 2015

1QBit will be attending Discovery, Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence. On April 27, Chair of the Board David Roberts will be speaking about the patterns of disruptive technology and how it can solve some of the world’s most intractable problems. The following day, 1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be discussing the future of computing and the research being done to answer these intractable computational problems.

Conference website   |   Programme

1QBit at Wired for Wonder

October 31, 2014

1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be giving a keynote presentation at Wired for Wonder on November 27 titled “Supercomputing with Superpositions: How the spookiest concepts of science can solve the worlds hardest problems.” He will also be participating in a debate titled “Identity with Privacy – The Perks and Perils of Openness.”

Presentation video   |   List of speakers   |   Programme

1QBit Welcomes General Manager

September 22, 2014

1QBit is thrilled to announce the appointment of Robyn Foerster as General Manager. Robyn, most recently General Manager of Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, brings with her extensive experience in operations, product development, project and team management, process improvement, and strategic and team leadership. We are fortunate to have her.

“Robyn’s track record leading highly skilled teams of young technical workers to best-in-industry results on tight timelines is legendary in the Vancouver software industry. We are excited to bring her energy and experience to 1QBit.”

– Andrew Fursman, CEO and Co-founder, 1QBit

1QBit bio

CANARIE National Summit

September 8, 2014

1QBit Co-founder and CEO Andrew Fursman will give a presentation on September 17, 2014 in Toronto. Drawing on recent experiences as part of 1QBit and in the Vancouver technology start-up environment, the presentation will explore the costs and benefits for young technology businesses growing, and then remaining, in Canada.

Summit programme

1QBit at D-Wave Users Colloquium

September 6, 2014

1QBit will be presenting in the colloquium subtitled “Hard Computational Problems for the D-Wave Machine” on September 10, 2014. Researcher Maritza Hernandez will deliver a presentation on the classification of molecular compounds using a quantum computer.

Colloquium agenda

D-Wave Announces Partnerships

June 9, 2014

D-Wave announces two new partnerships as part of its application ecosystem. DNA-SEQ Alliance is highlighted along with 1QBit as companies developing software applications that take advantage of D-Wave’s unique quantum computing capabilities.

Quantum computing will reach its full potential through collaborative partnerships with pioneering organizations like DNA-SEQ and 1QBit, who are working to solve incredibly complex problems. Combining our expertise and technology with experts in fields like cancer research and finance is starting to produce remarkable results.

– Vern Brownell, CEO, D-Wave Systems

Official press release