In the panel at VivaTech focussing on "What's next for quantum computing?", Horizon's CEO Dr Joe Fitzsimons highlighted two key barriers to quantum computing: the daunting task of building practical and scalable quantum computers and the lack of the necessary tools and talent to fully harness the potential of quantum computing.
What the winning quantum hardware architecture will be is open to debate, but the fundamentals of processing quantum information are almost the same. For Horizon, it means to build hardware-adaptive solutions where classical code can be compiled for different architectures.
For end users on the business side “there really isn’t a reason to be locked into a particular technology at this stage and not be able to move in future,” says our CEO Joe Fitzsimons. “I guess the most obvious advice is don’t sign a 10-year contract with anyone and keep your options open beyond two years.”
The full recording of the panel "What's next for quantum computing?" is accessible on the conferences’ website after registration.
Ahead of the TNW Conference in Amsterdam where our CEO Dr Joe Fitzsimons will be a speaker, he sat with Thomas Macaulay to discuss the tremendous potential of quantum computing and our industry’s current challenges, from talent shortage to the need for patient capital.
The Trinity Quantum Alliance is a new collaboration that brings together experts from research and industry, and which will provide a new custom space in Trinity East for innovative projects in quantum science and technology, simulation, education and computation in Ireland.
Singapore, 31 March 2023 – Horizon Quantum Computing, a Singapore-based company building software development tools to unlock the potential of quantum computing hardware, announced today that it has raised USD 18.1 million Series A investment from Sequoia Capital India, Tencent, SGInnovate, Pappas Capital and Expeditions Fund.
Quantum Zeitgeist featured Horizon's CEO Joe Fitzsimons in their list of 10 quantum leaders running quantum computing companies: "We love the mission to make Quantum Computing a general-purpose quantum technology. Making quantum computing truly accessible to everyone could be a world-leading quest, and we like it!”
Singapore’s great quantum quest makes the cover story of The Business Times. Our CEO Joe Fitzsimons, who was interviewed for the article, speaks about the fast development of the technology: "Year by year, month by month, even week by week, progress is made in the field."
As part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations, the Singapore Businesses Federation launched the book ‘20 Conversations’. Deputy Prime Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat was the guest of honour at the event along with the attendance of 100 business leaders, trade associations and chamber leaders.