At the TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 conference in San Francisco, our CEO Dr Joe Fitzsimons took the stage to explore "The State of Quantum" in a panel discussion with Faye Wattleton, Co-founder and Director of EeroQ Quantum Hardware, moderated by Frederic Lardinois, Senior Enterprise Editor at TechCrunch.
Joe Fitzsimons delved into the progress of quantum computing, stressing that while we already have four to five demonstrations across industry and academia of computation on quantum processors that are hard to simulate with conventional computers, the milestone where quantum computing will be useful for solving hard computational problems has not yet been reached. He noted that better algorithms might enable quantum advantage with existing processors, making it an interesting time in quantum computing. “It used to be that the only path forward we had was to make better and better hardware until we got to a point where we could see real advantage,” Dr Fitzsimons explained. “But now because we've crossed this hard to simulate threshold, we're at a point where better insight into algorithms, better insight into how to use these systems can also lead to advantage with existing systems.”
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.