Brian Hopkins, Vice President and Principal Analyst

Show Notes:

Before we came to accept Moore’s law as reality, we had no idea how quickly CPUs (and technology in general) would advance. That’s where we are now with quantum computing. Companies such as D-Wave, Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft are driving advances in quantum computing, but it’s still early days in terms of knowing what these computers will ultimately be capable of — and whether they will supersede their digital counterparts.

Unlike classical computers, quantum computers don’t use binary, don’t do parallel processing, and don’t have RAM. They are meant to solve extremely complex, situation-specific problems (think a supersized traveling salesman problem) faster and cheaper than a classical computer. But that level of efficiency hasn’t been achieved yet.

In this episode, VP and Principal Analyst Brian Hopkins gives us the low-down on the quantum computing world, explaining the current and future uses of quantum computers, why today’s investments in quantum are so important, and how tech leaders can prepare themselves for quantum entering the mass market.