IBM has developed a commercial quantum computer called IBM Q. For the first time this enables IBM to directly service potential customers in this field e.g. High Performance Computing groups or industrial Research & Development departments. Access to an IBM Q quantum computer is enabled via the IBM Quantum Experience, accessible through the IBM Cloud.
The great advantage of a universal quantum computer is based on quantum mechanical effects, e.g. superposition, entanglement, and teleportation. Using these effects in smart ways certain algorithms can be boosted beyond classical computing limits. But controlling and measuring qubits in large scales turns out to be a great challenge. In my talk I will point out the fundamental differences between a classical computer and a quantum computer. I will also show how the IBM Q quantum computer works, what potential pitfalls there are for scaling quantum systems and what the roadmap towards larger systems looks like. There will also be a demo, where it will be demonstrated how to program a simple quantum algorithm and execute it on an IBM Q System One.
Jan Lillelund is CTO at IBM and an executive technical leader in application and platform innovation with a special focus on emerging and complex technologies. He has more than 35 years of experience with technical architecture on various assignments in a number of industries. He has a strong focus on innovation and leverages his extensive network and wide knowledge in developing solutions for his customers. He is a hands-on technologist used to working on the business level as well as implementing advanced and emerging technology successfully. Jan draws from an experience with a large number of complex and often international projects within infrastructure and applications, covering almost all aspects of IT solutions.
Obs! About Technomania:
Technomania is part of the bi-annual trade show, hi Expo, in Herning.
To participate in Technomania, you must register for the hi Expo. Tickets are free.
You get your free ticket directly at the hi Expo website.
Technomania is the place where IDA show top-level Danish technology, both in traditional and untraditional ways. At the event we focus on themes such as future technologies, Industry 4.0 and digitalization, and this year sustainability will be a theme as well. Basically, Technomania takes over one big hall in the middle of the hi Expo, and we fill it up with all the latest technology, 4 stages, start-ups, demo labs, games and a lot of other fun events.