This DLD Summer session takes a 360-degree look at the potential of quantum computing – in science, business and investing.
McKinsey Germany analyst Niko Mohr kicks the session off with insights from a newly released McKinsey report that provides insights into the state of quantum computing worldwide. IBM researcher Heike Riel explains how far the technology has come, while Helmut Leopold of the Austrian Institute of Technology take a close look at security implications as well as Europe’s role in this area. Venture investor Herbert Mangesius closes the session with his assessment of the sector from a financial perspective.
Herbert is a founding partner at Vsquared Ventures. He was also part of the founding team of the predecessor fund Vito Ventures. Prior to working in the venture capital industry Herbert was a researcher at École Polytechnique in Paris, the Large Graphs and Networks Group at UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve, and the Information-Oriented Control Group at TUM in Munich.
Dr. Heike Riel is IBM Fellow and Department Head of Science & Technology at IBM Research. She is responsible for a research agenda which aims to create scientific and technological breakthroughs in Physics of Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and Technologies, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Precision Diagnostics and Smart System Integration.
Austrian Institute of Technology
Helmut Leopold heads the Digital Safety and Security Center at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the national applied research program on cyber security, quantum technology, as well as artificial intelligence and sensor systems for physical security.
McKinsey & Company
Niko Mohr is a Partner at McKinsey Digital in Germany and a member of McKinsey’s global IoT leadership team. He has experience in consulting senior executives at major companies seeking to position themselves within the digital ecosystems of smart mobility, connected buildings, digital commerce, and Industry 4.0.