IEEE Quantum Announces Quantum Computing Climate Change Summit, March 2

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., February 25, 2022IEEE Quantumthe leading community of quantum computing conferences, research and education programs, today announced the launch of the Quantum Computing Climate Change Summit. The leader and president of this Climate Action Initiative is Maeva Ghonda, Sustainability Expert Y Chair of the Quantum Computing Climate Change Advisory Board.

East new The Quantum Computing Experience will feature exciting presentations focused on innovation by CEOs and global business leaders. This one-day summit will take place on March 2, 2022 in 10 a.m. Eastern Time. To join the live stream online, click here.

“Climate change is a material risk for many organizations around the world. And, for many global companies, the climate crisis is now a risk at the corporate board level. Given the high importance of climate-related risks to stakeholders, in my Global Quantum Computing Intellectual Property Report for Investors, where I reveal the top emerging trends that CEOs and corporate boards should consider when developing their strategies of quantum computing, I highlight the importance of climate change referenced in intellectual property of quantum technology. An example was the US patent issued to IBM, No. US 9888006 B2, which includes the following statement: an access rule can be generated indicating that resources related to possible causes of climate change are relevant”, said Maëva Ghonda, Global Quantum Computing Intellectual Property (IP) Expert.

“In short, in 2015, all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the UN SDGs or the Global Goals. The objective of this framework was to produce a universal policy for humanity, that is, the Sustainable Development Goals, to address the urgent challenges facing our global society. And, at the forefront of these urgent sustainability challenges is Climate Change,” added Maëva Ghonda. “This climate emergency extends beyond national borders. Therefore, dealing with the climate crisis requires a joint effort at the international level. I have invited CEOs from different continents, as well as forward thinking thought leaders, to join me during this unique experience to share innovative ideas and best practices for climate action because my vision for my Quantum Executive Series has always been provide thought leadership vis-à-vis issues of great importance to senior management and boards.”

“Tackling climate change is one of the most important issues for humanity, and in the near future, quantum computers will help solve many environmental problems. For example, due to their extremely low power consumption, they will greatly reduce the power consumption of data centers. They will also reduce traffic congestion and greatly reduce CO2 emissions. Renewable energy is an unstable energy source that is greatly affected by climate, but it will prevail in the society in the future through Quantum Virtual Power Plant (VPP), such as converting to hydrogen and storing electricity in EV batteries. . The ultra-fast optimization of quantum computers will greatly contribute to such a world. Now is the time for humanity to start working on quantum computers,” said Masayoshi Terabe, director of Quantum Transformation (QX) at Sumitomo Corporation.

“Quantum computing promises to transform the way we produce and store abundant affordable renewable energy. Fuel cells, which predate the combustion engine by a quarter of a century and have the potential to efficiently store unlimited energy with zero carbon emissions, are a great example. But using hydrogen to generate clean energy efficiently requires a deep understanding of the quantum mechanics of hydrogen chemistry and its catalyzed reaction with oxygen. Classical computers, no matter how large or powerful, simply do not possess the computational speed, power, and logic to identify ideal catalysts. The number of possible chemical combinations is simply too great. But this challenge is within reach of the large fault-tolerant quantum machines towards which we are rapidly progressing.” steve brierleyCEO of Riverlane.

“Energy efficiency is central to climate change strategy, and quantum computing offers the potential for a gradual reduction in computer-based energy use. This is even more important considering the value created by the unique solutions that quantum algorithms can produce to directly address climate problems. My interest in this area stems from years of working on building and financing energy efficient systems, and quantum computing represents the next step in this work,” he said. John LevyCEO of SEEQC.

Following opening remarks by Maëva Ghonda, the Quantum Computing Climate Change Summit will feature keynote speaker presentations and a panel discussion.

summit agenda

Opening words

main speakers

  • John Levy, CEOSEEQC- “Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Quantum Era”
  • steve brierley, CEOriverlane- “From discovery to design: using quantum computing to get to Netzero”
  • masayoshi terabe, Head of Quantum Transformation (QX)Sumitomo Corporation – “Promoting social change with quantum computers”
  • Paul Lipman, President – ​​Quantum Information PlatformsColdQuanta
  • richard murray, CEOORCA Quantum Computing

round table discussion

  • Moderator:
    • Raghunath Koduvaur, Head of Marketing and CommunicationsIQM Quantum Computers
  • guest speakers
    • Rima Kasia Oueid, Marketing Executive and Senior Policy AdvisorUnited States Department of Energy
    • daniel frank, MajorM Ventures, Merck Group Technology Venture Capital Fund
    • dr Mansour Taghavi Azar Sharabiani, LecturerImperial College London

For additional information and to register for the event, visit the conference website.

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