Quantum Computing Applications in Finance


Vern Brownell, President and CEO of D-Wave Systems, distinguishes quantum computing from conventional computing and elaborates on three specific applications to the finance industry.

Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance Conference, June 2014.

Vern Brownwell
About The Speaker

Vern Brownell is the CEO of D-Wave, the world’s first and only commercial quantum computing company, and thought leader in enterprise and data technology. As Founder and CEO of Egenera, a global leader in data center infrastructure, Brownwell pioneered the Processing Area Network (PAN) to virtualize and interconnect computing, storage and network resources. Prior to founding Egenera, Brownwell was CTO at Goldman Sachs, where he and his staff of 1,300 were responsible for worldwide technology infrastructure, including computing platforms, data centers, data networking, telecommunications and trading-floor operations. He has also held various management and engineering roles at Stratus Computer, Ztel and Digital Equipment and holds an MBA degree from Anna Maria College and a BEng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.