Event 2: Quantum Computing meets Business

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Event 2: Quantum Computing meets Business

18 November, 2020

Welcome to the 2nd Meetup of our group “Quantum Computing meets Business – Rhineland”!

For our second Meetup we are anticipating your requests and have bundled a “hands-on” journey to quantum with an insight to quantum-assisted artificial intelligence (QAI). This time, both our guest speakers are industry experts. The first talk will be given by Jan-Rainer Lahmann from IBM. The second talk will then be given by both David Niehaus and Felix Paul both from StoneOne. After each speaker slot, we have a time buffer for open questions.


18:00 – 18:15 – Hosts:
“Welcome Note”

18:15 – 19:15 – Speakers Slot A:
Dr. Jan-Rainer Lahmann – IBM Q Ambassador and Qiskit Advocate:
Hands-On Journey to Quantum Computing with IBM
“Quantum Computing is one of the current hot topics in the IT industry. There are huge expectations regarding its future capabilities – but for most people (including top IT experts) it is hard to understand how quantum computing “really works”, the principles that quantum algorithms are based on, and what its true potential will be for specific industries.
This session will provide an introduction for the curious, who would like to learn, experience and understand quantum computing ‘hands-on’.”

19:15 – 20:00 – Speakers Slot B:
David Niehaus & Felix Paul – StoneOne AG:
Quantum-Assisted Artificial Intelligence (QAI)
“In this talk, the field of QAI will be introduced. After giving an overview of the current research situation and applicability, the PlanQK consortium led by StoneOne will be discussed in particular. PlanQK (Platform and Ecosystem for Quantum-Assisted Artificial Intelligence) brings together 15 companies and universities and is the winner of the AI Innovation Competition of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. It provides both the foundations and the platform for building a community around quantum-assisted artificial intelligence. In addition, it provides easy access to expertise, algorithms and implementations/applications and can easily be integrated into customer systems.”

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us. To reach us, you can use the inline chat of Meetup or our email addresses (jens.marre[at]dual-software.de & christopher.zachow[at]sva.de). The Meetup will be held in English.

Best Regards,
Jens Marre and Christopher Zachow