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The Quantum Pod

The Quantum Pod

By Zapata Computing
The Quantum Pod by Zapata Computing is a deep dive into the world of quantum computing. Focusing on the problems quantum computing can actually solve for enterprise use-cases, we break down what you actually need to know about how quantum computing will revolutionize the world

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Bob Sorensen and Quantum Computing's Tie to HPC - Episode 10
Quantum computing is an incredibly complex industry, how can someone possibly attempt to understand where the current state is and where it’s heading? Using data! That’s exactly what Bob Sorensen does as Chief Analyst for Quantum Computing at Hyperion Research. In his analysis he views quantum computing through the lens of high performance computing, drawing parallels and illuminating differences. The survey of 415 decision makers Bob mentioned: https://www.dwavesys.com/media/an1helvq/hyperion_report_v2.pdf Hyperion’s research predicting the growth of the quantum computing industry: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-study-estimates-more-than-20-percent-annual-growth-of-global-quantum-computing-marketplace-through-2024-301475790.html Zapata’s own enterprise decision maker survey: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/enterprise-survey/ HPC Wire’s piece on Nvidia, HPC, and quantum with Tim Hirzel: https://www.hpcwire.com/2022/07/28/zapatas-orquestra-targets-the-hybrid-quantum-classical-challenge/ Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guest: Bob Sorensen Editing and commentary: Ethan Hansen Special thanks to: Mick Emmett, Katherine Londergan, and Liz St. Pierre
42:31
August 19, 2022
Andy Walter and Waiting Is Not An Action - Episode 9
When it comes to major disruptive technologies like AI, data analytics, and quantum computing, many companies are playing to not lose. That’s fine, but if like us at Zapata you want to play to win, you have to realize that waiting is not an action. Andy Walter knows that with his extensive experience in corporate IT evolution and digital transformation from the last 3 decades. Now he has a book by the same title – Waiting Is Not An Action. If playing to win sounds more appealing than playing to not lose, this is the episode for you. Please fill out The Quantum Pod listener survey! https://forms.office.com/r/APZWp55NQ0 Quantum Computing Now episode with Christopher Savoie: https://anchor.fm/quantumcomputingnow/episodes/Dr--Christopher-Savoie-and-Life-Sciences--Episode-22-Hybrid-ekasji Learn more about Orquestra: https://www.orquestra.io/ Quantum computing patents filed report from QED-C: https://quantumconsortium.org/blog/trends-in-quantum-computing-patents/ Racecar sound is from Nascar-TMS-1998.mp3 by FreqMan Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guest: Andy Walter Editing and commentary: Ethan Hansen Special thanks to: Mick Emmett and Katherine Londergan
35:38
July 21, 2022
Jonathan Olson, Christopher Savoie, and Quantum-secure encryption - Episode 8
The combination of quantum computing and security gets really complicated, really fast. Two of Zapata’s founders break down the basic types of quantum security methods, the different ways quantum will impact security at the enterprise level, and list some reasons why the time to start preparing for this next level of security innovation is now. Quantum Security Blog post: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/quantum-cryptography Silicon Quantum Computing Startup in Australia: https://www.itnews.com.au/news/sydney-quantum-computing-startup-splits-into-two-companies-579783 Variational Quantum Factoring: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/publications/variational-quantum-factoring/ The Density Functional Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Density_functional_theory Rainbow broken on a laptop: https://medium.com/cambridge-quantum-computing/what-does-the-breaking-of-rainbow-mean-for-cybersecurity-21b125383cab QED-C's Guide to a Quantum Safe Organization: https://btq.li/en/blog/nist-update Paper with IBM benchmarking VQF: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/publications/analyzing-the-performance-of-variational-quantum-factoring-on-a-superconducting-quantum-processor/ DARPA award for quantum benchmarking: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/news/zapata-darpa-award/ Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guests: Christopher Savoie and Jonathan Olson Editing and commentary: Ethan Hansen Special thanks to: Mick Emmett and Rob Kerstens
39:51
June 02, 2022
Jen Houston and Marketing Deep Tech - Episode 7
In this episode Jen Houston, Chief Marketing Officer of D-wave, honestly assesses where we are with quantum technology and how to help early adopters in the ecosystem. She brings expertise from quantum computing marketing as well as other cutting-edge technologies and uses that to offer up salient advice in today’s world of a continually shifting ecosystem. Qubits conference: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/qubits-2021-on-demand-tickets-192352691077 Link to jen’s bio on dwave page: https://www.dwavesys.com/company/leadership/ Classical Elephant blog post: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/classical-elephant/ Previous episode (audio): https://anchor.fm/thequantumpod/episodes/Dana-Jones-and-Enterprise-Transformation---Episode-6-e1fcir7 Previous episode (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YloTKerUjM&list=PLnfLBUr5sAbAR4y94MxwNLuUqUFF46VF1&index=6 D-Wave and Caxia Bank: https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/d-wave-and-caixabank-collaborate-on-quantum-applications-for-finance-industry/ Quantum Machine Learning Considerations for Enterprises: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/qml-enterprise/ Podcast Episode with Brian Dellabetta: https://anchor.fm/thequantumpod/episodes/Luis-Serrano--Brian-Dellabetta--and-what-Quantum-Can-Bring-to-Machine-Learning---Episode-3-e12uv9v Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Mouse Squeak sound is from Mouse by Smokey9977 and licensed under CC0 Page turning sound is from turn the page by D.jones and licensed under CC BY 3.0 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guest: Jen Houston Editing and commentary: Ethan Hansen Special thanks to: Liz St. Pierre, Katherine Londergan, and Mick Emmett
41:02
May 09, 2022
Dana Jones and Enterprise Transformation - Episode 6
Ever wondered how enterprise AI transformation compares to how enterprises should be approaching the adoption of quantum technologies? Or what lessons can be learned from the machine learning revolution so pitfalls can be avoided with quantum? In this episode, Katherine Londergan sits down with Dana Jones, a veteran of the machine learning transformation and CEO of RealPage to learn what her experience in both fields has taught her. The Classical Elephant in the Quantum Room: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/classical-elephant/ Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Coffee brewing sound is from Coffee Maker by cabaret and licensed under CC0 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Katherine Londergan Guest: Dana Jones Editing and commentary: Ethan Hansen Special thanks to: Liz St. Pierre and Mick Emmett
38:08
March 08, 2022
Christopher Bishop, Lawrence Gasman, and Inside Quantum Technology - Episode 5
Inside Quantum Technology recently hosted an excellent conference on quantum computing and quantum technology, and in this episode we get to hear from the organizers about what they’ve learned from this conference and the previous conferences they’ve organized. Recent IQT Conference: https://iqtevent.com/fall/ Upcoming IQT Event in 2022: https://iqtevent.com/thehague/ Learn more about Orquestra: https://www.orquestra.io/ IBM’s CLOPS announcement: https://research.ibm.com/blog/circuit-layer-operations-per-second The Classical Elephant in the Quantum Room: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/classical-elephant/ Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Busy office ambiance sound is from The Office by qubodup and licensed under CC BY 3.0 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guests: Lawrence Gasman and Christopher Bishop Special thanks to: Mick Emmett and Tim Hirzel
40:08
January 05, 2022
Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz, Yudong Cao, and Quantum Optimization in the Real World - Episode 4
Optimization is one of the major areas often brought up as a place where quantum computers could provide advantage first. But why is that and how do we get there? In this episode Yudong, Alejandro, and I talk all about that. QEO paper: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/publications/enhancing-combinatorial-optimization-with-quantum-generative-models/ 2nd episode with Jhonathan about benchmarking quantum solutions: https://anchor.fm/thequantumpod/episodes/Jhonathan-Romero-Fontalvo-and-the-Path-to-Practical-Quantum-Applications---Episode-2-e115ata Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Blackboard sound is from blackboard3.wav by lezaarth and licensed under CC0 1.0 Colombian ambiance and music is from franco_hernan_baja_fidelidad_carloserestrepo_medellin.wav by artesmediales and licensed under CC BY 3.0 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guests: Yudong Cao and Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz Special thanks to: Mick Emmett and Tim Hirzel
43:14
July 23, 2021
Luis Serrano, Brian Dellabetta, and what Quantum Can Bring to Machine Learning - Episode 3
Many of our employees, customers, and users have come from machine learning and Brain and Luis are no exceptions! Hear from them about having 1 foot in machine learning and one foot in quantum, pushing what’s possible with quantum boosts to classical algorithms, and why enterprises should care now. This episode should be especially interesting to those who are more on the technical side: ML practitioners (and those who work with them) who can use quantum today and in the future to take their impact to the next level. Episode 2 of The Quantum Pod with Jhonathan Romero-Fontalvo: https://anchor.fm/thequantumpod/episodes/Jhonathan-Romero-Fontalvo-and-the-Path-to-Practical-Quantum-Applications---Episode-2-e115ata Zapata open opportunities: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/careers/ Quantum Enhanced Optimization paper: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/publications/enhancing-combinatorial-optimization-with-quantum-generative-models/ Luis’ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBncpylJ1kiVaPyP-PZauQ Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Whiteboard sound is a selection from: https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/360484/ Baseball sound is a selection from: https://freesound.org/people/bowlingballout/sounds/58596/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guests: Luis Serrano and Brian Dellabetta Special thanks to: Katherine Londergan
34:11
June 17, 2021
Jhonathan Romero Fontalvo and the Path to Practical Quantum Applications - Episode 2
In this pod one of Zapata's scientific founders dives into the craft of creating, benchmarking, and piloting quantum  algorithms for enterprise scale, looking at some real-world examples  along the way. That said, it will be a bit more technical than the last.  Stick with it and you’re sure to learn something! Paper with BP: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/publications/identifying-challenges-towards-practical-quantum-advantage-through-resource-estimation/ Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Jazz background music is a selection from: https://freesound.org/people/Migfus20/sounds/559850/ Jazz sound license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guest: Jhonathan Romero Fontalvo Special thanks to: Katherine Londergan
48:38
May 18, 2021
Christopher Savoie and Building Quantum Software for Enterprise - Episode 1
What do hamsters running around their cage and enterprise quantum software have in common? Christopher Savoie will tell you all about it! Some of our incredible teammates: https://www.zapatacomputing.com/team/alejandro-perdomo-ortiz/ https://www.zapatacomputing.com/team/luis-serrano/ https://www.zapatacomputing.com/team/francisco-javier-fernandez-alcazar/ CJS’s Forbes Column he referenced: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/02/05/how-quantum-computers-could-cut-millions-of-miles-from-supply-chains-and-transform-logistics/?sh=4500923c25a9 Intro/Outro music: Oblivious by Nihilore (https://www.nihilore.com/synthwave) Nihilore license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Baseball sound license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode Baseball sound origin: https://freesound.org/people/AshFox/sounds/191915/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zapatacomputing Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapata-computing The Quantum Pod is produced by Zapata Computing Host: Ethan Hansen Guest: Christopher Savoie Special thanks to: Katherine Londergan and Tim Hirzel
38:14
April 12, 2021