Bringing Quantum Computing to Everyone, Everywhere

Talia Gershon, IBM and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, MIT Technology Review

In a special session presented by IBM, Dr. Talia Gershon shares some of the key areas that are undergoing rapid innovation and how the democratization of quantum computing is accelerating the speed at which we can make progress, collectively, in this field.

Talia Gershon, Senior Manager, AI Challenges and Quantum Experiences, IBM

Dr. Talia Gershon joined IBM Research in July of 2012 after earning her bachelor’s degree from MIT (2008) and her PhD from the University of Cambridge (2012), where she was a Gates Scholar. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Gershon was appointed to a position as technical assistant to Dr. Dario Gil, VP of AI and quantum computing at IBM Research. In this role she served to coordinate the intersection of research, IP, legal, operations, communications, and the IBM Research leadership team. Dr. Gershon now leads a team responsible for designing and building IBM’s roadmap of current and future cloud and web-based experiences for quantum computing and other key IBM Research areas, and manages IBM’s worldwide portfolio of AI research activities.

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau is the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s media company. MIT Technology Review’s analysis, features, interviews, and events explain the impact of new technologies on business and society.

Elizabeth is leading the growth, expansion, and modernization of MIT Technology Review’s media platforms and products, including U.S. and international websites, newsletters, events, and an award-winning print magazine. Elizabeth also serves as chair of the global entrepreneurial network MIT Enterprise Forum.

Elizabeth has a 20-year background in building and running teams at world-leading media companies. She maintains a keen focus on new ways to commercialize media content to appeal to discerning, demanding consumers as well as B2B audiences.

Prior to joining MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth was the global managing director of the Economist Corporate Network (whose parent company publishes The Economist magazine), where she led editorial content creation, sales, marketing, and event operations. She also spent a decade working as a consultant.

Elizabeth holds an executive MBA from the London Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.