Deep Dives into Business Applications of Quantum Computing - Materials & Chemistry

Christopher Savoie, Zapata Computing, Jacob Grose, BASF Venture Capital, and David Rotman, MIT Technology Review

Simulation of chemical bonds and reactions is expected to be one of the first applications for at-scale quantum computers. Learn how quantum computing is enabling breakthroughs in chemistry that could lead to new materials, new batteries, and new medicines.

Christopher Savoie, CEO and Cofounder, Zapata Computing

Christopher Savoie is CEO and cofounder of Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions. Dr. Savoie is the original inventor of AAOSA, the AI-based natural-language interface technology that was used to develop Apple’s Siri. Previously, he led big-data analytics efforts at Nissan and founded and served as CEO of multiple technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO.

Jacob Grose, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital

Jacob E. Grose is an investment manager for BASF Venture Capital, where he heads the Boston office. The portfolio companies he is responsible for include Zapata Computing, NBD Nanotechnologies, and Provivi. Previously, he held various positions at BASF New Business and worked as a senior analyst at Lux Research. Jacob did his postdoctoral work at Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Lab, and he holds a PhD in physics from Cornell University and a BA in physics from Harvard University.

David Rotman, Editor at Large, MIT Technology Review

David Rotman is the editor of MIT Technology Review. He supervises editorial for both the print magazine and the website. A science and business journalist, he has written extensively on chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, and environmental issues. He joined MIT Technology Review in January 1998 as a senior editor covering nanotechnology. Before joining MIT Technology Review, Rotman was managing senior editor at Chemical Week magazine in New York City, where he supervised coverage of technology, research, and environmental issues. He has a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

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