IonQ has announced an agreement with BearingPoint, the European management and technology consulting giant, to offer IonQ’s quantum system access and professional services to clients across Europe.
This is just the latest match of a quantum technology firm with one of the big consulting and professional services firms, as Deloitte, EY, Accenture, and KPMG increasingly have sough to tee up partnerships in the sector as quantum computing and related technologies have begun to popup on the radars of their large enterprise customers. This partnership means that BearingPoint consultants can now propose use cases and solutions for public and private groups that leverage the power of IonQ’s systems, helping them formulate positions on the rapidly evolving technology, the partners stated.
For IonQ, the relationship represents the latest step in the company’s efforts to grow internationally. Recently, it announced a major deal with European data center firm QuantumBasel, and the arrangement with BearingPoint likely will give it more direct reach into more potential corporate customers in Europe and elsewhere, as BearingPoint has more than 1,000 clients worldwide.
“We are pleased to announce today’s collaboration with BearingPoint as they advise clients on the benefits and potential applications of quantum computing,” said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ. “Today’s agreement ensures that IonQ’s industry-leading systems and services reach all the audiences that will benefit from quantum computing – people who are curious about quantum and want to explore new ways to integrate quantum into their existing workflows.”
“We are excited to partner with IonQ,” said Matthias Röser, Global Leader Technology at BearingPoint. “We see quantum as a decision accelerator for enterprises and look forward to providing our clients with strategic advice on how best to prepare for and integrate quantum into their tech stack.”
Dan O’Shea has covered telecommunications and related topics including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and quantum computing/technology for over 25 years.