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Phasecraft CEO and Co-Founder Ashley Montanaro will speak at IQT Nordics in June 2024

Phasecraft CEO and Co-Founder Ashley Montanaro will speak at IQT Nordics in Helsinki Finland in June 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 02 Feb 2024

Ashley Montanaro, a renowned figure in the field of quantum computing and CEO and Co-Founder of Phasecraft, will speak at IQT Nordics in June 2024. Montanaro’s extensive experience specializing in quantum algorithms and quantum computational complexity, combined with his leadership role in the quantum technology sector, positions him as a key speaker for the event, particularly for attendees interested in the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of quantum algorithms.

Montanaro’s academic credentials are impressive, with a PhD in quantum computing from the University of Bristol, where he is also a Professor of Quantum Computation. His scholarly contributions to the field are significant, with over 50 published papers on quantum algorithms and complexity. His work has advanced theoretical knowledge and laid the groundwork for practical applications in quantum computing.

His achievements have been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Whitehead Prize 2017 by the London Mathematical Society and an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018. These accolades underscore Montanaro’s contributions to advancing quantum computing research and his standing in the academic community.

Montanaro has also played a significant role in the quantum computing community through his service on the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP), his position as a Founding Editor of the journal Quantum, and his co-founding of the Quantum Computing Theory in Practice conference series. These roles highlight his commitment to fostering a vibrant, collaborative quantum research ecosystem.

As a co-founder and the CEO of Phasecraft, Montanaro is at the forefront of developing breakthrough quantum algorithms designed to maximize the potential of near-term quantum computers. This work is critical in bridging the gap between theoretical quantum computing and its real-world applications, especially in the current era of quantum technology development.

At the IQT Nordics conference, Montanaro is expected to share insights into the latest developments in quantum algorithms and their applications to near-term quantum computing, using his work at Phasecraft as an example. His presentation will likely cover the challenges and opportunities in designing algorithms for quantum computational tasks, the impact of these algorithms on various industries, and the prospects for quantum computing as the technology matures.

IQT Nordics/Helsinki, June 24-26, Aalto University, Dipoli Building, Helsinki
The second annual Nordics conference partners with Bluefors, Business Finland, The Finnish Quantum Institute, and VTT and will focus on real-world quantum technology applications.

Register for IQT Nordics here.

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Tags: Ashley Montanaro, IQT Nordics, Phasecraft

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