Quantum Computing Inc. appoints William McGann as COO/CTO
(HPC.Wire) Quantum Computing Inc. has appointed renowned business and technology leader William J. McGann, Ph.D. as Chief Operating and Technology Officer (COO/CTO) responsible for technical and product engineering. He will lead QCI’s ready-to-run quantum software initiatives as the company enhances its quantum optimization software with powerful innovation. McGann previously served on QCI’s board of directors.
McGann brings over 30 years of executive leadership, technology, and science experience, strengthened by an underlying passion for turning emerging technology into practical solutions for solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the advancement of research and technology development and has authored over 70 research proposals for the U.S. government, dozens of scientific publications, and 26 patents in the areas of nuclear, chemical and biological detection technologies.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join the QCI team to support the execution of the business growth strategy,” said McGann. “As a leader, I look forward to establishing an exciting, fast-paced business rhythm that is customer-focused and leading through innovation. We will aspire to be the best in all that we do and endeavor to become the preeminent leader in delivering quantum solutions to the market that advance customer business and application outcomes.”
McGann will be responsible for QCI’s technology innovation and product engineering. In this role, he will be charged with overseeing and managing QCI’s technology development and research efforts.