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Rigetti hires Eric Ostby as Vice President of Product

Rigetti Computing announces the launch of Novera, their 9-qubit CPU for commercial applications.
By Sandra Helsel posted 21 Apr 2022

(APNews) Rigetti Computing, Inc. (“Rigetti” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:RGTI), a pioneer in hybrid quantum-classical computing systems, today announced the addition of Eric Ostby as Vice President of Product, effective April 12, 2022. IQT-News shares details of the announcement below.
Ostby will lead Rigetti QCS™ product and platform development to advance the Company’s Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) business in the public and private sectors. Ostby brings a wealth of experience in product leadership, most recently as Senior Product Manager for Quantum Computing at Google where he played a key role in the demonstration of quantum supremacy.
“Eric has a unique blend of technical knowledge in quantum computing, product leadership, and hands-on strategy and M&A experience. I’m thrilled to add him to our deep and talented team,” said Chad Rigetti, founder and CEO of Rigetti.
Ostby has over a decade of experience in strategy development and product management at Google, Ingram Micro, and Boston Consulting Group. His most recent work at Google included serving as the Product Lead for their quantum computing service and hardware development teams. Ostby holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech.
“I am thrilled to join Rigetti to lead and grow the QCS product function, and collaboratively take Rigetti’s full-stack quantum computing product to the next level,” Ostby said. His role will fall under the Company’s broader QCS organization led by Senior Vice President David Rivas. Ostby adds: “I look forward to working alongside Rigetti’s talented teams, partners, and customers as we develop quantum native applications today that will change how we work and live in the future.”

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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