Speaker bio

William Hurley

William Hurley

Founder and CEO
Whurley is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup that makes the power of quantum computing easily accessible and available to all. He is a General Partner at Ecliptic Capital, an Eisenhower Fellow, A Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chairman of the Quantum Computing Standards Workgroup at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, founding partner of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP), and co-founder of EQUALS; The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.
Prior to starting Strangeworks he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs [NYSE: GS]. He came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of his second startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar whurley founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN].
Whurley is a regular contributor to TechCrunch on the topic of Quantum Computing, and co-authored "Quantum Computing For Babies" which offers simple explanations of quantum computing for the youngest audiences.
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Tuesday, 14 April, 2020 / 05:00 PM - 05:45 PM BRT
Guest keynote: Your Role In Our Quantum Future

Quantum computing is not impossible, it’s inevitable. It will change the face of computing more in the next ten years than computing has changed in its entire history. As we look towards a future driven by quantum technologies, we should all be considering our roles and how we will integrate these emerging technologies into our plans.

During his Keynote, “Your Role In Our Quantum Future,” Whurley discusses how quantum computing will forever change not just computing, but the world around us. From finance and government to manufacturing and healthcare, no industry will be able to escape the unfathomable changes this technology will bring. Come discover what quantum computing, why it will play a monumental role in all of our futures, and most importantly what your role will be in our quantum future.

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