LogoAutomotive Agile PEP Europe|September 21 – 22, 2020, Berlin, bcc Berlin Congress Center
08:15 AM - 08:45 AM

In her presentation, Heike Riel will give an introduction to quantum computing and IBM Q, starting with an explanation of what makes these quantum computers different from the classical ones we use in our daily lives. These machines use the fundamental laws of nature – quantum mechanics – allowing us to explore new ways of processing information that may one day let us solve problems that can’t be solved today. IBM Q is the most advanced quantum computing initiative, focused on propelling the science and pioneering commercial applications for quantum advantage. Heike Riel will also highlight the IBM Quantum Experience, an actual prototype quantum computer available for free in the cloud and potential applications in chemistry, finance and machine learning.

IoT Networks + Infrastructure
Plenary Session

Dr. Heike Riel

IBM Fellow, Executive Director

Dr. Heike Riel is a distinguished scientist known for advancing the frontiers of information technology through the physical sciences. She is IBM Fellow and Department Head of Science & Technology at IBM Research. She is responsible for leading the research agenda of the Science & Technology department aiming to create scientific and technological breakthroughs in Physics of Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and Technologies, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Precision Diagnostics and Smart System Integration. Dr. Riel is a distinguished expert in nanotechnology and nanosciences and focuses her research on advancing the frontiers of information technology through the physical sciences. Her research has contributed to advancements in OLED display technology, molecular electronics and semiconductor nanoscale materials and devices. Her recent research interests include topological states of compound semiconductor nanowires for quantum information processing. In 2013, Heike Riel was named IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical distinction, and inducted into IBM’s Academy of Technology. She studied physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and received a PhD from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) in 2003 for her work on optimizing multilayer organic light-emitting devices performed at IBM Research. In 2011, Heike graduated with an MBA from Henley Business School.

At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. We power the breakthroughs that define industries in the age of information technology and are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 19 locations located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs.

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