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A quantum leap for R&D

How quantum-centric R&D is reshaping research

Our latest episode truly probes the frontier of tech and innovation. We’ve spoken about quantum computing before on this show – now get ready for a much deeper dive.

Our guests – Richard Padbury from IBM Quantum and Sam Genway from Capgemini Quantum Lab – explain the differences between quantum and traditional computing,
and discuss the topic of quantum-centric supercomputing. Later, they explore topics including:

  • Quantum-centric R&D (QDDRD) and how it fits into the larger field of chemistry and material science research
  • How QDDRD accelerates that research, including examples of recent breakthroughs
  • The potential applications of these technologies in various fields
  • Challenges that researchers are facing

We also investigate the concept of “quantum advantage” – which makes it possible to perform computational tasks related to research and business more efficiently, cost effectively, and accurately.

This is a field that will change everything. Don’t miss this episode!

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Our speakers

Richard Padbury

Global Lead of GSI and Consulting Partnerships at IBM Quantum
Dr. Richard Padbury is the Global Lead, Consulting and GSI partners at IBM Quantum, where he facilitates relationships and coordinates collaborations across research teams. With over ten years of experience advising diverse research projects, he also consults for R&D and product development teams in various industries. Richard holds a BS in Physics from University of Manchester, UK, and a PhD in Polymer Science from NC State University.

Sam Genway

Emerging Technologies Lead at Hybrid Intelligence, Head of Industries at Capgemini Quantum Lab
Sam leads quantum computing R&D at Capgemini’s Quantum Lab. With a background in theoretical quantum physics, he co-founded an accelerator on emerging technologies within Capgemini and has worked with several of the largest, most innovative companies to develop their capabilities and enhance their operations. Sam holds an MSci from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London.

Kary Bheemaiah

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), Capgemini Invent
Kary is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Capgemini Invent where he helps to define the business and sectorial implications of emerging technologies that are of strategic importance to Capgemini’s clients. Kary informs go-to-market implementation plans, aids in the creation of new client-specific solutions & services and contributes to thought leadership on innovative technologies. He further connects the world of emerging technology to all Capgemini Invent practices, clients, and sectors.