The word that is normally used to describe “quantum computing” is game changer. During this interview, Duncan Jones, the Head of Cybersecurity at Quantinuum gives you a better understanding of what quantum computing is and how it can help a federal agency reach its goals.
The discussion began with an attempt to define quantum computing. Rather than a binary output, a quantum method gives a variety of solutions. Many now talk about today’s CPU-based computing as “classical” computing.
Some experts will draw an analogy that an abacus is to classical computing as classical computing is to quantum computing. When presented with this analogy, Duncan Jones thought that quantum computing was on order of magnitude beyond classical computing.
Today’s challenge is application of such powerful technology. Very few people in the world are able to apply quantum technology to solving problems.
Just because one doesn’t understand the theoretical aspects of computing doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have value today. Duncan’s company is offering a product called Quantinuum that will allow users to advantage of the sophisticated capabilities of quantum.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to episode #1 Network Strategy for Federal Systems.