Quantum Computing • Networks & Computing Systems
Andrew Fursman is a Co-Founder of 1QBit and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Andrew was a Founding Partner of Vancouver-based VCC firm Minor Capital, Co-Founder of Satellogic Nano-Satellites, and Co-Founder of Cloudtel Communications.
Andrew studied Economics at the University of Waterloo and Philosophy and Political Science at the University of British Columbia prior to post-graduate programs in Technology Studies at Singularity University and Financial Engineering at Stanford University.
On those rare occasions when he is not busy with his 1QBit duties, he indulges his passions for kayaking in the gulf islands and explores practical applications of microbiology at a small home laboratory on Vancouver Island dedicated to experiments with Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Quantum computers have long been the realm of science fiction, but billions of dollars and nearly 40 years of work have paid off and these fundamentally new processing devices are arriving at some of the world’s largest technology companies and laboratories. This talk answers the burning questions: What are these machines and why are they useful?
Quantum Inspiration for Computational Finance
From advanced combinatorial optimization to exciting new methods of reinforcement learning, existing quantum devices are already demonstrating amazing computational capabilities today. But what’s real and what’s hype? What does this revolution in computing mean for real companies evaluating risk and applying modern computing to finance? This introductory talk will stroll from quantum hardware to insurance applications for a general audience familiar with the insurance industry.