Vlad Gheorghiu

Episode 104: Understanding Quantum Computing and its Use Cases

Jon Prial | Quantum

Quantum computing will revolutionize your approach to a whole array of business problems. But it won’t solve everything single-handedly. Your task as CEO is to know where quantum will make a difference and make sure you’re ahead of your competition. In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, Jon Prial sits down with quantum computing expert Vlad Gheorghiu. Together, they help you understand the use cases where quantum will be most effective and why by giving a quick primer on the quantum tech stack.

You’ll hear about:

  • How to think about quantum computing in relation to traditional computing
  • Where we are now versus where we will need to be for certain use cases
  • The quantum computing stack and how the different parts function
  • How to develop a business strategy for quantum and what the first use cases might look like

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Who is Vlad Gheorghiu?

Vlad Gheorghiu is CEO, President and Co-Founder of softwareQ Inc, and a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing, working with Michele Mosca on theoretical aspects of quantum computation and (post-quantum) cryptography. He also collaborates on quantum risk assessment with evolutionQ Inc.

Vlad is involved in the CryptoWorks21 Quantum-Safe Cryptographic Infrastructure Program and is a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Quantum-Safe Cryptography Standardization Group. Vlad graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in Theoretical Physics.