An Interview with Whurley

Date:               March 26, 2020

Time:              6-8 pm Central

Location:         WebEx session

Abstract:

This interview with Whurley will unveil  among other things what motivate him to start the journey to Quantum Computing, what is his vision, understanding the technology, where is it today and what are some of the next steps and use cases, how people/developers can get involved? 

What is Whurley’s view of : Big Data and Analytics in the Age of Quantum Computing,  Open Source, Emerging Standards,  Things need to know about Qubits, etc…

Bring your own questions to ask Whurley or send them in advance to f.behmann@ieee.org.  

Bio:

Whurley (William Hurley)

CEO @strangeworks | GP @eclipticcapital | Ambassador to CERN & Society | Eisenhower Fellow               

He is an Eisenhower Fellow, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Liaison for Strategic Partnerships for the Entrepreneurship Steering Committee at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, founding partner of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP), recipient of the IEEE Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit, and co-founder (with the United Nations ITU & UN Women) of EQUALS; The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.

He currently serve as co-founder and General Partner at Ecliptic Capital, and founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup in Austin, Texas. Prior to starting Strangeworks, Whurley was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs He came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of my startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar he founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture.

Whurley has 32 Publications, 13 Honors & Awards and 10 Patents

https://www.linkedin.com/in/whurley/