IonQ Leads Charge for Quantum Commercialization at Q2B 2021

Company leaders to discuss enterprise partnership strategies and machine learning applications of quantum computing

COLLEGE PARK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IonQ, Inc. (“IonQ”) (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, today announced its participation at the fifth Q2B Practical Quantum Computing Conference (Q2B 2021). On the heels of multiple recent milestones, the IonQ team will discuss strategies and tactics for a successful enterprise partnership approach, as well as practical machine learning applications as the team paves the way for quantum computing commercialization.

IonQ’s participation includes a keynote speech, an industry tech track discussion, and a business track talk, with topics as follows:

  • Keynote Speech, “Cutting Through the Quantum Noise,” presented by Peter Chapman, President & CEO of IonQ. With the proliferation of quantum hardware and software solutions, Chapman will explain how IonQ stands apart from the crowd and how customers, developers, and investors can validate claims in the quantum industry.

    Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 11:30am-12:00pm PT.
  • Industry Track, “Machine Learning with IonQ Quantum Computers,” presented by Sonika Johri, Senior Quantum Applications Research Scientist at IonQ. As more industries begin looking towards quantum commercialization, Johri will discuss recent research that illustrates how IonQ systems are being used in machine learning applications such as financial trading and risk management.

    Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 2:00pm-2:30pm PT.
  • Business Track, “Building Quantum Value, Now,” presented by Mark Solomon, Director of Sales at IonQ. IonQ is the first and only quantum computer available via all three major clouds (Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud). Solomon will discuss IonQ’s enterprise partnership approach and how the company’s current generation systems are helping their partners find value in quantum computing both today and in the future.

    Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:00pm-5:30pm PT.

“IonQ has had a record-breaking year, and we are thrilled to share the advancements that we have made in recent months with our partners,” said Chapman. “IonQ is leading the way to bring the power of quantum computing to the public thanks to collaboration with the industry’s best minds. We look forward to conversing with our peers at Q2B to best determine what this technology’s next steps will be for practical applications.”

Q2B 2021 is a seminal conference attended by key players from government, academia, and business that features the latest research, major announcements, and use case applications made by industry leaders. The event encourages practitioner knowledge sharing, and fosters networking opportunities that afford deeper meaning for the quantum computing industry as a whole.

Register now to catch up with IonQ at Q2B 2021 and follow the team on Twitter to share your thoughts about the sessions.

About IonQ

IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s next-generation quantum computer is the world’s most powerful trapped-ion quantum computer, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale. IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research. To learn more, visit

About Q2B 2021

The Q2B Practical Quantum Computing Conference is the world’s largest gathering of the quantum computing community, focusing solely on quantum computing applications and driving the discourse on quantum advantage and commercialization. Q2B will take place on December 7-9, 2021, and it will be held exclusively in-person at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Q2B 2021 will showcase an increasing number of companies that are beginning to explore the impact of quantum computing on their operations, have continuing research collaborations with vendor companies, or have deployed full-scale organizations focused on advancing the implementation of quantum computing applications. Industry leaders from a range of domains will highlight their quantum computing ambitions, research collaborations, and progress in leveraging quantum computing to address their most complex challenges, including automotive, pharmaceuticals, and energy, as well as finance, and materials design. The list currently includes: BASF, BP, BMW Group, General Dynamics, Goldman Sachs, and US Airforce, among others. In addition, leading hardware and software businesses are likely to make major announcements at Q2B 2021.

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