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Event Registration - FinTech Meet Up - Intro To Quantum Computing For Investments

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Intro to Quantum Computing for Investments

D-Wave is primarily focused on three broad categories of use case: optimization, sampling, and machine learning. They will describe proof of concept demonstrations of how banks have used their quantum computer to perform portfolio optimization, trading trajectory optimization, signal impending market instability, and finance academics have devised models for predicting market crashes that ought to map to our hardware, but haven't been run on it yet. They can also show examples of the use of their hardware to develop machine learning classifiers for making decisions that lend themselves to analogous tasks in financial applications. The latter works especially well in comparison to classical machine learning when the amount of training data is very limited (and/or noisy). So, in total there is a broad enough array of financial applications that map to, and have been shown to be solved on, D-Wave’s quantum computer.

Speaker Bio:
Vern Brownell joined D-Wave as CEO in 2009, leading the company through its transition from research into the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software. During his tenure D-Wave secured its first customers including Lockheed Martin, Google and NASA, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and raised over $170 million in venture funding. Mr. Brownell joined D-Wave from Egenera, a pioneer of infrastructure virtualization, a company he founded and at which he held executive roles including CEO. Prior to Egenera, Mr. Brownell served as the Chief Technology Officer at Goldman Sachs where he and his staff of 1,300 were responsible for worldwide technology infrastructure. He holds an MBA degree from Anna Maria College and a BEng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.

There is no charge for Members for this event, however registration is required since space is limited.

Wells Fargo Connections
125 High Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Description: Non-Members: $10.00

Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.

Registration is required since space is limited.
CE CreditCFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 CE credit hour under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
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