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At CES Today, IBM Hosts Quantum Super Session and Announces Quantum Network Tops 100 Organizations Working Toward Practical Applications for Business and Science

2020-01-08 16:00 ET - News Release

Industries include Airline, Automotive, Banking, Finance, Energy, Insurance, and Electronics
Company showcases IBM quantum computer in Grand Lobby of Las Vegas Convention Center

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) will host a live panel discussion and media event with leaders from Daimler AG and ExxonMobil discussing how quantum computing will radically change the world in a CES Super Session today, January 8, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. PST. The panel will be available via livestream starting at 3:00 p.m. PSThere. Watch to understand why many believe quantum is the next big thing in technology and how it promises to unlock tremendous value — including the discovery of new drugs and materials, batteries that are 1000x better, efficient supply chains and new transportation systems.


Live panel discussion, "Enter the Quantum Decade"


Wednesday, January 8

3:00-4:00 p.m. PST / 5:00-6:00 p.m. CST / 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST


Livestream available at https://live.ces.tech/detail/video/6119329177001/enter-the-quantum-decade or attend in-person at the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N257 


  • Dario Gil – Director, IBM Research (Moderator)
  • Jeannette M. Garcia – Senior Manager for Quantum Applications, Algorithms and Theory, IBM Research
  • Andreas Hintennach – Senior Manager for Battery Research and Technology, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, Daimler AG
  • Vijay Swarup – Vice President of Research and Development, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Additionally, see an IBM quantum computer in the Las Vegas Convention Center Grand Lobby (GL-7), or download images (Credit: IBM) here.

Examples of companies working with IBM to explore quantum computing's potential include:

  • Delta Air Lines: Transforming experiences for customers and employees, and addressing challenges across the day of travel
  • Anthem, Inc.: Improving the consumer healthcare experience and enhancing privacy and security
  • Daimler AG: Exploring optimization, machine learning and materials science across the automotive industry for the design of new batteries
  • ExxonMobil: Developing next-generation energy and manufacturing technologies
  • Mitsubishi Chemical: Applying quantum computing to help develop lithium-air (Li-air) batteries with greater energy density
  • JPMorgan Chase: Developing improved methodologies for financial modeling and risk management
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Addressing energy science problems including computational chemistry, high energy physics, and material design
  • Keio University: Exploring applications for battery chemistry, pattern classification, and financial optimization and risk analysis
  • CERN: Expanding research into the basic constituents of matter for better understanding the fundamental laws of nature and advancing scientific understanding of the universe
  • JSR: Studying quantum chemical calculations to potentially lead to the discovery of new materials for the electronics industry
  • Mizuho Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group: Working to analyze financial risk faster and to improve AI for financial services use cases
  • Cambridge Quantum Computing: Working to solve problems in the areas of quantum chemistry, finance and optimization and improve data security
  • Zapata Computing: Focusing on quantum computing for the enterprise, including security, chemical research and supply chain optimization projects.

To learn more about IBM's presence at CES, please visit https://newsroom.ibm.com/ces.


Chris Nay

Sarah Harold

IBM Communications

Weber Shandwick for IBM

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