Over the past month, the QxBranch team has presented to three groups on applications of quantum computing to the financial sector and our latest research. This blog post is a summary of our presentations to the Chartered Banker Institute in London, Digital Finance Symposium in Washington DC and Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography at the University of Maryland.
Marco Paini, Quantum Applications Manager and UK Lead, led a quantum computing finance seminar for the Chartered Banker Institute in London on 29 May. Attendees were introduced to quantum computing and its relevance to the finance industry, including use cases for optimization and machine learning.
In Washington, DC, QxBranch CEO Michael Brett participated in the Institute of International Finance’s Digital Finance Symposium where he addressed quantum computing’s potential impact on the financial sector. A video of this discussion is available via the IIF’s YouTube channel along with a podcast recapping the event.
On 4 June Max Henderson, Senior Data Scientist at QxBranch, presented the team’s work on Quanvolutional Neural Networks at the 14th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography at the University of Maryland, College Park. The work evaluates a novel quantum computing algorithm with the potential of higher accuracy for a type of machine learning model called convolutional neural networks.