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Q&A
Kalyan Kumar has co-authored six books on
automation and service management. He is
a frequent speaker at industry forums and
Singularity University. And he is a member of the
World Economic Forum's Global Future Council
on Quantum Applications. He spoke with Straight
Talk about where quantum computing
stands today.
Why should technology and business
executives in large enterprises pay
attention to quantum computing today?
We are at an inflection point. Quantum
computing promises to unleash unimaginable
computing power that's not only capable of
addressing current computational limits, but also
unearthing new solutions to unsolved scientific
and social mysteries. Thanks to recent progress,
quantum computing can now drive some
incredible social and business transformations.
What are the key applications where
quantum computing will be first deployed?
The most anticipated uses of quantum
computing are driven by its potential to
simulate quantum structures and behaviors
across chemicals and materials. It is expected
to open amazing and much-needed possibilities
in medical research, including reducing drug
with
Kalyan Kumar
Corporate Vice President and
CTO-IT Services, HCL Technologies
" We are at an inflection point "
development time; enabling the discovery of
new chemical compositions that are beyond the
limits of current classical computing; and helping
with such complex challenges as how to get
more accurate weather forecasting or prevent
the current spoilage of massive amounts of
agriculture production.
What should business and technology
executives do to prepare for quantum
computing?
Quantum computing is not about replacing
digital computing power, but about the
coexistence of quantum and digital computers
that handle different tasks at the same time -
similar to humans having left and right brains
for analytical and artistic dominance. Having
a systematic and planned approach to the
adoption of quantum computing will not only
take some of its mystery away, but reveal its
true strategic value, helping us to know when
and how to become part of this once-in-alifetime
revolution. The companies that succeed
in quantum computing will be those that both
create value chains to exploit the new insights
and form a management system to match the
high-resolution view of the business that
will emerge.
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