How will Quantum Advantage be achieved and are organisations ready for this new era in computing?


  • Kate Marshall - Developer & Global Technical Ambassador Lead at IBM Quantum
  • Michael Schwitters - Founder and Managing Director of Schwitters Associates


6:30pm - Presentation begins
8:00pm - Presentation ends - networking with refreshments at BCS London
9:00pm - Event ends


This event will focus on the fast-approaching age of Quantum Advantage - what this means, how it will be achieved and whether organisations are ready for this new era in computing. Join us to discuss how we can prepare for Quantum Advantage, by upskilling our workforces and pushing the boundaries of state-of-the-art quantum computing application development.

About the speakers

Kate MarshallKate Marshall

Kate leads a global team working directly with clients to help them understand the industry impact of quantum computing. Kate has a deeply technical background in Physics and passion for quantum theory, communication and computation.

She originally started her career as a DevOps engineer and IT architect, but recently moved into a role that combined both of these passions and areas of experience. Outside of IBM Quantum, she is a member of the TechUK and BCS Quantum Working Groups and leads the Global Tech Advocates Quantum Working Group.

Michael SchwittersMichael Schwitters

Michael focuses on advising clients and investors on emerging technologies, including quantum computing. Previously Michael has been a partner with EY leading the firm’s UK Technology Strategy and Emerging Tech competency as well as being EY’s UK Quantum Computing lead. Michael has a PhD in Physics with a specialisation in quantum physics, with his PhD being about lab grown synthetic diamonds for quantum applications.

He was formerly part of DeBeer’s industrial diamond research team that pioneered the use of lab-grown gem stones for quantum computing.

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Hybrid event: Are we ready for Quantum Advantage?
Date and time
Tuesday 5 December, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
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