Any company looking to get in on the ground floor of quantum computing should ask itself three questions, advises Chad Rigetti, CEO of Rigetti Computing, which is building the first cloud service powered by quantum computing.

1. Does your organization use advanced computing?
2. Do you know what your unmet computing needs are?
3. If you could meet those computing needs, would it grow your top line revenue?

“If the answer to three of those questions is yes, then the time to start thinking about doing something in quantum is now,” Rigetti concluded Monday at the Forbes CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

On today’s show our guests will start to answer these questions.

Michael Brett is Chief Executive Officer of QxBranch. QBranch is a start-up technology company solving data analytics problems for finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals, media, and energy customers worldwide. Founded in 2014, QxBranch specializes in developing algorithms for predictive analytics that support businesses with decision making on pricing, risk and user behavior. The company has unique expertise in quantum computing, an emerging new technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @michaelsbrett.

Arthur Herman, Ph.D. is a New York Times best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize Finalist historian, and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Director of the Quantum Alliance Initiative. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, and is the author of nine books which have been translated into seven languages, including most recently 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (HarperCollins, 2017). You can follow him on Twitter at @ArthurLHerman.

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