How Can U.S. Policymakers Support the Development of Quantum Computing?

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Quantum computers harness the powers of quantum mechanics to transcend current computational boundaries and solve certain problems better, faster, and more efficiently than classical computers. Companies are already using these systems to address optimization challenges in a variety of areas, including health care, defense, the environment, and transportation. Leadership in this technology is therefore of strategic importance to a country’s economy and national security. Several governments, including China, the United Kingdom, and the EU, have announced large research programs to advance their respective positions in the field—and many are aiming to become global leaders. As such, the United States’ leadership is far from guaranteed.

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion about a new report exploring steps Congress and federal agencies can take to support quantum computing in the United States.

Watch on the Center’s website.

07/14/2021 12:0007/14/2021 13:00America/New_YorkITIF Event: How Can U.S. Policymakers Support the Development of Quantum Computing?WebinarMore information:
Celia I. Merzbacher
Executive Director
Quantum Economic Development Consortium
Allison Schwartz
Global Government Relations and Public Affairs Lead
Rima Kasia Oueid
Commercialization Executive, Office of Technology Transitions
U.S. Department of Energy
Christopher Savoie
CEO & Co-Founder
Zapata Computing
Hodan Omaar
Senior Policy Analyst
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation