Nov 20, 2020

Zapata Computing’s quantum workflow management platform

Startup
Zapata
Quantum Computing
William Smith
2 min
Boston, Massachusetts-based Zapata Computing is developing industrial and commercial software for use in quantum computing
Boston, Massachusetts-based Zapata Computing is developing industrial and commercial software for use in quantum computing...

Boston, Massachusetts-based Zapata Computing is developing industrial and commercial software for use in quantum computing.

The company operates a workflow management platform for quantum computers known as Orquestra, as well as researching quantum hardware optimisation, benchmarking and quantum machine learning.

Since being founded in 2017, the company has raised over $64mn across six funding rounds. Its latest Series B round, announced yesterday, saw the company raise $38mn from lead investors Prelude Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Comcast Ventures, alongside The Engine, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Ahren Innovation Capital, ITOCHU corporation, Honeywell Ventures Capital, BASF Venture Capital and Alumni Ventures Group.

In a press release, Gil Beyda, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures, said: “We’re proud to continue our investment in Zapata. With this funding, we aim to empower the team to deliver quantum-inspired business impact for the enterprise today, as well as enable quantum readiness for tomorrow. Zapata is positioned to play a central role in quantum computing’s rapid evolution.”

The company said funds would be used to scale its team, apply quantum computing to business use cases such as machine learning, and drive adoption of its Orquestra platform for quantum-enabled data analytics.

“Zapata’s Orquestra makes quantum computing tangible and compatible with leading enterprises’ data analytics architectures. At ITOCHU, we look forward to developing the quantum computing ecosystem both in Japan and globally with Zapata,” said Hiroshi Kajiwara, Chief Operation Officer, ICT Division, ITOCHU.

Quantum computing has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, with Google having claimed to achieve quantum supremacy - referring to a quantum computer performing a task beyond the means of its conventional brethren.

“We’ve been intrigued by Zapata’s advances in the quantum algorithm space. Together with this strong group, we are excited to support Zapata to apply their Orquestra platform to accelerate progress toward disruptive quantum advantage,” said Alice Newcombe-Ellis, Founding & Managing Partner, Ahren Innovation Capital.

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Jul 30, 2021

The Ultimate Enterprise Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event

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AI
cyber
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3 min
New speakers announced for Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

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Sunil Ramakrishnan

Vice President at CGI

Sunil has over 20 years of experience in consulting and helping energy and oil and gas clients transform into digital and sustainability leaders. He has also helped organisations across the energy, oil and gas, chemicals, renewables, and manufacturing industries realise business value from their investments using cloud, artificial/augmented intelligence, data science, internet of things, industry 4.0, robotic process automation, cybersecurity, and hyper-automation.

He has substantial experience in the information technology industry gained working at IBM Global Business Services, KPMG Management Consulting, Sapient, and Infosys. 

 

Lauren Barrett Knausenberger 

Chief Information Officer at Department of the Air Force

Lauren Barrett Knausenberger is the Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force, including the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. She leads two directorates and supports 20,000 cyber operations, and supports personnel around the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. 

She provides oversight of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio, including the Information Technology investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, Enterprise policies, information resources management, IT innovation initiatives, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. 

 

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CEO at Colt Technology Services

Appointed CEO in May 2020, Keri is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy, which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity. Before becoming CEO, Keri was Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing. Passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity, she also leads Colt’s Diversity Council to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work. We look forward to hearing her insights. 

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