Dr. Mark Jackson is the Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of the BoldlyGo Institute and Astronomers Without Borders.
Quantum computers are poised to revolutionize all areas of science and technology. In this talk I will give a basic overview of the field, and how it will affect the FinTech industry. I will begin by introducing quantum computing and the state of the field. I then focus on two primary applications in finance: machine learning and encryption/cybersecurity. Quantum machine learning may produce exponentially faster trading and optimization algorithms, and is already being implemented by a number of major financial institutions. Similarly, quantum encryption is being deployed to defend against threats current and future.