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Data Center World 2021

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2021 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center.

Quantum Computing: Preparing for the Future of the Data Center

Dr. Celia Merzbacher  (QED-C Executive Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium)

Location: S310

Date: Tuesday, August 17

Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Expo Only, Digital - Get your pass now!

Session Type: Keynote

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

We've heard about quantum computing for years, and while it still has limited application today and may be a few years off, it'll be transforming the data center before we know it. When it arrives, quantum computing is expected to transform the data center like no other technology. So, when can we expect it? And what will it do for the data center? Most importantly, what should we know now -- and what should we do now -- to prepare for this transformation? Dr. Celia Merzbacher is the executive director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, which is a collection of stakeholders that aims to enable and grow the U.S. quantum industry. QED-C was established with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of the federal strategy for advancing quantum information science and quantum computing technologies. The consortium's participants are working together to identify gaps in technology, standards, and workforce and to address those gaps through collaboration.