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Understanding quantum computing’s potential in financial services with Goldman Sachs’ Will Zeng and IBM’s Stefan Woerner

  • Quantum computing can change the speed and the types of problems faced by the modern financial services industry.
  • Researchers from Goldman Sachs and IBM join us on the podcast to discuss recent findings.
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Understanding quantum computing’s potential in financial services with Goldman Sachs’ Will Zeng and IBM’s Stefan Woerner

It isn’t often that I’m totally out of my league on this show. Our two guests today are scientists focused on quantum computing. IBM’s Stefan Woerner and Goldman Sachs’ Will Zeng join me on the podcast to discuss some of recent findings they’ve made in quantum computing’s ability to address derivative pricing and more broadly, to talk about the technology’s potential impact on financial services.

While I clumsily navigated my way through the interview, Stefan and Will did a great job explaining why they are so excited about quantum computing’s application in financial services and how it will change the rules of the game. And they did it in a way we all can understand. They’re making big strides in bringing this technology to market and even though we’re still a few years away, a financial ecosystem is already growing up around this massive shift in technology. 

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