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Bo ready to ride D-Wave

D-Wave Systems, a commercial quantum computing company, has announced the formal launch of its US business.

Industry expert and supercomputing veteran, Robert 'Bo' Ewald will lead the new business as president and will head up global customer operations as the company's chief revenue officer. New offices and R&D facilities have opened in Palo Alto, California and others are expected in the near future.

'Bo Ewald joining us is huge validation of our business,' said Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave Systems. 'Bo is a legendary figure in the supercomputing industry. His knowledge and influence reach a wide array of sectors, where he has delivered state-of-the-art high performance solutions for research, defence and intelligence, energy, manufacturing, financial services and genomics.

'Throughout Bo's career he has been dedicated to helping organisations solve their most difficult challenges, which perfectly matches the mission of D-Wave. Today we launch our formal presence in the US and will start to expand our business globally. It is gratifying to have Bo at the helm.'

Ewald added: 'I've been in pioneering technology organisations for a long time with companies that did things that had never been done before and that allowed their customers to do the same.'

'The quantum computers being developed by D-Wave and the applications that will be used by our customers will be an even more revolutionary step than I've seen in the industry. People will be able to solve problems that they can only dream about today, on systems that are turning science fiction into science fact.'

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