D-Wave Computing Inc. has named Kirstjen Nielsen to its Board of Director. Ms. Nielsen is a former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She is an expert on a variety of areas related to security, risks, and resilience. Before her service as the Secretary of DHS, she worked with many other U.S. government, public, and private organizations including the White House, NATO, World Economic Forum, and several others. A press release from D-Wave announcing her joining their Board of Directors can be accessed here.

PASQAL has appointed Roberto Mauro as General Manager for South Korea. His role will be to  lead PASQAL’s expansion in South Korea and help the company work with its Korean partners to help find practical industrial applications for PASQAL’s technology. Mr. Mauro spent over 18 years with Samsung Electronics, most recently as the Managing Director Europe at the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. Before that he has had other international experience in both Asia and Europe at companies including Cisco and L3 Harris. A press release from PASQAL announcing his joining the company is available here.

Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) has made some internal management changes and has promoted Dr. William McGann to the CEO position. He previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer (CEO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He succeeds Robert Liscouski, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company. Mr. Liscouski will remain as the Chairman of the Board and will help oversee the Company’s growth and expansion. Dr. McGann joined QCI in 2022 and since then has overseen the development of many of the company’s products including  quantum optimization machines, reservoir computing for AI, quantum remote sensing, and quantum random number generation. Before QCI he has had three decades of experience at companies including Leidos Security, L3Harris, Implant Sciences, United Technology, and GE. A press release from QCI announcing this management transition which can be seen here.

February 3, 2004