Quantum Computing Inc (OTCQB:QUBT) has appointed noted information technology expert and industry thought leader Majed Saadi to serve on the company’s technical advisory board.
In a statement Thursday, the company said Saadi brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and experience in strategy development and IT transformation, as well as functional knowledge in the domains of cloud computing, platform development, enterprise architecture, and enterprise systems management.
Saadi has held senior positions at large federal systems integrators, value-added resellers and consulting firms, where he has been responsible for codifying capabilities and offerings, as well as supporting technical innovation. He has also supported the mission of federal agencies and commercial and educational organizations.
He currently serves in a divisional senior management position at a global aerospace and defense company, focused on the deployment of major networks and systems for government and commercial customers.
“Majed’s experience in the large IT systems integrator domain will help advance our go-to-market strategy, and particularly in positioning QCI as a key partner to integrators," said Quantum Com[uting CEO Robert Liscouski in a statement.
“His knowledge and skills as a large-company CTO and focus on mission-centric systems will also enable us to better present our software capabilities as clients look to quantum technologies to enhance their business applications.”
Saadi is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and symposiums on topics ranging from public health IT to the impact of cloud computing on modern organizations. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Notre Dame University and a Master’s Degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia.
“I am excited to join QCI’s advisory board during this pivotal period in its development and commercial launch, and help the company deliver on the tremendous promise of quantum computing technologies to power some of the world’s greatest computational and processor-intense applications,” Saadi said.
Staffed by experts in mathematics, quantum physics, supercomputing, financing and cryptography, Leesburg, Virginia-based Quantum is developing an array of applications to allow companies to exploit the power of quantum computing to their advantage.
The company is placing a gargantuan bet on the power of quantum computers to solve the most difficult and intractable problems in the fields of portfolio management, big data and artificial intelligence.
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