Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.
“At Volkswagen, we want to gain in-depth understanding of the meaningful use of quantum computing in a corporate environment. The key will be the testing and continuous further development of algorithms on various quantum computers. For the first time, Amazon Braket makes it possible to address and use quantum computers of different service providers via a standardized programming interface. This offers considerable opportunities for accelerating development work and improving our quantum algorithms. We are convinced that Amazon Braket can help deliver the benefits of quantum computing to society and industry even faster.”
Florian Neukart, Director Advanced Technologies and IT Strategy - Volkswagen Group of America
The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) is a catalyst for breakthrough ideas, contributing to a successful future for Fidelity and its customers. FCAT teams track emerging social and tech trends, test product concepts and ideas, and build scalable solutions that support more efficient operations and enhance customer satisfaction.
“Amazon Braket enables FCAT to develop hardware-agnostic software so we can easily switch to new quantum systems as they become available. We’re able to research the strengths of different quantum backends, build hybrid classical-to-quantum, and quantum-to-quantum workflows. FCAT worked with Amazon’s Quantum Solutions Lab to create proofs-of-concept that push the boundaries of what is possible today with cloud-based quantum computers for the financial sector, as part of our broader efforts to be able to quickly deliver innovative solutions to help meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers.”
Adam Schouela, Head of Emerging Technology - Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, with a presence in approximately 100 countries. The firm focuses on the discovery, development, and manufacturing of innovative medicines.
“Quantum computing has the potential to outperform existing computational methods when it comes to important questions in drug discovery. In fact, the computational demand of running accurate quantum calculations scales quickly out of reach for classical computers as the size of the molecular system in our research increases, and we must resort to approximations that sacrifice accuracy for efficiency. By collaborating with the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab and QSimulate, we’ve been able to quickly build and test a cloud-based approach using multiple compute resources on AWS for a critical drug discovery process – a process we plan to transition to a quantum computer in the future when it is practical. Looking ahead, Amazon Braket has the potential to substantially benefit the research and scientific community by providing on-demand access to quantum computing technologies and accelerate innovation in biotechnology.”
Yax Sun, Director and Narbe Mardirossian, Scientist - Amgen
Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets. It is the largest European utility, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with over 88 GW of managed capacity.
“Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometers and with around 74 million business and household end users worldwide. Because of our wide service network, the ability to optimize our resource planning is an essential component of digital transformation, and one that we can turn into a concrete advantage. During a collaboration with DATA Reply and AWS, we have tested innovative techniques to perform optimization using Amazon EC2 resources, as well as today’s quantum computers through Amazon Braket. These techniques are promising, and we expect they will lead to solutions that can deliver savings to our operations, especially over time as quantum hardware matures."
Fabio Veronese, Head of ICT I&N - Enel S.p.A.
Aioi is a full-service insurance agency, a subsidiary of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance co. Ltd, and a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, inc. MS&AD Insurance is the fifth largest insurance carrier in the world and offers Toyota insurance products in 28 countries. Aioi is focused on developing new and innovative products for risk assessment, and has started exploring quantum computing applications for the insurance industry. One area where Aioi sees potential long-term use of quantum computing is in processing the vast amount of data generated by automobile telematics.
“We expect the amount of data from the telematics of self-driving cars will grow exponentially as self-driving technology becomes prevalent, and we wanted to explore whether we can apply quantum computing to create novel solutions. It was easy for us to get started with simulators and access quantum computers on Amazon Braket, so we moved ahead with a PoC for telematics analysis. We first created a quantum neural network that computes driver scores, and then ran it with Amazon Braket, using the IonQ quantum computer. With each successful test, we further experimented with an increasing number of qubits. These methods and concepts we learned with Amazon Braket will continue to be applicable and help prepare our business for the expected vehicle data tsunami.”
Michael Fischer, Chief of Innovation - Aioi Insurance Service
The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading quantum institute at the University of Waterloo. IQC is advancing the field of quantum information at the highest international level to discover and develop powerful new quantum technologies that will drive future economies.
“While it’s hard to predict which products and sectors will be disrupted the most by quantum computation, or when the disruptions will happen, there is great risk in being caught off-guard and great opportunity in managing the uncertainties wisely. The wise path involves continually exploring where the algorithmic advantages may lie and being ready to run on whichever quantum computer offers the resources needed to achieve the advantage. A quantum computing service, like Amazon Braket, that offers ready access to multiple hardware devices enables quantum readiness and agility.”
Michele Mosca, Full Professor - University of Waterloo
Rahko is a London-based quantum machine learning company that is focused on chemical simulation for drugs, batteries, advanced materials and chemicals.
“Quantum computing is enabling us to support customers to advance development in areas such as drug discovery and development, battery tech, and material science. Working with Amazon Braket and with the support from the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab, the Rahko-led consortium with Johnson Matthey, King’s College London, and the National Physical Laboratory, was awarded an Innovate UK Grant for Quantifi, a project focused on bringing near-term quantum computing capability to material science. The ability to model materials at the quantum level will allow us to pave the way for significant advance across many critical research areas.”
Miriam Cha, Chief Operating Officer - Rahko
Solution provider testimonials
Quantum solution providers are innovating with AWS and Amazon Braket.
For companies that wish to leverage quantum computing to solve real-world problems in finance, supply chain, chemistry or machine learning, Classiq makes it easy to build sophisticated quantum circuits that could not be created otherwise. Unlike other development methods that focus on gate-level coding and pre-defined building blocks, the Classiq software automatically converts high-level functional models into optimized quantum circuits.
“Classiq quantum software platform is tightly coupled with Amazon Braket, delivering to customers a flexible solution for creating, deploying and executing pure-quantum and hybrid quantum/classical solutions on a wide range of quantum computers supported by AWS. Classiq is based in the US and Israel and helps organizations worldwide build internal quantum expertise and quickly execute their quantum computing plans.”
Nir Minerbi, Co-founder and CEO - Classiq
Pasqal (merged with Qu&Co on Jan. 11, 2022), headquartered in Paris, builds quantum computers from neutral-atom arrays and develops quantum algorithms to harness them, with the ambitious goal of bringing practical quantum advantage to its global customer base. Pasqal leverages Amazon Braket to distribute proprietary quantum software solutions for quantum chemistry, industrial engineering and financial simulations. This enables users to leverage quantum computing straightforwardly into their workflows.
“Amazon Braket offers a simple but expressive API, access to hardware and powerful quantum simulators, and full-fledged integration with the AWS infrastructure. This enables us to build robust and scalable hybrid quantum-classical solutions in a short amount of time, and allows our customers to securely execute large scale simulations within our proprietary chemistry, optimization and multi-physics quantum algorithms.”
Benno Broer, Chief Commercial Officer - PASQAL SAS
QC Ware provides enterprise software and services to industry leaders to help them develop practical quantum computing solutions. Headquartered in Palo Alto with EU headquarter in Paris, QC Ware specializes in the development of applications in chemistry, machine learning, Monte Carlo, and optimization. QC Ware’s Forge platform built for data scientists operates across a breadth of quantum hardware including those available through Amazon Braket, and simulator backends that leverage Amazon EC2.
“QC Ware’s quantum algorithms complement AWS’s IaaS offerings, and provide significant value to customers in finance, life sciences, manufacturing, and energy that are looking to engage in quantum computing. Building on AWS allowed QC Ware to leverage Amazon Braket and Amazon EC2 to offer a highly performant, secure, scalable, and impactful platform to customers.”
Matt Johnson, CEO - QC Ware
Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) delivers ready-to-run quantum optimization and community detection software, requiring no quantum experience. Their flagship software, Qatalyst, delivers seamless computational processing across classical and diverse quantum computers via AWS and Amazon Braket, empowering today’s users to leverage quantum to identify deeper insights that drive better business decisions.
“QCI’s partnership with AWS allows users, with Qatalyst, to access their QPUs of choice via Braket, easily selecting the best QPU for the best answer to their complex problems in a simple way. This furthers our goal to democratize quantum computing for non-quantum experts, eliminating expensive, lengthy, complex programming. Qatalyst/AWS allows customers to solve critical problems in industries including energy, healthcare/pharma, financial services, manufacturing, and retail, right now.“
Robert Liscouski, CEO - QCI
Strangeworks is centered around empowering quantum computing development within organizations by both quantum developers and subject matter experts alike. Users of Strangeworks managed quantum services access our ecosystem from over 100 countries around the globe to harness solutions from both Strangeworks and our growing network of over 30 partners from across the quantum computing spectrum.
“With the large trend toward application based services, there exists a need to focus on how organizations integrate quantum computing into their existing workflows. Strangeworks offers access to quantum computing with simplified contracts and pricing to easily enable domain experts to perform activities such as benchmarking quantum hardware and optimizing spend, circumventing the need for an education in quantum information. AWS and Amazon Braket provide the foundation for hybrid compute services to deliver cutting edge solutions to customers across industry verticals.“
William Hurley, Founder and CEO - Strangeworks