#98 Michael Brett, QxBranch – Commercial Quantum Computing

Summary
Michael Brett of QxBranch tells me about their work in the world of commercial quantum computing, their software and where he sees the industry going.

Details
Who he is, what he does, history of QxBranch, predictive analytics - financial, pharmaceutical, gas industries. Quick overview of quantum and the limits of traditional computing. Why Australia has so much quantum computing experience. State of the art. Cloud based quantum computing. Examples of use, financial world. Building software, early stage hardware and simulators; every hardware maker has their own language. QxBranch is hiring.

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#97 Cliff Agius, Decision Making as a Pilot and Engineer

Summary
Cliff Agius, software engineer and pilot of Boeing 787's talks about decision making above the clouds and in the office.

Details
Who he is, what he does, flying and coding. Critical decision making, what it is, an aircraft has thousands of computers, types of decision - impulsive vs considered, caging the chimp. Types of response, chimp (instinctive) , rule based (check list) , human (think your way through); managing the chimp response in others. TDODAR a decision making framework - time/team, diagnosis, options, decision, assign, review. How to hear more from Cliff.

Links
Cliff's Twitter
Cliff's talk at NDC London.

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