The media spotlight in Asia

JUNE 1, 2015
Michael Brett, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Executive Director; and Paul Guthrie, Chief Strategy Officer of QxBranch. Photo: David Wong

Last week, QxBranch drew media attention from two major regional news outlets in Asia: CNBC Asia and the South China Morning Post. Less than one year ago, QxBranch participated in Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab in Hong Kong, accelerating the firm's connectivity in the global banking community, while establishing itself as a presence in the city.

South China Morning Post

One of the largest English language papers in Asia, the South China Morning Post interviewed CEO Michael Brett, Executive Director Dr. Ray O. Johnson and Chief Strategy Officer Paul Guthrie (photo above). Brett explained how QxBranch will develop the company's identity in Hong Kong around data analytics for highly complex problem sets very well suited to the finance industry. This builds on the company's heritage in probabilistic risk analytics, complex systems engineering, and emerging quantum computing capability.

Johnson noted that while the quantum computing technology is still in its early stages, the amount of research going into the field internationally will bring about wide scale use in the next five to 10 years.

Read the full article here.

CNBC Asia

On May 28th, Dr. Ray Johnson co-hosted CNBC's Asia's "Squawk Box" with Bernie Lo. During the one-hour segment, Dr. Johnson discussed the applications of quantum computing and its implications across economic and political domains. This included discussing the optimisation capabilities of quantum technology and dispelling common myths.

Dr. Johnson explained how quantum computers will change the way drug discoveries are made, weather is predicted, and traffic routes are optimized, among other critical improvements to our daily lives.

Watch the full interview here.