IBM Releases Whitepaper on Building Indian Quantum Industry

Indian Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar says Quantum is an important piece in a new collaborative and includsive model for India's future

At IBM’s flagship event, Think Mumbai 2022 on September 14, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, unveiled a White Paper on “Building Indian Quantum Industry” along with Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Software and Sandip Patel, MD, IBM India/ South Asia, focused on creating a sustainable quantum ecosystem in India.

The unveiling was followed by a roundtable discussion on Quantum, hosted by IBM that brought together an esteemed panel of leaders and experts on the technology from academia, research, government, and industry. As quantum computing nears commercialization in this decade with many governments and organizations across the globe planning their quantum roadmap, the panel deliberated on – four essential areas: Skilling and Workforce and Enablement; Economic Development and industry; Research and development and quantum services and infrastructure.

Speaking virtually at Think Mumbai 2022, Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “Post-Covid, India’s ambitions have been reimagined, and there is a very clear sense of confidence that we can afford to re-draw the future, re-imagine the ambitions that we have, and the expectations that we have as a nation. The PM has referred to this decade as India’s Techade where technology will play a significant role in our growth, our expansion, the way we get opportunities and jobs. That is a visible manifestation of these reimagined ambitions. The Prime Minister had laid out a framework for a collaborative model in which the best young minds in the industry, government, and academia will work together for creating leadership, and capabilities in emerging technologies. This model includes startups as well.”

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He is the Founding Editor of Digital Creed, which he founded in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 28 years of journalism experience (since 1994). He is sound and confident about his knowledge of business technology concepts. And he is a believer in continual education/learning. Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]

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