Tuesday, May 21
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
The future of everything: How quantum computing enables the impossible
At the forefront of technology's vast promise to simulate and solve extremely complex problems, quantum computing has taken a giant step forward recently in its availability for commercial means. The IBM Q Network, which includes hubs, partners, and startups, is paving the way for experimentation and commercial applications of quantum computing. NRFtech 2019's closing keynote features futurist Dr. Michael Haydock, one of the foremost thought leaders from IBM's visionary Academy of Technology, and an esteemed IBM Fellow. Dr. Haydock will explore near- and far-future perspectives on quantum computing and the AI and machine learning capabilities it will enable. Hear a “what is/will be possible” discussion on how this technology can clarify the true "DNA" of a customer, patterns in buying behaviors, and predictions of future consumer needs. Understand how retailers need to be thinking about their technology capabilities to take advantage of current and future advancements in quantum computing.