Building a Quantum-Ready Workforce: D-Wave Launches Starter Course to Bridge Critical Skills Gap

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New course tailored for anyone seeking to enhance math and Python skills as foundational base for quantum computing programming

PALO ALTO, Calif. & BURNABY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) (“D-Wave”), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services and the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, today announced it is addressing the escalating demand for skilled quantum programmers with the launch of a new, six-module quantum training course called “Foundations for Quantum Programming.” This self-paced, online course equips learners with essential mathematics and Python skills, laying a solid foundation for success with D-Wave’s flagship course, “Quantum Programming Core.”

“Foundations for Quantum Programming” encompasses video presentations, quizzes, and hands-on programming activities, requiring about 10 hours of learners’ time. Upon completion, learners will have gained crucial skills such as: identifying optimization problem objectives and variables, representing problem objectives as mathematical expressions, converting constraints to penalty functions, and writing basic Python programs for quantum programming.

The new course stems from the success and feedback of over 500 students who completed “Quantum Programming Core,” a mid-level course designed for individuals with intermediate Python programming skills who want to accelerate their quantum application development. Students can take a self-assessment to determine which course is most appropriate for them to start their quantum training journey—although “Foundations for Quantum Programming” is recommended as a prerequisite for “Quantum Programming Core.”

According to a 2022 survey conducted by Hyperion Research, early adopters of quantum computing identified the “lack of in-house quantum computing expertise and domain knowledge” as a major hurdle in adopting quantum computing in their businesses. Increased access to abundant academic and enterprise learning opportunities can help close the skills gap and enable a quantum-ready workforce.

“Quantum computing isn’t just for specialists. We’re equipping employees across roles to take advantage of this technology now,” said Victoria Goliber, global head of technical advising at D-Wave. “From students to experienced professionals, our expanding learning programs are key to building a quantum-ready workforce to accelerate the adoption of quantum technologies.”

Visit https://learn.dwavesys.com/catalog for more details or to enroll in the course.

D-Wave also offers an extensive library of free resources at https://www.dwavesys.com/learn/resource-library/ with case studies, technical whitepapers, videos, and much more to help boost learning opportunities for students. Students can also put learning into practice by signing up for a Leap™ quantum cloud service account so they can develop quantum applications and run them on D-Wave’s quantum and hybrid solvers.

About D-Wave Quantum Inc.

D-Wave is a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services, and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers—and the only company building both annealing quantum computers and gate-model quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing today to benefit business and society. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modelling. D-Wave’s technology has been used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations including Mastercard, Deloitte, Davidson Technologies, ArcelorMittal, Siemens Healthineers, Unisys, NEC Corporation, Pattison Food Group Ltd., DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Southern California, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements and may not be indicative of future results. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the skills that may be gained by participants in D-Wave’s training courses; and the impact of the training courses on building a quantum-ready workforce. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, various factors beyond management’s control, including unforeseen issues with the delivery of the training courses; individual performance and participation in the training courses; general economic conditions and other risks; our ability to expand our customer base and the customer adoption of our solutions; risks within D-Wave’s industry, including anticipated trends, growth rates, and challenges for companies engaged in the business of quantum computing and the markets in which they operate; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against us; risks related to the performance of our business and the timing of expected business or financial milestones; unanticipated technological or project development challenges, including with respect to the cost and/or timing thereof; the performance of our products; the effects of competition on our business; the risk that we will need to raise additional capital to execute our business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all; the risk that we may never achieve or sustain profitability; the risk that we are unable to secure or protect our intellectual property; volatility in the price of our securities; the risk that our securities will not maintain the listing on the NYSE; the risk that our restatement of certain previously issued audited and unaudited financial statements or material weaknesses in internal controls could negatively affect investor confidence and raise reputational issues; and the numerous other factors set forth in D-Wave’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release in making an investment decision, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Alex Daigle media@dwavesys.com

Source: D-Wave Quantum Inc.

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