Vern Brownell

President and Chief Executive Officer, D-Wave Systems Inc.

Thought leader in enterprise and data technology. Former Chief Technology Officer, Goldman Sachs, responsible for worldwide technology infrastructure, including computing platforms, datacentres, data networking, telecommunications and trading-floor operations. Founder, Egenera, a pioneer in infrastructure virtualization. Since 2009, with D-Wave Systems, the world’s first quantum computing company; currently, Chief Executive Officer; led the company through its first customer sales to Lockheed Martin and Google, oversaw the development and commercialization of several generations of D-Wave technology and raised over $200 million in funding.