Vern Brownell

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

Thought leader in enterprise and data center technologies. Former Chief Technology Officer, Goldman Sachs, responsible for worldwide technology infrastructure, including computing platforms, data centers, 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.