Geordie Rose

Founder, D-Wave Systems

Geordie Rose is the Founder and CTO of D-Wave. He is known as a leading advocate for quantum computing and physics-based processor design and has been invited to speak on these topics in venues ranging from the 2003 TED Conference to IdeaCity 2013. His innovative and ambitious approach to building quantum computing technology has received coverage in MIT Technology Review, The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature, and Science, and one of his business strategies was profiled in a Harvard Business School case study. He has received several awards and accolades for his work with D-Wave, including winning the 2011 Canadian Innovation Exchange Innovator of the Year award. Dr. Rose holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia, specializing in quantum effects in materials. While at McMaster University, he graduated first in his class with a BEng in Engineering Physics, specializing in semiconductor engineering. He is a two-time Canadian national wrestling champion and a member of the McMaster Sports Hall of Fame.