Dr. Joseph Reger

Fujitsu Fellow, CTO, Fujitsu CE & EMEIA

A Bridge to Quantum Computing and Why We Need One

The notion of quantum computing and conceivable quantum computers are introduced and described briefly, together with the technology of major existing categories and their relationships. We look at challenging computational problems in various industries. Subsequently, the availability of equipment and algorithms are discussed to address those practical industrial application scenarios. We look at a few select examples, with emphasis on the automotive industry. Following that, we introduce a novel special hardware architecture that delivers a substantial part of the quantum advantage, today. Finally, we touch upon the nature of quantum eco-systems and the required skills to build them.

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Joseph Reger is Fujitsu’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Central Europe and EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) regions. Since 2002, Dr. Reger has been the CTO for various areas of the company. In August 2015, he was awarded the title of Fujitsu Fellow.

As CTO, he advises both the company and its customers in the implementation of new technologies. In this role he is the driving force for Fujitsu’s portfolio and technology strategy. Currently he is focusing on the topics of Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Blockchain.

A renowned industry expert and visionary, Joseph is recognized for his ability to understand and predict the IT trends that will most impact the future of business. Working with Fujitsu’s customers, he helps to determine and implement the innovations most appropriate to their strategy. His role is paramount in helping Fujitsu choose wisely when deciding on technology directions.

He obtained his PhD at the University of Cologne, and received the highest German academic degree (habilitation) at the University of Mainz.