Marco Paini

Abstract: After a short introduction to quantum computing, Marco will present the project, currently in progress, to build the UK’s first quantum computer to be commercially available (

The project, titled “Quantum Computing Platform for NISQ Era Commercial Applications”, is being led by Rigetti, in partnership with Oxford Instruments, Standard Chartered, Phasecraft, a Bristol and London-based quantum software start-up, as well as the University of Edinburgh.

A general overview of the project and details from the quantum machine learning in finance work stream will be presented.

Short Bio: Marco Paini is the Program Director of Quantum Applications at Rigetti. Marco is currently managing Innovate UK’s “Quantum Computing Platform for NISQ Era Commercial Applications” project and previously led QxBranch’s quantum computing applications portfolio development. Prior to QxBranch, Marco spent more than eighteen years with Accenture. Marco studied physics at the University of Pavia.