D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software, and the world’s only commercial supplier of quantum computers. D-Wave Government Inc., a U.S. subsidiary, was formed in 2013 to provide D-Wave’s quantum computing systems to the U.S. government.
D-Wave’s quantum computers have been used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including Lockheed Martin, Google, NASA Ames, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. D-Wave has been granted over 200 US patents and has published over 100 scientific papers, many of which have appeared in leading science journals.
Allison Schwartz brings over 25 years of public policy experience to D-Wave, with a proven track record in technology policy. Most recently, as Vice President of Government Affairs at ANDE, she worked to provide a better understanding of how the technology of Rapid DNA analysis can prevent human trafficking and unite families. Prior to ANDE, Schwartz served as Global Government Relations Leader for Dun & Bradstreet, where she was responsible for the company’s public policy and government relations efforts across the globe, and won a company-wide award for innovation in 2018.
Board of Directors, D-Wave Government Inc.
As the former Governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy, Governor Richardson has been a strong proponent of governments engaging with the private sector on innovative and emerging technologies. His strong connection to national labs and research and innovation communities have helped him promote programs across diverse industries including clean energy, education, transportation, healthcare, immigration, space exploration, and environmental protection. As the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and through his philanthropic work, Governor Richardson has continually focused on how public-private partnerships can tackle critical global issues.
Mike Rogers, former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and former Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, will serve as a new board member of D-Wave Government Inc. He has overseen government adoption of powerful, emerging technologies to improve both the public and private sectors. Mr. Rogers also serves as the vice chair of MITRE Corporation – a non-profit which manages federally funded research and development centers supporting several U.S. government agencies – and as a Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute. He has built a legacy as an effective leader on counterterrorism and national security policy, as well as being active on healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive issues.
Alan Baratz is CEO of D-Wave. Dr. Alan Baratz became the CEO of D-Wave in 2020. Previously, as executive vice president, R&D and chief product officer, he drove the development, delivery, and support of all of D-Wave’s products, technologies, and applications. He has over 25 years of experience in product development and bringing new products to market at leading technology companies and software startups. As the first president of JavaSoft at Sun Microsystems, Baratz oversaw the growth and adoption of the Java platform from its infancy to a robust platform supporting mission-critical applications in nearly 80 percent of Fortune 1000 companies. He has also held executive positions at Symphony, Avaya, Cisco, and IBM. He served as CEO and president of Versata, Zaplet, and NeoPath Networks, and as a managing director at Warburg Pincus LLC. Baratz holds a doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.