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. Its independent board includes prominent executives with deep experience at U.S. government agencies including the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Science Board, the Defense Science Board, and the Intelligence Community.
D-Wave’s quantum computers are being 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 140 US patents and has published over 90 scientific papers, many of which have appeared in leading science journals.
D-Wave Government offices are located in Hanover, MD.
Mr. Ewald leads D-Wave’s international business as president, and is responsible for global customer operations for the company. He has a long history with technology organizations, government projects, and industry efforts. These include having been the CEO of visualization and HPC leader Silicon Graphics Inc., president of supercomputing leader Cray Research, and serving on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Council in both the Clinton and Bush administrations. He started his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Mr. Copeland is a highly respected technology industry executive. Before leading sales to the U.S. government for D-Wave, he led sales to the U.S. government for SGI, Cray, Platform Computing, and other firms. He earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from the United States Military Academy, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Bartolone has worked in government affairs for over 35 years in Washington, DC. During that time he held management positions at leading technology companies including Intel, Cray, and Silicon Graphics. Mr. Bartolone has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Kent State University and holds a Juris Doctor from George Mason School of Law.
Mr. Randolph has worked in the Federal contracts and compliance field for over 30 years primarily in the Washington, DC metro area. Prior to joining D-Wave, he led Contracts and Security departments at supercomputer companies ETA Systems, Cray, and SGI Federal. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Board of Directors
Jeffrey K. Harris, board chair, has contributed to U.S. national security in both government and industry for 40 years. At Lockheed Martin he was President of Special Programs and President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Harris served as the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force. Mr. Harris is also the chairman of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and serves on other boards and panels.
Dr. Delores Etter served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology and Assistant Secretary of the Navy. She has been a member of the National Science Board and the Defense Science Board. Dr. Etter is currently on the faculty of Southern Methodist University in the Department of Electrical Engineering and has received numerous awards for her work.
Frances Fleisch is the former Executive Director of the National Security Agency and special advisor to the U.S Strategic Command. Ms. Fleisch earned Presidential Rank Awards several times and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and served in many key posts during a career of more than 30 years in government.
Dr. Donald M. Kerr’s long and distinguished career in government and private industry included serving as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, Deputy Director of the CIA for Science and Technology, Assistant Secretary of Energy, and Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Kerr is vice chairman of the MITRE Board of Trustees and serves on other boards and panels.
Letitia “Tish” Long is the former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency. Her other senior executive roles included Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (Policy, Requirements and Resources), and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. Ms. Long is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and sits on the boards of Raytheon Company, Urthecast Corporation, Noblis, Inc., the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs, and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
Vern Brownell is CEO of D-Wave Systems Inc., and has led the company through its transition from research into the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software. Mr. Brownell joined D-Wave from Egenera, a pioneer of infrastructure virtualization, a company he founded and at which he held executive roles including CEO. Prior to Egenera, Mr. Brownell served as the chief technology officer at Goldman Sachs.
V. Paul Lee is board chair of D-Wave Systems Inc., and founder and managing partner of Vanedge Capital. Mr. Lee was the former president of Electronic Arts and has been a successful angel investor for over 25 years, participating in over $20 billion of market capital growth with these companies.
Don Listwin is a director of D-Wave Systems Inc., a venture technology investor, and founder of the Canary Foundation, which is dedicated to the science and technology of early cancer detection. Mr. Listwin has over 25 years of operating experience including senior leaderships roles at Cisco Systems and CEO roles at Openwave Systems and Sana Security. He is a consulting professor at Stanford University.
Steven M. West is a D-Wave Systems Inc. director and a 30-year veteran of the information technology marketplace. Mr. West is the founder and a partner in Emerging Company Partners LLC, a capital investor and a provider of advisory services to technology firms. Over the course of his career he has held many executive positions in industry including CEO of nCUBE Corporation, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems, and Group Executive of EDS.