IBM Quantum Adoption and Business Development
Scott Crowder is currently Vice President, IBM Quantum Adoption. His is responsible for delivering on IBM Quantum’s two missions of bringing useful quantum computing to the world and making the world quantum safe. He leads the commercialization effort for quantum computing and for technology to help with the transition to post-quantum cryptography. He also leads IBM Quantum’s efforts to create the diverse and skilled workforce required to unlock the potential of quantum computing. Prior to his current role, Scott served as the Chief Technical Officer for IBM Systems and as the Vice President of Technical Strategy in IBM Corporate Strategy. Scott helped define the cross-IBM technical strategy for cloud infrastructure, Big Data and Analytics, composable services, and software-defined infrastructure. Earlier in his career, Scott was the lead engineer on the industry's first logic-based embedded DRAM technology before serving in a variety of executive management roles within global cross-cultural alliances for semiconductor process development. Scott received A.B./Sc.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and International Relations from Brown University and a M.A. in Economics and M.Sc./Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.