VivaTech 2021

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William Hurley

Founder and CEO

STRANGEWORKS

United States of America

Bio

whurley is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup that makes the power of quantum computing easily accessible and available to all. He is a General Partner at Ecliptic Capital, an Eisenhower Fellow, A Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chairman of the Quantum Computing Standards Workgroup at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, founding partner of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP), and co-founder of EQUALS; The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. Prior to starting Strangeworks he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs [NYSE: GS]. He came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of his second startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar whurley founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]. Whurley is a regular contributor to TechCrunch on the topic of Quantum Computing, and co-authored "Quantum Computing For Babies" which offers simple explanations of quantum computing for the youngest audiences.

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