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Financial Services Sector Leads in Adoption of Quantum Computing

US, Germany have the most adopter organizations

Berenice Baker, Editor, Enter Quantum

March 8, 2023

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Financial services organizations are most likely to be quantum computing adopters. Getty

Companies involved in quantum computing are more like to be involved in financial services, the public sector or aerospace and defense, according to a new study.

The report from Omdia shows that there are more quantum computing adopters in the financial services sector than any other.

Of the 70 adopters in the study (Quantum Computing Market Tracker – 1Q23 Analysis), 14 worked in financial services, nine in the public sector and life sciences, seven in aerospace and defense and six each in manufacturing and automotive.

The financial services organizations are experimenting with quantum computing for applications such as fraud detection and portfolio optimization. Organizations in the report include AXA, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard and Wells Fargo.

Large governmental and academic institutions and large public companies are typically the main types of adopters for quantum computing. These types of organizations typically have more than 10,000 employees.

Most quantum technology adopters are located in advanced economies, with 26 in the U.S., 11 in Germany, eight in the U.K., six in Japan, five in France, three each in South Korea and Spain, two each in Hungary, Sweden and Switzerland and one each in Canada, Finland, Saudi Arabia and Sweden.

Related:13 Companies Offering Quantum-as-a-Service

Vendor announcements

The report also covers the most important vendor announcements from the last quarter, most of which were by hardware- and software-focused vendors rather than services-oriented vendors.

“For services-focused firms, consulting and system integration activities may be comparatively more ‘commoditized’ and undifferentiated than either hardware- or software-focused activities; hence, it is harder to justify making public announcements,” said report author Sam Lucero, Omdia quantum computing chief analyst.

Notable announcements from the fourth quarter included IBM Quantum announcing its 433-qubit Osprey processor, among many other introductions made at the annual IBM Quantum Summit.

Most announcements were related to activity in the aerospace, automotive, energy and finance sectors.

About the Author(s)

Berenice Baker

Editor, Enter Quantum

Berenice is the editor of Enter Quantum, the companion website and exclusive content outlet for The Quantum Computing Summit. Enter Quantum informs quantum computing decision-makers and solutions creators with timely information, business applications and best practice to enable them to adopt the most effective quantum computing solution for their businesses. Berenice has a background in IT and 16 years’ experience as a technology journalist.

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