Lee Braine, from the Chief Technology and Innovation Office at Barclays, has a deep interest in technology innovation. He is responsible for a Research and Engineering function, leads the bank’s technology architecture for distributed ledgers, and leads the bank’s engagement in quantum computing. He represents Barclays on several industry consortia and is the author of technology research papers. His background is in investment banking, clearing and settlement, stock exchanges, corporate banking, payments, and wealth management. He has a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from University College London.
Retail banks, investment banks and asset managers are all cautiously excited about the potential that Quantum computing has for their businesses. Be it within risk management, portfolio allocation, or customer segmentation, the opportunities are immense. However, these are early days. Where are we with the research, which areas show the most promise, and how can you set yourself up for success?