Ross Walker is Global Head of Scientific Computing at GlaxoSmithKline where he leads a team leveraging cutting edge computing resources and world class expertise in scientific computing and AI to enable the rapid discovery and development of successful medicines. Ross is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UC San Diego, an Affiliate Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and a Fellow of NVIDIA Inc. Born in London, England he studied at Imperial College London graduating summa cum laude with an MSci in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry before relocating to the United States to embark on a career in scientific research. Ross is the author of over 80 peer reviewed articles and collected works as well principal developer of the AMBER Molecular Dynamics software, used in over 1000 research labs worldwide.
It’s important to separate the hype form the reality when we are presented with Quantum-inspired promises of novel drugs, cancer cures and the like. The reality is that much work needs to be done in simply identifying the use cases and the nature of the research before such goals can be realised. Come and listen to our experts as they explain how their organizations are approaching Quantum, what resources are required, and how the future roadmap is panning out.