As quantum computing gathers momentum, understanding its commercial advantages is crucial. For pioneers and bystanders, the choices are clear, but for those planning to adopt, timing is everything. As a technology capable of vastly outperforming conventional computing, quantum computing’s potential is enormous. There are no instant rewards for early adopters, but if quantum computing offers advantages to your organisation, holding back on could mean missing out.

Shortages of hardware and talent mean that, for most, simulation is a logical first step. And with uncertainty about the direction this emerging technology will take, renting not buying is a sound strategy. Whatever approach you choose, building a common understanding of how quantum computing will affect your business and the long-term value it can create are both vital. L.E.K. Consulting Partner & Disruptive Analytics Lead Stuart Robertson is our resident expert – watch highlights of his contribution to the AI Summit London 2022 here.