Is Quantum Computing the Next Big Thing? IonQ & dMY CEO Niccolo de Masi Think So.

by | Sep 20, 2021

Niccolo de Masi of dMY Technology Group talks to Boardroom Alpha’s David Drapkin about why quantum computing is the next big tech innovation and how investors won’t want to miss out.

Discussion Topics

  • Intro 
  • IonQ and Quantum computing overview
  • IonQ’s financial and strategic value
  • Competitive landscape
  • Revenue and customer pipeline
  • SPAC Redemptions
  • Final message ahead of IonQ shareholder vote

This is the second of two special episodes with Niccolo. Hear Part I on dMY Technology here.

About IonQ
IonQ, Inc. is the leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s 32 qubit quantum computer is the world’s most powerful quantum computer, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale. IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through both the Amazon Braket and Microsoft Azure clouds, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Chris Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research at the University of Maryland and Duke University.

Learn more at IonQ’s website: https://ionq.com/

About Niccolo de Masi (CEO of dMY Technology Group)
Niccolo de Masi is an experienced public company chief executive officer and board member with deep expertise in mobile, deep tech, and creating software and hardware ecosystems.

He serves or will serve on the Board of all three dMY Technology SPAC-IPOs post close: Rush Street Interactive, Genius Sports Group, and IonQ.

Over the course of his career, Mr. de Masi has consummated over 25 mergers and acquisitions and has raised approximately $3 billion in equity to support public and private companies he has led. He has held leadership positions in five mobile companies: Glu Mobile, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU) (“Glu”), Essential Products, Inc. (“Essential”), Xura, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: MESG) (“Xura”), Hands-On Mobile and Monstermob Group PLC (formerly LSE: MOB) (“Monstermob”). Mr. de Masi became Chief Executive Officer of Glu and of Monstermob before the age of 30.

From December 2014 through its sale to Electronic Arts in 2021 for $2.4B, Mr. de Masi was Chairman of Glu Mobile, a gaming leader. Mr. de Masi was President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to November 2016 and was instrumental in creating many of the app ecosystem’s “firsts,” including developing mobile “freemium” gaming (of which Glu has published approximately one hundred titles), evolving the Android and iOS rewarded advertising ecosystems, and developing some of the world’s first mobile virtual reality (“VR”) and augmented reality (“AR”) experiences. Mr. de Masi additionally helped to create the entire category of celebrity games, launching Kim Kardashian: Hollywood in June 2014—a unique partnership with Kim Kardashian.

Between October 2018 and January 2020 Niccolo served on the Board of Directors of Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: REZI). He also served as President, Products and Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer. Resideo, which was spun-off from Honeywell International, Inc. in October 2018, is a leading global provider of critical comfort, residential thermal solutions and security solutions primarily in residential environments that operate in the IoT space. Resideo reported approximately $5 billion in net revenue in 2020 with approximately 13,000 employees.

Mr. de Masi serves on the Leadership Council of the UCLA Grand Challenges.

Mr. de Masi received first class B.A. and M.Sci degrees in physics from Cambridge University.

For more on dMY Technology group visit their website at: https://www.dmytechnology.com/

<a href="https://www.boardroomalpha.com/author/draps/" target="_self">David Drapkin</a>

David Drapkin

Spent his formative years at Goldman Sachs and now embraces the start-up life in NYC. A long suffering Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders fan and graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Semi-professional go-kart racer waiting for his shot.

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