Washington, D.C.-based QxBranch LLC announced April 15 the appointment of Dr. Ray O. Johnson to the company’s Board.
Johnson previously served as Lockheed Martin’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
“Quantum information technology is the next great leap in computing capability,” Johnson said. “Harnessing its power will allow us to solve intensely hard analytics problems. Right now, the market need for complex data analytics is among the fastest growing in the economy, reflecting the increasing value of analytic results and the corresponding rapid rate of innovation. QxBranch’s deep technical expertise and creative approach position the company for growth in this environment.
“QxBranch’s leadership has charted an impressive commercial path, and its engineers have demonstrated a sophisticated ability to deliver results on new and existing technology platforms. I am excited about driving the growth of the company as a board member.” Johnson answered additional questions about the announcement in an interview here.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Johnson to our team,” CEO Michael Brett said. “He brings deep insight into the underlying technology, the strategic needs of our customers and research partners, and relationships at the top level of corporations and governments globally. Having access to the world’s leading quantum computing technology has already given QxBranch an edge, but Dr. Johnson’s contributions will accelerate our vision to be one of the leading analytics companies in the world.”