Shane Rigby

Shane Rigby

UK/EU Business Development

Shane Rigby graduated with Master of Philosophy, and Degrees in Advanced Electronics and Physics from Brighton University in the UK. He has more than 25 years relevant industry experience, in all forms of AI, Big Data, Cloud vendors and Quantum Business Applications. He has lived and worked extensively in EMEA, USA, Russia and Asia. Having spent 14 years working for AMD, he has a good appreciation for computing hardware technology, combined with similar experience in software solutions. Working as a consultant for Zapata, Shane is helping customers to understand how Quantum technologies can help solve their business challenges.


Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

I have seen how customers cannot solve their most challenging use cases with traditional HPC, and believe, with my experience, that I can help them make that transition to Quantum Computing.

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

Technology to overcome gravity, who knows what’s possible?

What are people often surprised to know about you?

That I have probably been to 75% of the counties on earth, for work and pleasure.

If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

Going back in time and meeting Albert Einstein, there are a lot of questions I would have for him