Witold W. Kowalczyk

Witold W. Kowalczyk

Director, European Business Development

Witold Kowalczyk is a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni. He joined Zapata with a wealth of knowledge in commercializing quantum computing, including how to build and sell quantum technologies and solutions to industry. Before joining Zapata, Witold was the founder & CEO of BOHR Technology, a Polish/Canadian quantum machine learning startup. At Bohr, Witold was responsible for the growth strategy, product management, and international business development. In his role at Zapata, he is managing the sales and partner activities across Europe.

Question & Answer

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

Making airplane travel more efficient and eco-friendlier.

What are a few of your favorite things?

Formula 1 and piloting airplanes. I’m a big fan of aviation in general and currently doing my PPL (private pilot license).

What’s your superpower?

I speak 5 different languages.

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

Howard Hughes – he became a pioneer of the aviation and film industry – beating flight records, building state-of-the-art airplanes, producing some of the highest-grossing movies of his time. An absolute legend. One of the first entrepreneurs/founders with like that of current Silicon Valley CEOs.