May 25, 2022
Mark W. Johnson has been involved in the development and commercialization of technology for nearly 25 years. Mark leads the R&D and quantum product programs at D-Wave Inc, where he is senior vice-president of quantum technologies and systems products. He joined D-Wave in 2005 as an experimental physicist and superconducting circuit design engineer to help develop, build, and deliver the world’s first commercially available quantum computer. He continued to work with the D-Wave team to develop and release subsequent generations of quantum computers. Most recently, Mark led the development and delivery of Advantage, the company’s 5th generation, and most powerful and connected commercial quantum system ever built. Prior to joining D-Wave, Mark was a scientist with the Superconductive Electronics Organization at the Space Park facility of Northrop Grumman, formerly TRW, Inc., where he developed superconductive analog-to-digital converters and digital signal processors for communications applications. Mark holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Rochester.