Henning Dekant holds a M.Sc. in physics from the University of Heidelberg and received his MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester in 1999. The same year he joined SAS Institute, serving in various pre-sales, product management and consulting roles in three different territories, Germany/EU, US (Eastern) and Canada. Over the course of his career, he amassed extensive experience in marketing and implementing complex, big data driven B2B software solutions. His passion for physics and super-computing prompted him in 2011 to start blogging and analyzing the emergent QC industry.
Robert R. Tucci holds a double BS from MIT in physics and mathematics and a Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After working for 8 years as a staff member at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he focused his energy on his true passions, the pursuit of Quantum Computing and Bayesian Networks. He self-funded an independent research program which resulted in 50 original papers, starting with the watershed Quantum Bayesian Nets publication in the International Journal of Modern Physics (B) journal. Over the course of his work, he secured six US patents in the field, with five additional patents pending (as of Nov., 2014). He has been blogging on Quantum Computing since 2008.