Richard Hopkins is a distinguished engineer at IBM and an authority on Hybrid Cloud, AI and Quantum computing. He started as a systems engineer in 1990 based in the north east of England. He has worked for IBM all his working life. He has great admiration for Louis Gerstner who turned around an ailing IBM in the early 1990s.
From his 33 years experience of building complex systems at IBM, Hopkins sees quantum computing far closer than many think and AI still prone to hallucinations and is inaccurate. But both are coming and the key will be not the technologies themselves but their useful adoption.