BIO

Doug Finke

Chief Content Officer

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Doug is an accomplished computer industry executive with background at some of the world's largest computer (IBM), semiconductor (Intel), and storage (Western Digital) companies. He helps companies turn raw technology into profitable businesses by leveraging the lessons learned over many years to create new sustainable businesses that transform markets.

Quantum Tech Experience

Doug is a pioneer within Quantum Tech, globally known and respected. Having started his professional services business in 2015 he was a first mover in the industry as a non-scientist. Specifically:

  • Founder, Quantum Computing Report - the leading news & analysis platform in QIS

  • Analyst in Quantum Tech, part of The Quantum Analyst Roundtable

  • Consultant & Advisor to many vendors, startups and users in QIS

  • Frequent keynote speaker at all the main conferences in QIS

Education

Experience

19xx-19xx

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science (MS), Business Administration and Management, General

19xx-19xx

University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

BS, Computer Engineering

06/2016-07/2022

Publisher & Managing Director

Quantum Computing Report, LLC

After many years in corporate America I am setting up a new market research and consulting firm specializing in the emerging field of quantum computing. Although the first quantum computers are just starting to be shipped now, this technology will develop rapidly and is expected to have a major impact on 21st century information technology. The firm's mission is to become the world's leading source of information and advice for venture capitalists, startup companies, and established companies on commercialization activities in this rapidly expanding technology field. 

08/2016-08/2018

Director, Product Marketing

Xitore

Managed Product Marketing for Xitore

09/2013-06/2016

SSD, Business Management

HGST, a Western Digital Company

Integration of SSD Marketing activities at sTEC with those of HGST.

2004-09/2013

Senior Director, Product Marketing

STEC

Oversaw all the commercial marketing activities for a company offering SSD, Embedded Flash, and DRAM module products and also the technical marketing activities for the Embedded Flash and DRAM products.

2002-2004

Vice-President Product Marketing

ChipWrights

Helped raise over $25 in VC funding at startup developing ASIC controller chips for video signal processing applications.

1999-2002

COO

Corning IntelliSense

MIT spin-off company later purchased to become Corning's center of MEMS technology expertise. Active in sale of company to Corning for a $750 million valuation.

1992-1999

Vice-President & General Manager, MEMS Foundry Business

SMSC

Created one of the very first dedicated MEMS foundries by converting an older semiconductor wafer fab to serve this emerging market.

1987-1992

Strategic Planning Manager

Chips and Technologies

Guided corporate strategy development and product approval process. Ran business unit developing multi-processor chipset support for server based systems.

1981-1987

DRAM Marketing Manager

Intel

Last marketing manager for DRAM memory at Intel before Andy Grove decided to shut down the business unit and focus on microprocessors.

1977-1980

Senior Associate Engineer

IBM

ASIC design engineer for logic chips used in mainframe cache memories