Marco Paini is program manager of quantum computing applications at Rigetti. Marco previously led QxBranch’s quantum computing applications portfolio development and, prior to joining QxBranch, spent more than eighteen years with Accenture, where he held several roles in technology, including the management of the AI ecosystem and the development of the quantum computing offering for the Accenture UKI Financial Services Technology Advisory practice. Marco studied physics at the University of Pavia, where he collaborated with the Quantum Information Theory Group of the University of Pavia, contributing to important results in quantum tomography.