Creating the future with quantum computing with Leonie Mueck, CPO at Riverlane


Nov 10 2022 • 35 mins

Leonie is a Chief Product Officer in Riverlane and is responsible for building, commercialising and marketing Riverlane's product lines. Leonie is passionate about helping Riverlane's customers move quickly and easily to quantum advantage.

She brings eight years’ experience in quantum technologies and business development, with a PhD in quantum chemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz in Germany. After her PhD, she held senior editorial roles at Nature and Nature Communications where she was responsible for covering quantum computing and other topics in physics. An ardent supporter of Open Science, Leonie then joined PLOS ONE, building and leading a physical sciences and engineering division in a fast-paced environment.

Leonie is a huge supporter of diversity in STEM and has previously served on NumFOCUS’s diversity and inclusion committee. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the violin and spending time with her family.

Today we are going to talk about:

  • The importance of product management in deep tech
  • Quantum computing and understanding who the users are for deep tech product
  • Getting to “fail” fast and benefits of such approach

Episode highlights

[2.00] Introduction to quantum computing

[5.30] Experimental applications of quantum computing to propel the innovation in selected fields

[10.12 ] Customer discovery in quantum computing

[14.49] Leonie’s journey into product management and her mindset of embracing failures and learning from them

[20.05] Getting the timing right: closing or parking products

[27.30] DE&I: inclusion as a place to start

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