Sebastian Hassinger, Team Leader, Research and Ecosystem Partnerships. Sebastian leads the research and ecosystem partner team for IBM Quantum. He has been building early stage technologies and markets since the mid-90s when he created the first customer support website for Apple, Inc. He joined IBM in 1997 providing product and market strategy leadership for Tivoli and then the mobile computing incubation team until 2005. He has worked at Oracle and a number of startups before rejoining IBM in 2016. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School.