Haig Farris

Creative Destruction Lab

Haig Farris is co-chair of the Creative Destruction Lab and the founding chair of D-Wave Systems – the Vancouver-based company that raised $130 million from investors (including Jeff Bezos and the investment arm of the CIA) to build the world’s first commercial quantum computer, the first of which was sold to Lockheed Martin in 2011. He remains a board member of D-Wave. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2017 for his contributions to advancing Canada’s high-technology sector.