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Steven M. Cakebread, Noted Silicon Valley Corporate Leader Accepts Role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative

Steven M. Cakebread, Noted Silicon Valley Corporate Leader Accepts Role as 
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Commercial Quantum 
Computing Company, D-Wave Systems Inc. 
BURNABY, British Columbia and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - D-Wave 
Systems, Inc., the world's first commercial quantum computing company, today 
announced that Silicon Valley corporate technology leader, Steven M. Cakebread 
has accepted key roles with the company, as chief financial officer and chief 
administrative officer. 
"We are very pleased that Steve has chosen to join us," stated Vern Brownell, 
D-Wave president and chief executive officer. "He brings proven business 
acumen and a rich background of experience. It's gratifying to welcome a 
person of Steve's prominence and stature from the Silicon Valley arena of 
business innovation." 
Cakebread will further manage and help sustain balance in D-Wave's corporate 
expansion trajectory as it pursues its mission to solve the intractable 
problems of industry, security, aerospace and medicine. Before joining D-Wave, 
Cakebread served as chief financial officer of Pandora Media, Inc., a provider 
of personalized Internet radio and music discovery services. He was president 
and chief strategy officer of salesforce.com, a customer relationship 
management service provider. Other roles with salesforce.com include executive 
vice president and chief financial officer. Before that, Cakebread served as 
senior vice president and chief financial officer at Autodesk and Silicon 
Graphics World Trade. Cakebread holds a B.S. in business from the University 
of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. 
"It's a privilege to be part of the next big leap in computing," stated 
Cakebread. "Classical processors have a new partner and there's no limit to 
how far humanity can advance with the power of quantum computers. Clearly, 
D-Wave is leading this next generation of computing." 
About D-Wave Systems Inc. 
Founded in 1999, D-Wave's mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics 
and computer science into breakthrough approaches to computation. The 
company's flagship product, the D-Wave One™ is built around a novel type of 
superconducting processor that uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate 
computation. In 2010 Lockheed Martin purchased serial number 1, completing the 
historic world's first sale of a commercial quantum computer. With 
headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, the D-Wave U.S. offices are located in 
Palo Alto. D?Wave has a blue-chip investor base including Bezos Expeditions, 
Business Development Bank of Canada, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs, 
Growthworks, Harris & Harris Group, In-Q-Tel, International Investment and 
Underwriting, and Kensington Partners Limited. For more information, visit: 
www.dwavesys.com 
Media contact: Janice Odell • 415. 738.2165 • jan@fordodell.com 
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to 
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially 
from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. 
http://www.dwavesys.com 
SOURCE: D-Wave Systems, Inc. 
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-0- Feb/28/2013 10:01 GMT
 
 
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