We are sad to report that Bill Blake passed away on March 31 after suffering from a heart attack. While many of you will remember Bill from his work as CTO of Cray, Mr. Blake was most recently Executive Vice President of R&D at D-Wave Systems.
Mr. William C. Blake, Sr., also known as Bill, has been the Executive Vice President of Research & Development of D-Wave Systems Inc. since September 2014. Mr. Blake served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Supercomputing, Inc. since January 10, 2007. Mr. Blake served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Cray Inc. from April 30, 2012 to July 31, 2014. He served as Senior Vice President for Product Development of Netezza Corp. until
Our condolences go out to Mr. Blake’s family.
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Update: A memorial service will be held on May 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St. in Melrose, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.