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Wednesday, November 24 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
913: Quantum Technology Commercialization and Adoption

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Organized by: National Research Council Canada

Quantum technologies promise to be among the next enabling and foundational technological platforms, spanning potential transformative applications in Canadian industries such as finance, communications, and defence and security. This panel discussion will provide the opportunity to move the conversation beyond theoretical research, and toward the dilemma of quantum technology market readiness, commercialization, and adoption in key industries. The session will offer space to discuss solutions; by sharing knowledge, identifying opportunities and challenges, and building on the prospects announced in Budget 2021 with the launch of the development of a National Quantum Strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Tanguay

Geneviève Tanguay

Vice President – Emerging Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada  as the first woman Vice-President Research. She leads the Emerging Technologies Division which oversees Nanotechnology, Metrology, Herzberg Astronomy and  Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive... Read More →
avatar for Mark Ritter

Mark Ritter

Chair, Physical Sciences Council at IBM Research
Dr. Ritter is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Chair of the Physical Sciences Council at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He manages groups focusing on theoretical and experimental aspects of new computing paradigms such as quantum and neuromorphic computing. Dr. Ritter... Read More →
avatar for Nick Werstiuk

Nick Werstiuk

CEO, Quantum Valley Ideas
Nick Werstiuk is the Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Valley Ideas Lab. Prior to joining Ideas Lab in 2020, Mr. Werstiuk was Director of AI Offerings at IBM.  His career in enterprise technology began in the telecom industry, holding a range of Engineering and Management positions... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Co-founder and COO of SB Quantum, Sherbrooke
Rachel is COO and co-founder of SBQuantum, a quantum sensing start-up building a novel Magnetic Intelligence Platform which aims to ‘Reveal the Invisible’ for clients. At SBQ  she champions user centred methodologies, drives cultural transition as the team adjust from lab to... Read More →
avatar for Kimberley Hall

Kimberley Hall

Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Science, Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Kimberley Hall is director of the Ultrafast Quantum Control Group.  Her research is focused on the study and control of materials of interest for solid state quantum information and electronic and photonic devices. Dr. Hall received an undergraduate physics degree from the University... Read More →
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Eric Santor

Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization, Bank of Canada
Eric Santor was appointed Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization effective March 11, 2019. In this role, he leads the Bank of Canada’s digitalization work, including research into the impact of digitalization on the economy and financial system. Mr. Santor also leads the initiative... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual