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IQT Vancouver Update: Dr. May Siksik, CEO of Canadian Innovation Network, is a 2024 Speaker

Dr. May Siksik, CEO of the Canadian Innovation Network, will speak at IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim in 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 01 Feb 2024

The IQT Vancouver conference will prominently feature Dr. May Siksik, the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Innovation Network organization. Dr. Siksik’s distinguished career, marked by her leadership roles and contributions to the quantum technology and innovation sectors in Canada, positions her as a key speaker, particularly for attendees interested in innovation ecosystems and the commercialization of quantum technologies.

With a background as the Chief Technology Officer at Deep Tech Canada and leading Business Development at the Quantum Algorithms Institute, Dr. Siksik brings a wealth of experience in nurturing the growth of deep technology sectors, including quantum computing. Her efforts have been instrumental in bridging the gap between research and market-ready quantum technologies, fostering a vibrant ecosystem for innovation.

Dr. Siksik’s involvement in the Expert Committee for Canada’s National Research Council’s Applied Quantum Computing Challenge Program underscores her expertise in identifying and advancing promising quantum computing applications. This role highlights her ability to evaluate and support quantum technologies with significant societal and economic impact potential.

Throughout her career, Dr. Siksik has been pivotal in the Canadian innovation ecosystem, contributing to various successful initiatives to foster academic and commercial advancements in quantum technology. Her work has facilitated collaborations between researchers, startups, and industry stakeholders, driving Canada’s position in the global quantum technology landscape forward.

At the IQT Vancouver conference, Dr. Siksik is expected to share insights from her extensive experience in quantum technologies’ research, development, and commercialization, using her work at the Canadian Innovation Network as an example. Her presentation will likely cover strategies for building and nurturing innovation ecosystems, the challenges and opportunities in commercializing quantum technologies, and the role of national programs in supporting quantum computing initiatives.

IQT Vancouver · Pacific Rim 2024: Quantum Computing, Communications and Security — Pathways to Real World Solutions.

With Vancouver as North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, IQT and the Quantum Algorithms Institute are bringing together partners across North America and Asia to showcase the state of quantum computing, communications, and security. This international conference moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing, communications technologies, and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions will highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more industries. Attendees will include industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who will learn about the latest developments in these technologies, pathways for companies to get ready for quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in this fast-growing industry.

Register for the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Conference here. 

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Tags: Canadian Innovation Network, IQT Vancouver, May Siksik

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