Jutta Rohrschach, Executive Director, Innovation System Integration Branch, Ministry of Technology and Innovation, Government of Alberta; will speak on “How to Leverage Federal Funding and Programs from the National Strategy” at IQT Canada 2023.
Jutta has been with the Ministry of Technology and Innovation (and all its previous iterations) since 2001 in multiple functions within the research, technology and innovation portfolio. She currently holds a leadership position overseeing multiple key government innovation ecosystem initiatives to advance and enhance Alberta’s research and innovation system. This portfolio extends to providing executive oversight and leadership associated with Alberta Innovates and Alberta Enterprise Corporation, government’s two primary agencies that contribute to innovation inclined economic development and diversification for Alberta’s benefit.
Jutta also leads numerous government strategy and policy files, with a primary focus on stewarding the continued implementation of the Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy (ATIS). This key file under her purview aims to position Alberta as an internationally recognized technology and innovation hub that attracts talent, business and job-creating investment from across Canada and around the world. Jutta and her team, enabled by their strong relationships with cross-government partners and agencies at both provincial and federal levels, work to move forward on ATIS implementation actions, such the development of an Intellectual Property Commercialization Framework, driving provincial investments in artificial intelligence and quantum as well as focusing on the development of sector strategies in order to advance Alberta’s technology and innovation priorities.
Outside the direct innovation ecosystem, Jutta previously held major roles in other strategy and policy matters, including the redesign and implementation of a STEM related programs, working closely with stakeholders to promote education and career paths for K-12 and underrepresented learners.
Jutta holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria. She is an avid traveler and connoisseur of culture everywhere she goes.
IQT Canada 2023 is the tenth global conference and exhibition in the highly successful Inside Quantum Technology series.
This event is Canada’s Quantum Computing Event, focusing on Ecosystems for Quantum Readiness. A number of vertical topics encompassing more than 30 panels and talks from over 80 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding on state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum ecosystems as well as the current impact of quantum computing technologies.
The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers and investors who are working on the current future developments of the quantum ecosystem. IQT Canada is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, INTRIQ, and the Governments of both Canada and Quebec. The June conference will be an “in-person” event to ensure maximum networking and discussion and will take place at Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal (Québec), Canada.
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.