(IQT-NYC) Luc Sirois, Québec, Chief Innovator has agreed to present the keynote for “Quantum Policy & Funding” November 4 @ 3:00 pm -3:20 pm at Inside Quantum Technology New York. Luc Sirois holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard University. Recognized in Canada and around the world for his creative approach to innovation, Mr. Sirois is a leader and entrepreneur in digital technology, with investments in numerous startups and non-profit organizations focused on youth, health, science and education. He co-founded the health innovation movement Hacking Health as well as its digital health accelerator and pre-seed fund. He is co-founder of Resonant Medical, now Elekta Canada, a leading manufacturer in the field of radiation oncology and image-guided treatments. He has also served as Vice President of Consumer Health at TELUS Health, Telesystem and Nightingale, and as Manager at McKinsey & Company with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Zurich and Paris.
Until recently, he was Managing Director of Prompt, a not-for-profit organization that facilitates R&D partnerships between the industry and research institutions to improve the competitiveness of companies in the ICT, artificial intelligence and other digital technology markets. Mr. Sirois is also strategic advisor to the Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Quebec government. As such, he currently works on deploying new tech transfer models, on the culture of innovation in institutions, on issues of business creation and scientific entrepreneurship, as well as on the transfer of social innovations and their adoption in society.
In December 2020, he was appointed Chief Innovator of Quebec and Director General of the newly created Quebec Innovation Council.
In this session we examine some of the critical policy and funding factors that will impact the future of quantum technology. Among the presentations will be panels on private funding (including the latest fashion for specialized public offerings,) and government backed groups promoting both finance and business development. And there will also be a discussion of China’s policy in the light of that country’s focus on quantum market.
“(IQT)…has quickly become the quantum industry’s leading conference.” —ZDNET
The Inside Quantum Technology Conference focuses on the Business of Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking, Quantum Sensors, and Quantum Cryptography. This will be the fourth such event and is the foremost gathering of business leaders, product developers, marketing strategists and investors anywhere in the world focused on quantum technology. We are anticipating that over 1,000 people will be attending this event from all over the world and from every area of quantum technology.