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Paul Terry, CEO of Photonic, is an IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 Speaker

Dr. Paul Terry, CEO of quantum company Photonic, is a 2024 Speaker for the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference in June
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 15 Mar 2024

The IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference is set to feature Dr. Paul Terry, an accomplished entrepreneur, engineer, and angel investor with a formidable track record in pioneering disruptive technologies across networking, storage, supercomputing, AI, and Big Data. As the CEO of Photonic, Terry’s entrepreneurial journey is marked by his foundational role in six successful Canadian companies, including one that went public on NASDAQ and five that were acquired, cumulatively valuing over $10 billion to Canadian stakeholders. His ventures have spanned critical technology sectors such as telecommunications, networking, supercomputing, and big data, demonstrating his versatility and foresight in navigating and shaping the tech landscape.

With a robust educational background that includes a 1st Class Honours Degree in Physics/Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Liverpool University, complemented by an MBA from Cranfield University, Terry deeply understands the technical and business dimensions of technology development. His past roles have seen him at the strategic helm of notable companies such as Newbridge Networks (Alcatel), Abatis (Ericsson), and Cray Supercomputing (Octigabay), and as CEO of PHEMI, highlighting his leadership across various technology domains. Now, as the CEO of Photonic, Terry leads a giant in fault-tolerant quantum computing using silicon centers.

Beyond his entrepreneurial and corporate endeavors at Photonic, Terry has contributed significantly to the tech community and broader societal sectors through his service on over 40 technology boards. His advisory roles with VCs, national defense, and governments in the UK, US, and Canada on economic, technical, health, and national defense strategies underline his expertise and influence in shaping technology policy and strategy. Furthermore, Terry’s commitment to non-profit organizations, such as Providence Health Care, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and Genome BC, where he chaired the industrial innovation sub-committee, showcases his dedication to leveraging technology for societal benefit.

At the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, Dr. Paul Terry is expected to share insights from his extensive experience fostering innovation and commercializing cutting-edge technologies. His discussion will likely touch upon the challenges and opportunities of developing disruptive technologies, the importance of strategic leadership in the growth of tech enterprises, and the role of technology in addressing complex societal challenges, using his work at Photonic as an example. Attendees can anticipate a comprehensive overview of the current state and future directions of disruptive technologies in sectors like AI, big data, and supercomputing.

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 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 here. 

Categories: Conference, photonics, quantum computing

Tags: IQT Vancouver, Paul Terry, Photonic

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