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Photonic Inc.’s VP, People, Jessica Hodgson is a 2024 Speaker for IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim

Jessica Hodgson, VP of People at Photonic Inc., is a 2024 Speaker for the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference happening in June
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 15 May 2024

Jessica Hodgson, Vice President of People at Photonic Inc., is slated to be a prominent speaker at the upcoming IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference. She will share her insights on “Panel 3: The Quantum Workforce,” scheduled for Tuesday at 2:55 PM. This panel aims to delve into the critical aspects of workforce development and management in the burgeoning field of quantum technologies, using Jessica’s expertise at Photonic Inc. as an example.

With a history of over 17 years in Human Resources and Talent management, Jessica has carved a niche in enhancing organizational dynamics across various environments, from large corporations to agile startups. Her last 11 years have been specifically focused on the tech industry in Canada, where she has been instrumental in building, scaling, and nurturing global teams at high-profile companies such as Hootsuite, Later, Fatigue Science, and now Photonic.

Jessica is renowned for her adeptness at scaling organizations and fostering a culture that promotes success and growth. Her comprehensive experience spans several critical areas of talent management, including performance management, succession planning, talent acquisition, employer branding, and leadership development.

During her session, Jessica plans to discuss the strategies and challenges of assembling a skilled workforce capable of advancing quantum technologies. Her insights will likely cover the nuances of attracting, developing, and retaining top talent in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving sector, looking at her time at Photonic as a case study. This presentation will be crucial for leaders and HR professionals looking to understand better and navigate the complexities of human resource management in the tech and quantum realms.

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, quantum computing

Tags: IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim, Jessica Hodgson, Photonic

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