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Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) CEO Louise Turner Will Moderate Panel at IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024

Louise Turner, CEO of Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) is a moderator at the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 conference in June
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 10 May 2024

Louise Turner, CEO of the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) in British Columbia, will moderate “Panel 3: The Quantum Workforce” at the upcoming IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference. This panel, scheduled for Tuesday at 3:05 PM, promises to provide invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of the quantum computing workforce.

As a seasoned leader in economic development, Louise Turner has a rich background in fostering environments conducive to technological innovation and adoption. Her career began as a fast-track civil servant in the British government, where she first honed her skills in supporting high-tech sectors. Over the years, Turner has transitioned through roles in high-tech startups, tech mergers, acquisitions, and health innovation initiatives in Canada. She has been pivotal in advising on tech growth as the President of the Premier’s Technology Council in British Columbia, offering critical insights into the needs of emerging tech companies to the provincial government.

Under her leadership, QAI has become a cornerstone for supporting expanding jobs and companies within BC’s dynamic quantum computing sector. The Institute plays a critical role in merging the efforts of government, academia, and industry to create a thriving ecosystem for quantum technologies.

During the panel, Louise will guide discussions focused on preparing the workforce for the unique demands and opportunities presented by the quantum computing industry, using her expertise at QAI as an example. Panelists will explore strategies for education, training, and collaboration between various sectors to ensure a robust talent pipeline ready to engage with cutting-edge quantum technologies.

Attendees can look forward to a comprehensive session that addresses current educational and workforce challenges and anticipates future needs as quantum computing continues to advance. Louise Turner’s expert moderation will undoubtedly highlight her profound understanding of the intersection between government policy, academic excellence, and industry needs, making this a must-attend discussion for anyone interested in the development of the quantum workforce.

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. 

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Tags: IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim, Louise Turner, QAI

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