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Xanadu COO Rafal Janik is a 2024 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Speaker

Canadian quantum company Xanadu COO Rafal Janik will speak at the 2024 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference in Vancouver in June.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 13 Mar 2024

At the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, Rafal Janik, the Chief Operating Officer at quantum company Xanadu, will bring his significant experience in leading technology innovations to the forefront of quantum computing discussions. With over a dozen years of software and machine learning leadership across established enterprises and dynamic startups, Janik has been instrumental in navigating cutting-edge technologies from conceptual stages to market-ready solutions.

His role at Xanadu, a company at the leading edge of quantum computing technology, involves spearheading efforts to commercialize quantum computing. This task entails overcoming technical challenges, market barriers, and strategic planning to introduce this nascent technology to a broader audience.

Janik’s work at Xanadu extends beyond corporate strategy into policy and strategy development with national governments and major corporations. This involves crafting quantum adoption strategies and policies that will facilitate the integration of quantum computing into existing technological ecosystems and ensure that these powerful tools are utilized effectively and ethically. His efforts are crucial in bridging the gap between the theoretical potential of quantum computing and its practical applications in solving complex problems that current computing technology cannot address.

At the conference, Rafal Janik is expected to discuss the pathways and challenges of commercializing quantum computing technologies, using his work at Xanadu as an example. His insights will likely cover the intricacies of transitioning quantum computing from research labs to practical, scalable industry solutions. Attendees can anticipate learning about the collaborative efforts required to build quantum-ready infrastructures, develop skill sets for the quantum era, and create policies that foster innovation while addressing the ethical implications of quantum computing.

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, Rafal Janik, Xanadu

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