Yan Zheng; Vice President, Technology, In-Q-Tel will speak on “In-Q-Tel Quantum Investment Perspective” at IQT Canada 2023 June 20-22.
Yan Zheng, Ph.D., is Vice President, Technology at In-Q-Tel (IQT). Dr. Zheng leads investments in microelectronics, semiconductors, and quantum technologies to solve critical mission challenges facing the U.S. National Security and Intelligence Community. In his current role, Dr. Zheng helps lead strategy development and thought leadership for U.S. Microelectronics and Quantum Technology competitiveness.
Prior to IQT, Dr. Zheng was at Booz Allen Hamilton where he provided technical advising for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) including developing technical goals across a diverse set of technology areas such as thermal management, directed energy, RF communications, microelectronics, and photonics. While at DARPA, Dr. Zheng was the lead coordinator for the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) a large-scale, multibillion-dollar effort to boost U.S microelectronics innovation.
In addition, Dr. Zheng served as an IEEE congressional fellow in the office of Senator Chris Coons where he focused on developing policy to boost U.S. R&D, support domestic manufacturing, and spur innovation and economic growth. Dr. Zheng helped draft a bill to establish a non-profit foundation for the Department of Energy to commercialize innovative technologies which later became law in the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 as the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI).
Dr. Zheng holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
IQT Canada 2023 is the tenth global conference and exhibition in the highly successful Inside Quantum Technology series.
This event is Canada’s Quantum Computing Event, focusing on Ecosystems for Quantum Readiness. A number of vertical topics encompassing more than 30 panels and talks from over 80 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding on state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum ecosystems as well as the current impact of quantum computing technologies.
The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers and investors who are working on the current future developments of the quantum ecosystem. IQT Canada is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, INTRIQ, and the Governments of both Canada and Quebec. The June conference will be an “in-person” event to ensure maximum networking and discussion and will take place at Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal (Québec), Canada.
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.