Panel for New Frontiers in Quantum Science
What: Canadian Science Policy Centre Conference 2022
When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 10:30-11:50 AM ET
Where: Westin Ottawa Hotel – Governor General Ballroom III
With the advent of, and improvements in quantum science, many countries are actively nurturing the growth of quantum technologies through national strategies and initiatives. The Government of Canada announced the development of a National Quantum Strategy in Budget 2021 to amplify Canada’s significant strength in quantum research, guide the development of the country’s quantum ecosystem and position Canada as a global leader in quantum technology space. Government agencies, companies, and academic institutes are pursuing use cases on how to apply quantum technologies to real world issues.
Quantum technologies will lead to critical innovations in many fields, including the natural resources sector and hold the potential to significantly support Canada’s goals in climate actions and net-zero emissions. The natural resource sectors are potential end-users of quantum technologies such as quantum sensors, quantum materials, quantum computation and communication. There are emerging examples of how quantum technologies can be deployed in the natural resource sectors and support developments in clean technology and energy, sensing and imaging instruments.
This panel will explore the potential for quantum technologies to support Canada’s climate actions, net-zero targets and energy transitions.
Dr. Brenda Dogbey (moderator) – Director, Strategic Policy, Governance and Communication, Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Aimee Gunther – Deputy Director, Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge Program, National Research Council of Canada
Prof. Dr. Barry Sanders – Professor and Director, Institute for Quantum Science & Technology, University of Calgary
Mr. Bruno Couillard – President and CEO, Crypto4A Technologies, Inc.
Prof. Dr. Shohini Ghose – TED Senior Fellow, NSERC Chair for Women in Science & Engineering,
Professor, Physics & Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
Director, Laurier Centre for Women in Science
Mr. Rafal Janik – Chief Operating Officer, Xanadu