The Inside Quantum Technology (IQT) conference comes to Vancouver from June 4-6, bringing together the international quantum community for a robust program of talks, industry showcases, and networking opportunities.

The event is aimed at industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who have an interest in the latest developments in quantum technologies, pathways to quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in the field.

Image: Poala Baca, Managing Director, UBC Blusson QMI.

On June 4 at 1:20 pm, Blusson QMI Managing Director Paola Baca moderates a panel discussion on Industry Associations. Speakers featured on this panel include Lisa Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Industry Canada; Kevin (June-Koo) Rhee, CEO/CTO of Qunova Computing, Inc., and Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAIST; and Hiroaki Tezuka, Chair of the Global Consortium Alliances Working Group at Q-STAR.

On June 5 at 2:10 pm, Blusson QMI Postdoctoral Fellow Chris Coleman will speak as part of a panel on Quantum Computing in Banking and Finance. Moderated by Louise Turner, CEO at Quantum Algorithms Institute, the panel also includes David Isaac, Co-founder and CEO of AbaQus Computing, and Samuel Palmer, Financial Engineering Director at Multiverse Computing.

On June 3, IQT participants have the opportunity to register for an exclusive tour hosted by the Quantum Algorithms Institute to visit Blusson QMI’s state-of-the-art research labs. The tour begins with pick-up at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront at 1:00 pm, followed by visits to SFU’s 4D LABS and UBC’s Blusson QMI, and ending with a networking reception to connect with fellow enthusiasts and experts in the quantum field. The tour concludes with drop-off back at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront at approximately 7:00 pm.

Image: Chris Coleman, Research Fellow, UBC Blusson QMI.

UBC’s Blusson QMI is a world-class research and training centre pushing the boundaries of quantum materials as the enabling building blocks for future quantum technologies, while training the professionals who will translate this intellectual capital into economic benefits for Canada.

Blusson QMI became UBC’s first Global Research Excellence (GREx) Institute in 2016 after securing $66.5 million in funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). To date, this grant represents the largest investment the federal government has made in any single UBC program.

Collaboration is at the heart of all Blusson QMI activities. The Institute is home to 26 multidisciplinary teams of physicists, chemists, and engineers working together across the board, from theory to experiment to device development.

The research and development facilities at Blusson QMI are unique in Canada, with equipment that is accessible only in a handful of other countries. The Advanced Nanofabrication Facility (ANF) is an example of such purpose-built infrastructure and serves as a premier device manufacturing hub, uniting academia, industry, and government to bolster BC’s standing in next-generation quantum devices and technologies.

IQT is an international conference that moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing and communications technologies and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in industries such as pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more.

If you’re attending IQT, please connect with Blusson QMI’s Paola Baca and Chris Coleman to learn more about our research capabilities and opportunities for industry partnerships.