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Navigating Uncertainty; Targeting Sustainability
Thursday, November 17 • 10:30am - 11:50am
325: Next Frontier for Quantum Applications in the Natural Resources Sector

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Panel Organized by:  Natural Resources Canada

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.

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Dr. Brenda Dogbey

Director, Strategic Policy, Governance and Communications - Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Brenda Dogbey is Director of Strategic S&T Policy, Governance and Communications in the Office of the Chief Scientist at Natural Resources Canada. Her team provides horizontal science policy guidance both within the department and externally on key corporate and cross-cutting... Read More →

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Prof. Dr. Shohini Ghose

Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Wilfrid Laurier University
Shohini Ghose is a Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and holds the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (ON). Her research focuses on quantum information theory and quantum chaos, and she and her colleagues were the first to observe... Read More →
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Dr. Aimee Gunther

Deputy Director, Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge Program (QSP) at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
English:Aimee is the Deputy Director of the Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge Program (QSP) at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). At NRC, she also engages across research centres and collaborative challenge programs to shape and lead the Quantum Communications... Read More →
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Barry Sanders

Director, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology - University of Calgary
Professor Barry Sanders is Director of the University of Calgary’s Institute for Quantum Science and Technology and Scientific Director of Calgary’s “Quantum City”. His Doctor of Philosophy (1988) and Doctor of Science (2018) are from Imperial College London, and his research... Read More →
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Mr. Rafal Janik

Chief Operating Officer, Xanadu
Rafal is the Chief Operating Officer at Xanadu. He manages business operations and leads organizational growth on a product and company level. He specializes in commercializing deep tech projects and has over ten years of experience in leading software and machine learning teams in... Read More →
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Mr. Bruno Couillard

CTO, Crypto4A
In addition to leading the Crypto4A team, Bruno also leads its technology vision and product architecture. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the fields of technology and cybersecurity in both the public and private sector, including Chrysalis-ITS (Gemalto) and Canadian... Read More →

Thursday November 17, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am EST
Governor General Ballroom III - Westin Ottawa Hotel