QIC Appoints Lisa Lambert as The Organization’s First CEO

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  • Lisa Lambert was named Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Industry Canada.
  • Lambert brings a wealth of experience in leading collaborative, forward-thinking initiatives at the intersection of science, technology and society.
  • The Government of Canada invested $1.4 million into QIC as part of the National Quantum Strategy’s mission to ensure Canada stays on the path of quantum innovation and leadership.

Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), a non-profit consortium committed to advancing Canada’s quantum technology sector, has appointed Lisa Lambert as its Chief Executive Officer.

With a membership of over 40 commercial-ready quantum technology and related companies, QIC’s mission is to translate Canadian quantum innovation and talent into Canadian business success and economic prosperity.

Lambert has dedicated her career to pushing the boundaries of innovation and scaling its impact. She brings to QIC a wealth of experience in leading collaborative, forward-thinking initiatives at the intersection of science, technology, and society. Her leadership will guide QIC’s strategic direction in its work to represent, promote, and stimulate the common interests of the Canadian-based quantum industry and its stakeholders.

“It’s an honour to lead QIC, and I’m excited about the innovation and prosperity that can be unlocked by Canada’s emerging quantum industry,” said Lambert. “I’m looking forward to working with QIC’s members and partners to amplify and augment the commercial success of Canada’s burgeoning quantum sector.”

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“Lisa’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the fast-growing quantum industry, both within Canada and on a global scale.” said Dr. Michele Mosca, QIC’s Board Chair.  “We’re thrilled to have her on the team. Lisa’s leadership will be invaluable in guiding QIC’s strategic direction, representing our members’ interests, and accelerating our impact in this dynamic field.”

According to a 2020 study commissioned by the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian quantum industry is estimated to be a $139 billion industry and account for 209,200 jobs by 2045[1].

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada invested $1.4M into QIC as part of the National Quantum Strategy’s mission to ensure Canada stays on the path of quantum innovation and leadership.

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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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