The Quantum Innovation Summit is founded on the vision of transforming the MENA region into a central hub within the international quantum technology landscape. Mrs. Loeb’s foresight and leadership have been instrumental in shaping the quantum ecosystem in the region and turning this Summit into a catalyst for groundbreaking innovations.
The Quantum Innovation Summit stands as a convergence point for strategic partnerships, collaboration, and investment in quantum innovation aimed at transcending traditional boundaries and broadening the horizons of quantum technology. This event is not just a platform but a launchpad for forward-thinking solutions and collaborations.
The aim of the Summit is multifold: to catalyze progress within the quantum technologies sector, facilitate knowledge exchange, and stimulate economic growth in the MENA region. It offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in deep discussions, showcase advances, and explore prospects within the realm of quantum technology.
Her foresight and dedication to quantum technology have been fundamental in shaping the direction of the Summit. In the words of the Summit Founder and Vernewell Group Inc. President, Mrs. Malak Trabelsi Loeb, “The Quantum Innovation Summit is more than an event; it is the genesis of a new dialogue in technology. Here, we are not just witnessing the future; we are actively crafting it with the collective genius of the global quantum community. Our discussions this year lay the foundation for a future where quantum technology is embedded in the fabric of society, driving forward not just industries, but also opening new vistas of human potential.”
The Summit’s vision for the future was clear: a world seamlessly integrated with quantum technology and where the collaborative spirit of innovation transcends boundaries to ignite the collective imagination.
For its inaugural edition in 2024, the Quantum Innovation Summit is proud to partner with Abu Dhabi University, combining academic excellence with industry innovation. This partnership underscores the Summit’s commitment to creating an event that is both insightful and impactful.
Being supported by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a pivotal arm of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council, focusing on quantum information science and AI, as an elite sponsor, this Summit promises to be a vibrant amalgamation of discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and networking opportunities, highlighted by the FEMTUM LEAP Awards Gala Dinner, which celebrates the outstanding contributions of women in quantum technology.
The Summit will feature a series of panels and discussions focusing on the impact of quantum technology across various industries, including healthcare, finance, and space. Discussions will revolve around scaling quantum hardware, architecting quantum-resilient infrastructure, and the intersection of Quantum Computing and AI.
The Summit boasts an impressive roster of keynote speakers and panelists leading the charge in their respective fields:
- Dr. Ray O. Johnson, CEO of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a prominent figure in global technology leadership and strategic investments.
- Mr. Tariq AlHashmi, Assistant Undersecretary of Advanced Technology, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.
- Dr. Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, with a background in academic leadership and research.
- Dr. Hongyang Zou, Vice President of SpinQ Technology Co., Ltd., a leading company specializing in practical superconducting quantum computers, desktop NMR quantum computers, and quantum computing cloud platforms.
- Mr. Sanjay Chittore, Founder & CEO Quantum AI Global LLC.
- Dr. Robert Sutor, President and Chief Quantum Officer at Infleqtion.
- Mr. Bruno Huttner, Director of Strategic Quantum Initiatives at ID Quantique.
- Dr. Neil Abroug, Head of the Quantum Strategy, French Prime Minister Office.
- Prof. Dr. Bob Coecke, Chief Scientist at Quantinuum, Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and Emeritus Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford.
- Dr. Oliver Buchmueller, Professor of Physics at Imperial College London and Visiting Professor at University of Oxford.
- Dr. Michael Biercuk, CEO and Founder of Q-CTRL and many more seasoned technology, academic, and strategist trailblazers.
The Quantum Innovation Summit is set to become a cornerstone event for quantum technology professionals, fostering growth and innovation in the MENA region and beyond.
The Quantum Innovation Summit 2024 in Dubai will host pivotal discussions titled “Quantum Computing Horizons: Mastering the Scale-Up Challenge,” where quantum computing transitions into scalable, commercial systems will be dissected by top experts. This panel will delve into the intricacies of scaling quantum hardware and the vital role played by Quantum Infrastructure Software, sharing strategies and insights crucial for achieving commercial viability in quantum computing.
Another focal point of the Summit is the pressing issue of “Securing the Future: Architecting Quantum-Resilient Infrastructure.” This session is timely, addressing the global urgency to prepare technological ecosystems against the potential threats posed by a Quantum Day—a point in time when quantum computers become powerful enough to disrupt current public encryption systems. The dialogue will be essential for governments and businesses to understand how to safeguard against these vulnerabilities.
Furthermore, the Summit will spotlight “The Quantum-AI Nexus: Innovations and Beyond,” a session examining the synergistic relationship between Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence. As these two revolutionary technologies converge, the potential for innovation expands exponentially. Ethical considerations, the advancement of quantum-enhanced machine learning, and their impact on practical applications and responsible development will be at the heart of these conversations.
The industries most prominently featured at the Summit in connection with quantum technology will include healthcare, finance, and space. Each of these sectors stands on the brink of transformation, poised to benefit from quantum technology’s capabilities in data processing, encryption, and complex problem-solving. From revolutionizing drug discovery and personalized medicine in healthcare to introducing new paradigms in financial modeling and space exploration, the Summit is an essential gathering for industry professionals looking to navigate the quantum future.
In the words of the Summit Founder and Vernewell Group Inc. President, Mrs. Malak Trabelsi Loeb, “The Quantum Innovation Summit is more than an event; it is the genesis of a new dialogue in technology. Here, we are not just witnessing the future; we are actively crafting it with the collective genius of the global quantum community. Our discussions this year lay the foundation for a future where quantum technology is embedded in the fabric of society, driving forward not just industries, but also opening new vistas of human potential.”
The Quantum Innovation Summit will culminate with the Gala Dinner, a highlight event where the Femtum Leap Awards will be presented. This elegant evening is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in quantum technology and offers a prestigious platform for recognition and networking.
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