14 Dec 2021

Event round-up: Is the future of quantum commercialisation in the cloud?

You can watch techUK's latest event on commercialisation of quantum and cloud, part of techUK's #CloudFuture week.

On 23 November techUK were excited to join forces with The Quantum Insider to host techUK’s first ever session on Quantum and Cloud.

This session was part of techUK’s Cloud Week, and you can still view all insights and content published during this week, including on the relationship between quantum and cloud, through the link here.

Speakers included:

  • Alex Challans, CEO, The Quantum Insider
  • Laura Foster, Programme Manager, Tech & Innovation, techUK
  • Per Nyberg, Vice President, Strategic Markets and Alliance, Quantum Machines
  • Allison Schwartz, Global Government Relations, D-Wave Systems
  • Deepth Dinesan, Director, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Quantum Computing, NetApp

As we begin to commercialize the first quantum technologies in the coming years, cloud is going to offer one significant way to improve access. Of course, there are many, many advantages of the relationship between quantum and cloud, but the relationship between these two technologies can be quite complex, and whether you're a cloud expert or a quantum expert there tends to be a little bit of a gap in knowledge when you bring the two together.

Therefore, the purpose of this event is to help clarify the relationship between these two technologies and showcase some of the brilliant people who were really helping drive innovation in the intersection of the two.

Throughout the presentations, the process of quantum commercialisation provided a backdrop to explore the interconnection of these two technologies

You can watch the webinar here:

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Programme Manager for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

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Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.

This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.

Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.

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020 7331 2055

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Zoe Brockbank

Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

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020 7331 2174

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