techUK is excited to bring you the next event in its Future Visions series - The series explores the next-generation technologies at the cutting edge of research and development that are set to disrupt industries, challenge incumbents, and act as a catalyst for growth. It offers the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology from those at the heart of its development, and what this might mean for your business.
Photonics, the technology based on the generation, detection, and manipulation of light photons, is already critical across many applications today, including optical fibers, and in the medical, military and manufacturing industries. However, the exploration and application of photonics continues to evolve, especially within the field of computing. The advancement of photonics in computing is highly anticipated with research across quantum computing and optical computing. But can these applications push through technological and engineering bottlenecks, and towards a bright future for photonic-based compute?
This session will convene experts across the fields of photonics and compute to discuss the latest advancements and opportunities in this space. And we will explore the industries that have the potential to be disrupted by this new method of compute such as telecommunications, medicine, and manufacturing.
This is your opportunity to stay at the forefront of one of the most dynamic and rapidly-growing fields in technology, and see what emerging leaders in this field are developing.
- Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Photonics Research Engineer, HPE
Johannes Feldmann, Co-Founder and CTO , Salience Labs
Niall Moroney, Quantum Optics Scientist, ORCA Computing
Laura Foster, Head of Tech and Innovation, techUK
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Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally 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.
Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.
During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.
Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.
Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.