techUK is excited to bring you the next event in its Future Visions Series, techUK's event series that identifies emerging technologies on the cusp of innovation that will push forward UK research and development, and one day revolutionise the UK tech sector. This event series offers the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology and what this might mean for your business, from those at the heart of its development
Photonics, the technology based on the generation, detection, and manipulation of light photons, is already critical across many applications today, including optical fibers, computer gadgets, and in the medical, military and manufacturing industries. Furthermore, the exploration and application of photonics is constantly evolving, including 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, as part of techUK’s Future Visions Series, will convene experts across the fields of photonics and compute to discuss the latest advancements and opportunities in this space. We will explore the industries that have the potential to be disrupted by this new method of compute such as telecommunications, medicine, and manufacturing, if the challenges facing are overcome. This is an 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.
Speakers are pioneers in this field, including ORCA Computing, Salience Labs and more. Agenda to be announced soon!
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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.
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Chris is the Programme Manager for Cloud, Tech and Innovation
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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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