March 1, 2024

Pioneering quantum technology in the MENA region and beyond

The Quantum Innovation Summit builds on the vision of transforming the MENA region into a central hub on the international quantum technology scene. Ms. Loeb’s vision and leadership were instrumental in shaping the quantum ecosystem in the region and turning this Summit into a catalyst for pioneering innovations.

The Quantum Innovation Summit represents a convergence point for strategic partnerships, collaboration and investment in quantum innovation with the aim of transcending traditional boundaries and broadening the horizons of quantum technology. This event is not just a platform, but a launch pad for innovative solutions and collaborations.

The objective of the Summit is multiple: to catalyze progress in the quantum technologies sector, facilitate knowledge exchange and stimulate economic growth in the MENA region. It offers a unique opportunity for participants to engage in in-depth discussions, showcase advancements and explore perspectives in the domain of quantum technology.

The visionary force behind this initiative is Ms. Malak Trabelsi Loeb, President of Vernewell Group Inc.

His vision and dedication to quantum technology were instrumental in defining the direction of the Summit. In the words of Summit Founder and President of Vernewell Group Inc., Ms. 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 this 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, boosting not only industries but also opening up 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 borders to spark collective imagination.

For its inaugural edition in 2024, the Quantum Innovation Summit is proud to partner with Abu Dhabi University, combining academic excellence with industrial innovation. This partnership underlines the Summit’s commitment to creating an event that is both enlightening and impactful.

Being supported by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a central arm of the Abu Dhabi 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 notable contributions of women in quantum technology.

The Summit will feature a series of panels and discussions focusing on the impact of quantum technology on various sectors, including healthcare, finance and space. Discussions will revolve around scaling quantum hardware, quantum resilient infrastructure architecture, and the intersection of quantum computing and AI.

The Summit features an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists who are leaders in their respective fields:

  • Dr.CEO of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a prominent figure in global technology leadership and strategic investments.
  • Sir. Tariq Al Hashmi, Deputy Undersecretary for Advanced Technology, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology.
  • Dr. Ghassan AouadChancellor of Abu Dhabi University, with experience in academic leadership and research.
  • Dr. Hongyang ZouVice President of SpinQ Technology Co., Ltd., a leading company specializing in practical superconducting quantum computers, NMR desktop quantum computers and cloud quantum computing platforms.
  • Mr Sanjay Chittore, Founder and CEO Quantum AI Global LLC.
  • Dr. Roberto SutorPresident and Quantum Director of Infleqtion.
  • Mr. Bruno HuttnerDirector of Quantum Strategic Initiatives at ID Quantique.
  • Dr. Head of Quantum Strategy, French Prime Minister’s Office.
  • Prof. Dr Bob CoeckeChief Scientist at Quantinuum, Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and Emeritus Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford.
  • Dr. Oliver BuchmuellerProfessor of Physics at Imperial College London and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford.
  • Dr. Michael BiercukCEO and founder of Q-CTRL and many other experienced technology pioneers, academics and strategists.

The Quantum Innovation Summit is expected to become a pivotal event for quantum technology professionals, promoting growth and innovation in the MENA region and beyond.

The Quantum Innovation Summit 2024 in Dubai will host key discussions titled “Quantum Computing Horizons: Mastering the Scale-Up Challenge”, where transitions from quantum computing to scalable commercial systems will be dissected by leading experts. This panel will delve into the ins and outs of scaling quantum hardware and the vital role played by Quantum Infrastructure Software, sharing crucial strategies and insights 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 technology ecosystems against the potential threats posed by a Quantum Day – a moment when quantum computers become powerful enough to disrupt current public encryption systems. Dialogue will be essential for governments and companies to understand how to protect themselves against these vulnerabilities.

Additionally, the Summit will highlight “The Quantum-AI Nexus: Innovations and Beyond,” a session that examines 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 machine learning and its impact on practical applications and responsible development will be at the center of these conversations.

The most highlighted industries at the Summit in connection with quantum technology will include healthcare, finance and space. Each of these sectors is on the cusp 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 Summit Founder and President of Vernewell Group Inc., Ms. 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 this 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, boosting not only industries but also opening up 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 provides a prestigious platform for recognition and networking.

About Vernewell Academy

A vital component of the Vernewell Group, Vernewell Academy is at the forefront of educational innovation in space, science and emerging technologies. Our comprehensive offerings, which span workshops, online courses and personalized training programs, are dedicated to unlocking human potential and instigating a paradigm shift in education. By focusing on cutting-edge areas, Vernewell Academy empowers students to navigate and excel in an ever-evolving technology landscape.

www.vernewellacademy.com

About Vernewell Management Consultancies

In sync with the innovative essence of the Quantum Innovation Summit, Vernewell Management Consultancies emerges as a leader in deep technology management and innovation consultancy. Our experience is centered on disruptive technologies, especially quantum computing. We are committed to promoting technological development and promoting economic growth. Through our pioneering initiatives and strategic insights, Vernewell Management Consultancies guides organizations and individuals to not only embrace, but also harness the power of emerging technologies to succeed in today’s dynamic business world.

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