1QBit Attends WEF Annual Meeting: Davos 2017

January 12, 2016

As a member of the World Economic Forum’s council The Future of Computing, CEO Andrew Fursman of 1QBit, a WEF Technology Pioneer, is honoured to participate again in this year’s annual meeting, Davos 2017, which will be held in Switzerland on January 17–20. 

Andrew Fursman has been invited to speak at the following sessions and will be participating in a number of closed sessions focused on the annual meeting’s theme for this year, Responsive and Responsible Leadership.   

The 21st-Century Planet
16:30 – 17:15, Wednesday, January 18

From 4D printing to quantum computing, what big bets should sustainability champions be making on digital technologies? The Loft features lectures, exhibits, and technologies that explore the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

Speakers:
James Crawford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Insight, USA
Andrew Fursman, Chief Executive Officer, 1QBit, Canada
Kristina Shea, Professor, Engineering Design and Computing, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Tipping Point: Quantum Computing
9:45 – 10:15, Thursday, January 19

Imagine in 2025 that quantum computers, while relatively expensive, are reliable, hugely
powerful, and able to circumvent strong encryption up to 256 bits. How should business, government, and civil society prepare for such a future? Delve into “known unknowns” of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the Global Future Councils. The Loft features lectures, exhibits, and technologies that explore the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  


Speakers:
Andrew Fursman, Chief Executive Officer, 1QBit, Canada
Jeremy O’Brien, Director, Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol, USA; Young Scientist

Davos Insights: Strengthening Systems for Global Collaboration 
14:00 – 15:00, Friday, January 20

How can we build more agile institutions that address global challenges? Join this collaborative session to synthesize key insights from the Annual Meeting and explore pathways to impact.

Speakers:
Andrew Fursman, Chief Executive Officer, 1QBit, Canada
Michael Moller, Director-General, United Nations Geneva (UNOG), Geneva

With Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility, USA

Facilitated by Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development and Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Programme

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