Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez spent several years working for Airbus in Germany and France as an aerospace engineer, before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following discussions with the different quantum stakeholders she had over the last years, Araceli identified the need to bridge the gap between businesses and academia, as well as to raise the quantum awareness to the general public. Continuing her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting fellowship in 2019. Araceli founded her own company called QURECA to create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community, and generate global opportunities with quantum technologies. QURECA Ltd. provides a range of professional services, from business development to an online platform for quantum training and recruiting, to support business and institutions to be part of the quantum revolution.
Like AI, Quantum technologies have the power to be transformative. They also have the power to do untold damage. How can we balance progress with privacy? How can we ensure that he widest possible population groups benefit, and that the benefits are distributed equitably? Should there be a Quantum “Code of Conduct”? Join us to explore these and other questions in this interactive panel.