Careers opportunities in quantum technologies | 17:00 (UTC), Thursday, November 26, 2020
by Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez (Founder and CEO of QURECA Ltd.)
Moderators: Özlem Salehi (QWorld&QTurkey) and Jibran Rashid (QPakistan)
Organizers: Abuzer Yakaryılmaz (QWorld) and Agnieszka Wolska (QWorld)
“I will introduce an overview of quantum technologies worldwide, from the funding of the field to some examples of real use cases. Then I will focus on career opportunities for people who want to be involved in the field of quantum technologies, and how at QURECA we support anyone who wants to join the quantum revolution.”
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 (Quantum Resources and Careers) to create a link between the different stakeholders in the quantum community through a common language, and to generate global opportunities with quantum technologies. QURECA provides a range of professional services, business development, and the solution to the quantum workforce skills bottleneck: the first online platform for quantum training and resourcing, to support individuals and businesses to be part of the quantum revolution.