BESydney Joins Vivid Ideas 2017

Creating a Quantum World | BE SYDNEY JOINS Vivid IDEAS 2017


Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will again host its annual Sydney Speaker Series during Vivid Ideas 2017.  Now in its fifth year, this insightful and forward-thinking presentation will discuss the impact that quantum computing will have on our lives and future across different industries.

We are thrilled to present one of the world's pioneers of quantum science, BESydney Ambassador, award-winning Scientia Professor Simmons of UNSW Sydney.  Professor Simmons will lead a thought-provoking panel session with prominent Australians from leading ASX companies that are driving technology leadership. A networking session will follow the presentation. 

Creating a Quantum World

Profiled as an intellectual capital, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), is living up to its reputation and taking part in the global race to build a quantum computer. The City is edging closer every day and learning how to adapt to life in a quantum information world. Once the world experiences the power of quantum computing, it will open amazing opportunities.

How will quantum impact our lives and our future across different industries?

  • Defence
  • Predicting the weather
  • Predicting stock markets
  • Optimising speech, facial and object recognition
  • Driverless vehicles
  • Aircraft design
  • Targeting drug development to the patients' DNA
  • Traffic management and route developments
  • Medical research

The 21st century will be the quantum information century, as the properties of quantum physics are exploited to develop powerful new technologies for transmitting and processing information. Professor Michelle Simmons is leading the national Centre of Excellence to develop the science and technology of a global quantum information network, encompassing ultra-fast computation and absolutely secure quantum communication. Her group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is striving to be the first to build a silicon-based quantum computer with the potential to transform information processing.


Keynote: Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, UNSW Sydney and BESydney Ambassador

Professor Hugh Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra Corporation Ltd

Mr David Whiteing, Group Executive Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Event Details

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Level 6, Terrace Entrance
(Circular Quay West Side)
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Attendance at this complimentary event is by invitation only. For further information, please contact Jill McGuinness

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