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School of Computer Science Colloquium Series presents Mr. Paul Lucier:"Quantum Computing: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30


Computer Science Colloquium Series

The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor is pleased to present…

Date: Friday February 7th, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: EPICentre Workshop Room
Note: Pre-registration is required at:


When it comes to revolutionary technologies, quantum computing has become one of the latest buzzwords.  With great positive potential, there can be equally negative disruption.  Quantum computing promises incredible breakthroughs, some we understand and some we can only imagine.  It's also a nightmare for cybersecurity specialists and a dream come true for government-sponsored hackers and those wishing to attack our most sensitive data and systems.  The University of Windsor’s Developer Student Club is proud to welcome Paul Lucier to deliver this talk that will examine both sides of quantum with a focus on exploring the need to address cyber defences first in order to make quantum computing a strategic enabler.

Speaker BIO:

Image of Mr. Paul LucierPaul Lucier is a VP of Sales and Business Development who partners with CIOs, CISOs, Military leadership and problem solvers to help introduce technology solutions that drive positive change. After spending 20+ years in ICT opening up new global markets, streamlining operations, managing teams and directing sales and business development growth, Paul understands how transparency nurtures dynamic partnerships. His expertise is networking and navigating successful sales in the US Federal Government, specifically the Department of Defense. It’s how effectively you listen to and anticipate the needs of the people you’re trying to help, which fosters win-win long-term partnerships. Paul played a crucial role in leading explosive global growth in his 14+ years at BlackBerry by developing meaningful partnerships within Federal, State and Local Public Sector, Department of Defense and F1000 enterprises. Relying on exceptional relationship building and networking skills, Paul supervised successful new market launches in North America, across Europe, Africa, Russia and the Middle East. Paul holds a BA in Communications from the University of Windsor and a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
For Information:
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