Despite the incredible power of today’s supercomputers, there are many complex computing problems that can’t be addressed by conventional systems – often when it comes to health care. 

You're invited to attend this breakfast event and gain insight into the world of digital health from the following speakers:

– Learn how Dr. Geordie Rose from D-Wave Systems Inc. co-founded the first commercial quantum computing company, and how this technology can be used in health care

– Andy Tsai, President of ReFleX Wireless Inc. will share his story as a leading provider of wireless sensors and analytic software for wellness and health care applications

The first commercial quantum computing company, D-Wave Systems Inc.    
Dr. Geordie Rose
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
D-Wave Systems Inc.

Dr. Geordie Rose is a founder and CTO of D-Wave Systems Inc. He's known as a leading advocate for quantum computing and physics-based processor design, and has been invited to speak on these topics in venues ranging from the 2003 TED Conference to Supercomputing 2008. Geordie holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of British Columbia, specializing in quantum effects in materials. While at McMaster University, he graduated first in his class with a BEng in Engineering Physics, specializing in semiconductor engineering.

Company Showcase – ReFleX Wireless Inc.  
Andy Tsai 
ReFleX Wireless Inc.

Andy Tsai received his degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. With his technical knowledge in Nanotechnology and RF communication, he initiated Project Z where team members dedicated time outside of their academic research to realize the concept of “Body Area Network” for health care applications. Under Andy's leadership, Project Z was renamed as ReFleX Wireless and won numerous international entrepreneurship competitions, such as the NYC Next Idea Competition. Today, ReFleX Wireless is recognized as a leader in offering analytic software and wireless sensors for various health care solutions.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 4

7:30 – 8:00 am – Registration and breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am – Presentations
9:00 – 9:30 am – Networking opportunity 

Location: Terminal City Club – 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Atkinsen/Ferguson Room


LifeSciences BC members – $45 + GST
Non-members – $90 + GST

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For more information, please contact:

Sarah Wuertz
Events & Office Manager
LifeSciences BC
Tel: 604.602.5255

*LifeSciences BC sponsors: please contact Sarah Wuertz for complimentary tickets.

LifeSciences BC Blakes Breakfast Speaking Event on Digital Health