Mphasis, Alberta Govt, and Calgary University are joining forces to accelerate the quantum computing ecosystem in Calgary
Speaking at the virtual inauguration, Premier Jason Kenney, Province of Alberta, Canada said, “We are proud to be an innovative company like Sparkle Calgary Technology Center, which brings together technology leader Mphasis and the University of Calgary to create the future of our budding tech Talents. We will work together to collectively expand Alberta’s capacity to create highly skilled workforce to meet growing industry needs locally, nationally and internationally. “
“The Quantum Computing Lab at UCalgary is based on the expertise and partnerships of Mphasis in Alberta’s Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF), which covers various industries such as financial services, logistics, energy, space, clean tech, climate and environment, biotech and covers many others. We are excited that this collaboration will fuel Mphasis’ expansion in Canada while strengthening the province’s position as a global hub for next generation technologies, including quantum computing, ”said Nitin Rakesh, Executive Director & CEO, Mphasis.
“This is the beginning of something big,” said Ed McCauley, president of UCalgary. “Thanks to the people and technology in Quantum City, Calgary’s economy will grow and diversify. Quantum technologies often sound like science fiction today, but tomorrow they will sound like paychecks. This is how great research universities are making their communities a better place, and it’s a great day for UCalgary. “
UCalgary is working with Mphasis to develop an AI-driven personalized learning experience. This ability will be further developed and commercialized for the global education market.
“Mphasis’ decision to relocate its Canadian headquarters to Calgary reflects our city’s growing reputation and our worldwide recognition as a burgeoning technology ecosystem. It is the result of hard work by partners like the University of Calgary, Calgary Economic Development and Invest Alberta that companies recognize Calgary as a destination of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs who use innovation to solve the world’s greatest challenges, ”said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “And our mission in India last year gave us an opportunity to cement the relationship and engage in meaningful dialogue with Mphasis leaders to ensure they learn firsthand about our great community.
“Invest Alberta recognizes the transformative potential of applied technology to innovate business practices and the critical work of IT firms. We believe that with its blend of innovative technology and services, Mphasis will strengthen Alberta’s technology portfolio and enable the province to become a global technology hub and leader in IT, quantum computing, blockchain, fintech, data and artificial intelligence, ”said David Knight Legg, CEO, Invest Alberta Corporation.
“We are delighted that Mphasis has selected Calgary as its North American quantum computing hub. As we’ve grown our relationship with the Mphasis team over the past few years, Calgary has emerged as the natural fit due to our exceptional programming at post-secondary schools like the University of Calgary. Known worldwide for its cloud and cognitive services, Mphasis will help take Calgary’s growing technology ecosystem to a new level and create hundreds of local jobs, “said Patrick Mattern, vice president of business development, Calgary Economic Development .
At around 12:22 p.m., Mphasis was trading at 1,902.70 rupees apiece, a drop of 5.5 rupees, or 0.29%, in the BSE.