Presented By
O’Reilly + Intel AI
Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
Jennifer Fernick

Jennifer Fernick
Head of Research, NCC Group


Jennifer Fernick is a computer science researcher, cybersecurity executive, technical advisor, and speaker. She currently serves as Director, Information Security at Scotiabank. She is also completing a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, where her research involves quantum algorithms, computational complexity, and cryptography. She is a member of the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, and was a part of the 2018 cohort of the Berkman Assembly at Harvard University and MIT Media Lab, focusing on Artificial Intelligence & its Governance. Her career has included designing and building satellite systems, working on bleeding edge cryptography research, and leading the development of global technology standards. Most recently, she served as Senior Cryptographic Security Architect for a major multinational bank. She holds a Master of Engineering degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence from the University of Toronto. A highly-regarded speaker, Jennifer has spoken at major technology conferences such as RSA, Blackhat, ECML, and DEF CON.


4:55pm5:35pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Secondary topics:  Edge computing and Hardware
Jennifer Fernick (NCC Group )
Quantum computers will enable us to efficiently compute things never thought possible - how will this impact artificial intelligence? In this talk, attendees will learn to filter signal from noise in discussions surrounding quantum machine learning by exploring how quantum computers work, what types of AI problems they may be good at, and which industries and use cases will (and will not) benefit. Read more.