Video Insights: Near-Future Plans for Quantum Computing

Dec. 14, 2021
A conversation with Sarah Boen, director of Strategic Technology at Tektronix.

As director of Strategic Technology at Tektronix, Sarah Boen is tasked with answering one question: What will technology look like in five or 10 years?

Boen’s 20 years of industry experience across semiconductors, communications, education and defense markets gives her the requisite backing to interrogate the question and to help drive technology innovation at Tektronix, a manufacturer of test and measurement solutions.

In this interview with Machine Design, Boen dons her futurist cap to respond to questions on:

  • Maturing technologies (including the convergence of hardware and software, the use of AI and quantum computing) that will have real impact over the next or 10 years.
  • Opportunities for sensors, communication and computation.
  • Protecting data from cyberattacks.
About the Author

Rehana Begg | Editor-in-Chief, Machine Design

As Machine Design’s content lead, Rehana Begg is tasked with elevating the voice of the design and multi-disciplinary engineer in the face of digital transformation and engineering innovation. Begg has more than 24 years of editorial experience and has spent the past decade in the trenches of industrial manufacturing, focusing on new technologies, manufacturing innovation and business. Her B2B career has taken her from corporate boardrooms to plant floors and underground mining stopes, covering everything from automation & IIoT, robotics, mechanical design and additive manufacturing to plant operations, maintenance, reliability and continuous improvement. Begg holds an MBA, a Master of Journalism degree, and a BA (Hons.) in Political Science. She is committed to lifelong learning and feeds her passion for innovation in publishing, transparent science and clear communication by attending relevant conferences and seminars/workshops. 

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