Events Special: Qualtrics celebrates opening of AI innovation & public sector hub in Reston; T-Minus 3 days until Quantum World Congress in Tysons

Qualtrics, an experience management company with co-headquarters in Provo, Utah and Seattle, Washington, just opened a 52,266-square-foot AI innovation and public sector hub in Reston Station.

“Our expansion in Reston marks a significant milestone in Qualtrics’ growth and commitment to innovation, particularly artificial intelligence and machine learning,” said Zig Serafin, CEO of Qualtrics. “Strategically positioned in one of the U.S.’s key tech corridors, our new Reston office will enable us to harness top local talent, as we continue to elevate critical experiences in the public sector and beyond.”

On December 9, 2021, Qualtrics released an announcement that included plans to expand in Fairfax County and create 400 new jobs. Nearly two years later, the company is welcoming employees back to the office.

The office has two floors for employees, with 223 desks and 21 conference and meeting rooms. It also boasts seven open spaces for employee collaboration, an outdoor terrace, a game room, a library, a cafeteria and an 80-person “beverage bar.” Additionally, the new office features a wellness center with a mother’s room, lounge and prayer room, according to Technical.ly.

The investment in Greater Washington comes from growing partnerships with businesses in the area and government. With its newly expanded office, Qualtrics said it wants to aid more government customers with building experiences and technology that can boost public trust and community engagement.

“The opening of Qualtrics’ world-class East Coast office reinforces that Virginia’s tech sector is booming,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin, who attended a grand opening of the new space, in a written statement. “This new hub in Reston Station will allow Qualtrics to continue to capitalize on the Commonwealth’s pipeline of top talent.”

The World will Gather Next Week in Fairfax County to Redefine What’s Possible with Quantum

Quantum World Congress is where global trailblazers, game-changers, innovators, and visionaries come together to accelerate a quantum-ready future. And you don’t want to miss it.

This year’s event will happen September 26-28 at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA and welcome Quantum technology visionaries, policymakers, researchers, business and investment leaders, educators, and students from all over the world to discuss and showcase major developments in quantum solutions, research, education, workforce, thought leadership, policy, business, and investment.

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Only 3 days until we kick off this year’s event, we thought a few numbers might interest you:

🌏 75 speakers from around the world

📣 16 plenary events and announcements from industry, government, and academia

👏 11 interactive bootcamps and workshops

🎉 4 big networking and social events

😎 5 breakout tracks

😍 35+ breakout sessions

But to be a part of it, you’ve got to lock in your place — and time is running out.

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