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SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS

At Quantum Australia 2023 you can hear from leading Australian and international experts in quantum technology, across industry innovation, higher education and research, and government policy. Speakers and panellists will be joining in-person and virtually (v). Here are a number of renowned speakers and panellists who have been confirmed for Quantum Australia 2023, with more to be added soon.

 

The Hon Ed Husic MP

Federal Minister for Industry and Science
Ministerial Keynote Speaker
The Hon Ed Husic MP

Andrew Dzurak

CEO & Founder, Diraq
Keynote Speaker
Andrew Dzurak

Cathy Foley

Australia's Chief Scientist
Keynote Speaker
Cathy Foley

Jeremy O'Brien

Co-founder & CEO, PsiQuantum
Keynote Speaker
Jeremy O'Brien

Warwick Bowen

Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, the University of Queensland; and Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Biotechnology
Speaker
Warwick Bowen

Barry C Sanders

Professor, University of Calgary
Speaker
Barry C Sanders

Joel Wallman

Scientific Planner and Software Architect, Keysight Technologies
Speaker
Joel Wallman

Kate Weber

Interim Global Lead for Emerging Technologies Policy, Google
Speaker (V)
Kate Weber

Rose Ahlefeldt

Senior Research Fellow, The Australian National University
Panellist
Rose Ahlefeldt

Alexia Auffèves

Research Director, Head of the CNRS International Research Lab MajuLab, Singapore
Panellist (V)
Alexia Auffèves

John Bartholomew

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
Panel Chair
John Bartholomew

Michael J. Biercuk

CEO, Q-CTRL
Panellist
Michael J. Biercuk

Clare Birch

Associate, Blackbird
Panellist
Clare Birch

Alexey Bocharnikov

APAC Quantum Technology Leader, EY
Panellist
Alexey Bocharnikov

Michael Bremner

Director of the Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney
Panel Chair
Michael Bremner

Gavin Brennen

Professor, Macquarie University
Panel Chair
Gavin Brennen

Liz Bridge

Strategic Talent Partner, Quantum Brilliance
Panellist
Liz Bridge

Camille de Burgh

General Manager, Technology Policy and Engagement Branch Technology and National Security Division, Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Panel Chair
Camille de Burgh

Maja Cassidy

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney
Panel Chair
Maja Cassidy

Lily Lidong Chen

Manager, Cryptographic Technology Group, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Panellist (V)
Lily Lidong Chen

Jared Cole

Professor of Physics, RMIT University
Panellist
Jared Cole

Pedro C.S Costa

Research Fellow, Macquarie University
Panellist
Pedro C.S Costa

Xanthe Croot

Lecturer, University of Sydney
Panel Chair
Xanthe Croot

Alexandra Dickie

Test and Equipment Engineer, Diraq
Panellist
Alexandra Dickie

Andrew Doherty

Professor, School of Physics, Sydney University
Panellist
Andrew Doherty

Hugh Durrant-Whyte

NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
Panellist
Hugh Durrant-Whyte

Michael Egan

Director, Quantum Technologies, KPMG Futures
Panellist
Michael Egan

Julian Fay

Chief Technology Officer, Senetas
Panellist
Julian Fay

Arkady Fedorov

Assoc Prof, University of Queensland; Chief Scientific Officer, Analog Quantum Circuits
Panellist
Arkady Fedorov

Bronwyn Fox

Chief Scientist, CSIRO
Panellist
Bronwyn Fox

Lucas Hakewill

Accelerator Program Manager, UNSW Founders
Panellist
Lucas Hakewill

Rebecca Halligan

COO, Sydney Quantum Academy
Panel Chair
Rebecca Halligan

Alex Hamilton

Scientia Professor of Physics, UNSW; Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET)
Panellist
Alex Hamilton

Ian Hill

President and CIO, Silicon Quantum Computing
Panellist
Ian Hill

Mark Hodson

Software Engineering Director, Rigetti Computing
Panellist
Mark Hodson

Nicole Holzmann

Manager, Quantum Science, Riverlane
Panellist (V)
Nicole Holzmann

Elanor Huntington

Executive Director-Digital, National Facilities and Collections, CSIRO
Panellist
Elanor Huntington

Emma Johnston

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney
Panel Chair
Emma Johnston

Ivan Kassal

Associate Professor, University of Sydney
Panel Chair
Ivan Kassal

Andre Luiten

Managing Director, QuantX Pty Ltd
Panellist
Andre Luiten

Celia Merzbacher

QED-C Executive Director, SRI International
Panellist (V)
Celia Merzbacher

Tanya Monro AC, FAA, FTSE, FOSA, FAIP

Chief Defence Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence
Panellist
Tanya Monro AC, FAA, FTSE, FOSA, FAIP

Anthony Murfett

Head of Division, Technology and National Security, Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Panellist
Anthony Murfett

Yasunobu Nakamura

Director, RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing and Professor, The University of Tokyo
Panellist
Yasunobu Nakamura

Hanhee Paik

Senior Research Scientist, IBM Quantum
Panellist
Hanhee Paik

Silvana Palacios

Lead Quantum Physicist, Nomad Atomics
Panellist
Silvana Palacios

Annie Parker

Executive Director, Tech Central, Greater Cities Commission
Panel Chair
Annie Parker

Anna Phan

Asia Pacific Partner Lead, IBM Quantum
Panellist
Anna Phan

Kate Pounder

CEO, Tech Council of Australia
Panellist
Kate Pounder

Nat Puffer

Managing Director, IQT International
Panellist
Nat Puffer

Jim Rabeau

Director, Quantum Technologies, CSIRO
Panel Chair
Jim Rabeau

Dilan Rajasingham

ANZ Business Development & GTM Solutions Lead, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Panellist
Dilan Rajasingham

David Reilly

Partner Architect, Microsoft Quantum
Panellist
David Reilly

Peter Rohde

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
Panellist
Peter Rohde

Vikram Sharma

Founder & CEO, QuintessenceLabs
Panellist
Vikram Sharma

Michelle Simmons

Director, Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology; Founder and Director, Silicon Quantum Computing.
Panellist
Michelle Simmons

Peter Turner

CEO, Sydney Quantum Academy
Panel Chair
Peter Turner

Muhammad Usman

Team Leader Quantum Systems, Data61/CSIRO
Panellist
Muhammad Usman

Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Founder & CEO, QURECA
Panellist
Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Thomas Volz

Professor at Macquarie University and Strategic Partnerships Manager at Redback Systems
Panellist
Thomas Volz

Jingbo Wang

Professor and Head of Physics Department, The University of Western Australia
Panellist
Jingbo Wang

Christian Weedbrook

CEO and Founder, Xanadu Quantum Technologies
Panellist
Christian Weedbrook

Ilana Wisby

CEO, OQC
Panellist (V)
Ilana Wisby

Judi Zielke PSM

CEO, Australian Research Council
Panellist
Judi Zielke PSM

Bernie Hobbs

Master of Ceremonies
Bernie Hobbs

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