CEO - Oxford Quantum Circuits Limited
Dr. Ilana Wisby is the founding CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) Europe’s leading quantum computing company. Under her leadership and direction, OQC has been able to raise over 38 million pounds in funding and is the only European company to ever feature in Amazon Web Services, thereby making its computers available to millions of users worldwide.
Ilana’s ambitions can be described in one word: impact. She believes in pushing the boundaries and sees a brighter future for all, enabled by quantum. Her entrepreneurial skills and deep tech knowledge have led her to being internationally recognised as a global leader. Ilana is currently an advisor to NPL’s Quantum Metrology Institute (QMI), and also member of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Quantum. She is also a champion for women in technology and leadership, and a Schmidt Futures 2023 International Strategy Forum (ISF) Fellow. With her passion and drive, Ilana hopes to solve the world’s most pressing challenges by bringing quantum computing to the forefront.