Dr Ilana Wisby is the Founding CEO of OQC. She received her PhD in quantum physics from Royal Holloway, University of London – where she spent most of her time as a student in industry at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. Passionate about the potential of deep tech, but frustrated by the pace of academia, Ilana then worked with several start-ups, building them from the ground up, before embarking on her new mission at OQC.
Ilana is an advisor to NPL’s Quantum Metrology Institute (QMI), and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Quantum. She is also a champion for women in technology and leadership.