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 built on Dr Peter Leek’s work, who developed OQC’s core patent at the University of Oxford and its world-leading physics department.
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.