Dr Vikram Sharma

Dr Vikram Sharma

With the power of quantum technology, Dr Vikram Sharma and his company QuintessenceLabs are transforming cybersecurity for a better protected future. Recognising the potential of quantum cybersecurity, Vikram Sharma conducted award-winning research to mature this science at the Australian National University (ANU). He founded and leads the Canberra-headquartered company QuintessenceLabs, which is now at the forefront of the quantum cybersecurity industry.

QuintessenceLabs was named a 2018 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, following which Vikram was invited to participate in the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos-Klosters. Most recently, QuintessenceLabs won the 2018 UK Rocketship award in December 2018. Vikram holds a master of science in computer science from the ANU, a master of science in management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University, and a doctorate in quantum physics from ANU. Vikram is also the recipient of the 2013 Pearcey State Award for Entrepreneurship and serves on several industry and university boards. Prior to QuintessenceLabs, Vikram successfully built several technology companies, including a consultancy firm providing IT services to the Government of Australia, and one of the first private ISPs in India.

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