Episode 4: Journey into Quantum

16th September 2019

Victoria Carr talks to Dr Ilana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford building and designing quantum computers.

Ilana's path to the quantum realm was not exactly linear. As an accomplished pianist and flautist, Ilana had aspirations to study music but decided to study a Physics undergraduate degree with a Minor in Music at Royal Holloway University. She then pursued a PhD in Quantum Physics and subsequently landed herself working in the start-up world.

Ilana is a natural networker. To others the word "networking" might sound uncomfortable. But networking isn't about striking up a "forced" conversation at academic conferences. Instead it can be a meet-up for lunch or a catch-up over coffee. Anyone can be a networker.