Vikram Sharma is the Founder and CEO of QuintessenceLabs. Recognising the potential of quantum cybersecurity in the early 2000s while in California, Vikram sought to commercialise the technology, returning to the Australian National University to work with the Quantum Optics Group. QuintessenceLabs emerged from the award-winning research conducted by the group, and is today positioned at the forefront of the cybersecurity sector. The company’s capabilities have been recognised through a number of prestigious Australian and international awards.
Prior to QuintessenceLabs, Vikram founded two successful start-up ventures in the information technology infrastructure and services spaces. He began his career as a programmer analyst, and subsequently worked as a consultant with a number of companies and government agencies in Australia.
Vikram holds a master of science in computer science from The Australian National University, a master of science in management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University, and a doctorate in quantum physics from The Australian National University. He was presented the Pearcey State Award for Entrepreneurship in 2013. In 2014, Vikram was invited by the UK Government to join an expert panel for its flagship Quantum Technology Hubs programme and presently serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University.