Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) has added Lewis Shepherd as a third person to their Technical Advisory Board. Nr, Shephard is currently a Senior Director, Research & Emerging Technologies Strategy at VMWare and has prior experience at the U.S. Department of Defense, Microsoft, the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has 30 years of government and industry experience and has recently been focusing in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, data visualization, quantum computing, encryption, and cybersecurity. A news release provided by QCI announcing his appointment is available here.

The Duality Quantum Accelerator in Chicago has named Ezunial “Eze” Burts as their new Director. Mr. Burts joins Duality after 20 years at Boeing Corporation with his most recent position as the Senior Manager, Future Production Systems & Technology – Environment Health and Safety. His responsibilities at Duality include the program’s operational management, ensuring long-term financial stability, and engagement with internal and external stakeholders. A news release publicizing his appointment has been posted on the Duality website here.

Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) has recruited Tony Lowe to become their Chief Operating Officer (COO). He previously was the COO for Oxbotica, an autonomous driving software company. He has previous experience at Jaguar Land Rover, AT&T, Harman Samsung, wejo, and Imagination Technologies. He has much experience in  scaling tech and deep tech startup/scaleups for hyper growth and investment and will work to do this at OQC. You can see more about Mr. Lowe and his background in a post on the OQC webpage here.

Qrypt has added David Johnson to its management team as Vice-President of Engineering. He over 20 years of industry experience and most recently was the Vice-President of Engineering at Visual Lease. Before that he has served in a variety of engineering roles at several organizations including the U.S. Air Force. He will be leading Qrypt’s team of engineers developing their next generation of encryption technology that provides quantum-security-as-a-service.

IQM has named Raghunath Koduvayur as the Head of Asia-Pacific Business and Sylwia Barthel de Weydenthal as the new Head of Marketing and Communications replacing Mr. Koduvayur who had held the Marketing and Communications position for the three previous years. As we reported earlier this month, IQM is opening up a new office in Singapore and Koduvayur will be running that office. Prior to IQM has held a variety of marketing and business development roles including six years at Nokia. Ms. Weydenthal comes to IQM from Meta where she spent over eight years in Client Partner and Diversity & Inclusion Champion for Central & Eastern Europe. Prior to that she also has marketing and public relations experience at Heineken, Coca-Cola, and some PR firms. Additional information about these changes at IQM is available in a news release here.

April 11, 2023