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AICC Business Briefing: Quantum Computing – The Potential for Australian Business – Friday 8 June 2018, 12-2pm

Business Briefing - Chargeable
A business briefing with a panel of leading experts who will discuss the implications and potential applications of quantum computing for Australian business


Dave Curran, CIO, Westpac;
Prof. Elanor Huntington, Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
Michael Hush PhD, Lead Quantum Control Engineer, Q-CTRL 
Prof. Andrea Morello, Quantum Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW and 
Program Manager, Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
Moderator - Sally Patten, Editor, BOSS, The Australian Financial Review

Event overview

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Deloitte Australia is delighted to invite you or a colleague to attend a business briefing on the potential applications and opportunities for quantum computing for Australian business.
Quantum computers can analyse enormous volumes of data much more quickly and effectively than today’s computers, and will enable artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and the Internet of Things to expand to more industries and help technology become increasingly intuitive.

The briefing will consider how quantum computing will change or disrupt existing business models and practices; look at which industries and occupations are most likely to be affected, and predict how soon this will happen. The panellists will also review the kinds of business, economic and social problems that quantum computing is likely to help solve and identify what quantum computing will enable businesses to do that they can’t currently do.

Dave Curran
Chief Information Officer
Westpac Banking Group

Dave Curran was appointed Westpac’s Group Chief Information Officer in 2014, bringing to the role 30 years’ experience in information technology and financial services and the implementation of large, complex projects. Before joining Westpac, he spent 10 years in senior roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and 16 years at Accenture. He is on the board of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, a $100 million scholarship fund with an exclusive focus on Australian education and leadership. Westpac Group has a significant stake in QuintessenceLabs, an Australian quantum cyber security company to reduce the risk of identity theft and customer data breaches.

Professor Elanor Huntington
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Australian National University

Professor Elanor Huntington was appointed Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University in 2014. She is also a program manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. She was previously Head of the School of Engineering and Information Technology with UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. She has a Ph.D. in experimental quantum physics from the Australian National University and her current research interests are in control of quantum systems, with a particular interest in the interface between theory and applications.

Michael Hush PhD
Lead Quantum Control Engineer

Michael leads the Quantum Control Engineering team at Q-CTRL. He completed his PhD in quantum physics at ANU, where he also won the University Medal for Theoretical Physics. Following his PhD came a research fellowship at the Research School of Engineering at ANU, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham and a research and teaching role in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Michael won the 2017 Young Innovator Award at the Unearthed Hackathon and was a lecturer at UNSW Canberra at ADFA.

Prof. Andrea Morello
Quantum Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW and 
Program Manager, Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

Prof Morello’s background is in condensed-matter physics and electrical engineering, with a long-standing interest in the quantum dynamics of spins in nanostructures. Andrea joined UNSW in 2006 and his group was the first in the world to demonstrate the operation of a quantum bit in silicon. These results have opened the door to the practical application of spin-based quantum computing in silicon. Andrea also develops ideas and theories to demonstrate multi-qubit logic gates and scalable quantum computer architectures, and to shed light on foundational aspects of Quantum Mechanics.


Sally Patten
Editor, BOSS
The Australian Financial Review

Before her appointment to BOSS editor in May, Sally spent  four years as the masthead’s personal finance editor, where she developed a reputation as Australia’s leading commentator on the superannuation, wealth, financial advice and insurance sectors. Sally joined Fairfax Media in early 2005 as the AFR’s financial services editor. Prior to joining Fairfax, Sally lived in London and Hong Kong for 15 years. Latterly she worked at The (London) Times newspaper for six years, as a reporter and business news editor.  

Please BOOK YOUR PLACE at your earliest convenience, as this event has limited places.

We hope you can join us for what will no doubt be a thought provoking and insightful discussion.

Best wishes
Michelle Blum
Chief Executive Officer

Events Partners


6/8/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM