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Quantum Brilliance names COO as CEO and ex-CEO as CTO

By Dan O'Shea posted 15 Mar 2023

Quantum Brilliance is rearranging its executive suite. The developer of room-temperature, miniaturized quantum computing products, today announced the appointment of Mark Luo, one of the company’s three co-founders, as its new CEO. Luo’s fellow co-founder and now former CEO Andrew Horsley is now the firm’s CTO, leading the company’s product engineering roadmap.

 Luo most recently had been chief operating officer of Quantum Brilliance, a role in which he was instrumental in Quantum Brilliance’s expansion into Germany, the company’s installation of the world’s first room temperature quantum computer in Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and the company’s partnership with Nvidia, according to a company statement.

 “I am proud of Quantum Brilliance’s significant growth and achievements over the past four years and am honored to see our approach to quantum computing validated through investments, top-tier partnerships and technological developments,” said Luo. “I hope to continue fostering the company’s unique take on quantum computing and expand our reach into untapped markets.”

 Prior to founding Quantum Brilliance in 2019, Luo served as New Ventures Manager for Australia’s National Science Agency, CSIRO’s “ON Program,” Australia’s largest National Accelerator for entrepreneurial scientists. Prior to CSIRO, he worked in the fields of private equity and investment banking, a skill set that differs somewhat from Horsley’s experience primarily as a scientific researcher, and which may be just what Quantum Brilliance needs as it looks to expand international, grow its commercial prospects, and manage recently acquired funding.

Quantum Brilliance last month raised $18 million in new funding, and earlier this month unveiled new quantum acceleration software.

Dan O’Shea has covered telecommunications and related topics including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and quantum computing/technology for over 25 years.

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