SQA – The Quantum Landscape: talent and training
Speaker profile: Peter Turner is CEO of Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) and holds an Honorary Professorship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University. He is also a member of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Quantum Engineering. At SQA, Peter works closely with SQA’s partners to deliver programs designed to support the development of quantum technology leaders, specialists, and entrepreneurs.
Peter has been active in quantum information research for nearly 20 years in Canada, Japan, and the UK. Prior to his move to Australia, he was Director of the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Bristol, where he established arguably the world’s first program aimed specifically at preparing graduates for the growing quantum technology industry.
Sydney Quantum Academy: The SQA is a unique partnership between four world-leading universities – Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney – generously supported by the New South Wales Government. Our vision is to build Australia’s quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry and government, SQA harnesses Sydney’s collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem. We offer a range of education and training programs and scholarships. We’re also partnering with industry to attract and develop diverse global talent and investment, as well as to promote the responsible development of quantum technologies.