Michael Brett is an engineer and entrepreneur whose work aims to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies.
He is a co-founder and CEO of QxBranch, a US-Australian data analytics company that uses quantum computing to train machine learning algorithms to show patterns in complex datasets.
With teams in Washington DC, Adelaide, London and Hong Kong, QxBranch solves challenging predictive analytics problems for finance, insurance and technology customers worldwide.
The company is also working with some of the world’s leading research organisations to build the first software applications for quantum computers.
As an expert in complex systems, Michael has extensive experience developing and accelerating adoption of early stage technologies and delivering projects in aerospace, defence, high-performance sports and data analytics.
Michael received his Executive Master of Business in Complex Projects and Bachelor of Engineering from Queensland University of Technology.
His background includes a range of technology and leadership roles. At Shoal Engineering, a QxBranch parent company, Michael worked on predictive risk analysis for hypersonic flight vehicles, he also worked on the delivery of broadband satellite communications to Antarctica, and the re-entry of the Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft.