Dr. Florian Neukart

Prior to joining Terra Quantum, Dr. Florian Neukart was the Director of Volkswagen Group’s Data Lab – an innovation center focusing on artificial intelligence and quantum computing research and development along Volkswagen Group’s value chain – which he helped establish from 2014 onwards. In addition, he founded and was the Director of the Advanced Technologies Group at Volkswagen Group Region Americas in San Francisco, where he orchestrated several research efforts related to quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and energy technologies. Before, he held various management and research positions in industry, academia, and consulting. Florian studied computer science, information technology, and physics, holding multiple Master’s degrees and diplomas and a Ph.D. in computer science focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Florian is also an assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science teaching quantum computing, is on multiple advisory boards and committees focusing on advanced technology and its impact on society, and authored books on artificial intelligence and energy. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Quantum Computing, in the Board of Trustees of the International Foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, a co-author of Germany’s National Roadmap for Quantum Computing, and on the Advisory Board of Quantum.Tech.