Dr. Florian Neukart, Chief Product Officer Terra Quantum AG
Florian has built a reputation as high-tech leader and practitioner, and advisor in innovation and future tech. 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. Before joining Terra Quantum AG in 2021, he worked at Volkswagen Group in various positions for 11 years, assuming responsibility as Director for the Group’s innovation labs in Munich and San Francisco. Preceding his career at Volkswagen, he held various management and research positions in industry, academia, and consulting. Florian studied computer science, information technology, and physics, holding two Master’s degrees and diplomas and a Ph.D. in computer science focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
He pursues academic research and teaching, working as assistant professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science teaching quantum computing. His latest publications focus on artificial intelligence and energy (Reverse Engineering the Mind – Consciously Acting Machines and Accelerated Evolution, 2017; Humankind’s Hunger for Energy – the journey of a million years, from using flints to harvesting galaxies, 2020).