Stuart Woods
Managing Director, Oxford Instruments NanoScience

At Oxford Instruments NanoScience, Stuart Woods leads an incredibly talented team creating high-performance cryogenic and cryogen-free environments for ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field applications in physics, chemistry, and materials science research down to the quanta scale. Building on a 60-year heritage, Oxford Instruments NanoScience is at the forefront of the development and commercialisation of quantum computing around the world.

As an Oxford Instruments executive board member, Stuart leads the company’s environmental committee, focused on minimising the environmental footprint of Oxford Instruments’ operations, products, and services, alongside having a personal passion for sustainability and mindfulness about the impact we have on our planet.

Stuart has a track record for delivering substantive business impact to companies across the global tech sector by focusing on products both strategically and tactically. His approach takes the whole company into consideration, finding a company’s strength to then develop sales, manage to financials, and grow capable teams – around these strengths.

Throughout his career, Stuart has led a diverse mix of technology businesses – including high volume, high growth in-vitro medical devices; dense telecom multiplexing; optical cables; lasers for mobile phone display manufacturing; medical-grade fluorescent lighting; high-end consumer audio; and mobile mapping systems for reality capture and digital twin creation.

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16:30 - 17:30

What does Oxfordshire have to offer quantum computing?

Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage

Quantum computing is in its early stages of commercialisation and continues to be strongly anchored within the academic base. Harwell Campus will host the UKRI National Quantum Computing Centre. A small number of quantum computing companies and setting up in Oxfordshire and other larger companies are providing key parts of the supply chain. This panel will look at the prospects for monetising quantum computing and will consider whether Oxfordshire can become the regional anchor for the UK’s quantum computing industry.

Panellists: Stuart Woods – Oxford InstrumentsWenmiao Yu – Quantum DiceBarbara Ghinelli – STFCTom Harty – Oxford Ionics, Tim Ballance – ColdQuanta and Simon Plant – Deputy Director – Innovation, NQCC.

Chaired by Sarah Haywood – Advanced Oxford.

Sponsored by National Quantum Computing Centre.

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