Quantum cybersecurity company among top companies honored in program identifying, nurturing and promoting the next generation of business leaders
Canberra, Australia – April 11, 2017 – QuintessenceLabs announced it was selected as one of the top 20 high-potential businesses as part of the Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program, which selects 200 Australian businesses shaping Australia’s future. Westpac recognized the 200 outstanding companies and the 20 high-potential honorees on April 7 in Sydney.
The Westpac Group chose QuintessenceLabs for its revolutionary work helping to reshape the cybersecurity landscape, not only in Australia but around the globe. QuintessenceLabs helps organisations protect their data using a combination of advanced cyber-security and quantum technology, leveraging the quantum properties of nature to deliver next generation cybersecurity, today.
“This recognition by Westpac of the work the QuintessenceLabs team has been doing is quite an accolade,”said Vikram Sharma, CEO and Co-founder of QuintessenceLabs. “We proudly took our place among the initial 200, and are doubly honored by our inclusion in the list of top 20 high-potential companies. This is a further endorsement of QuintessenceLabs’ innovative work as we deploy our highly secure solutions for a rapidly expanding roster of partners and customers.”
David Lindberg, judge and Chief Executive, Westpac Business Bank, said: “QuintessenceLabs is leading the way in advanced cybersecurity, delivering powerful, flexible and cost-effective solutions to protect data. QuintessenceLabs’ use of technology backed by in-depth research and development has allowed the creation of a unique capability that meets a gap in the market. It’s for these reasons QuintessenceLabs is one of Westpac’s high potential Businesses of Tomorrow.”
The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program recognises and supports great Australian businesses with a clear vision for tomorrow. The program was announced in April 2016 to help them transition and grow in a changing economy. The program had an incredible response, receiving close to 2,000 applications. Businesses were chosen based on qualities such as: a track record of delivery, clarity of purpose and vision, outstanding value to customers, and capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
As part of Westpac’s program, the top 20 high-potential businesses out of the 200 identified are awarded professional services tailored to meet their specific needs, along with a global study tour. In addition, they have been given the opportunity to participate in a mentor-matching program with Australian business leaders such as fashion designer Carla Zampatti and AGL chief executive Andrew Vesey.