Space Tech, Complex Systems, Predictive Risks

Michael Brett

CEO & Co-Founder QxBranch, Author

Michael Brett is an expert in complex systems with extensive experience developing and accelerating the adoption of early-stage technologies and delivering projects in aerospace, defence, and data analytics.

He is the co-founder & CEO of QxBranch which solves complex analytical problems using advanced data analytics and quantum computing for global finance, insurance and technology clients.

Prior to QxBranch, Michael was COO of Shoal Group (formerly Aerospace Concepts), an Australian systems engineering firm where he led projects in predictive risk analysis for hypersonic flight vehicles, the delivery of broadband satellite communications to Antarctica, helicopter training simulation and safety analysis for spacecraft. 

Earlier in his career, he lead systems engineering at Flaik to develop the award-winning tracking system for recreational skiers and snowboarders deployed to 15 major ski resorts in North America. 

He began his professional life as a systems engineer with Ball Aerospace developing mission planning software for the Australian Department of Defence.

Michael’s work has earned recognition as one of five global Young Space Leaders by the International Astronautical Federation in 2014, for an Australian Leadership Award in 2013, and one of the Most Inspiring Young Engineers by Engineers Australia. He has authored several technical publications in the field of probabilistic risk analysis and has been interviewed by news outlets such as Washington Post, Australian Financial Review, South China Morning Post, and ABC Science Online.

He holds an Executive Master of Business in Complex Project Management and a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Avionics. 

In his free time, Michael is an avid runner, cricket enthusiast and snowboarder.

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