Shaun Wilson, Founder and Head of Business Development at Shoal

Shaun Wilson


Shaun is Shoal’s Founder and Head of Business Development, working closely with clients to scope projects and new opportunities. He has led a range of technology initiatives including development of the first in-service Unmanned Aerial System for the Australian Army, early development of broadband communications capability for Antarctica using small satellites (Antarctic Broadband) , and practical implementation of model-based design approaches for large, complex military systems (since used for major defence programs). Growing ideas into businesses, Shaun has ‘spun out’ a number of businesses from Shoal, including a US-based quantum computing and data analytics firm, since acquired by Rigetti Computing. Also a practicing systems engineer, Shaun experience spans from aerospace and defence to mining, leisure sports and data analytics. Shaun sits on a range of company boards, holds multiple degrees, and is published in several technical fields.

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