Venkatesh is the Technical Manager at the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), Ireland’s national supercomputing centre. Venkatesh is responsible for developing and managing partnerships to undertake computation-driven research and technical development in European and domestic programmes. Among other novel technologies, he initiated and co-ordinates the Irish Quantum Programming Initiative from ICHEC to develop industry-relevant use-cases on currently available quantum computing platforms. He drives several industry and State funded quantum programming projects in the areas of natural language processing, chemistry and aerospace design/engineering in close collaboration with enterprise end-users. He is also the co-chair of the organising committee for the European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC) in November 2020 to be held at Dublin, Ireland.