2016 Activities

The Pearcey Foundation has many activities happening in 2016 including Australia 3.0, Pearcey Institute and our National and State Awards program.

ACT 2016 Pearcey ACT Award was won by Dean Spaccavento. The presentation was made at the 2016 ACT iAwards on Tuesday 28 June at Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia in Canberra
Vic 2016 Pearcey Vic Award will be presented on Tuesday 6 September as part of Victoria's Digital Innovation Festival.
NSW 2016 Pearcey NSW Award will be held at a special event on Tuesday 18 October at NSW Parliament House, at 5.30pm.
Qld 2016 Pearcey Queensland Award will be announced at the ACS Queensland 50th birthday celebration dinner on Monday 24 October at BCEC.

Other states are being planned for October or November.

Our National Awards will be presented at the 2016 ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit on Thursday 1st December. This will be a great event similar to that in 2015.

Latest News

Dean Spaccavento

28 Jun 2016

2016 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Award

At a gala dinner held in the Gandel Hall at Australia's National Gallery in Canberra, Dean Spaccavento was awarded the 2016 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Award. »» Read more...

Geoff Hill and Trevor Pearcey in 1952 with the CSIR Mk1

27 Jun 2016

How Australia played the world’s first music on a computer

We don't think twice about playing music via a computer - we have them in our pockets, and in our homes and offices, with music on tap. But playing music on a computer was once an almost unthinkable leap of the imagination and the most devilishly difficult programming challenge. »» Read more...

Peter Thorne 60th anniversary

14 Jun 2016

60 Years of Computing in Victoria

14 June is an important date in Australian computing history and in particular for the Pearcey Foundation. It's the date CSIRAC was switched on at The University of Melbourne and began the first university computing facility in Australia. »» Read more...

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21 Mar 2016

ICT pioneer Andy Grove passes away aged 79

One of the founders of semiconductor giant Intel, Andy Grove, passed away on the 21st March 2016 at the age of 79. »» Read more...

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15 Mar 2016

Pearcey Cluster at CSIRO welcomed

The CSIRO has teamed up with Dell to deliver a new HPC cluster called "Pearcey" to support research activities in a broad range of areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science. »» Read more...

Australia Day

26 Jan 2016

2016 Australia Day Honours recognise two Pearcey National Awardees

Two past National Pearcey Awardees were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours lists. These were Emeritus Prof. Mary O'Kane, 2014 Pearcey Medal winner and Dr Craig Mudge, 2012 Pearcey Hall of Fame. »» Read more...


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Pearcey Medals for Lifetime Achievement

The Pearcey Medal is a prestigious annual award that recognizes a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT in Australia. »» Read more...

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Benson Entrepreneur Awards

The Benson Entrepreneur Award (formerly known as the Pearcey National Award) is a special recognition annual award. Sponsored by CSIRO, this award gives prominence to one of the State Pearcey winners for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and acclaim on the world stage. »» Read more...

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Pearcey Hall of Fame

The Pearcey Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have made very significant lifetime contributions into one or more of Australia's ICT research, industry, or professional development. It is a yearly award which includes the Pearcey Medalist and up to two other individuals. »» Read more...


State Nominations

The Pearcey Foundation accepts nominations all year round for any of its awards. We encourage you to get in early and apply or nominate someone you know who has made a significant contribution to their industry. You may download a Nomination Form or Contact Us directly. »» Read more...


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Australia 3.0

Australia 3.0 leverages the collective wisdom of a grouping of some of Australia's leading Technology and Innovation thinkers and most experienced professionals to develop insight into the pivotal issues that will impact Australia's ability to succeed in the global digital economy. »» Read more...

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Pearcey Institute

The Pearcey Institute is an initiative to establish a research institute focused on creating a globally competitive Australian technology sector. »» Read more...