2018 State Awards

Each year the Pearcey Foundation holds state awards and we hope you will attend the events in your capital city and connect with local industry. Nominations can be submitted at anytime. Contact YWRtaW5AcGVhcmNleS5vcmcuYXU= and check the State Awards pages.

State Date Event
WA 15 June 2018 (Fri)

Awarded to Dr Mark Andrich as part of the  WAITTA Incite Awards gala dinner.

SA 28 Aug 2018 (Tue) In conjunction with the ACS SA Branch. To be held at SAHMRI, North Terrace in Adelaide
Vic 28 Aug 2018 (Tue)

As part of the Victorian Government's Digital Innovation Festival held each year at the end of August.

The event will be held early evening in the CBD (location just being finalised)

ACT 4 Sep 2018 (Tue) In conjunction with ACS Canberra
Tas 4 Oct 2018 (Thu) In conjunction with ACS and Tasmanian Disruptor Award finalists. Details to be announced soon
Qld 10 Oct 2018 (Wed) Gala dinner in conjunction with ACS, AIPM, AISA, APSco, ICSC, IIBA, ISACA, ITFGC, ITSMF, SIBA and WiT.
NSW 1 Nov 2018 (Thu) In conjunction with ACS NSW to be held at Sydney Startup Hub, 11-31 York Street, Sydney

2018 National Awards

The Pearcey Medal and National Entrepreneur Award will be held as part of the ACS National Disruptors Award program, 1 November 2018 at Melbourne's MCEC

Congratulations to our 2017 National Awardees

The presentation of the 2017 Pearcey Medal, Hall of Fame and National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards was held on Thursday 2 November in Sydney as part of the ACS 2017 National Digital Disruptor Awards GALA dinner program and REIMAGINATION Conference held at Sydney's Star, Pyrmont. View the press release here(DOCX, 93 KB)


2017 Pearcey National Awardees

The 2017 Pearcey Medallist was Emeritus Professor Mike Miller AO of the University of South Australia in Adelaide. The 2017 Hall of Fame was awarded to Senator (retired) Kate Lundy from the ACT and Helen Meredith from Queensland, doyen journalist of the Australian ICT sector.

The winners of the 2017 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award were wife and husband team Cyan & Collis Ta'eed from Victoria. They were selected by the judges to be the best of the best from the six finalists of the individual 2017 Pearcey State Award winners.

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We were delighted that Data61 at CSIRO, once again sponsored the Pearcey Medal and Hall of Fame Awards program. Dr Tim Wark, Director of Product, Programs & Marketing at data61, presented these awards - of course, they are the most prestigious individual awards, in the technology sector, in Australia. The 2017 Pearcey Entrepreneurs was presented by Dr Mary O'Kane, 2014 Pearcey Medallist and NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer.

2017 State Awards

The 2017 State Awards were an outstanding success. We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 awards. For more information on each state event, the 2017 winners and the nominations process click the links below:

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Pearcey Institute Update July 2018

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Dr Mal Bryce Passes Away

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Pearcey Medals for Lifetime Achievement

The Pearcey Medal is a prestigious annual individual award that recognizes a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia. In 2017, we were delighted that Data61 at CSIRO once again sponsored the Pearcey Medal and the Pearcey Hall of Fame and that Dr Tim Wark, Director of Product, Programs & Marketing ... »» Read more...

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Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards

The Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award is a special recognition annual award. 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...

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State Nominations

The Pearcey Foundation welcomes nominations all year round for any of its awards. We encourage the nominations of anyone who has made a significant contribution to the ICT industry. Simply contact us with the details. »» Read more...

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Pearcey Institute

The Pearcey Institute was launched during the '60th Anniversary of Computing in Victoria' celebration held on 14th June 2016 at the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Victoria. »» Read more...


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