The Pearcey Foundation has many activities planned for 2021 including:

  • Awards - State Entrepreneur Awards, National Medal and Hall of Fame Awards
  • Pearcey Oration
  • Monthly online "Conversations"
  • Heritage projects - ICT history book and virtual museum

More details on all events, as well as on the Book, are available on our Pearcey Heritage website heritage.pearcey.org.au.

In particular we will be celebrating the life of Graeme Philipson on Friday 26 February 2021.

Many of us recall Graeme Philipson and his long term support of our Foundation. We especially remember Graeme for his dedication to authoring our History of Computing in Australia. In addition Graeme was an outspoken and fearless critic of our industry. His recent passing is a personal tragedy for his family and many of us who worked closely with him over the years. On Friday 26th February 2021 there will be a Memorial get together for those of us who can get to Sydney by 4pm in the CBD. We are supporting this effort as a mark of respect for a great contributor, in many ways, to our industry. You can register here https://lnkd.in/gTrhVjq Look forward to seeing you there. Wayne Fitzsimmons, Chair

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Given the COVID travel restrictions placed on all of us, Chair Wayne Fitzsimmons and Deputy Chair Kelly Hutchinson managed to catch up in person with Medallist Jenny Seberry and Hall of Famer Owen Hill by travelling to NSW after Victoria's border restrictions were lifted in early December 2020. We managed to meet Jenny in Wollongong at that time and succeeded ... »» Read more...

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Vale Graeme Philipson

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2020 Pearcey Medal

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2020 Hall of Fame

Emeritus Professor Jennifer Seberry, Jeff Whittle AO and Owen Hill were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the annual Pearcey National Awards event held on Wednesday 25th November 2020 over a Zoom call. »» Read more...

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2020 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

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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. »» 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 Medallist 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

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Thought Leadership

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