2016 Activities

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

Nominations are now open for the 2016 State Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards.

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

Latest News

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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...

Dr Wesley Clark PC Pioneer

25 Feb 2016

PC Pioneer Wesley Clark Passes Away

PC pioneer, Dr Wesley A. Clark, passed away in February 2016, aged 88. Many of us in Australia may not recall Dr Wesley Clark from the Lincoln Labs at MIT in Boston, MA who introduced the LINC - the Laboratory Instrument Computer- in 1961. »» 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...

2015 Pearcey Hall of Fame

17 Nov 2015

2015 Pearcey and Benson Awards

Celebrating those who create their own path, the Pearcey Awards were held in conjunction with the ACS Disruptors Awards at the gala dinner held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Sydney Star. »» Read more...

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17 Nov 2015

2015 Pearcey Oration

The 2015 Pearcey Oration was delivered by Mr John Grant, Managing Director of Data#3 and Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission. This was part of the Pearcey Awards held in conjunction with the ACS Disruptors Awards gala dinner held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Sydney Star. »» 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...