This year is an exciting year for the Pearcey Foundation:
- The 100th anniversary (centenary) of Dr Trevor Pearcey's birth
- The 70th anniversary of the creation of CSIRAC: Australia's first computer and the world's fourth.
2019 Pearcey Oration
The Pearcey Oration is presented each year by an eminent expert reflecting on critical contemporary issues impacting our nation that are driven by the introduction of advanced technologies into our society. In 2019, the Pearcey Oration was given by Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.
The 2019 Oration (along with the 2019 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur award) was held at a sit-down dinner event on the evening of Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School. For more details see Pearcey Oration page.
2019 Dr Trevor Pearcey Centenary Celebrations
Trevor Pearcey, a great Austrlian ICT icon, was born on the 5 March 1919. To celebrate his centenary, the Pearcey Foundation held a special event on 5 March 2019 at The Sydney Nanoscience Hub, located within The University of Sydney Nano Institute.
The Pearcey Centenary Celebration program featured eminent speakers exploring three of Dr Pearcey's prime areas of interest:
- Computing (with a focus on quantum computing);
- Astronomy and Radio Physics (where CSIRAC began within CSIRO), and;
- Nanoscience with some focus on optics, an area in which Trevor Pearcey had a particular interest.
See the presentations on our Pearcey YouTube Channel.
The Pearcey Foundation welcomes attendance at any of the following coming events.
|October 10||Canberra||ACT Pearcey Award at National Press Club|
|October 10||Sydney||NSW Tech Entrepreneur Award - Sydney Startup Hub|
Qld State Award Hillstone, St Lucia
SA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award at Lot 14
Tas State Award (TBC)
|November 14||Melbourne Uni||
70 Anniversary CSIRAC (afternoon)
The Pearcey Foundation is proud to have been involved in the following recent events.
- Pearcey Oration and Vic Entrepreneur Award - 27 August 2019 at the Melbourne Law School
- Dr Trevor Pearcey Centenary Celebration - 5 March 2019 at The Sydney Nanoscience Hub
- WA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award - 14 June 2019
27 Aug 2019
In 2019, the Pearcey Oration was given by Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. It was presented in conjunction with the Victorian State Entrepreneur Award at a sit-down dinner on the evening of Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School. »» Read more...
27 Aug 2019
The 2019 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Craig McDonald, founder and CEO of MailGuard and BlackEvents. The award, in its 20th year, was presented by the international thought-leader Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, who also gave this year's Pearcey Oration at the dinner. »» Read more...
22 Jun 2019
On Saturday 22 June 2019, the ABC Science Show had a special feature Recreating the first digital computer music. Presented by Carl Smith in the second half of the podcast (31 minute mark). »» Read more...
14 Jun 2019
The 2019 WA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Rob Nathan, at the 28th WAITTA Incite Awards held on in Perth on Friday 14th June 2019. The award was presented by Greg Italiano, the Government Chief Information Officer, at the gala presentation dinner at the Crown Perth. »» Read more...
31 May 2019
The Pearcey Institute submitted feedback to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science public consultation on Artificial Intelligence: Australia's Ethics Framework discussion paper released in April 2019. »» Read more...
05 Mar 2019
The Pearcey Foundation was proud to run a special Centenary Celebration on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at University of Sydney. The event commemorated Dr Trevor Pearcey and his work. Over 200 scientific, academic and industry leaders joined the Celebration from 3pm-7pm at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, located within The University of Sydney Nano Institute. »» Read more...
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...
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...