The 2022 Pearcey Awards Program

The Foundation will hold a full in-person program of awards in 2022. Highlights of the program are detailed below and updates will be provided as dates and locations firm up. We would encourage nominations for all awards from right across the nation. This is our 24th year of awards, focussed exclusively on outstanding individuals drawn from across our vast geography. We present 11 awards each year and have done so for a long time - we have recorded the successes of more than 150 Australian entrepreneurs and all are highlighted on this website. Please support your ICT entrepreneurial community by nominating someone whom you think worthy of recognition - peer group recognition is a most powerful tool in bringing our community together, locally and nationally.

Pearcey Medal, Hall of Fame, National Entrepreneur Award         11 Nov 2022       Hobart

The 2022 national awards will be held in Hobart on 11 November in conjunction with ACS Tasmania and TasICT, at a location to be decided.

Pearcey State Awards

Preliminary planning is underway and scheduled dates are set out on the table below. We will keep you posted as they firm up but all nominations are welcome. Please refer to the State Awards page https://pearcey.org.au/state-nominations/ for the criteria and the process to follow.

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Event Date

Location

Contact person

Queensland

29 July

18 Oct

Vic Park Golf Club, Herston

admin@anagramevents.com.auNSW

NSW

Anthony Woodward

anthony.wooodward@pearcey.org.au

ACT

29 July

October

Brand Hoff   brand@webone.com.au

Victoria

July

Last week August

Jordan Green jordan.green@pearcey.org.au

Tasmania

end Sep

11 Nov

in conjunction with Medal event

James Riggall jamesriggall@gmail.com

South Aust

Susan Andrews susan.andews03@gmail.com

West Aust

29 July

Part of 2022 Incite Awards

Colin Janssen colin.janssen@waitta.com.au

Opening of Graeme Philipson Library 3 June 2022 - Sydney

Last year the IT community was shocked by the accidental death of journalist, author, poet and historian, Graeme Philipson. Graeme's extensive library of publications related to IT has now been donated to the Australian Computer Museum Society (ACMS) where Graeme was the President for many years.

On June 3, 2022, the keynote address at the opening of the Philipson Library will be presented by Dr Peter Thorne AM. Peter is Chair of the Heritage Committee here at the Pearcey Foundation. Full details available on ACMS website www.acms.org.au At the time of his death, Graeme Philipson and Peter were working closely together on a major work: a definitive history of Australia and Australians in the Digital Age.

Graeme was also a major participant in the on-going joint research project between the Pearcey Foundation and staff in the Business School at the University of Sydney. The project entails studying the past and future of Australian innovations in ICT, calling upon the experience and achievements of notable Australians who have previously been recognised and awarded by the Pearcey Foundation.

To register for event see https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/launch-of-the-graeme-philipson-history-of-computing-library-tickets-341437226937?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=ff1d1668a1&mc_eid=0c110cfa1d

"Riding the Digital Wave Summit" Sydney University Thursday 24 February 2022

The Pearcey Foundation held a national landmark event celebrating the birth of computer science as a discipline and profession in its own right in Australia, reviewing some of the early developments and where they have led us today. How digital technology optimised our energy future? How forecast the weather has become commonplace? How Government services delivered over the internet are now the norm?

The Summit explored past, present and future themes around human computer interaction; the impact of automation on jobs and industry and how Australia can continue to ride the digital wave to ensure our future resilience.

A full recording of the day's proceedings are now on the Pearcey YouTube channel

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