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
30 Jan 2021
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...
26 Jan 2021
Many of us had the privilege of working with Graeme Philipson over many years. In particular, the Pearcey Foundation had engaged with Graeme to create the definitive History of the Australian ICT Industry. Graeme was taken from us all on Australia Day 2021 brought on by an unfortunate accident earlier in January 2021, at his home in suburban Sydney. This ... »» Read more...
25 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
The 2020 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. The national award gives prominence to one of this year's State Pearcey winners for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and acclaim on the world stage. »» 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 Medallist and up to two other individuals. »» Read more...