The Pearcey Foundation is holding an ongoing series of on-line seminars we have called "Conversations". They are being held on the last Wednesday of each month.
This Month - September 2020
- Wednesday 30 September 2020; 4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST.
- The History and Future of WiFi: from Radiata to Morse Micro to Beyond!
- Leading the Conversation will be: Phil Ryan; David Skellern; and Neil Weste
- Free event! Please register.
2020 Pearcey Oration
2020 Pearcey Oration was held on Wednesday 2 September 2020 and following the presentation of the 2020 Victorian State Entrepreneur Award. These two events were sponsored by the Victorian Government and form key elements of the Digital Innovation Festival (DIF) in its fifth year of celebration of Victoria's tech community. The 2020 Pearcey Oration explored the very pertinent topic of Resilience, specifically: How do we address our resilience and preparedness in this age of mistrust?
John Blackburn AO
The Oration was delivered by John Blackburn AO, Air Vice-Marshal (Retd) and Chair of The Institute for Integrated Economic Research (IIER). John is a consultant in the field of Defence and National Security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, the Institute For Regional Security, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation and the Australian Institute of Energy. He has extensive experience across the fields of strategy, policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He recently featured as a panellist on the 29 July 2020 Pearcey Conversation on-line seminar entitled "The role of the ICT Community in the future resilience and self-reliance of Australia".
View on Pearcey YouTube channel.
Pearcey State Entrepreneur Awards
Nominations are being called for all states NOW. Please send any nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course some events will be live and in usual format but some will be virtual.
|Victoria||Wed 2 September||The 2020 Vic Award was held as part of the 2020 DIF. It was a virtual event sponsored by the Victorian Government.|
|Queensland||Tuesday 6 October||To be held at the St Lucia Golf Club, Hillstone, as we did in 2019. Sponsors are IceMedia and TechOne for which we are extraordinarily grateful|
|ACT||Tuesday 22 Sep||
The Pearcey Foundation is again having a Round Table Dinner at the Ottoman Restaurant on Tuesday 22 September at 6:30pm for 7:00pm. Bookings essential. Contact Brand Hoff
Thanks again to th ACT Government for their sustained support
TOPIC will be "Digital Innovation in the war against COVID"
|WA||October||The WA Award is part of the WA Lateral Incite Awards|
Details about Tasmania and South Australia State Awards coming soon. Judging is underway but awards will be virtual.
2020 Pearcey Medal
2020 Pearcey Medal, Hall of Fame and National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be presented on Thursday 19 November 2020; 6:00pm - 9:30pm. All being well it will be a dinner event at a venue to be announced soon and will include a prominent Guest Speaker.
2020 has certainly been a remarkable year with the onset of the pandemic. The members of the Pearcey Foundation felt it important that the tech sector show thought leadership by debating the pros and cons of the CovidSAFE app launched by our Federal Government in late April 2020. To this end, we have published two papers and held a public zoom seminar on the app and its ramifications for our community. Below are references to these activities in detail. No one could have foreseen the incredible disruption we are all experiencing in 2020 but, as one of our CovidSAFE speakers commented, this app is all about TRUST; TRUST in government in particular. He offered a definition: Trust is Integrity plus transparency over time.
History of the Australian ICT industry
Additionally we have launched our History of the Australian ICT industry initiative (last November 2019). We have assembled a great team of advisors, led by Dr Peter Thorne, all of whom are working with our author Graeme Philipson to curate a wonderful living document. The book is making great progress.
More details on all events, as well as on the Book, are available on our Pearcey Heritage website heritage.pearcey.org.au.
Please check out our press release for a consolidated list of activities:
04 Jul 2020
Terry Cutler (1948-2020) FATSE PhD Econ History (UNSW), BA History (Melb Uni), passed away on 3 July in Melbourne. Terry was a remarkable contributor to the ICT sector. During 2008 he chaired the Australian Government's Review of the National Innovation System which culminated in the Report, Venturous Australia. »» Read more...
20 May 2020
John Deane and Arthur Sale where outstanding contributors to Australia's ICT. John was both a researcher in areas including smart wireless networks and a historian. Arthur was at the forefront of ICT acedemia in Tasmania for over 25 years. »» 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...