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.

Pearcey Medal and CSIRAC 70th Anniversary 14th November in Melbourne

Following on from our centenary celebration of the life of Dr Pearcey, we held the 2019 national awards event on 14th November and awards were presented to:

  • Pearcey Medal awarded to Prof David Abramson
  • Pearcey Hall of Fame awarded to Sonja Bernhardt and Bob Beaumont
  • Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Craig McDonald from Victoria
  • 70th Anniversary CSIRAC - to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the commissioning of CSIRAC at the Radiophysics Division of CSIRO.

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Both events were held in Melbourne - please see  http://pearceycentenary.org.au/

We are delighted to have CSIRO sponsor these events as they have done for the last 20 years.

Recent Events

The Pearcey Foundation is proud to have held the following recent events.

Recent News

David Abramson

14 Nov 2019

2019 Pearcey Medal

The prestigious Pearcey Medal, which recognises a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia, was presented to Professor David Abramson. The presentation of the Medal was by Nigel Warren, Executive Director Growth CSIRO at the annual Pearcey National Awards held on Thursday evening, 14th November 2019, in Melbourne. »» Read more...

Sonja Bernhardt

14 Nov 2019

2019 Pearcey Hall of Fame

Professor David Abramson, Sonja Bernhardt OAM and Bob Beaumont were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the annual Pearcey National Awards dinner held on Thursday 14th November 2019 in Melbourne. »» Read more...

Craig McDonald 2

14 Nov 2019

2019 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award

The 2019 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Craig McDonald, CEO and Founder of Mailguard, at the annual Pearcey national Awards gala dinner on 14th November 2019 in Melbourne. »» Read more...

Tim Neale

15 Oct 2019

2019 Qld Award

The 2019 Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award was presented to Tim Neale, co-founder and managing director of agtech company DataFarming. The award event was held in Brisbane on 15 October 2015 in collaboration with CICTA (Council of ICT Associations in Queensland). »» Read more...

Matthew Wilson

10 Oct 2019

2019 ACT Award

Canberra, Australia - 10 October 2019 - The Pearcey Foundation today announced Matthew Wilson, CEO of Penton as this year's recipient of the 2019 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. The award was presented by Senator (retd) Kate Lundy representing the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the Pearcey Round Table 2019. »» Read more...

Ashik Ahmed

10 Oct 2019

2019 NSW Award

The 2019 NSW ICT Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Ashik Ahmed, co-founder, CTO and CEO of Deputy. The award was presented at a special Pearcey Awards event at the NSW Startup Hub on 10 October 2019. »» Read more...

Roger Taylor

27 Aug 2019

2019 Pearcey Oration

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...

Craig McDonald

27 Aug 2019

2019 Vic Award

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...

CSIRAC Melb Museum

22 Jun 2019

ABC Science Show - CSIRAC the first computer to play music

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...

Rob Nathan

14 Jun 2019

2019 WA Award

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...

Awards

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Pearcey Medals for Lifetime Achievement

The Pearcey Medal is a prestigious annual individual award that recognizes a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia. »» Read more...

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Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards

The Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award is a special recognition annual award. 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 Medallist and up to two other individuals. In 2019 Sonja Bernhardt OAM and Bob Beaumont were elevated into the prestigious Pearcey Hall of Fame along ... »» Read more...

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State Nominations

The Pearcey Foundation welcomes nominations all year round for any of its awards. We encourage the nominations of anyone who has made a significant contribution to the ICT industry. Simply contact us with the details. »» Read more...

Initiatives

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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 was launched during the '60th Anniversary of Computing in Victoria' celebration in 2016 and was registered in 2018 as a 'Company limited by Guarantee' and designated the Pearcey Institute Limited (PIL). »» Read more...


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