2010 Blog

Pearcey comments on NBN

[15 Dec 2010] Wayne Fitzsimmons, chairman of the Pearcey Foundation, published A Perspective on the NBN in IT Wire. It shows that some of the complexity in the debate can be removed if the issues are separated into four distinct areas, viz infrastructure, regulatory environment, technology and economics.

2010 Pearcey Newsletter

[1 Dec 2010] The Pearcey Foundation would like to wish all friends of Pearcey a very happy Christmas and safe New Year. Highlights of our year is summarised in our Pearcey 2010 Newsletter(PDF, 116 KB).

2010 National Medal and Debate

[22 Sep, 2010] The 2010 National Pearcey Event was held on Wednesday evening 22nd September 2010 at a gala dinner in Brisbane as part of the 2010 World Computer Congress (WCC) held at the Brisbane Convention Centre. At this dinner:

  • The 2010 National Medal was awarded to Mr John Grant by Senator Kate Lundy, Senator representing the ACT and Parliamentary Secretary, Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • The 2010 Hall of Fame was awarded to Brian Finn AO and Emeritus Professor Peter Poole
  • The 2010 Pearcey Oration was delivered by Dr Megan Clark, CEO of CSIRO

In the afternoon preceding the dinner, Pearcey ran a national debate entitled "Government Funded ICT R&D in Australia". The debate covered many contentious areas including research priorities, funding influences and industry engagement. The panel of speakers included Dr David Skellern (CEO of Australia's National ICT R&D centre - NICTA) and Dr Alex Zelinsky, Group Executive, Information Sciences at CSIRO.

2010 Pearcey State Awards

2010 Tas Award - Tasmania, Thursday 16th December 2010 at Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart in conjunction with the Tasmanian Branch of the ACS was presented by the Premier of Tasmania Mr David Bartlett to Paris Buttfield-Addison and Jon Manning, co-founders of Secret Lab.

2010 NSW Award - New South Wales, at Parliament House Sydney on Tuesday 19th October 2010 in conjunction with NICTA - the NSW award was given to Lars and Jens Rasmussen by the NSW Treasurer and Minister for Stateg and Regional Development, Eric Roozendaal. A further 9 entrepreneurs were inducted into our Hall of Fame.

2010 Qld Award - Queensland, as part of the 2010 National Pearcey Event held on Wednesday evening 22 September at the Brisbane Convention Centre and was presented to Mr Peter Ward by the Queensland Minister for Public Works and ICT, Mr Robert Schwarten MP.

2010 ACT Award - Australian Capital Territory, was awarded to Dr Raymond Choo on Thursday 16th September 2010 by Senator Kate Lundy, Senator representing the ACT.

2010 SA Award - South Australia, was awarded to Dr Anton van den Hengel at a ceremony included in the SA ACS conference at the Adelaide Festival Centre on Thursday 21 October 2010.

2010 Vic Award - Victoria, was presented to Brett Paterson as part of the ACS Fellows dinner on Tuesday 22 June 2010

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2010 National Pearcey Event

Event Overview The 2010 National Pearcey Foundation Event was held as part of the World Computer Congress 2010 on Wednesday 22 September at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. »» Read more...

PR2010: Paris Buttfield-Addison & Jon Manning win Tasmanian Pearcey Award

16th December 2010 – Hobart. The 2010 Tasmanian Pearcey Award for young ICT entrepreneurs was presented to Mr. Paris Buttfield-Addison and Mr. Jon Manning, co-founders of Secret Lab, by Mr David Bartlett, Premier of Tasmania in his role as Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology. The event was held at the Henry Jones art house Hotel in Hobart as part ... »» Read more...

PR2010: Anton van den Hengel wins 2010 SA Pearcey Award

Adelaide, Thursday 21 October 2010: The 2010 South Australian Pearcey Foundation Award was presented to Dr Anton van den Hengel, inventor of the Videotrace image modelling system and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. The presentation was made by Mr Wayne Fitzsimmons, Chairman of the Pearcey Foundation, at a ceremony held this evening in the Adelaide Festival ... »» Read more...

PR2010: John Grant, Data#3, awarded 2010 Pearcey Medal

John Grant, Data#3, awarded 2010 Pearcey Medal Brisbane 23 Sep 2010: At the 2010 World Computer Congress 2010 gala dinner held on Wednesday evening 22 September 2010 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, John Grant was awarded the 2010 Pearcey Medal . The Pearcey Medal is Australia's most prestigious Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry award presented to an ... »» Read more...

PR2010: Peter Ward, Wardy IT Solutions, awarded 2010 Queensland Pearcey Award

Peter Ward, Founder of Wardy IT, wins 2010 Queensland Pearcey Award Brisbane 20 September 2010: Peter Ward, Founder and Chief Technical Architect of Wardy IT Solutions, was presented the 2010 Queensland Pearcey Award by Robert Schwarten MP, the QLD Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology. This award recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australia's ICT and Digital ... »» Read more...

PR2010: Raymond Choo awarded 2010 ACT Pearcey Award

16 September 2010, Canberra: Fullbright Scholar Dr Raymond Choo was presented the 2010 ACT Pearcey Award by Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister & Cabinet, at a gala dinner held at ‘The Boathouse’ in Canberra. Speaking at this Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) annual award’s dinner, Senator Lundy commended Dr Choo “for making his mark in the burgeoning cyber ... »» Read more...

PR2010: WCC2010 National debate on publically-funded ICT R&D in Australia - where is it headed?

World Computer Congress 2010 (WCC2010) hosts national debate on publically funded ICT R&D »» Read more...

PR2010: Brett Paterson wins 2010 Victorian Pearcey Award

Melbourne 22nd June 2010. Victorian Entrepreneur, Brett Paterson, founder and CEO of FireLight Technologies, Melbourne, has been awarded the Victorian Pearcey Prize for 2010. »» Read more...

PR2010: Call for Nominations for the 2010 Pearcey Young Achievers awards

Melbourne 22nd July 2010: Each year the Pearcey Foundation presents prestigious awards in each Australian State and Territory to an outstanding younger ICT professional who has ‘run a risk and made a difference’ in any segment of the Australian economy where ICT plays a significant role. The Foundation is now calling for nominations for these awards to be presented at ... »» Read more...

PR2010: Call for nominations for 2010 NSW Pearcey Award

Sydney 7th September 2010: Each year the Pearcey Foundation presents prestigious awards in each Australian State and Territory to an outstanding younger ICT entrepreneur who has ‘run a risk and made a difference’ in the ICT and Digital Media industries, key elements of the rapidly emerging national digital economy. »» Read more...

WCC2010 Conference Session

Joint Australian Council of Deans of ICT and ACS Foundation Event »» Read more...


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