2018 Blog

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This section contains archived Pearcey events, news and blog items from 2018.

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2018 Year in Review

The Pearcey Foundation was proud to present many events and awards in 2018. »» Read more...

John O'Neil

21 Aug 2018

Vale John O'Neil

Our 2005 Pearcey Hall of Famer, John O'Neil, passed away on 21 August 2018 aged 83. John was best known for his work at Control Data and close working relationship with the late Trevor Robinson AM, our 1999 Pearcey Medallist. We send our condolences to John's wife Dr Jo O'Neil and their family. »» Read more...

Brenda Ansley OAM

12 Aug 2018

Vale Brenda Aynsley OAM

A very brave Australian stalwart of the ICT industry has left us. Brenda was a pioneer in promoting women in ICT by example. Based in Adelaide, she influenced our national and international reputation over a sustained lifetime of commitment including a two year role as President of the Australian Computer Society (2013-2015). »» Read more...

Dr Alex Zelinsky

21 Jun 2018

Dr Alex Zelinsky appointed Vice Chancellor at Newcastle Uni

Dr Alex Zelinsky is to take up the position of Vice Chancellor at NSW's University of Newcastle in November 2018. Alex, 2013 Pearcey Medallist, is currently Chief Defence Scientist in Canberra heading up the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group. Congratulations from all the Friends of Pearcey. »» Read more...

Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM

10 Jun 2018

Wayne Fitzsimmons awarded OAM

The Pearcey Foundation's own chairman, Wayne Fitzsimmons, was awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday 2018 Honours List. Wayne was recognised for his service to information technology, covering a career lifetime in senior executive positions and helping to advance Australia's ICT capabilities. »» Read more...

Dr Bob Kayn

14 Mar 2018

Dr Bob Kahn Visits Melbourne

The Father of the Internet, Dr Robert Kahn, accompanied by his wife, was in Melbourne as the guest of the Australian Digital Commerce Association. Visiting from Washington DC, he spoke at a luncheon on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the Melbourne Town Hall. »» Read more...


03 Mar 2018

Dr Mal Bryce Passes Away

Former WA deputy premier and 2012 Pearcey Medalist Mal Bryce has been remembered as "ahead of his time and a champion of innovation and technology" after the long-serving Labor stalwart died at the age of 74, on the 3rd March 2018. »» Read more...

Australia Day

26 Jan 2018

2018 Australia Day Honours

On Australia Day 2018, Robin Eckerman was recognised as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for "for significant service to the telecommunications industry through roles in broadband infrastructure and network development, and to the energy supply sector". »» Read more...

Congratulations 2017 Awardees

The presentation of the 2017 Pearcey Medal, Hall of Fame and National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards was held on Thursday 2 November in Sydney as part of the ACS 2017 National Digital Disruptor Awards GALA dinner program and REIMAGINATION Conference held at Sydney's Star, Pyrmont. View the press release here »» Read more...