2021 Blog

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This section contains archived Pearcey events, news and blog items from 2021. Another challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clive Finkelstein

12 Sep 2021

Vale Clive Finkelstein

One of Australia's foremost computer scientists passed away peacefully in Perth on the 12th September 2021. Recognised for his work in defining Information Engineering, when he presented the concept at the 1980 IFIPS conference in Melbourne. Clive was elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame in 2008 at a memorable ceremony in Sydney. »» Read more...

Reg Coutts

30 Aug 2021

Vale Prof. Reg Coutts

Reg Coutts, 2018 Pearcey Hall of Fame, was an ebullient character, well known in telecommunications and ICT circles, always self-deprecating, always positive and constructive about his colleagues. Reg was an effective, well-liked and respected leader in Australian ICT, whose sense of humour was infectious. Reg will be missed by many Australians - he made a real contribution to our great ... »» Read more...

wayne gerard

16 Jun 2021

Wayne Gerard named 2021 Qld Chief Entrepreneur

Congratulations to Wayne Gerard on his appointment as Queensland's new Chief Entrepreneur. Wayne is passionate about innovation, start-ups, and Queensland as a place to live, work and play. So it's no surprise that his appointment recognises his outstanding leadership over many years… In fact, it is six years since he was voted by his peers as Queensland's 2015 Pearcey Entrepreneur ... »» Read more...

owen hill

30 Jan 2021

Catchup with Owen Hill

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...

graeme philipson

26 Jan 2021

Vale Graeme Philipson

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...