Congratulations to all the 2015 awardees

2015 Pearcey Awards Program

Celebrating those who create their own path, the Pearcey Awards  were held in conjunction with the ACS Disruptors Awards at the gala dinner held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Sydney Star.

David Merson, Geoff Huston and Adrian Di Marco were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame. David Merson was presented the 2015 Pearcey Medal by Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.

The 2015 Benson finalists were Greg Boorer (ACT), Wayne Gerard (Qld), James Rigall (Tas), Alison Hardacre (Vic), Clinton House (WA) with the 2015 Benson Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Tim Power (NSW) presented by Adrian Turner CEO of Data61 at CSIRO. View the program here(PDF, 5 MB).

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2015 Pearcey Hall of Fame

17 Nov 2015

2015 Pearcey and Benson Awards

Celebrating those who create their own path, the Pearcey Awards were held in conjunction with the ACS Disruptors Awards at the gala dinner held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Sydney Star. »» Read more...

A30 Forum 2015

16 Nov 2015

A3.0 Forum - The Lucky Country Disrupted

On Monday 16 November, a lively Australia 3.0 forum took place at Data61/NICTA's HQ in Eveleigh. The topic entitled "The Lucky Country Disrupted" was a play on Donald Horne's 1964 book "The Lucky Country" suggesting that Australia's days of riding a wave may be nearly over. »» Read more...

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20 Oct 2015

2015 NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Press Release. The 2015 NSW Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were presented tonight at NSW Parliament by the Hon Victor Dominello, NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, on behalf of the Pearcey Foundation and the technology industry with the pinnacle award, the winners special recognition award, going to Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Canva. »» Read more...

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16 Oct 2015

Our #policyhack idea

The Federal Government is hosting Policy Hack on Saturday 17 November in Sydney as an opportunity for industry to develop and pitch innovative solutions to some of Australia's most pressing policy problems and help foster the growth of innovation industries in Australia. Policy Hack with Wyatt Roy »» Read more...

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28 Sep 2015

Digital disruption – it’s real and it’s now!

Digital Disruption is something that all (or almost all) of us are aware. We see the impact of Airbnb, Uber,, Seek and so on. Some disruptions are welcomed but many are not; and so, understandably, significant negative reactions appear. »» Read more...

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16 Sep 2015

Pearcey welcomes new PM

The Pearcey Foundation welcomes appointment of the new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who was sworn in as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia on 15 September 2015. »» Read more...


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Pearcey Medals for Lifetime Achievement

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

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Benson Entrepreneur Awards

The Benson Entrepreneur Award (formerly known as the Pearcey National Award) is a special recognition annual award. Sponsored by CSIRO, 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 Medalist and up to two other individuals. »» Read more...


State Nominations

The Pearcey Foundation accepts nominations all year round for any of its awards. We encourage you to get in early and apply or nominate someone you know who has made a significant contribution to their industry. You may download a Nomination Form or Contact Us directly. »» Read more...


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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 initiative is a proposal to establish a research institute focused on creating a globally competitive Australian technology sector. »» Read more...