Pearcey Medals for Lifetime Achievement

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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.

In 2018, we were delighted that Data61 at CSIRO once again sponsored the Pearcey Medal and the Pearcey Hall of Fame.

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The Pearcey Medal and Hall of Fame awards are very much recognition of personal efforts. They are honouring the endeavours, dedication, and outstanding contributions of individuals to Australia's and the world's ICT industry and Research. For information about nominations, criteria, judging etc, please see Pearcey Medal Process.

Dr Dennis Cooper

01 Nov 2018

2018 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 Dr Dennis Cooper. »» Read more...

Mike Miller

02 Nov 2017

2017 Pearcey Medal

At a gala dinner held on Thursday 2 November 2017 at Sydney's Star Pyrmont NSW, Emeritus Professor Mike Miller AO was presented the 2017 Pearcey Medal by Dr Tim Wark, Director of Product, Programs & Marketing of Data61 at CSIRO. »» Read more...

Steve Baxter

01 Dec 2016

2016 Pearcey Medal

At a gala dinner held on Thursday 1 December 2016 at Sydney's Star in Pyrmont, Stephen (Steve) Baxter was presented the 2016 Pearcey Medal by Adrian Turner, CEO of Data61 at CSIRO. »» Read more...

David Merson

17 Nov 2015

2015 Pearcey Medal

At a gala dinner held on Tuesday 17 November 2015 at Sydney's Star in Pyrmont, David Merson was presented the 2015 Pearcey Medal by Hon. Victor Dominello, MP and NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation. »» Read more...

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29 Aug 2014

2014 Pearcey Medal

Mary O'Kane AC, BSc., PhD., FATSE., FIEAust. was awarded the 2014 Pearcey Medal at a gala dinner held on Friday evening 29th August at the Melbourne Convention Centre. »» Read more...

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08 Aug 2013

2013 Pearcey Medal

Dr Alex Zelinsky AO was awarded the 2013 Pearcey Medal at the annual national iAwards gala event held on Thursday 8th August 2013 in Melbourne. »» Read more...

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09 Aug 2012

2012 Pearcey Medal

Dr Mal Bryce AO, 2012 Pearcey Medallist, passed away at home in Perth Western Australia on 4th March 2018. Dr Bryce was a former WA deputy premier and 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. Mal was accorded a State Funeral ... »» Read more...

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04 Aug 2011

2011 Pearcey Medal

The 2011 Pearcey Medal was awarded to Mr Brand Hoff AM. The Pearcey Medal is Australia’s most prestigious Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry award to an individual who has made an outstanding life-long commitment to the ICT sector. »» Read more...

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22 Sep 2010

2010 Pearcey Medal

The 2010 Pearcey Medal was awarded to Mr John Grant. The Pearcey Medal is Australia’s most prestigious Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry award to an individual who has made an outstanding life-long commitment to the ICT sector. »» Read more...

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01 Oct 2009

2009 Pearcey Medal

The 2009 Pearcey Medal was awarded to Professor Murray Allen. The Pearcey Medal is Australia’s most prestigious Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry award to an individual who has made an outstanding life-long commitment to the ICT sector. »» Read more...

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11 Sep 2008

2008 Pearcey Medal

On Thursday 11th September 2008, Neville Roach AO was presented the 2008 Pearcey Medal by Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. »» Read more...

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01 Nov 2007

2007 Pearcey Medal

On Thursday evening 1st November 2007, Roger Allen was presented the 2007 Pearcey Medal by Senator the Honorable Helen Coonan, Minister for Information and Communications Technology and the Arts at the annual Pearcey Foundation Awards evening in Brisbane attended by more than 130 ICT professionals. Fellow finalists Dr Rob Newman and John Puttick were admitted to the Pearcey Hall of ... »» Read more...

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28 Sep 2006

2006 Pearcey Medal

The 2006 Pearcey Medal was presented to Fiona Balfour at Pearcey National event, 28th September 2006 in Melbourne. The Award was presented by Senator The Hon Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. »» Read more...

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14 Oct 2005

2005 Pearcey Medal

The 2005 Pearcey Medal was presented to Professor John O'Callaghan at the Pearcey National Event on Friday 14th October 2005 by the Hon Marsha Thomson - Victorian Minister for Information and Communication Technology. »» Read more...

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04 Nov 2004

2004 Pearcey Medal

The 2004 Pearcey Medal was presented to Emeritus Professor John Bennett AO by Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. »» Read more...

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22 Jul 2003

2003 Pearcey Medal

Prominent technology professional Ms Lyndsey Cattermole was awarded the 2003 Pearcey Medal by the Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston. The announcement was made at the Pearcey National Event gala dinner in Brisbane on 22 July 2003, attended by many of Australia's leading technology identities. »» Read more...

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06 Sep 2002

2002 Pearcey Medal

The 2002 Pearcey Medal was presented to Professor Bill Caelli AO by The Hon Rod Kemp, Minister for the Arts, on behalf of Senator Richard Alston, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, before a distinguished audience of 180 State and Federal Ministers, senior politicians, bureaucrats and I.T.T professionals, Pearcey Medallists and Pearcey Award winners, from every State and ... »» Read more...

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09 Nov 2001

2001 Pearcey Medal

Industry stalwart, Tony Benson, was awarded the 2001 Pearcey Medal in recognition of his life-time commitment to the Australian IT industry. The highly prestigious award was presented to Mr Benson by the NSW Minister for Information Technology, Kim Yeadon, at a special dinner in Parramatta on Friday 9 November 2001. »» Read more...

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31 Aug 2000

2000 Pearcey Medal

The 2000 Pearcey Medal was presented to Mr George Kepper by Senator Richard Alston, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, before an audience of over 300 senior I.T. industry executives at the Hotel Sofitel in Melbourne, on 31 August 2000. »» Read more...

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23 Nov 1999

1999 Pearcey Medal

The 1999 Pearcey Medal was presented to Mr Trevor Robinson A.M. by Senator Richard Alston, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, before an audience of over 500 senior I.T. industry executives from the Asia-Pacific at the ASOCIO dinner in Parliament House Canberra on November 23rd. »» Read more...

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12 Nov 1998

1998 Pearcey Medal

Dr Peter Jones became the first Pearcey Medallist to a standing ovation from the I.T. industry at the 1998 AIIA Annual Industry Dinner in Sydney on the 12th of November. »» Read more...


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