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.

The Pearcey Foundation is now calling for nominations for the NSW award to be presented at Parliament House, Sydney on 19th October 2010. The award will form part of NICTA’s annual NICTA@Parliament Showcase and is supported by Industry and Investment NSW. Deadline for nominations is 1st October 2010.

Previous winners of this, one of Australia’s most prestigious entrepreneurs awards, include:

  • Ian Gardiner, founder of Viocorp (2009)
  • Mike Cannon-Brookes & Scott Farquhar, founders of Atlassian (2008)
  • Jeff & Pia Waugh of the Open Source Industry (2007)
  • Matt Barrie, founder of Sensory Networks and now (2006)
  • Prof. James Dalziel, founder of Melcoe and WebMCQ (2005)
  • Prof Hugh Durrant-Whyte, founder Centre Autonomous Systems (2004).

The 2010 award will be made at NSW Parliament evening of 19th October in conjunction with a NICTA “techfest” and a roundtable discussion on research commercialisation.

Full details can be found at the Pearcey Foundation website Nominations.

About the Pearcey Foundation

The Pearcey Foundation is a non-profit organisation of individuals, committed to and advancing the vital role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the digital economy. The Pearcey Foundation recognises innovation and contributions in ICT through national and state awards and runs regular public debates on critical national issues such as productivity, the digital economy and technology-related public policy. The Foundation is named after Dr Trevor Pearcey, the architect and pioneer of the world's fourth digital computer, created in Sydney in 1949/50 and now preserved in the Museum of Melbourne. Trevor typifies Australia's heritage of innovation, including the more recent world class WiFi chip activity originating from the CSIRO.

CONTACT: Pearcey NSW Co-Chairs

  • Phil McCrea CEO AC3 on 0411 102 548
  • Charles Lindop, Principal Carlisle Partners on 0419 224 214

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