The 2018 Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award was presented to Peter Laurie at an ICT Awards night hosted by the Pearcey Foundation with the Queensland ACS and CICTA (Council of ICT Associations in Queensland).
The event was held at the St Lucia Golf Club in Brisbane on Wednesday 10 October 2018. The Pearcey Foundation also made Yvette Adams, Josh Cameron, Emily de la Pena and Victor Vicario members of the 2018 Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Peter is the director of Junta Pty Ltd, a 15-year-old boutique consulting company that specialises in applying software engineering and innovation to business opportunities. Junta has worked with Suncorp, Energex, Telstra, NAB and others. The primary role for Junta has been as a software development leader or architect.
Peter has other roles outside of Junta, they include entrepreneur in residence roles at UQ's ilab, and River City Labs Accelerator. He provides formal mentoring/coaching/training. For the last 12 years, Peter has also been giving a presentation entitled "Six Key Things of Software Development". This presentation covers: source code control, formal releases, automated builds, developer tests, continuous integration, and collaboration tools.
He is Mission Lead for the Youth Mission of Startup Catalyst. For the last four years they have selected twenty young people aged 18 - 29 with technical skills and taken them to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. These bright young things then know and believe they are as good as anyone in the world.
The 30 state winners of the national awards for ACS, AIIA, AIPM, AISA, APSco, ICSC, ITFGC, ITSMF, ISACA, SIBA GITA and WiT were also recognised.
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