2018 Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

10th
October

The Pearcey State Entrepreneur Award is aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession. It is awarded to an individual in mid-career, typically 25 – 45yo, who have “taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration” within the ICT industry in their state.

The 2018 state Pearcey Award will be presented at a prestigious dinner on Wednesday, October 10. The winner then represents Queensland at the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit in Melbourne Thursday 1 November. So very high profile.

We typically have ten nominees each year. Last year’s winner was Jenine Beekhuyzen. Past winners have included David Barbagallo, Aaron Birkby, Adrian di Marco, Paul Gampe, Janine Garrett, Wayne Gerard, Neil Glentworth, Tammy Halter, Brett Hooker, Andrew Jessett, Raeleen Kaesehagen, Kon Kakanis, Bevan Slattery and Peter Ward.

We welcome Paul Gampe as the new state chair of the Pearcey Foundation in Queensland.

You (or the nominee) should prepare a simple document basically a CV but with sections explicitly covering the four key criteria listed below plus a LinkedIn URL. It should include contact details (name, email address and phone number). It should be emailed to the national secretariat at qld@pearcey.org.au copy martin.lack@mlaa.com.au .

Be aware, nominees will be asked if they want acknowledgment at the dinner. A nomination is for this year only, but candidates are encouraged to nominate in succeeding years if they wish.

Nominations close Monday, 27 August with no extensions.

 

Selection criteria

The selection criteria are as follows:

Innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to the development of the information technology industry in Queensland, early in his or her career, typically 25 – 45yo.

The key considerations for the Queensland Pearcey Award selection, are:

  1. a contribution which is above and beyond what could be considered appropriate to the job functions performed,
  2. a contribution which has included some elements of research, industry, and professional development,
  3. a contribution characterised by confidence and a willingness to make sacrifices to achieve the desired results, and
  4. an individual able to be an ICT industry ambassador and hence provide a role model to young people.

Candidates do not need to have been born in Queensland, nor do they need to be residents now. But they will be expected to have made a major contribution to the Queensland ICT industry as set out above.

Pearcey Foundation

The Pearcey Foundation aims to make Australians proudly aware of the achievements of Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries and of the work of the many Australians, young and old, who have made those achievements possible.

Appropriately, the Foundation is named after Dr Trevor Pearcey, who lead the project team that built CSIRAC 1947 to 1949. It is now the oldest surviving computer in the world and on display in the Melbourne Museum. A foundation has been established in his name, which makes awards to outstanding individuals in our industry.

For more information, go https://pearcey.org.au/awards/   

Since inception in 1998, the national Pearcey Medal has been awarded to five Queenslanders: Professor Bill Caelli, David Merson, John Grant, Mal Bryce and Steve Baxter. Plus Professor John O’Callaghan, Lyndsey Cattermole, Mal Bryce AO, Professor Mike Miller AO, Mary O’Kane AC Roger Allen, Tony Benson and Trevor Robinson AM.

The Pearcey State Entrepreneur Award is aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession. It is awarded to an individual in mid-career, typically 25 – 45yo, who have “taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration” within the ICT industry in their state.

The 2018 state Pearcey Award will be presented at a prestigious dinner on Wednesday, October 10. The winner then represents Queensland at the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit in Melbourne Thursday 1 November. So very high profile.

We typically have ten nominees each year. Last year’s winner was Jenine Beekhuyzen. Past winners have included David Barbagallo, Aaron Birkby, Adrian di Marco, Paul Gampe, Janine Garrett, Wayne Gerard, Neil Glentworth, Tammy Halter, Brett Hooker, Andrew Jessett, Raeleen Kaesehagen, Kon Kakanis, Bevan Slattery and Peter Ward.

We welcome Paul Gampe as the new state chair of the Pearcey Foundation in Queensland.

You (or the nominee) should prepare a simple document basically a CV but with sections explicitly covering the four key criteria listed below plus a LinkedIn URL. It should include contact details (name, email address and phone number). It should be emailed to the national secretariat at qld@pearcey.org.au copy martin.lack@mlaa.com.au .

Be aware, nominees will be asked if they want acknowledgment at the dinner. A nomination is for this year only, but candidates are encouraged to nominate in succeeding years if they wish.

Nominations close Monday, 27 August with no extensions.

 

Selection criteria

The selection criteria are as follows:

Innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to the development of the information technology industry in Queensland, early in his or her career, typically 25 – 45yo.

The key considerations for the Queensland Pearcey Award selection, are:

  1. a contribution which is above and beyond what could be considered appropriate to the job functions performed,
  2. a contribution which has included some elements of research, industry, and professional development,
  3. a contribution characterised by confidence and a willingness to make sacrifices to achieve the desired results, and
  4. an individual able to be an ICT industry ambassador and hence provide a role model to young people.

Candidates do not need to have been born in Queensland, nor do they need to be residents now. But they will be expected to have made a major contribution to the Queensland ICT industry as set out above.

Pearcey Foundation

The Pearcey Foundation aims to make Australians proudly aware of the achievements of Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries and of the work of the many Australians, young and old, who have made those achievements possible.

Appropriately, the Foundation is named after Dr Trevor Pearcey, who lead the project team that built CSIRAC 1947 to 1949. It is now the oldest surviving computer in the world and on display in the Melbourne Museum. A foundation has been established in his name, which makes awards to outstanding individuals in our industry.

For more information, go https://pearcey.org.au/awards/   

Since inception in 1998, the national Pearcey Medal has been awarded to five Queenslanders: Professor Bill Caelli, David Merson, John Grant, Mal Bryce and Steve Baxter. Plus Professor John O’Callaghan, Lyndsey Cattermole, Mal Bryce AO, Professor Mike Miller AO, Mary O’Kane AC Roger Allen, Tony Benson and Trevor Robinson AM.

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