Each year the NSW Pearcey Committee presents an award to an entrepreneur in the ICT industry in NSW who has made a significant contribution to the industry and, just as importantly, has the potential to contribute more. The award honours ICT Pioneer Trevor Pearcey who built the first computer in the country in 1949 — a valve computer!
Typically the recipient of the Award is mid-career. This year the Award will be presented by the Hon Dominic Perrottet, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, at Parliament House on 6th November at 5.00pm.
Prior to presenting the Award we will be holding a Pitching Competition where researchers at Universities and TAFE spruik their business plans and ideas for their enterprise before a panel of industry judges and a savvy audience of technology movers and shakers. The competition is designed to introduce participants to the dynamics of pitching and hitting the key messages for investors, distributors, and customers.
Young ICT Explorers
Young ICT Explorers (YICTE), a collaboration between SAP and the NICTA hosted Digital Careers program, is designed to encourage Australian school students to create and innovate with ICT. The program aims to promote a greater understanding of the real-life applications of technology and the career paths it enables. Now in its fifth year, YICTE has inspired over 950 students to innovate in ICT-related projects. This year the Pearcey Awards has extended an invitation to students from the recently held NSW YICTE judging event to attend and present their projects.
When: 6 November 2014, 5.00pm — 7.30pm
Where: NSW Parliament House Theatrette
(rsvp is essential for catering purposes)
For more information contact Phil McCrea on [email protected] or 0411 102 548.