2008 State Pearcey Award for Young Achievers

The Pearcey award is a NSW State award, aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the IT profession. It is awarded to an individual early in their career who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to research and development.

The Award will be held on Thursday 11th September 2008 during an afternoon/evening Pearcey Foundation function at the Westin Hotel, Martin Place, Sydney.
The award is named after Dr.Trevor Pearcey, who in 1948 built Australia's first and the world's fourth digital computer, CSIRAC, in Sydney. It is the oldest surviving computer in the world. The Pearcey Foundation's objective is to reinforce the recognition, knowledge and appreciation of outstanding individuals and their contributions to the development and growth of Australia's ICT professionals, research and industry.

The NSW Pearcey committee is encouraging fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession to step forward and gain recognition for their achievements. The winner of the NSW State Pearcey Award will be an individual early in his or her career who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and made a significant contribution to technological development or commercialisation of new technologies in the field of ICT.

The Pearcey Oration will be delivered during the evening by Dr Terry Cutler in his role as Chairman of the Committee responsible for the National Innovation System review. Two panel discussions on the impact of Dr Cutler's Green Paper will precede the evening – one with young entrepreneurs and one with industry association representatives.

The NSW Pearcey Committee is encouraging applications and nominations to the Award now – entries close 29th August 2008. The application procedure is simple and requires only the submission of a completed nomination form and a current CV. More Details here