National Awards

Each year the Pearcey Foundation recognises outstanding individuals for lifetime contributions to Australian ICT.


The Pearcey National Awards recognise lifetime contributions and outstanding achievements in Australian ICT.

The Pearcey Medal recognizes a distinguished lifetime of achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia.

The Pearcey Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have made very significant contributions into particular areas of Australia's ICT research, industry, or professional development.

The Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year gives prominence to one of the State Pearcey awardees for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and/or acclaim on the world stage .

Nominations can be received at any time.

The Pearcey National Awards are presented at special events that are iconic in the ICT industry and attended by the most influential decision makers in the industry. These events are generously supported by sponsors and new sponsors are always welcome!



The Pearcey Foundation very much appreciates the ongoing sponsorship by CSIRO and Data61 and their continuous support of our national awards programs for most of the past twenty years.


Pearcey National Awards

Nov 11, 2022

2022 Pearcey Medal

The 2022 Pearcey Medal was presented to John De Margheriti, widely seen as a founding 'father' of Australia's video games industry. The presentation was made in Hobart by Hon Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Tasmanian Minister for Science and Technology at a gala dinner held in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and TasICT.

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Nov 11, 2022

2022 Pearcey Hall of Fame

The Pearcey Foundation announced that John De MargheritiLen Rust and Beven Slattery were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame. The presentations were made as part of the 2022 Pearcey National Awards at a gala dinner held in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and TasICT in Hobart.

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Nov 11, 2022

2022 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2022 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Dr. Mark Englund founder and CEO of FiberSense, by Hon Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Minister for Science and Technology. The award was presented in Hobart as part of the prestigious 2022 Pearcey National Awards held in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and TasICT.

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Nov 24, 2021

2021 Pearcey Medal

David Thodey AO, was presented the prestigious Pearcey Medal as part of the 2021 Pearcey National Awards. The Pearcey Medal recognises a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia.

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Nov 24, 2021

2021 Pearcey Hall of Fame

David Thodey AO, Judy Hammond and Alan Noble were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the annual Pearcey National Awards event held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 during a virtual presentation held via Zoom.

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Nov 24, 2021

2021 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2021 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to the co-founder and CTO of DTEX Systems Mohan Koo by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall. The presentation was broadcast live on a national Zoom call, as part of the Pearcey Foundation's National Awards event.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Pearcey Medal

Professor Jennifer Seberry was presented the prestigious Pearcey Medal as part of the 2020 Pearcey National Awards. The Pearcey Medal recognises a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2020 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. The announcement was made during the 2020 Pearcey Foundation National Event, this year being a ‘virtual’ celebration held on 25 November 2020 on a national Zoom broadcast.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Pearcey Hall of Fame

Emeritus Professor Jennifer SeberryJeff Whittle AO and Owen Hill were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the annual Pearcey National Awards event held on Wednesday 25th November 2020 over a Zoom call.

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Nov 14, 2019

2019 Pearcey Medal

The prestigious Pearcey Medal, which recognises a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia, was presented to Professor David Abramson.

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Nov 14, 2019

2019 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award

The 2019 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Craig McDonald, CEO and Founder of Mailguard, at the annual Pearcey national Awards gala dinner on 14th November 2019 in Melbourne.

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Nov 14, 2019

2019 Pearcey Hall of Fame

Professor David AbramsonSonja Bernhardt OAM and Bob Beaumont were elevated to the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the annual Pearcey National Awards dinner held on Thursday 14th November 2019 in Melbourne.

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