Pearcey Qld Awards

Recognising Outstanding ICT Entrepreneurs in Queensland

Award Dinner
The 2023 Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award will be presented at an Awards Celebration Dinner in the Garden Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex on Tuesday 17 October.

Special Guest, The Honourable Mark Bailey MP, Minister for Digital Services has accepted our invitation and will deliver an address to guests during the evening.

Our Master of Ceremonies is none other than Wayne Gerrard, recipient of the 2016 Pearcey Queensland ICT Entrepreneur Award and former Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Get ready for an unforgettable evening led by a true industry visionary.

We're excited to have Data#3 on board as our generous sponsor for this distinguished dinner, as we also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Pearcey Foundation.

Don't miss this chance to be a part of Queensland's most significant ICT event of the year. Reserve your seat now, and prepare to be inspired, connected, and empowered.

Introducing the 2023 Nominees for Pearcey Queensland ICT Entrepreneur: 

Geoff Augutis, Queensland Computers Pty Ltd
Yas Grigaliunas, Circonomy
Chris Jeffery, CyberGuru
Chris Kerrisk, Cèrge
Ashley Llambias, Griffith University
Alex Moss, Canaria Technologies
Darren Rogan, Rogues Lab

Tickets include pre-dinner drinks and canapes, followed by a 3-course sit-down dinner with drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks).

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Venue: Garden Marquee, Victoria Park

Address: Herston Road, Herston
Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Cost: $140 per person or $1,260 for a table of 10

To Register:  Purchase tickets here no later than Monday, 9th October

More Information: Contact Debra Krause, Anagram Events Australia on
07 3389 3525 or email

The Pearcey Qld Entrepreneur Award recognises and celebrates outstanding individuals in Queensland ICT who have taken a risk, made a difference and are an inspiration. The Award very much recognises substantial industry contribution "beyond their day job".

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2023 Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award and close Monday 4 September 2023.

Entry criteria and further information about the state nomination process can be found here.

To nominate in the Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award complete the Queensland nomination form. This is a .docx file. It may take a few moments to download and open

Once completed upload the form here by  close of business 29 August.  

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Debra Krause on 3389 3525 or email

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Many thanks to our sponsor TechnologyOne for their much valued support.

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