2017 Qld Ict Industry Awards

The 2017 Queensland ICT Awards night celebrates winners from the following ICT Industry organisations:

ACS Awards

ICT Professional of the Year, Gold Disruptors for 2016

Eamon Barker - Avanade

Eamon Barker
Eamon is Australian lead for Software Engineering at Avanade. He had a disruptive idea on how to develop a new system to manage 29,000 CVs globally for his consultancy and has lead the team which designed, developed and implemented the new system. The new system has reduced the time needed to manage these CV's to a quarter of what was previously needed and has saved hundreds of hours of work in the course of a year.

Young ICT Professional of the Year (Male under 30), Gold Disruptors for 2016

Two joint winners
Andrew Kugelman - Public Safety Business Agency

Andrew isAndrew Klugelman Vendor & Contract Manager, Mobile Services Program at the Public Safety Business Agency and the Queensland Police Service He is an ICT procurement specialist who has developed a program to deliver mobile services to the "front line" which changes the way that the service is delivered.
Andrew likes to challenge the status quo in vendor and contract management to deliver innovative outcomes that meet the underlying business need whilst still delivering value for money.
Jordan Duffy - Buckham DuffyJordan Duffy - Buckham Duffy

Jordan is Director of Strategy for Buckham Duffy. As a technologist, business leader and strategist, Jordan has dedicated his life to pushing the boundaries in what can be achieved in digital disruption and is a specialist in the psychology of innovation.
From mentoring SMEs through to enterprise clients, Jordan combines his passion and know-how to make meaningful differences for clients. Thanks to his expertise and lobbying for Australia to be seen as a leader in technical innovation, Jordan is regularly called upon to provide his insights by international government bodies.

International Schools Software Competition (ISSC)St John's Anglican College Team 2017

Photo: St John's Anglican College Team

Students from St John's Anglican College in Brisbane were chosen to represent Australia in the finals of the SEARCC International Schools Software Competition 2017 (ISSC 2017). The competition was held at the University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka from the 10th-14th September and was based on programming problems in C or C++ or Java.
The St John's team of four students, Seerat Noori, Tammy Bui, Thy Mai, and Yehan Navaratne were accompanied by teachers Mrs Sharon Singh and Mr Ryan Lyons. The largely female team did well in the finals and were excellent ambassadors for Australia.

AIPM Awards

Project/Program Director of the Year

Robert ScodellaroRobert Scodellaro - Brisbane Airport Corporation
Robert is responsible for all projects greater than $10m in value across the International and Domestic terminals averaging $125M per year.
What makes Rob a differentiator in BAC is his unique capability to work seamlessly across functional departments and portfolios by aligning projects with business objectives. Besides his business knowledge, Robert demonstrates a high level of competence in project management practices. He is highly respected by all stakeholders internally and externally.
He has a continuous improvement culture that drives capital efficiencies. Every project's performance objectives are linked to individual performance plans. Rob is continuously demonstrating this unique capability without thinking or planning it.

Project Manager of the Year

Denise Morman
Denise Morman - Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Since 2010 Denise has been delivering regulatory implementation projects at Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) ensuring that both industry and CASA are ready for major changes in regulations.
The Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (Part 101) amendment clarified requirements and cut red tape for lower risk remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operations. Implementation included the development of an externaluser notification system, e-learning modules, manual updates and communications. The strong external interest in the change was evident with over 1,000 notifications in the first week of operation saving each user around $6,000 in costs and 6 months in application processing delays.

Young Project Manager - Judges' High Commendation

Kirsty Barrie - RPS Project Management
Kirsty has undertaken the role of Project Manager on the Australian Federal Police Queensland State Office Project since May 2016. This project included design and construction of a 5,400m2 office fit-out to support continuation of AFP operations in Brisbane.
Kirsty was responsible for management of a team of design consultants and the Head Contractor from the 90% design milestone of this $25 Million project. Kirsty drew on her four and a half years of construction industry experience and combined this with her collaborative communication skills to confront consistently challenging situations and lead this project to its recent successful Practical Completion.

Young Project Manager of the Year

Jessica Hoddinott
Jessica Hoddinott - Aurecon
Jessica Hoddinott is a Project Manager from Aurecon with over 8 years of experience in Health Infrastructure and Defence Projects.
In 2014, Jessica was engaged by Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland and seconded into the organisation as the Client Side Project Manager for the Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane Project.
Jessica led the organisation throughout the design, construction and commissioning of the project. A unique opportunity, as Aurecon was also engaged as the Project Manager / Superintendent for the works. This project was challenging, incredibly rewarding and a highlight of Jessica's career to date.

Young Project Manager - Judges' High Commendation

Megan Kealey
Megan Kealey - Queensland Urban Utilities
Megan is a skilled young project manager who was presented with an enormous challenge - to manage a time-critical, accelerated delivery project within a highly pedestrianised commercial and entertainment precinct, with adjoining residential and public transport hubs.
Through her total commitment to excellence in project delivery and her ongoing site-based presence as Project Manager and Site Superintendent, she collaborated with subcontractors creating a "one team" culture, managed stakeholder interface, negotiated early approvals and led the safe, smart delivery of the project.
The result: 10 weeks ahead of initial projections; budget saving of $292,239; no LTIs/MTIs; stakeholders satisfied.

AISA Awards

Volunteer of the Year

Mandy Turner
Mandy Turner
Mandy Turner has had a varied career ranging from musician, photographer, artist, and fraud investigator. She currently works in IT security in the Australian Public Service with CERT Australia where she provides briefings to industry partners, responds to cyber security incidents, and supports cyber security exercises, including Cyberstorm IV. With more than seventeen years' specialist experience in the Australia Public Service, Mandy has expertise in information security, computer forensics and fraud investigation. This includes working as a fraud investigator and computer forensics analyst at the Department of Human Services. She joined the AISA Brisbane Committee in October 2013.

AIIA Student Awards

iAwards Junior Students

Smithfield High
Elliot Bairstow, Cory Dent, Hamish Howieson & Jessica May - St Augustine's & St Andrew's College, Smithfield High
PowerShot is a revolutionary new app that combines technology, sport and games to measure how fast you can kick, hit or throw a ball. Created by young innovators, the app will have a leader board, record all kicks accurately, show progress and will work with most ball games. Coaches and players will be able to use the app as an important coaching tool. It will be available initially on apple devices with a view to availability through the Play Store. http://www.powershotapp.com/

iAwards Senior Students

Bradley Hennessey - Mansfield State High School
Autism cannot be seen, it cannot be heard, and it cannot be experienced by people unless you have it. You cannot describe autism because it is so complex, and how do you explain your life if you don't know what 'real' life is like? So how can the public's opinion on autism change? By allowing people to experience what it is like to be an Aspie (Asperger's) through a game. "An Aspie Life" brings to life the hard and commonly misunderstood world of autism. By having players play out the life of an autistic person, their actions in the game will have to adapt to how an autistic person sees the world in an ordinary everyday life.

ISACA Awards


Tracey Lawrance
Tracey Lawrance - Airservices Australia
Tracey's current role is Governance & Security Manager at Airservices Australia.  This role involves the provision of several corporate frameworks including governance, enterprise risk management, compliance, security, ethics & fraud and resilience.  This role provides assurance over the adequacy and effectiveness of the frameworks and associated reporting to the Board Safety Committee and the Board Audit and Risk Committee. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors, ISACA and the Risk Management Institute of Australia. She is the current Secretary of ISACA's Brisbane Chapter ISACA and a member of ISACA's international working group - SheLeadsTech - a program established to promote the value of Women in Technology.

SIBA Awards

QSEA SIBA Chair Award

Peter Kinne
Peter Kinne
Peter is the recipient for his work on multiple Australian natural disasters. His advocacy in the Pacific Regions and promotion of Brisbane will likely see a world leading spatial company locate its R&D facility in Queensland. Peter is well known on social media platforms for his promotion of the spatial industry. Peter has been instrumental in advocating for the private sector in matters relating to spatial development, intellectual property, satellite imagery and mapping. Peter has supported Spatial Queensland and SIBA on state executives and boards over the last five years. Through this service he has been a significant contributor to the betterment of the private sector and the spatial industry of Queensland.

WIT Awards

ICT Outstanding Award winner

Bernadette Hyland

Bernadette HylandBernadette Hyland - Founder & CEO, 3 Round Stones Inc.
Bernadette has over 20 years' experience deploying enterprise data solutions in financial services, healthcare and federal governments in Australia and the U.S. She has an exceptional ability to translate complex business requirements, map them to innovative cloud-based solutions and deploy applications on time, on budget. Prior to co-founding GeoHealth US and 3 Round Stones, Bernadette successfully led the growth of three tech startups including Plugged In Software Pty Ltd started in Brisbane in 1996, and Tucana Technologies Inc, (acquired by Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems 2005). Her early career included being a systems manager at Goldman Sachs where she developed real-time trading and settlement systems in New York and Tokyo. Bernadette has led information architecture projects for pharmaceutical and medical products companies, and national libraries.

Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement Awards

For women with more than 15 years' experience making a significant contribution to the growth and development of Queensland's Life Sciences industry who serve as role models for others to aspire to.  For this one we had 3 joint winners!
Carrie HillyardCarrie Hillyard - Chairman, Fitgenes

Dr Carrie Hillyard is currently an Angel investor and Chairman of Fitgenes and FizzioFit and Deputy Chairman of the Mater Medical Research Institute. She is also a member of the Entrepreneurs' Program Committee of Innovation and Science Australia and a director of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Previously, she was a co-founder of venture fund, CM Capital Investments, a director of several of its investee companies and led its Life Sciences group for over 10 years. She has commercialised products from laboratory bench to market and is an inventor of a number of patented technologies. Her previous experience was in medical and diagnostics research in the UK and Australia.
Prof. Colleen NelsonProfessor Colleen Nelson - Professor and Chair Prostate Cancer, QUT;

Director Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation QUT
Professor Nelson is recognised as a leader in programmatic translational prostate cancer research and for strategic development of international collaborative research centres and networks accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into clinical and commercial applications. She founded and directs the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre- Queensland, where she leads 80 transdisciplinary Faculty and researchers. Prof Nelson has made significant contributions to prostate cancer translational research, specifically in characterising androgen action, identifying novel potential therapeutic targets; their validation and translation into the clinic. Her greatest impact has been on androgen targeted therapies and uncovering mechanisms underlying castrate resistant prostate cancer.
Prof. Neena MitterProfessor Neena Mitter - Professor Theme Leader Agricultural

Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland
Prof Neena Mitter is one of Queensland's leading biotechnologists, having been involved in molecular biology and biotechnology in Australia and India for over 20 years. She is internationally recognised for her leadership in innovative, cross-functional research and exceptional industry engagement to address global challenges of agriculture and food security. She leads a passionate team delivering global innovations at UQ, namely ' Non-GM and Non-toxic BioClay spray for crop protection', 'Single dose- shelf stable Nanovaccines for animal health and "Clonal propagation of avocado using plant stem cells". These are ground breaking platform technologies impacting agricultural production, environmental sustainability and socio-economic dynamics of farming community. She is actively championing Ag-Nano innovations establishing UQ and Queensland as front-runners in providing global leadership for a better tomorrow.