Blog 2007

Pearcey events, news and blog items from 2007.

Awards presented in 2007 were:

2007 National Pearcey Event

The 2007 National Pearcey Event was held on the 1st November 2007 at the Sebel Hotel, King George Square, Brisbane.. It consisted of an afternoon debate and a gala dinner in which presentations were made for the 2007 Pearcey Medal for lifetime achievement and 2007 Queensland Award for ICT contributions. Thanks to the continuing support of the Queensland Government, the annual event attracts applicants from a wide range of the next generation ICT professionals in Queensland.

2007 National Pearcey Dinner

The 2007 National Medal was presented to Roger Allen in recognition of his 30+ years of commitment to the ICT industry. It was presented by Senator Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. The National Pearcey Medal is an annual award presented by the Pearcey Foundation to an outstanding Australian who has made a significant contribution to the ICT industry over their career.

The 2007 Qld Award was presented to Tammy Halter is founder CEO of Absolute Data Group. The award was presented by Peter Grant, CIO Queensland State Government. The Queensland Pearcey State Award is given annually to a younger contributor to the ICT industry and who is a great role model to their peer group.

2007 National Pearcey Debate

A debate was held prior to the dinner, the subject of which is "ICT is a great career choice - true or false?". The debate was moderated by Ms Agnes King, the ICT editor of the BRW. The target audience for this event was students from both high schools and universities/TAFEs to address the issues relating to ICT in not being able to attract enough students to meet demand as well as articulating the great career potential open to graduates and skilled ICT professionals.

Please see - 2007 National Pearcey Debate


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