A summary of Pearcey Foundation awards, events and activities in 2011. Notably, Pearcey joined AIIA and ACS to consolidate the respective awards into a National ICT awards program.
This year, 2011, the Pearcey Foundation's awards were notable in that the National Awards were presented in conjunction with the AIIA and the ACS under the banner of iAwards, and a special National Benson Award was given to recognise one of the Pearcey State Award entrepreneurs.
Melbourne 4th August 2011: At the iAwards dinner, the Pearcey Foundation presented the 2011 Pearcey Medal to Mr Hoff, founder and former CEO of Tower Software. In presenting the Award Dr Ian Oppermann, Director ICT Centre at CSIRO, commented that: “Brand Hoff has been an outstanding business leader and exemplar entrepreneur for the whole of his career."
At the 2011 iAwards gala dinner held in Melbourne on the 4th August 2011, the 2011 Benson Entrepreneur Award was given to Lars and Jens Rasmussen. The Lars brothers accepted the award via a video from Google headquarters in San Fransisco in the presence of the Governor of Victoria, His Excellency Alex Chernov and his wife Elizabeth, some 800 guests.