The Pearcey Foundation is proud to organise and host important ICT events. Our major events include:
Awards - both national and state awards, that recognise and celebrate outstanding individuals in Australian ICT.
Pearcey Orations - presentations by an eminent Australian giving insights into ICT related topics of national importance.
Conversations - online seminars featuring a panel of ICT thought-leaders and experts.
Special Events - other special occasions covering celebrations, retrospectives, policy debates and round-tables.
Community Events - such as high school presentations and excursions.
|ACT||Oct 17||Includes Chief Minister's Round Table|
|NSW||Oct 4||ASX Exchange Square|
|QLD||Oct 19||Victoria Park Golf Complex|
|TAS||Nov 10||At TasICT Conference|
|VIC||Sept 6||With Pearcey Oration|
Professor Ariel Liebman was a key supporter of Australia 4.0. He worked at the intersection of ICT and the future renewable grid. Ariel was going to moderate one of the Australia 4.0 sessions but, since he was to be overseas at the time, he arranged for other colleagues to assist. Sadly, Ariel passed away after a brief illness on November 9th 2023 and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
Dr Ariel Liebman was a Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems in the Department of Data Science and AI at Monash University. From 2020, he was Director of the Monash Energy Institute, and in 2022 he set up and led the RACE for Networks Program in the RACE for 2030 CRC. The Program optimises the Australian electricity grid through customer engagement, distributed energy resources and network integration.
Ariel’s active research in the Energy sector focused on optimisation and AI-based decision support tools for operation and planning of smart-grids, microgrids and large-scale energy systems. Dr Liebman received his PhD in Physics (Quantum Optics) from University of Queensland, Australia.
May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing upon the community.
A half-day gathering to review the findings from our seven national discussions. The Australia 4.0 discussion series and summit
are designed to open the door to substantial innovation and business opportunities throughout the Australian ICT sector.
These activities explore the profound changes required of the Australian electricity system to realise a Net Zero Australia. This outcome demands significant collaboration between the energy and ICT sectors.
The Australia 4.0 Summit is intended to include diverse perspectives, across key stakeholders, exploring the opportunities for the Australian ICT sector to contribute to the transition to Net Zero of the Australian electricity system.
The 2023 Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year award for NSW was presented to Emma Weston, co-founder and CEO of AgriDigital, on 4 October at ASX. The award was presented by Wayne Fitzsimmons, OAM. Under Emma's leadership, AgriDigital has become a pioneering force in digitalising global agricultural supply chains, connecting farmers directly to consumers. Their highly-acclaimed platform, Waypath - developed by AgriDigital - empowers farmers to oversee and track their grain inventories from cultivation to payment.
Join us for this very special Australia 4.0 DIF session, presented in partnership by the Pearcey Foundation and ACS. This event will look at whether the existing telecommunications infrastructure (e.g., NBN, existing Internet services, 5G and the like) can support the needs of the next generation electricity distribution and transmission networks as Australia transitions to a Net Zero emissions world. The panel will explore the opportunities for ICT professionals to enable and enhance the transition of the Australian electricity system to the Net Zero Emissions model.
Join us for the 6th and final session in this series of national discussions with leading experts to explore the challenges and opportunities for the ICT sector in the transformation of our electricity system to Australia Net Zero.