Online seminars featuring a panel of ICT thought leaders and eminent guests

The Pearcey Conversations invite a panel of eminent guests to discuss issues of national importance related to ICT.

Panelists give thought leadership opinions, insights and experiences to explore topics in depth and give perspectives that may not be part of the normal public discourse.

Topics are wide and varied. Contemporary topics include productivity, the digital economy, public policy and national infrastructure. More general topics include a historical perspective of certain ICT industries and ongoing challenges such as STEM and Women in IT.

Videos are available on our YouTube Pearcey Conversations playlist.

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Pearcey Conversations

May 21, 2022

Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Predictions for the ICT industry for 2022, as well as more general observations about how ICT brings challenges and opportunities into so many aspects of our society, politics, business, economics and our future.

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Oct 12, 2021

Her Story: Partnerships between Humans and Machines

Pearcey Conversations online seminar 12 October 2021 celebrated Ada Lovelace Day with a look at some remarkable achievements that women have made in STEM.

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Jun 30, 2021

Impact of Data Sovereignty on Cybersecurity and Reliability

An esteemed online panel looks at the challenge of security, which may require data to be kept resident in a given country, versus operations, which may require data to be replicated in multiple jurisdictions for reliability.

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Apr 28, 2021

Tech Scribes - Telling the Stories of Digital Disruption

The inside story of technology journalism and the rapidly changing landscape of technology news reporting in newspapers, magazines, special publications through to the modern day media platforms.

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Mar 31, 2021

Australian Sound Engineering

A fascinating look at the history, challenges and highlights in Australian sound engineering.

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Nov 25, 2020

Technology Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Predictions and valuable insights from industry leaders about our technology future.

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Oct 13, 2020

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Australia's Digital Age

Recognising the amazing contributions of female Australians to the digital age. Held on Ada Lovelace Day and supported by the Tech Girls Movement Foundation.

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Sep 30, 2020

The History and Future of Wi-Fi: from Radiata to Morse Micro to Beyond!

Pearcey Conversations online seminar 30 September 2020 covered a retrospective from three key figures behind Radiata, the Australian startup that commercialized the Wifi chip conceived at the CSIRO Radiophysics in Sydney in the early 1990s.

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Aug 26, 2020

Tertiary Computer Science - Preparing Future Leaders?

A vibrant discussion about how Australia's education system can meet the demands of our ever increasingly interconnected, heterogeneous, and computer reliant society.

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Jul 29, 2020

Role of the ICT Community in the Future Resilience & Self-Reliance of AU

In the midst of a pandemic it is timely to review Australia's resilience and our ability to cope with unexpected economic, social and technological upheaval.

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Jun 24, 2020

The History Project: Creating a Virtual Museum

Covers the project to encompass, record and make accessible Australia's ICT heritage. Areas include a continually updated written book, a virtual museum, and a resource to find and highlight the many public and private ICT history collections.

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May 19, 2020

The COVIDSafe App - Continuing the Conversation

This conversation follows on from various Pearcey roundtables and the Pearcey white papers (28 April 2020, 6 May 2020) about the deployment of the CovidSafe app. The speakers review the ongoing uncertainties and concerns with security, privacy and trust needed for the acceptance of this app within the community.

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