As an independent organisation, the Pearcey Foundation organises events that bring together industry experts, policy makers, and interested organisations to participate in honest and considered discussions concerning issues of national importance around ICT and Australia's digital future.
Industry events include forums, colloquiums, debates, and round-tables on issues of national importance and the role the Australian ICT industry should play.
The Pearcey Foundation welcomes participation from both individuals and organisations such as industry associations, government agencies, and academic institutions.
As an independent organisation, the Pearcey Institute hosts colloquiums and roundtables of national importance around ICT and Australia's digital future.
On Monday 28 August 2017, the Pearcey Foundation hosted a deep dive panel discussion "The Lucky Country Disrupted: Innovation, Collaboration and Competition in a 21st Century Australia". The event was part of the Vic Government Digital Innovation Festival and was held at the Hub in Melbourne.
On Monday 16 November, a lively Australia 3.0 forum took place at Data61/NICTA's HQ in Eveleigh. The topic entitled "The Lucky Country Disrupted" was a play on Donald Horne's 1964 book "The Lucky Country" suggesting that Australia's days of riding a wave may be nearly over.
Digital Disruption is something that all (or almost all) of us are aware. We see the impact of Airbnb, Uber, realestate.com, Seek and so on. Some disruptions are welcomed but many are not; and so, understandably, significant negative reactions appear.
Recognising the significant disruption now occurring in the Australian economy driven by digital technologies, rapid growth in computing power and global online connectivity, the ACS in partnership with the Pearcey Foundation will host a Thought Leaders' Summit, "REIMAGINATION, to reshape Australia's digital future" on 17 November 2015.
On Thursday 8th August 2013 the ACS, AIIA and the Pearcey Foundation conducted a full day program on four key areas: Mining, Health, Government Services, and Infrastructure. This follows a three month long dialogue focussed around the opportunities, threats and systemic barriers for Australia's digital economic future culminates in the endorsement of a series of targeted communiqués by a plenary gathering of over 300 of Australia's most eminent IT industry leaders.