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.
Brisbane 9th September 2010: As part of the WCC 2010 being held during the week of 20th September 2010 at the Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, six prominent research leaders will give their vision of the future direction of Australia’s publicly funded ICT R&D institutions.
The 2008 Pearcey Foundation National Roundtable was themed "Innovation - The Role of ICT" and was focussed on the Federal Government's National Innovation Review.
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.
The Pearcey Foundation Inc. welcomed over 100 colloquium participants from an original invited list of eighty, for a workshop discussion that was intended to help chart the future for Australian ICT as we approach a new year, with a new national government term, a new and developing international trade framework and the continuing challenge of new technology and new global industry dynamics.