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November 2021

TAS State Awards Dinner
Friday 12 November 2021; from 6:00pm
Hobart, Tasmania
This year’s award will be held on Friday evening 12 November in Hobart in collaboration with the Tasmanian Branch of ACS and TasICT. Thanks to TasICT, the presentation will be made during their annual dinner. The award will be presented by Hon Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for State Growth, Minister for Science and Technology, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Finance at this annual TasICT Industry dinner.

Nominations are still open for the 2021 Tasmanian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. These awards are an important way to help Tasmania entrepreneurs, organisations and businesses become nationally recognised.

2021 National Pearcey Awards and November Pearcey Conversation

Wednesday 24 November 2021; 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEDT
Online Event via Zoom
Predictions for 2022 and beyond!

As well as the presentation of the winners of the prestigious 2021 Pearcey National Awards – including the Pearcey Medal, Hall of Fame and National Entrepreneur Award, you will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of notable industry leaders for the final Pearcey Conversation of 2021, who will generously share their valuable insights and predictions for what to expect for 2022 and beyond!

Speakers: Wayne Fitzsimmons, Chair, The Pearcey Foundation; Maria MacNamara, CEO and Advisory Board Member; Kerri Lee Sinclair, Investor and Non–Executive Board Member; Professor Toby Walsh, Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW.

February 2022

The Riding the Digital Wave Summit: Celebrating the birth of Computer Science in Australia – In-person and Online

Thursday 24 February 2022; 9:00am – 5:00pm
The University of Sydney and Online
Join us to celebrate the dawn of Australia’s digital age! The Riding the Digital Wave Summit will take us back to the birth of computer science as a discipline and profession in its own right, looking at some of the early developments and where they have led us today. How has digital technology optimised our energy future? Forecast the weather? Delivered Government services? The full-day Summit program will explore past, present and future themes around human computer interaction; the impact of automation on jobs and industry and how Australia can ride the digital wave to ensure our future resilience.

Speakers include: Prof. Genevieve Bell, Director, School of Cybernetics and 3A Institute; Dr. Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government; Jon Whittle, Director, CSIRO’s Data61

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