Canberra, Australian Capital Territory – 29 June 2016 – The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has today announced the iAwards territory winners and merit recipients in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for 2016. The iAwards is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.
Entrants competed in five base award categories across Business Services, Community Services, Consumer, Industrial & Primary Services, and Public Sector & Government as well as Student Categories and Cross Categories.
Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent their territory and compete at the National iAwards in Melbourne, with the national winners announced on 1 September 2016 at the prestigious AIIA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, attended by over 900 guests.
The ACT 2016 state iAwards winners and merit recipients are:
• Business Services:
- PSMA Australia – Geoscape (Winner)
- Intelledox Pty Ltd – Digital Transformation Solution for Universities (Merit)
• Industrial & Primary Services:
- automed – automed (Winner)
• Public Sector & Government:
- National Blood Authority – BloodSTAR (Winner)
- SMS Management & Technology – Australian Defence Force – URN Management (Merit)
- Canberra Grammar School – Vege Out Australia [Senior Students] (Winner)
• Cross Categories:
- ICOGNITION PTY LTD – RM Workspace [Big Data Innovation of the Year] (Winner)
- ICOGNITION PTY LTD – RM Workspace [Research & Development Project of the Year] (Winner)
- automed – automed [Mobility Innovation of the Year] (Winner)
- Squiz and Department of Communications – Government Digital Workplace [Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year] (Winner)
“The calibre of entrants for this year’s awards has been astounding,” said Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, AIIA. “It’s rare to see a student innovation compete with a government or a large corporate innovation, and this is what makes the iAwards particularly exciting. All innovators are potential winners – regardless of origin, size, scale, industry or social focus.”
The iAwards is a chance for students, researchers, governments, SMEs and large businesses to showcase their innovative ideas and projects to the nation and be recognised and rewarded for having the potential to, or already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale.
The 2016 iAwards, which traditionally honours organisations, researchers and students at the cutting edge of technology innovation, had over 600 entries – an almost doubling on last year’s awards – half of which were from ‘non-ICT’ companies. Interestingly, 36 per cent of overall award entries were from companies with more than 1,000 employees, 31 per cent of overall award entries came from one or more government-owned entities and of these, over 20 per cent were joint award entries from private and public sector organisations.
AIIA’s iAwards program is now in its 22nd year. The AIIA believes this is a critical platform to demonstrate the impact that its members and the broader technology sector are driving to improve Australia’s social and economic prosperity. In the age of the ‘ideas boom’, the impact of the technology sector that AIIA represents, is more crucial to Australia’s future than ever before.
Victorian Government is the host partner for the national iAwards, the National Program sponsors are Pym’s Technology Lawyers and Informed Solutions and category sponsors are NDIA and KPMG.
The ACT iAwards 2016 is sponsored by SMS Management & Technology, Data61 CSIRO, Hitachi Data Systems, CSC and Vault Systems.
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About AIIA’s iAwards
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. AIIA’s iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the Digital Economy. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.