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AIIA NSW iAwards winners showcase Australian innovation

Sydney, Australia – 2 June 2017 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has announced the iAwards state winners and merit recipients in New South Wales (NSW) for 2017. AIIA’s iAwards is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Entrants competed in five core award categories comprising Business Services, Community Services, Consumer Markets, Industrial & Primary Services, and Public Sector & Government. Entrants have also been successfully recognised for additional contributions – as startup of the year, research & development project of the year, and as outstanding infrastructure and platform innovations.

Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent NSW and compete at the National iAwards in Melbourne. National winners will be announced on 30 August 2017 at the prestigious AIIA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, being attended by startups, innovators, investors, business and community leaders and federal and state politicians.

Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and the Hon. Philip Dalidakis MLC, Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, will make presentations on the evening.

In New South Wales, the AIIA also awarded the NSW Premier’s Award for Public Sector Transformation, of which the winner was chosen by a panel of iAwards Category Judges in conjunction with New South Wales government representatives.

The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, said, “To stay ahead of the game we must continue to deliver services which are fit-for-purpose in the digital age across every aspect of government. The NSW Government has the ability and capacity to be a world leader in digital service delivery and it is important that we recognise those public servants that have worked tirelessly to improve services for customers through digital innovation.”

Matt Wynn Jones, Chair of the AIIA NSW Council, added that the purpose of the iAwards is to uncover and reward innovation that makes a positive impact on broader society. “We are seeing an increased focus on innovation in new areas. I am always overwhelmed with the calibre of entrants from NSW and this year is no exception with an outstanding line up of  finalists,” said Matt Wynn Jones, Chair of the AIIA NSW Council.

“I am also greatly encouraged by the level of diversity this year with representatives from all sectors of the information industry including research, academia, government as well as both large and small business. The  Innovators also come from all over the state with good representation from metro, regional and remote areas.”

The NSW 2017 state iAwards winners and merit recipients are:

Business Services:
  • Advoc8 – Advoc8 (Winner)
  • Crewmojo – Crewmojo (Merit)
  • LexisNexis - LexisNexis Regulatory Compliance (Merit)
Community Services:
  • Cogniss Pty Ltd - Cogniss (Winner)
  • OpenLearning Global - Rethink Learning & Teaching Series (Merit)
  • Prezzee Digital Gift Cards – Prezzee Digital Gift Cards (Winner)
Industrial & Primary Services:
  • CSIRO - GT-Scan2 (Winner)
  • Data61, CSIRO and Sydney Water Corporation – Data Analytics for Water Pipe Failure Prediction (Merit)
Public Sector & Government:
  • Informed Solutions & NSW Government - Sharing & Enabling Environmental Data (SEED)Portal  (Winner)
  • NSW Health ACI/Institute of Trauma & Injury Management - NSW Trauma App: innovative support care tool (Merit)
  • St Philip Neri School and Northbridge Public School – Reading Republic - an app for book loving kids [Junior Students] (Winner)
  • Mosman High School – Table Talks [Junior Students] (Merit)
  • Mosman High School - Please Fix [Senior Students] (Winner)
  • Academy of Information Technology – Wisdom [Undergraduate Tertiary Student] (Winner)
Cross Categories:
  • CSIRO – GT-Scan2 [Big Data Innovation of the Year] (Winner)
  • Informed Solutions & NSW Government – Sharing & Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) Portal [Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year] (Winner)
  • OpenLearning Global - Rethink Learning & Teaching Series [Infrastructure & Platform Innovations of the Year] (Merit)
  • Data61/CSIRO – KEH-Sense: technology for self-powering wearables [Mobility Innovation of the Year] (Winner)
  • Prezzee Pty Limited - Prezzee Digital Gift Cards [Mobility Innovation of the Year] (Merit)
  • Data61/CSIRO – OneGov Digital Gateway [Research & Development Project of the Year] (Winner)
  • Prezzee Pty Limited – Prezzee Digital Gift Cards [Startup of the Year] (Winner)
NSW Premier’s Award for Public Sector Transformation
  • Informed Solutions & NSW Government - Sharing & Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) Portal (Winner)
Now in its 23rd year, AIIA’s iAwards program is a critical platform demonstrating 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.
The 2017 iAwards are proudly supported by Major National iAwards Partner Victorian Government, National Program Sponsors Informed Solutions, NDIA, AuDA, National Student and State Student Sponsor, WiseTech Global and National Category Sponsor KPMG.
The 2017 NSW iAwards is proudly supported by New South Wales Government iAward Sponsor NSW Government Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, State Sponsor University of Technology Sydney, Major State Corporate Partner Tata Consultancy Services and Gold Sponsors Telstra and Intech Bank.
About the AIIA’s iAwards
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. http://www.iawards.com.au/
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About the AIIA
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information.

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