Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher has congratulated Victoria's most innovative information and communication technology (ICT) companies who picked up awards at the Victorian State iAwards.
Jointly hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association, the Australian Computer Society and the Pearcey Foundation, the iAwards program honours and provides international recognition to Australia's world-class ICT innovations.
Speaking at the Victorian state event, Ms Asher congratulated Mark Toomey on receiving the award for ICT Professional of the Year.
"Mark is an outstanding thought leader in Australia's ICT industry and has been heavily involved representing company directors in developing guidance on governance and management of ICT," Ms Asher said.
"The ICT Woman of the Year was awarded to Kaylene O'Brien, who holds a senior professional services role at Deloitte, including being responsible for one of the largest intakes of ICT graduates in the state.
"Kaylene has also been instrumental in shaping the ICT industry through the board of Vic ICT for Women and through her advice to education institutions."
The 2012 Victorian State iAward winners and merit recipients are:
- Winner: AARNet and Huawei - Delivery of Australian-first breakthrough in High-definition Telepresence Interoperability
- Merit: Total Tel International Pty Ltd - Advant Payments System
- Winner: Spatial Vision - CheckSite
- Merit: VicRoads - Connect Bids
- Winner: HealthKit - HealthKit - the global health community for patients, practitioners and people everywhere
eInclusions and eCommunity
- Winner: ThoughtWorks and The Oaktree Foundation - Live Below the Line
- Winner: CSG - Ultranet - The Learning Suite
eLogistics and Supply Chain
- Winner: Data Agility Pty Ltd - eHealthFlow.com
- Winner: PaperCut Software International Pty Ltd - PaperCut Print and Copier Management Software
Financial Industry Application
- Winner: Total Tel International Pty Ltd - Advant Payments System
- Merit: Symstream Technology Group - Symstream iAwards
- Winner: Spatial Vision - CheckSite
- Merit: Axiflux Pty Ltd - Adaptive Magnetic Flux Array
- Merit: Geomatic Technologies Pty Ltd - Defect and Maintenance Management Solution (DMMS) for large infrastructure networks
New Media and Entertainment
- ·Winner: Valleyarm Digital Pty Ltd - Valleyarm Digital Music Distribution, Digital Content Delivery and Reporting Platform (VMA)
Secondary Student Project
- Winner: Charlie Sommerville - Travel Bugs
- Merit: Alex Vassilopoulos - Dreams
- Winner: Lock Box Pty Ltd - Lock Box
- Merit: IQ Group - iqBoard
Sustainability and Green IT
- Winner: Melbourne Water - Melbourne Water Green Data Centre
- Merit: CMO COMPLIANCE - CMO COMPLIANCE Sustainability Software
Tertiary Student Project
- Winner: Vibushan Lakshminarayanan - TE.S.L.A - The Sign Language Animator
- Merit: Team Alloy - Alloy - A Social Meta Search Engine
Tools and Infrastructure
- Winner: Sparx Systems - Enterprise Architect
Tourism and Hospitality
- Winner: Sissit PTY LTD - Sissit QikBoard Kiosk
CIO of the year
- Winner: Gavin Gusling
ICT Educator of the Year
- Winner: Stasys Lukaitis
ICT Professional of the Year
- Winner: Mark Toomey
ICT Woman of the Year
- Winner: Kaylene O'Brien
All State iAward winners will go through to the national judging process. Winners of national iAwards will be announced at the iAwards Gala Dinner in Melbourne on 9 August, 2012.
Ms Asher said Victoria had performed extremely well in this year's iAwards, outshining all other states in the number of nominations.
"This reflects the quality and breadth of our innovative ICT companies and individuals which comprise over 8,000 companies with a combined gross annual revenue of $30 billion," Ms Asher said.
"ICT also enables other industries to realise their full potential while driving innovation across the economy."