The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the Tasmanian ICT sector and the important role it plays in our community and economy.
The 2018 Tasmanian iAwards and TasICT Awards for Excellence, held last night, is a wonderful celebration which aims to recognise our ICT thinkers and doers of the future.
Now in their fourth year, the iAwards and TasICT Awards for Excellence honour Tasmanian organisations, individuals and students at the cutting edge of technology.
Figures show that the ICT sector employs about 7000 Tasmanians and contributes $2 billion to the state’s economy each year.
We know IT will play an increasingly important role in jobs and industry across Australia into the future.
In fact, one in two jobs is expected to require high-level programming and IT skills within 15 years in Australia.
The Tasmanian Government understands the importance of ICT to our economy, which is why we have committed $250,000 each year for the next three years through the Digital Ready for Business program. This important investment is ensuring that Tasmanian small businesses receive innovative, informative and relevant information to help support and grow their businesses.
Congratulations to all the winners who were honoured last night, and best of luck at the 2018 National iAwards in Melbourne this August.
iAward Business Services Market - This award is for Digital B2B solutions which drive and deliver business with high levels of productivity and competitiveness. Winner is Sproutr
iAward Undergraduate Tertiary Student - Most outstanding project undertaken by undergraduate student or group of students. Winner is Spider House by University of Tasmania
iAward Consumer Markets - Award for digital projects, products and services that target consumers across all markets. Winner is Tourism Tracer by Ionata Digital and University of Tasmania
iAward Public Sector and Government Markets - digital projects that deliver the digitisation of citizen services and improve efficiencies in the machinery of Government. Winner is Seamap Australia (Project) by Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and Condense
iAward Big Data Innovation of the Year - for solutions which use large volumes of data (both structured and unstructured) resulting in real strategic analysis and better decisions. Winner is Seamap Australia (Project) by Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and Condense
iAward Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year -for solutions which enable the management/creation of hardware/software infrastructure and platforms integral to the success of providing stable and economical environments on which to build efficient operating platforms for all sectors of business, industry and personal life - Winner is Tourism Tracer by Ionata Digital and University of Tasmania.
iAward Research and Development Project of Year - for outstanding digital research and development including post-graduate tertiary student research - Winner is Tourism Tracer by Ionata Digital and University of Tasmania
iAward Senior Student - most outstanding project undertaken by a student or group of students in last three years of secondary education - Winner is Aged Care Watch by Mitchell Torok (Rosny College) and Isaac Brain of Launceston College.
Best Tasmanian ICT Employer - Recognising outstanding contributions of the employer to employees. Winner is DXC Technology
Best Tasmanian Customer Service or Solution in IT Business - For companies that demonstrate excellence in delivery of services which are targeted, integrated and efficient, making them easier to use - Winner is Tasmania Core (Tasmanet)
Best Tasmanian Project/Project Management - For projects/programs which demonstrate excellence in management and efficiency of IT enabled projects - Winner TasNetworks for Power of Choice
Outstanding Contribution for a Tasmanian Woman in Technology - recognises a woman who has made outstanding contributions to their company or department within the ICT sector - Winner Mel Lukianenko of Ignite Project Services