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  • 15 June 2018 08:47

AIIA SA/NT iAwards showcases excellence in Australian innovation

Adelaide, Australia – 14 June 2018 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, has today announced the South Australia/Northern Territory iAwards winners for 2018. AIIA’s iAwards, now celebrating 25 years, is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Adelaide, Australia – 14 June 2018 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, has today announced the South Australia/Northern Territory iAwards winners for 2018. AIIA’s iAwards, now celebrating 25 years, is Australia’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Awards were presented in categories comprising Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, Business Service Markets, Consumer Markets, Infrastructure & Platforms, Public Sector & Government, Research & Development, Startups, Students, and the SA Premier's iAward for public sector innovation.

Keynote speakers included The Hon. David Pisoni MP, SA Minister for Industry and Skills; and Marie Johnson, Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of the Centre for Digital Business.

Rob Fitzpatrick, AIIA CEO, said the 2018 finalists added to the iAwards’ legacy of recognising the important work being done in Australian innovation.

"AIIA would like to congratulate the winners and merit recipients of the 2018 South Australia and Northern Territory iAwards. This region has continued to produce innovative organisations and projects that shine on the national and global stage.

"Each year the iAwards publicly recognise the exceptional achievements of those at the forefront of Australian innovation, and the projects shaping our modern economy. We're proud to provide a platform for, and encouragement to people prepared to bring an idea to life, enabled by technology. Whether they're in startups, the public sector, community services, academia, or private enterprise, small and large, the work of the finalists is an inspiration to us all," he said.

Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent SA/NT and compete at the National iAwards. National winners will be announced on 30 August 2018 at the prestigious 2018 National iAwards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held in Melbourne, which will be attended by startups, innovators, investors, business and community leaders, and federal and state politicians.

The 2018 SA/NT iAwards winners and merit recipients are:

SA Premier's iAward ▪ Department of Human Services – Continuous Monitoring Background Screening in SA (winner)

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year ▪ Complexica – Larry, the Digital Analyst® (winner)    Business Service Markets ▪ Complexica – Larry, the Digital Analyst® (winner)    Consumer Markets ▪ Voxon Photonics – VX1 3D Volumetric Display (winner)   Infrastructure Platforms Innovation of the Year ▪ Waterfind – Water Accounting & Management Platform (winner) ▪ Augment Space – Self Serve 360° Virtual Tour Creation Platform (merit) ▪ Cloud Journals – Cloud Journals (merit)

Junior Students ▪ Caitlin Vass – The Strawberry Cyber Safety Project (winner)

Public Sector & Government ▪ Department of Human Services – Continuous Monitoring Background Screening in SA (SA winner) ▪ NEC, Northern Territory Government & One IT Services – NT Correctional Services Music Solution (NT winner)

Research & Development Project of the Year ▪ Data to Decisions CRC – Narrative Visualisation Project (SA winner) ▪ NEC, Northern Territory Government & One IT Services – NT Correctional Services Music Solution (NT winner)

Senior Students ▪ Murray Bridge High School – SMART Student Movement Augmented Reality Timetable (winner)

Startup of the Year ▪ Augment Space – Self Serve 360° Virtual Tour Creation Platform (winner) ▪ LeapSheep – Start-up Incubation as a Service (merit) ▪ Link4 Group – Link4 (merit)

Undergraduate Tertiary Students ▪ The University of Adelaide – Automated Hip Fracture Detection (winner)

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 2018 iAwards is proudly supported by Major National iAwards Partner the Victorian Government, National Program Sponsors Informed Solutions and AuDA, and Major PitchFest Sponsor CSIRO’s Data61. The SA Premier's iAward is sponsored by the Government of South Australia. Other sponsors of the 2018 SA / NT iAwards include Platinum Sponsor NBN Business, Gold Sponsor NEC, Silver Sponsor Cisco, and Bronze Sponsors ASG, Harrison McMillan and Telstra.

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