The AIIA had its origins as the Australian Computer Equipment Suppliers’ Association (ACESA), which was established in 1978. The Association was founded by Bill Wells, then Managing Director of Sperry Univac (later to become Unisys), who recognised the need for the Australian computing industry to form industry views on matters of common interest.
In July 1981, the Association became a Company, with the chief executives of 9 of the 21 member companies being elected to the first Board of Directors. In January 1985, the Company changed its name to the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) to reflect the broadening scope of the ICT sector.
Over many years, AIIA has been ably led by influential leaders in the Australian technology business community and these people have helped set the agenda for the ICT industry in Australia as well as overseeing the work and directions of the Association.
Many former directors remain actively involved with the Association and our members through the AIIA Alumni program.
The Board of Directors oversees all AIIA operations, develops the National Business Plan, and sets the strategic direction of the Association.
The State and Territory Councils promote the AlIA’s objectives, programs, policies, interests and objectives within those specific State and Territories.
The Executive provides management and operational support for the activities of the Association nationally.
The AIIA had its origins as the Australian Computer Equipment Suppliers’ Association (ACESA), which was established in 1978.
AIIA manages a number of programs to support and promote the digital industry, including both national and state-based initiatives.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is the peak representative body and advocacy group for the ICT industry in Australia.