Australian Information Industry Association


2018 Digital Canberra iAwards

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018

Where: Gandel Hall, The National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, ACT

Contact Name:Emma Steil


Price Member:$177.27

Price Non Member:$236.36

Table Price Member:$1772.73

Table Price Non Member:$ 2363.64


Join us for the 2018 Digital Canberra iAwards as we celebrate 25 years of Australian innovation and announce the 2018 Canberra iAwards winners and merit recipients.  You will have the opportunity to meet our finalists and see, firsthand, their innovations.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr will be presenting the inaugural Digital CBR iAward.

This will be a night of networking and celebration, so please join us for the biggest birthday party of the year!

Dress Code: Formal (Black Tie optional)

Entertainment: Music by O K China (aka Michael Phillips)


Andrew Barr
ACT Chief Minister

As a social progressive and economic reformer, Andrew has led a positive agenda for Canberra since being elected ACT Chief Minister in 2014.

Canberra is Australia’s knowledge capital, playing to its strengths and is opening up its economy to drive job creation in emerging industries. From nation-leading tax reform to city-shaping infrastructure and progressive whole-of-government economic policies, Canberra is thriving.

During Andrew’s time as ACT Chief Minister, Canberra has been ranked by the OECD as the best city in the world to live and by Lonely Planet as one of the best cities in the world to visit.

Andrew has lived in Canberra for more than forty years and attended Holt Preschool, Turner Primary, Lyneham High and Lake Ginninderra College before studying a Bachelor of Arts (Policy Studies) at the Australian National University majoring in economics and political science.

He was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2006 and has served in a number of Ministerial portfolios including planning, education, housing, community services and sport. He is Australia’s longest-serving Tourism Minister and is also the ACT Treasurer and Minister for Economic Development.

Andrew is passionate about supporting Canberra’s diverse community. Through a range of innovative policies, he has helped shape Canberra to become Australia’s most inclusive city and the most LGBTIQ-friendly city in the country.

The Barr Labor Government is focused on creating a positive, progressive city that provides world-class healthcare, excellent schools and tertiary education, infrastructure and services that meets the community’s needs and expectations.

Over the next few years, Andrew will ensure Canberra is a shining example of contemporary urban renewal, with the city’s main avenues and public transport revitalised.

Through nation-leading tax reform, he aims to make Canberra a fairer place to live that leaves no-one behind.

Mikaela Jade
CEO and Founder of Indigital 

Mikaela has spent the last few years living in Kakadu and using drones,  4D mapping, cultural law and image recognition to develop innovative new ways to digitize and translate knowledge, culture and cultural sites through augmented reality. Her app also works without the internet which is pretty incredible.

A proud Cabrogal woman, Mikaela was chosen as one of 21 Indigenous entrepreneurs to attend the Prime Minister’s Reception for Indigenous Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Canberra. She is also a United Nations Permanent Forum Indigenous Issues delegate, Tribal Link Alumni member (New York), Professional Associate of the University of Canberra and a scholarship awardee of the Australia Rural Leadership Program and most recently won the New Generation Award run by Veuve Clicquot.

Mikaela has recently moved to Canberra to Manage the Community Visitor Programs for Parks ACT.  In her new role, she is doing some incredible things using HoloLens, and her first projects are to map the endangered Corroboree frogs and make them accessible to the public in partnership with Uni of Canberra and use HoloLens to Disrupt the Visitors information Centre experience in partnership with Canberra Grammar.


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