Australian Information Industry Association
The History of the iAwards
For the past 25 years, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been driving an innovation nation through their iAwards program.
The National Awards for Excellence through Information Technology, now the iAwards, was first held in 1993 alongside The Australian Financial Review and the Pearcey Foundation. The aim was to recognise public and private sector organisations that had achieved business excellence through the application of information technology. The AIIA quickly went on to hold the awards independently, expanding the program to state level and extending the competition to students.
The iAwards is now Australia's longest running and most broadly scoped innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem from the likes of Google Maps, Atlassian, Wotif and WiseTech Global.
This year, the iAwards is celebrating its 25th anniversary and Silver Jubilee! As this is the 25th birthday of the iAwards (and you only turn 25 once) – we’re going to get right into the birthday spirit. We promise that the 2018 iAwards will be an extraordinary year long program, celebrating 25 years of Australian Innovation.
2017 iAwards: Innovation at its Best!
From the radical reinvention of the humble coffee cup, through to teams improving vision for people with macular degeneration; from businesses highlighting gender diversity to those creating better outcomes for autistic students; from advances in telecommunications, cyber security, agricultural productivity and data analytics to trusted public sector open data platforms - to name just a few innovations that came through us in 2017. The depth and breadth of Australian innovation surfaced in the iAwards continues to inspire us all!