2012 iAwards briefing indivdual categories


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A comprehensive overview which provides insights into how the iAwards works and how you can make the most of your experience.

The 2012 iAwards will span the achievement of outstanding individuals including the CIO of the Year, ICT Professional of the Year, ICT Woman of the Year and ICT Educator of the Year.

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  • Hello and welcome to the iAwards webinarMy name is Kelly Hutchinson and I am the Executive Judge for 2012 and have been involved in the iAwards since 2008. I’d also like to introduce Jim Ellis who is the iAwards Chief Judge again this year. Together with the iAwards Judging Council we oversee the nominations and judging of the iAwards. Today’s categories also align with the international APICTA Award Categories and Jim and I both were judges in Thailand last November which saw 6 Australian companies receive honors. But more about that later.
  • Today we are going to run through a rather comprehensive agenda which should provide you with insights into how the iAwards works and how you can make the most of your experience.
  • In 2011 we saw the iAwards expand further, delivering the most comprehensive iAwards program in the technology industry today with Australia's three peak industry bodies: The Australian Computer society (ACS), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Pearcey Foundation coming together to deliver one truly premier industry awards event.This is the 18th year of the iAwards in Australia.The iAwards are the information and communications technology industry’s international awards program recognising the very best applications of Australian-developed technology innovations across industries such as media, financial services, government, hospitality and healthcare. Most importantly, the iAwards honour your achievements and provide you with unparalleled marketing opportunities and business credibility in a competitive marketplace. National company winners go on to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTAs), where they will compete with the best of the Asia Pacific region. In 2011 Australia had 6 APICTA winners, our best result ever. This year, the competition will be held in Bruneiin December and we hope to continue the wonderful results.
  • Past winners tell us that winning an iAward is one of the best value marketing tools they have found and that their win has had a measurable impact on their business, so we encourage you to consider what winning an iAward could do for you.
  • The 2012 iAwards celebrates excellence across multiple domains, which should make it easier for nominees to identify the right category to enter. Further information is available online or in the iAwards Category Guide.
  • To enter a nomination for the 2012 iAwards program you simply need to visit the iAwards website and register your nomination. The register button is at the top of each page. At registration you are able to select a login ID and password. You can then login using your Login Id and Password and download the nomination template. You can enter in as many categories as you like but note, there are slight differences between the nomination templates, so make sure you use the correct one for each category you are entering.Once you are happy with your completed template, lodge it online for consideration by the judging panel using your existing Login Id and Password.Please make sure that you submit your nomination form via the iAwards website by NO LATER THAN 5.00 pm AEST onWednesday 9 May 2012.Only nominations submitted in the correct nomination form will only be accepted. Please note, once you have pressed the submit button, you cannot change your entry.Please be aware that nominations received after the deadline will not be considered. The iAwards nomination fee is $330.00 for company categoriesand free for student project categories – please note that these fees are inclusive of GST.Nominations will not be accepted until payment has been received. If you or your company are submitting multiple nominations, please be advised that the nomination fees are per nomination.
  • The process for company and individual category judging is different. Today’s session is focused on the individualcategories.
  • When preparing your entry, consider it as a business or professional proposal. Aspects such as clarity, grammar and succinctness will all be noticed by the judges. Make sure your answers do directly respond to each question and provide substantiation of your claims where possible.The judges read a large number of entries, so it is also very important to stick to the word limits.The judges will read your nomination and score it against a number of criteria. It is important that you demonstrate each of these criteria in your responses in the nomination form. There is more detail on each of the judging criteria for each award category on the iAwards website.A logo (for company categories) or photo (for individuals) must be submitted with your nomination.In addition to this, you have the option to submit 5 supporting attachments with your submission. These can consist of anything from product brochures, referee statements, a video about your product or service or any other material that supports your nomination. We highly recommend you submit at least 1 photo of the nominee, or of your product or service in action with your entry. These should illustrate use of your product and if you are a finalist may be used at the gala dinner. These may also be provided to the media if you win and they ask for supporting material.
  • There is a FAQ page on the iAwards website for your reference. Please make sure you have a look at the website and if you have any other questions at any stage, don’t hesitate to contact the iAwards team on 1300 665 145, email them at iawards@gener8.com.au or visit the iAwards website.
  • The iAwards could not exist without the generous support from our sponsors.The Awards are proudly brought to you by host partners the ACS, AIIA and Pearcey Foundation, major partner the Victorian Government.Limited sponsorship opportunities still exist. Please contact the iAwards Team at iawards@gener8.com.au for more information.
  • 2012 iAwards briefing indivdual categories

    1. 1. iAwards Webinar Briefing Individual Categories Presented by: Kelly Hutchinson, Executive Judge Jim Ellis, Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner iawards.com.au
    2. 2. Webinar overview • What are the iAwards? • Why should you enter? • Key dates for 2012 • iAwards Category Domains Kelly Hutchinson • iAwards Nomination Process Executive Judge • Eligibility to Nominate • Judging Process Individual Categories • Hints from past Judges • Winner’s Story Jim Ellis • Questions Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner Hot links to iAwards info
    3. 3. What are the iAwards? The impact that ICT has on every part of our economy and its influence on our day to day activities is celebrated by the iAwards each year. The iAwards programs goal is to provide business, industry and government with a clear view of the people leading ICT in Australia and the quality of innovation being produced.Host Partners Major Partner
    4. 4. Who should you nominate? Do you know... • An ICT superstar who deserves recognition? • A leader who empowers their team through professional certification? • An inspirational mentor who advocates women’s careers in ICT • An educator training the next digital generation • A CIO who took their business to the next level through technology? Then the iAwards are for you! Major PartnerHost Partners Register Now
    5. 5. Key dates for 2012 Expressions of Interest Open 9 January 2012 Individual and Company Category Nominations Open 5 March 2012 Online Briefing Sessions Throughout March 2012 Individual and Company Category Online Nominations Close 9 May 2012 Company Category Phase One Judging Opens 16 May 2012 Company Category Phase One Judging Closes 28 May 2012 Individual Category Judging opens 1 June 2012 Individual Category Judging closes 15 June 2012 State Winners Presentations 2-6 July 2012 Phase Two Online Briefing Sessions 11-18 July 2012 Company Category Phase Two Judging – Melbourne 7-8 August 2012 iAwards Australia 3.0 Forum – Melbourne 9 August 2012 iAwards Nominees VIP Networking Luncheon - Melbourne 9 August 2012 iAwards Gala Dinner – Melbourne 9 August 2012 iAwards CalendarHost Partners Major Partner
    6. 6. iAwards Category Domains The 2012 iAwards celebrates excellence across multiple domains which should make it easier for nominees to identify the right category to enter. Those in grey below are individual categories. Society Education Industry Consumer Individual Pioneers Industrial Application New Media & Pearcey Medal e-Government e-Learning CIO of the Year & Hall of Fame Entertainment Security ICT Secondary Benson e-inclusion & Financial Tourism & Professional of Student Entrepreneur e-community Application Hospitality the Year e-Logistics & Supply Chain ICT Woman of Tertiary Student iAwards Communication the Year Sustainability & Innovation Tools & Green IT Infrastructure Research & ICT Educator of Development Exporter e-Health the Year Start-UpHost Partners Major Partner Category Info
    7. 7. Individual Categories The 2012 iAwards will span the achievement of outstanding individuals including the CIO of the Year, ICT Professional of the Year, ICT Woman of the Year and ICT Educator of the Year. CIO of the Year ICT Educator of the Year Awarded to the CIO demonstrating the most Awarded to an Australian educator who has substantial improvement in the performance shown excellence in ICT education and of their organisation based on excellence in demonstrated exceptional outcomes for both ICT leadership and innovation. students and employers. ICT Professional of the Year ICT Woman of the Year Awarded to an ICT industry professional for Awarded to an inspiring ICT woman who has outstanding innovation, commitment and made a consistently distinguished achievement in their field and dedication to contribution to the ICT industry. promoting the ICT profession.Host Partners Major Partner
    8. 8. Pioneer Categories The 2012 iAwards celebrates Australias entrepreneurial spirit in number of pioneer awards including the Start-up, Benson Entrepreneur, Pearcey Medal and Hall of Fame and Inspiration Award. The following awards are also presented to outstanding individuals and follow specific selection and judging criteria. Pearcey Medal Benson Entrepreneur Award Each year the Pearcey Foundation makes The Benson Entrepreneur Award is awards to outstanding individuals across presented annually to an individual who the Australian ICT sector. These awards has made an outstanding contribution to celebrate achievements and in appreciate the Australian ICT Industry. It is sponsored the contribution of our tech-pioneers. by CSIRO in memory of a great Australian ICT pioneer, Tony Benson. Major Partner PioneerHost Partners Categories
    9. 9. iAwards Nomination Process The basics – quick reference • Register your interest online at the iAwards Portal www.iawardsportal.com.au • Login using your assigned Login Id and Password • Download the Award Template/s for each of the categories you are interested in and complete offline. • Create a new submission online using your completed template. Once logged in complete steps 1-3. • Cost is free per entry *There is no charge for Individual categories • Nominations close at 5pm AEDST on Wednesday 9 May 2012 How to EnterHost Partners Major Partner
    10. 10. Eligibility to Nominate Before nominating for the iAwards please review the Fine Print and be sure you are eligble to enter. All nominees are responsible for ensuring that you meet all Terms & Conditions. For Individual Categories: 1. ICT professionals who work in various sectors of the Australian ICT industry; 2. All entrants must be 18 years of age (excluding those entering in either Secondary or Tertiary Student Project categories) and an Australian citizen or permanent resident in Australia; 3. One nomination per category; 4. Judging will be based on information given on the nomination form; 5. Winners in the previous two years who won the ACS State ICT Awards (i.e. ACS Queensland ICT Awards, ACS Canberra ICT Awards, WAITTA) are eligible to enter the individual iAwards categories. Nominations may be made with or without the knowledge of the person being nominated; 6. The judging panel reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of nominations. Phone interviews may also be conducted to verify the nomines eligibility. The decision of the judging panel is final.Host Partners Major Partner Fine Print T’s & C’s
    11. 11. Nominations for Individual Categories: • Nominations for the iAwards individuals categories are invited from all sectors of the ICT profession. • The nominee can NOT nominate themselves but needs a separate Nominator. • Nominators can be Sponsors, ACS, AIIA and Pearcey Foundation representatives or by colleagues or other persons. • Nominations will only be accepted via the online system using the appropriate nomination form as it ensures that all nominations are assessed in the same manner. • Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered. • Individual Category nominations are free of charge. • ACS ICT Award or WAITTA winners may be nominated as their state representative for the category. • There is only one phase of judging and only one winner in each category. • No Merits or Commendations are awarded. • Nominees are not publically acknowledged as finalists. • Only the winners are notified and announced at the Gala Dinner.Host Partners Major Partner
    12. 12. Judging Process Individual iAwards Categories iAwards Individual categories judging is a one stage process where the: • Judging panel will assess nominations and then conduct subsequent panel teleconferences to decide whether selected nominees will be required for individual interviews. • Judging will be based on the information given by the nominator in response to the selection criteria listed on the iAwards website There is no need for Individual category nominees to attend an in-person presentation. Finalists are notified and are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Melbourne on 9 August 2012.Host Partners Major Partner iAwards Judging
    13. 13. Assessment Framework SFIA, the Skills Framework for the Information Age is the assessment framework for the iAwards 2012 Individual Categories SFIA was created by the founders of the SFIA Foundation, a not for profit organisation whose purpose was to provide a common reference model for the identification of the skills needed to develop effective business information systems and which was easily understood by those within business.

The ACS adopted the SFIA framework to underpin its Certification Program introduced in 2010. The ACS Certification Program is designed to demonstrate both the attainment of professional skills and experience as well as their currency in certified members of the ACS. SFIA has also been used by many corporations internationally to both assist in recruitment of staff and their retention and career management.
The broad acceptance in Australia and internationally of SFIA, the iAwards has chosen to use the SFIA framework to help assess the merits of nominations in each of the individual awards categories in 2012.Host Partners Major Partner
    14. 14. Hints from past Judges • Written Entry. Be clear, concise and answer the questions. • Stick to word limit. Simple yet hard to do so edit wisely. • Criteria Ensure you demonstrate each of the specific criteria in your responses as this is what the judges have to score against. • Reference material. These can consist of anything from profiles, referee statements, a video or any other material that supports your nomination. • Photos. Include a high resolution photo of the nominee. • Highlight why the nominee deserves to win as this is after all what the iAwards is looking to celebrate. Major PartnerHost Partners Submission Tips
    15. 15. Winner’s Story 2011 CIO of the Year Michael Harte, CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Michael Harte says winning the CIO of the Year gong at last year’s iAwards was an unexpected accolade. “It’s one thing to get an award from a banking industry body, but quite another to get one from the computer industry,” Harte says. “It’s particularly gratifying.” ACS president Anthony Wong remarked. “Michael leads his team to improve customer experience…and has set a new benchmark for the Australian banking and ICT industries.”Host Partners Major Partner More Testimonials
    16. 16. Questions? For more information visit www.iawards.com.au call 1300 665 145 Brenda Aynsley is the Associate Judge for Individual Categories email iawards@gener8.com.au and can also provide advice.Host Partners Major Partner FAQ
    17. 17. Thanks to our partners Host partners Major partners Category and other sponsorships are still available – closing soonHost Partners Major Partner Become a Partner
    18. 18. Thank you for your interest in the iAwards. Good luck with your nominations!Host Partners Major Partner iAwards Online