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  • 1. iAwards Webinar Briefing Individual Categories Presented by: Kelly Hutchinson, Executive Judge Jim Ellis, Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner iawards.com.au
  • 2. Webinar overview • What are the iAwards? • Who should you nominate? • Key dates for 2013 Kelly Hutchinson • iAwards Category Domains Executive Judge • iAwards Nomination Process • Eligibility to Nominate • Judging Process Individual Domains • Hints from past Judges • Winner’s Story • Questions Jim Ellis Chief JudgeHost Partners Major Partner
  • 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. 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? Then the iAwards are for you!Host Partners Major Partner
  • 5. Key dates for 2013 Individual and Group Domains Nominations/Entries Open 16 January 2013 Online Briefing Sessions 5 & 27 February 2013 Individual and Group Domains Nominations/Entries Close 15 March 2013 Group Domains Phase One Judging Opens 5 April 2013 Group Domains Phase One Judging Closes 17 April 2013 Individual Domains Judging opens 5 April 2013 Individual Domains Judging closes 17 April 2013 State Winners Presentations 1-21 June 2013 Phase Two Briefing Sessions/Webinair 22 - 26 July 2013 Group Category Phase Two Judging – Melbourne (onsite) 5 - 6 August 2013 iAwards Australia 3.0 Forum – Melbourne 8 August 2013 iAwards Nominees VIP Networking Luncheon - Melbourne 8 August 2013 iAwards Gala Dinner – Melbourne 8 August 2013Host Partners Major Partner
  • 6. iAwards Group DomainsThe 2013 iAwards celebrates excellence across multiple domains which should make it easierfor entrants to identify the right category to enter.Development Industry Services Society Student Professional Pioneer Domain Domain Domain Domain Domain Domain Domain Secondary CIO of the Pearcey Research & Consumer Medal & Hall Development Financial Community Student Year Project of Fame ICT Education Professional Benson of the Year Entrepreneur Tertiary New Product Industrial Regional student Project Government ICT Woman iAwards of the Year Innovation Postgraduate Tools Resources Sustainability Tertiary ICT Educator Start-Up Health Student of the YearHost Partners Major Partner
  • 7. Individual Categories The 2013 iAwards will span the achievement of outstanding individuals including the CIO of the Year, ICT professional of the Year, 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 shown substantial improvement in the performance of excellence in ICT education and demonstrated their organisation base on excellence in ICT exceptional outcomes for both students and leadership and innovation. 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 made outstanding innovation, commitment and a consistently distinguished contribution to the ICT achievement in their field and dedication to industry. promoting the ICT profession.Host Partners Major Partner
  • 8. Pioneer Categories The 2012 iAwards celebrates Australia’s entrepreneurial spirit in a 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 awards The Benson Entrepreneur Award is presented to outstanding individuals across the Australian annually to an individual who has made an ICT sector. These awards celebrate outstanding contribution to the Australian ICT achievements and appreciate the contribution of industry. It is sponsored by CSIRO in memory of a our tech-pioneers great Australian ICT pioneer, Tony BensonHost Partners Major Partner
  • 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. • There is no charge for Individual categories • Nominations close at 5pm AEDST on Friday 15 March 2013Host Partners Major Partner
  • 10. Eligibility to Nominate Before nominating for the iAwards please review the Fine Print and be sure you are eligible 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 the Secondary, or Tertiary Student categories) and an Australian citizen or permanent resident; 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 (ie 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 nominees eligibility. The decision of the judging panel is final.Host Partners Major Partner
  • 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. Judging Process: Individual 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 presentations. Finalists are notified and are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Melbourne on the 8 of August 2013.Host Partners Major Partner
  • 13. Assessment Framework SFIA, the Skills Framework for the Information Age is the assessment framework for the iAwards 2013 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.
Given 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 2013.Host Partners Major Partner
  • 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.Host Partners Major Partner
  • 15. Winner’s Story 2011 CIO of the Year Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Michael Harte, CBA 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
  • 16. Final tips for potential nominees  Don’t underestimate achievements  Really think about what makes the nominee’s success unique  Allow plenty of time to prepare the nomination  Provide supporting documentation  Make sure referees are independent and informed  Keep in mind the judges and make their jobs a joy not a chore  Check you’ve answered all the questions  Get someone not involved to read your submission  Spell check  Submit on time and in fullHost Partners Major Partner
  • 17. Questions? For more information visit www.iawards.com.au call 1300 665 145 email admin@iwards.com.auHost Partners Major Partner
  • 18. Thanks to our partners Host partners Major partnerHost Partners Major PartnerCategory and other sponsorships are still available – closing soon
  • 19. Thank you for your interest in the iAwards. Insert your name here Good luck with your entries!Host Partners Major Partner