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Pearcey Foundation acknowledges John Grant, life-long commitment to ICT sector

On 23 September, 2010 Managing Director of Data#3, John Grant was awarded the prestigious Pearcey Medal at the World Computer Congress in Brisbane. The award was presented by Senator Kate Lundy who described Grant as a “true pioneer” in the contemporary ICT industry.

John Grant | Managing Director, Data<sup>#</sup>3 Limited

John joined the company in 1977, and was Director of Data#3 from its renaming and foundation in 1984 and later went on to become Managing Director from 1996.

 Data#3 Chairman, Richard Anderson said, “John is a driving force in the growth of our company and along with the company’s management team and staff, he has steered us through changing market conditions very successfully and the board very much acknowledges his exceptional contribution to Data#3 and the industry generally on behalf of all shareholders”.

John is committed to addressing critical national ICT related issues be it as Chair of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the ICT industry’s peak representative body, Chair of the Federal Government’s ICT Innovation Council or through the Queensland ICT Work Group he created with the Queensland Government some years ago. He has also been a member of the Queensland Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group whose charter is to provide advice to the Minister for Tourism, Regional Development & Industry on Queensland ICT industry development policy; a member of the Queensland Government’s Smart State Council and a member of Hewlett Packard’s Asia Pacific Partner Advisory board whose charter is to provide advice and input to HP on its relationship with its distribution and reseller partners in Asia Pacific.

When asked how he felt about receiving the award, Mr Grant said “It’s a great privilege to be honored as the Pearcey medalist for 2010. I’ve never dwelt on the work I’ve done to further the opportunities for our industry but it’s very nice to have a cause to reflect and for a moment of celebration.”

 http://www.pearcey.org.au/index.php/Welcome 

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