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PADL Founder Receives Victorian Pearcey Award

On the 3rd September 2004, PADL founder Luke Howard was presented the 2004 Victorian Pearcey Award by the Honourable Marsha Thomson MP, Victorian Minister for Information and Communication Technology.

"The Victorian Pearcey award is aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the IT profession, and this year's winner certainly fits the bill," Ms Thomson said.

"Luke's innovative work with network directory services is already incorporated in many of the most popular open source distributions.

"His work continues to span both the commercial and open source spheres and ensures smooth interoperability amongst a variety of network operating systems."

Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr Howard thanked PADL customers and partners, and paid homage to the many role models in the Australian IT industry.

The Pearcey award is a State award, aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the IT profession. It is awarded to an individual early in their career who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to research and development. The award was sponsored by Multimedia Victoria. Event sponsors included Macquarie Corporate, SMS Management and Technology and Telstra Country Wide.

The Pearcey Foundation Inc. was established in 1998 to raise the profile of the Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Industry and profession.

The Pearcey Foundation was created in the memory of one of the greatest pioneers of the Australian IT&T industry, Dr. Trevor Pearcey. By celebrating the heroes in our industry, past present and future, the Foundation is looking to attract and encourage young Australians into this most exciting of global high technology sectors of our nation.


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