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The iAwards Judging Council are lead by the Chief and Executive Judges along with the Associate Judges for Development, Industry, Pioneer, Professional, Service, Society and Student Domains.
Jim Ellis OAM
As iAwards Chief Judge, Jim Ellis is pivotal in delivering a single premier event for the Australian ICT industry enabling a consistent process of nomination and assessment.
Jim is a former Vice President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), a former Chair of the ACS WA Branch, and currently chairs the WA Chapter of the ACS Foundation and is on the national Board of that organisation. He was responsible for founding WA's first ICT awards program, WAITTA, now in its 22nd year. He was instrumental in initiating discussions with AIIA around combining forces with the iAwards in 2009. He led the Australian delegation to APICTA in 2011(Thailand) and again in 2012 (Brunei).
With over 45 years IT industry experience, he worked throughout England, Europe and Asia before moving to Perth in 1981 working for local and international organisations.
Jim was appointed an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in June 2006, and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the ICT industry in June 2008.
The iAwards Executive Judge oversees the judging process to ensure confidentiality, transparency and integrity are maintained.
Kelly Hutchinson took up the role of iAwards Executive Judge in January 2012. Kelly is a passionate advocate for showcasing Australian digital innovation and is delighted to be able to continue her involvement with the ICT industry.
In her previous role at AIIA from 2008-2011 Kelly managed the iAwards and represented Australia on regional associations ASOCIO and APICTA. A highlight was hosting the Asia Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (Melb 2009) which brought together 37 associations from 25 member economies for a 4 day conference and awards program.
As an APICTA Judge Kelly has an extensive understanding of the international awards framework and brings this rigour to the Australian iAwards. Introducing the iAwards Judging Council in 2012 and strenghtening the cohort of judges through the new Associate Judge level will bring a new focus on the core of the awards.
Before returning to Australia in 2008, Kelly worked in Southeast Asian private sector development building expertise in ICT solutions from 1999-2007. Highlights included the Village Phone and ANZ Wing Mobile Banking initiatives in Cambodia. As ICT Expert for Indochina Research from 2002-2006, she coordinated IT sector research for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. She was active in the Australian Business Association of Cambodia and she co-founded the ICT Association of Cambodia.
With Master’s degrees in Communications and in Business IT (RMIT University) she was an invited speaker at the WITSA World IT Congress in Austin (2006) and the Global Public Policy Conferences in Kuala Lumpur (2005) and Cairo (2007) and to present her research on Social Enterprises and ICT for Development at the ICTD 2009 conference in Doha.