NSW’s innovation talent was celebrated at the recent State iAwards, and familiar faces to ng Connect Australia were among the winners on the night.
Congratulations to NextGen Networks, recognised as a merit recipient for the NSW Government Data Centre project; and toNICTA‘s Smart Transport and Logistics team who were winners in the Industrial Category for their Tip Top logistics project.
A full list of the worthy winners and merit recipients can be found here.
Guests at the State Awards were also treated to a speech from special guest Naomi Simson, CEO and Founder of Red Balloon. There were many memorable quotes from Naomi, as she took the audience through Red Balloon’s journey from start-up to successful business. The key take-out for many was about “What is possible when you have no fear?”
As Naomi reflected on not only her success, but the success and importantly attitudes of many of her fellow entrepreneurs like Matt Barrie of Freelancer and Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes of Atlassian, the answer to her question was incredibly inspirational.