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InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) and auDA are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2011 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).
The awards celebrate the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand.
This year we have secured a panel of industry experts that represent both Australia and New Zealand in each category:
Miwa Fujii - APNIC
Murray Milner - Convenor of the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force
Greg Thom - Technology Reporter, Herald Sun
Lance Wiggs - ICT Consultant, NZ
Brendan Fitzgerald - VicNet Manager, State Library of Victoria
Penny Carnaby - Former National Librarian New Zealand
Internet Access and Digital Skills
Associate Professor Toni Robertson - University of Technology, Sydney
Antony Royal, ICT Consultant, NZ
Rebecca Gerrett-Magee - Lecturer, Moondani Balluk, Victoria University
Richard Orzecki - Chair of the Maori Internet Society,NZ
Security and Privacy
Colin Bradley - Chief Security Officer, CISCO APAC Borderless Network Team
Martin Cocker - Executive Director, Netsafe New Zealand
With only a few days to go before entries close, auDA CEO Chris Disspain has high hopes for this years awards, "We are thrilled with the range and quality of entries received so far, alongside such an accomplished panel of judges, this years ANZIAs are set to become the best yet," he says.
InternetNZ Chief Executive Vikram Kumar agrees, noting the quality of entries received to-date and strength of the judging panel. "There are still two days left to submit entries in this Trans-Tasman awards and we encourage all those doing original innovative things online to apply."
Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Melbourne on 17 October 2011 featuring a keynote speech from former High Court Justice Michael Kirby. The event will draw together Internet industry stakeholders from across Australia and New Zealand under the guidance of MC Alan Brough.
Entries will close this Wednesday 31st of August at 5pm AEST. To obtain an entry form or for more information visit: www.internetawards.co.nz.