WA’s Achiever Of The Year was crowned on Sunday for the state’s prestigious WAITTA Incite Awards and Gala Dinner.
This year marks the 27th year of the WAITTA INCITE Awards, with the festival upholding its aim to recognize outstand achievements by local businesses and ICT professionals.
Professor Yogesan Kanagasingham was awarded with Achiever Of The Year for his work at CSIRO, leading his research team developing an AI system to cure diabetic eye diseases.
WA Police & Modis together received the Most Effective Government Solution award on Investigative Action Register, improving law enforcement’s investigation management and outcome for victims.
The Minister For Innovation Dave Kelly attended the award ceremony last night, crowned and congratulated the award winners.
He said the government is committed to support innovations in-order to create more local jobs.
“The WAITTA INCITE Awards help foster an environment that supports and rewards innovation and excellence in ICT in Western Australia,” The Minister said.
“The McGowan Government is committed to supporting and keeping local innovations and new ideas right here in our State to create and support new WA jobs.”
“We have allocated $16.7 million for a New Industries Fund, delivering on an election commitment to create WA jobs by supporting and accelerating new and emerging businesses through a series of new initiatives.”
“We also recently announced more than $3.3 million to kickstart WA’s first STEM skills strategy to drive WA’s future jobs and future skills.”