Digital entrepreneurs and changemakers celebrated at inaugural IDX Awards

  Seven Indigenous leaders and entrepreneurs from around Australia were recognised as the winners of the inaugural national Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Awards at a gala event in Redfern on Friday night. The award winners, whose projects range from a translation app for remote Indigenous communities to a program aimed at encouraging Indigenous young people to pursue careers in STEM, …

Brooke Ottley – finalist for the Young Digital Innovator of the Year

Brooke Ottley is a finalist for the IDX Young Digital Innovator of the Year award proudly supported by the University of Technology Sydney.  The Young Digital Innovator of the Year category celebrates a young person who has demonstrated excellence in the digital landscape.  Brooke Ottley, NT – Brooke Ottley is a young Gunggari, Wuthathi and Torres Strait Islander woman. She is …

Nickeema Williams – finalist for the Young Innovator of the Year Award

Nickeema Williams is a finalist for the IDX Young Innovator of the Year Award. The Young Digital Innovator of the Year award is proudly supported by the University of Technology Sydney and celebrates a young person who has demonstrated excellence in the digital landscape. Nickeema Williams is a young Indigenous artist, designer and photographer who works with Hitnet and the Red Cross …

Ernest Gondarra – Finalist for the IDX Digital Elder of the Year

  Ernest Gondarra is finalist for the IDX Digital Elder of the Year Award proudly supported by Telstra.  The Digital Elder of the Year award celebrates an Elder who has demonstrated excellence in the digital landscape.  Ernest Gondarra, NT – Ernest Gondarra is a digital champion and entrepreneur from Galiwinku, Elcho Island. Ernest learnt how to use a computer for …

Patricia Elarde – finalist for the IDX Digital Elder of the Year Award

Patricia Elarde is a finalist for the IDX Digital Elder of the Year Award proudly supported by Telstra.  The Digital Elder of the Year award is proudly supported by Telstra and celebrates an Elder who has demonstrated excellence in the digital landscape. Patricia is a Torres Strait Islander woman from Murray Island. As the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program …

Victor Steffenson’s Living Knowledge Place

Victor Steffenson is a finalist for the IDX Culture and Country Award proudly supported by Mirvac.  The Culture and Country category is proudly supported by Mirvac and celebrates the use of technology to capture stories and share culture. Victor Steffenson is a filmmaker, musician and consultant who developed the Living Knowledge Place, a community driven education website. Developed in collaboration with …

Meet Luke Briscoe a finalist for the IDX Pathways and Employment Award

Luke Briscoe is a finalist FOR THE IDX Pathways and Employment AWARD. The Pathways and Employment category is proudly supported by Microsoft and celebrates the growth of jobs at all levels for Indigenous Australians in technology and innovation. Luke Briscoe is a proud Kuku-Yalanji man from Far North Queensland. Luke has experience in the creative industries, digital communication, project management, community and cultural …

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A shared language – using digital tech in Central Australia

“Kulila!” (listen up!) “We are a group of people in Central Australia who want to bring emotions, feelings, and issues out in the open and get people talking about mental health” NPY WOMEN’S COUNCIL, NT – IS A FINALIST FOR THE IDX WELLBEING AWARD. Since 2012 a team of Indigenous women and mental health professionals in Central Australia have come …

Using Virtual Reality to EnViZion the future

EnViZion, QLD – IS A FINALIST FOR THE IDX Pathways and employment AWARD PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Microsoft. EnViZion is an Indigenous owned and operated company founded by Julie-Ann Lambourne, a Torres Strait Islander woman descending from Mabiaug and Darnley Island. EnVizion Group has designed and developed a world first purpose built, state of the art, mobile training facility which can be …

STEM to success – Wayne Denning

WAYNE DENNING, QLD – IS A FINALIST FOR THE IDX LEARNINGS AND EDUCATION AWARD PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET. Wayne Denning is a proud Birra Gubba man from Blackwater, Central Queensland and the owner and managing director of Carbon Media. Wayne globally promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through media and digital forms …