2017 Professional of the Year

Dr Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen works with a kind of digital passion that goes beyond the self. His mantra, ‘One life. Persist to improve many,’ has powered socially inclusive assistive technology that enhances the lives of people with disabilities—like his mind-controlled wheelchair—and eye-controlled communication keyboard, music software and flying spaceship game.

Jordan’s creations are so innovative they seem to touch the realm of telekinesis. The ACS Digital Disruptors Awards thus had a very special ICT Professional of the Year in 2017.

2017 Winners

Individual Awards

ICT Professional of the Year
Winner

Jordan Nguyen

Jordan Nguyen
ICT Professional of the Year - Winner

Gold Disruptor

Vivienne Conway

Young ICT Professional of the Year - Male
Winner

Phillip Matheson

Gold Disruptors

Mark Topacio
Michael Tulip

Young ICT Professional of the Year - Female
Winner

Margaret Zou

Gold Disruptors

Monique Alvis
Kerry Halupka
Tyne Daile Sumner

ICT Student of the Year
Winner

Samaneh Movassaghi

Gold Disruptors

Stephanie Jensen
Cameron Lonsdale

ICT Educator of the Year
Winner

Shanton Chang

Gold Disruptors

Gail Bourne
William Yeoh

ICT Researcher of the Year
Winner

Manoranjan Paul

Gold Disruptors

Marcus Foth
Yi Yang
Team/Project Awards

Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer:

Corporate
Winner

Statewide Super

Gold Disruptors

Crewmojo
GHD
Myfreight

Government
Winner

University of Queensland

Gold Disruptors

Australian Taxation Office
Government of Western Australia – Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Not for Profit
Winner

Humanoid Robot Project Team

Gold Disruptor

The Smith Family

Skills Transformation of Work Teams:

Small (under 20)
Winner

Insane Technologies

Gold Disruptor

VicRoads

Medium (21 - 200)
Winner

GS1 Australia

Gold Disruptors

Canstar
GM Holden
Statewide Super

Large (200+)
Winner

Australian Taxation Office

Gold Disruptors

ANZ
NAB Data Delivery Centre