Welcome to the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance WAITTA

WAITTA is a non-partisan, non-aligned alliance of ICT and digital industry and professional stakeholder organisations and thought leaders – the people who provide the digital knowledge, technology and services to the WA community.

Our Vision

By 2022, WAITTA will be recognised as the advocacy group for ICT innovation in Western Australia

Our Mission & Purpose

To promote the Western Australian ICT industry and profession by showcasing excellence through awards, events and recognition programs

Our Values

Honesty   ●   Integrity

Commitment   ●   Respect

Our Patron

Professor Lyn Beazley

WAITTA is delighted to welcome Professor Lynda (Lyn) Dent Beazley as our Patron for 2020.  Lyn comes with a wealth of experience in the industry, and is a neuroscientist and educator based in Perth, Western Australia.

Among other awards, Lyn was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for her contributions to medical science and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Lyn is also well known for promoting science and technology in the media and played a key role in bringing the internationally successful FameLab science communication competition to Australia.

Lyn is also the Ambassador for our Game Changer Awards and is actively supporting the Lateral INCITE Awards this year. Andrea Dearden, Chair of WAITTA Management Committee said "we are very privileged to have someone of Lyn's calibre and standing supporting WAITTA's purpose, and thank her for the time and commitment she has provided to industry and our cause".

Our Programs

WAITTA has two Award programs - the INCITE Awards and the Game Changer Awards - targeting both ends of the ICT digital life cycle, while facilitating information transfer and identifying opportunities for mutually beneficial activities between Alliance members and their stakeholders, and for the broader WA community.

WAITTA has joined forces with the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and the generous IT Industry to raise much needed funds to ensure children and young people in Western Australian continue to receive world class paediatric care.

The Alliance harnesses the collective skills, energy and insights of the diverse set of alliance organisations and individual members into a collaborative ecosystem.

To find out more about WAITTA's programs, click on the links below

WAITTA Board – Call for Nominations

16 September 2020

    WAITTA Board – Call for Nominations Being on the WAITTA Board is a great way to get involved and give back to both the Association and to the ICT community. Nominations must meet the conditions of WAITTA Nomination of Directors within the WAITTA Constitution.  Incoming Board Directors are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Conflict…

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Update Voting Contacts

10 September 2020

Update Your Voting Contacts WAITTA is currently in the process of updating contact details to ensure all members receive Association news and Board election updates, including voting on the WAITTA Board elections. We kindly request all members to complete the Member Information Form to ensure their registered voting contacts are up to date so that…

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WAITTA 2020 Annual General Meeting

9 September 2020

WAITTA 2020 Annual General Meeting This year’s AGM will be held as an online event: Date: Thursday 5th November 2020 Time: 6:30pm AWST Location: Zoom (Video Conference) To register your attendance, please complete the WAITTA 2020 AGM Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 WAITTA Annual General Meeting. Post navigation ← 29th INCITE Awards 2020Update…

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29th INCITE Awards 2020

27 July 2020

On 24 July this year the Lateral INCITE Awards hosted their first virtual Awards night, with key note speakers from our Patron, Prof Lyn Beazley AO, and WA Government Sponsor, Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Innovation and ICT, Science and Youth. Like many industries, COVID19 has forced many organisations to adopt alternative ways to…

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Vale Ian Gaynor

21 October 2019

On Saturday October 19th 2019 we said farewell to Ian Gaynor, a charter member of the Alliance. Ian was the ECAWA representative at the table, a tireless advocate for the teaching profession and a great team player. We will miss his insight, integrity, infectious smile and good humour. RIP Ian Post navigation ← WAITTA 2019…

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WAITTA 2019 AGM

6 October 2019

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday October 10th 2019 at Kinetic IT. Our 2019 Annual Report has been published, and is available here. Post navigation ← WA DSIH Joins the Alliance!Vale Ian Gaynor →

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WA DSIH Joins the Alliance!

6 July 2019

WAITTA is proud to announce the WA Data Science Innovation Hub as our 25th organisational member. “The entry of the DSIH into the Alliance provides a voice for this evolving sector of our ecosphere. Big data holds significant promise for the services provided to the broad community, and to have the WA hub dedicated to…

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Blockchain Perth Joins the Alliance!

29 May 2019

We are happy to announce the newest member of the Alliance – Blockchain Perth. Johnny Swanepoel, well-known advocate and facilitator of the Perth and Fremantle blockchain communities, has agreed to be Blockchain Perth’s nominee to the Alliance. “The entry of Blockchain Perth and Blockchain Fremantle into the Alliance provides a voice for this mushrooming sector…

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2019 Board Hits the Ground Running

20 March 2019

The newly-elected WAITTA Board is currently finalising its strategies for 2019 and beyond. Two Strategic Planning weekend workshops have now been undertaken, conducted by Celia Jordaan of Ichiban. The strategies and objectives are to be signed off at the March 2019 Board meeting – more details once the program has been endorsed by the Board and presented…

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Michael Malone Joins the Alliance!

20 March 2019

WAITTA is proud to announce that Michael Malone has accepted our invitation to join the Alliance as our 5th WAITTA thought leader. Michael is a well-known, liked and respected leader in our industry, and has been one of our industry’s (and State’s) greatest success stories. He co-founded iiNet in the garage of his parents’ house in Padbury and…

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