The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is the peak representative body and advocacy group for the ICT industry in Australia. Since being established in 1978, it has been our mission to advocate, promote, represent and grow the ICT industry in Australia.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, with membership open to all organisations involved with the ICT industry in Australia.
We represent over 400 member organisations nationally, including global brands, international companies, national companies, and a large number of ICT SMEs. Our national board comprises representatives from hardware, software, and services companies and represents the diversity of our industry.
The Board and staff of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) would like to express their great sadness at the passing of former AIIA CEO Ian Birks.
Ian was a committed and passionate advocate for the ICT industry. Ian’s career highlights include CEO of the AIIA, Ideas International, and more recently, the Australian Services Roundtable. He was also a member of the Australian Government's Small Business Ministerial Advisory Council; the CSIRO Digital Productivity Flagship and Services Advisory Committee; Chair of the Australian Government's IT Industry Innovation Council and former Board member of the AIIA.
Ian brought with him stature and integrity – a sharp strategic mind and selfless generosity to his colleagues and peers. He was a strong and respected stalwart of the industry.
“Ian was more than a colleague”, said Kee Wong, Chair of AIIA, “ he was an outstanding leader and voice in advocating the role of ICT in driving Australia’s economy.”
“His passing is a great personal loss to me – and of course, a sad loss for the industry.”
The Board and staff at the AIIA would like to express their condolences to his family at this difficult time.
Ian will be remembered fondly for his presence, passion and sharp wit.
Vale Ian Birks
AIIA Member Insight Video - Matt Larwood, Axios
In the latest edition of the Member Insight Video Series, Suzanne Campbell, AIIA CEO, meets with Matt Larwood, General Manager Axios and discusses Axios's focus as a customer software development company and how they build business applications and online products and services for their clients.
These videos have been created to focus on AIIA members. We will be visiting a range of members from start-ups to multinationals to explore topics that matter to them and to you. If you would like to feature in this video series or have any feedback please email Nicole Campbell.