gotalk CEO, Steve Picton, has been crowned Queensland's Technology Communications and E-Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year. The award gives him a chance to win the title of the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, which will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne in November.
The winner of the Australian award will then have the opportunity to represent the country in the World Entrepreneur of the Year event, held in Monte Carlo in June 2008. Previous winners of the international gong include Sun's Scott McNealy, Dell founder, Michael Dell, and Infosys Technologies' Narayana Murthy.
Prior to forming gotalk, Picton was AAPT's group director of strategic development.
"It has been an interesting journey over the last seven years with many challenges," Picton said. "We continue to succeed in an extremely competitive environment and do so within a culture where entrepreneurs are recognised and supported. I am sure we will share many more years of success and further recognition of our achievements will follow."