Tech winners announced

Tech winners announced

Financial services provider Pure Commerce was rapt when it won Most Innovative E-Commerce or Internet Startup at the recent 2001 Australian Technology Awards.

Pure Commerce CEO Daniel Lavecky said the company was very pleased about winning the award, seeing it as "another step in the ladder in the pursuit of [its] visions and goals".

Lavecky has received positive customer feedback about the win. "The award is something they look favourably on . . . it's really saying to them that they're partnering with someone who is satisfying their needs. [It] gives them the confidence to work with us," he said.

Going forward, he says Pure Commerce has a strong strategy, with its focus being on entering the payments market. Lavecky said it was very excited about the ACCC's movements to deregulate the credit card market, likening it to what has happened in the telco market.

Sixteen companies won awards at the Australian Technology Awards. It is the fourth time the awards have been held. Winners included Ci Technologies Group, which won Excellence in the Commercialisation of Technology; Bishop Steering Technology, which won Globalisation of Australian Technology; and Orbital Engine Company (Australia), which won the Chairman's Award.

Denis Hanley AM, who chaired the judging panel for the awards, said the technology industry has a vital role to play in terms of positioning Australia to compete in the global, knowledge-based economy. "It is always a tremendous pleasure for us to be able to draw attention to our local talent, and as always we call on the government and investment community to continue their support of the industry.

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