Celebrating Tasmanian ICT success

Founder of Taz Drone Solutions, Andrew Davies, has been announced as Pearcey Entrepreneur for 2022 for Tasmania as part of the ICT Industry Gala Dinner in Hobart.

Now in its 24th year, the Pearcey Awards celebrate the ICT sector achievements through annual state and national awards.

Through the support of the Tasmanian Government, this year we have also had the honour of hosting the Pearcey National Awards, announced immediately following the state Pearcey Awards.

Taking out this year’s Pearcey Tasmanian Entrepreneur title, Andrew has been recognised for his commitment to leading the uptake of drone technology in Tasmania.

Since beginning Taz Drone Solutions in 2016, Andrew has created a business and team that designs, builds and fits out drones to perform highly specialised and complex tasks and that can be tailored to the specific needs of their clients.

Andrew and the team have pioneered the adaptation of drones for use in major industries including water/dams, mining and electricity infrastructure, creating efficiencies and costs savings and improving worker safety across these sectors.

Andrew is also active in supporting the Tasmanian ICT sector as the first local company to offer drone training in the State and is now mentoring our next generation of drone operators.

Andrew has a vision to push the limits of what drone technology can do and he is constantly seeking opportunities to extend his team’s capabilities.

Congratulations to Andrew and the Taz Drone Solutions team and to all of our Tasmanian entrants in this year’s Pearcey Awards.

The recent release of the Deloitte Access Economics Tasmanian ICT Sector Scan, commissioned by the Tasmanian Government, shows the Tasmanian ICT Industry, which currently employs more than 9,000 people, is projected to grow to more than 12,000 by 2026.

The Scan shows that Tasmania’s ICT sector generated almost $1.7 billion in revenue over 2020-21 and based on the projected growth, this will increase to more than $2 billion by 2024-25. This sector is a powerhouse and is essential to the Tasmanian economy