Who We Are

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.

Who We are

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.

The WAITTA Vision

We seek to inspire and showcase ICT innovation in Western Australia.

WAITTA – where industry, professions and educators can work together for the betterment of the WA community.

Our Mission

WAITTA’s mission is “to promote the WA ICT Industry and profession by recognising and promoting excellence and awards in a sustainable way”.

We do this by:

Informing – WA about the innovative and excellence in activities within the WA ICT industry

Inspiring – The WA ICT industry to achieve excellence in their endeavours; and

Influencing – everyone to improve the quality of life in every community through the delivery of services through the use of ICT.

Our Core Values

We wish WAITTA Inc to be known for the following behaviours:

  1. Honesty and integrity – in all our dealings

2.     Commitment – to the Industry we serve

3.     Respect – for each other, each other’s time and commitment, and for all our members

What Does WAITTA Do?

WAITTA currently runs the following activities

  • The INCITE Awards, showcasing excellence in ICT and digital innovation in WA business, Government and education: winners proceed to national and internal awards; and
  • The Game Changer Awards, showcasing today’s STEM skills being applied to real world problems / opportunities by WA primary and secondary schools.
  • WAITTA also facilitates information transfer and opportunity identification for joint activities for mutual benefit between Alliance members and their stakeholders, and for the broader WA community.

Our History

1991

WAITTA began as the WA IT&T Awards, a subcommittee of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) WA Branch, whose primary role was to underwrite the Awards program.

2012

WAITTA began passing its winners through to the national iAwards, then run by a tripartite relationship between Pearcey Foundation, AIIA and the ACS.

2013

WAITTA had a significant rebrand when the Award was renamed the INCITE Awards, reflecting incitement and innovation in ICT.

2016

WAITTA seceded from the ACS in 2016 as an incorporated body, in full compliance with the original intention i.e. when WAITTA was sufficiently established, it would become an independent body.

2016

WAITTA partnered with the Pearcey Foundation to provide a State award: the winner of which will be a finalist in the National Pearcey Awards.

2016

WAITTA began passing individual State winners into the ACS National Digital Disruptors Awards. WAITTA also ran the inaugural Game Changer Awards in WA primary and secondary schools.

2017

Alliance members start working on joint projects in a number of sectors and locations.

Present

WAITTA has evolved over the past 26 years, reflecting the significant and accelerating changes in our industry and in the broader WA community.