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CeBIT 2011 ICT celebration dinner: photos

The ICT industry suited up last night for the CeBIT 2011 ICT celebration dinner and 2011 Australian Government ICT Awards at the Sydney Convention Centre.
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Queensland Police Media, the National Library of Australia and the New South Wale Department of Education and Training were among the winners of the 2011 Australian Government ICT Awards announced last night.

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Hundreds of people from across the ICT industry gathered for the dinner.

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The 70 tables across the ballroom were quickly filled with ICT luminaries such as Dell, the Australian Government Information Management Office and the Department of Human Services.

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The Excellence in e-Government Award went to the National Library of Australia for Trove, an interactive website that contains hundreds of books, newspapers, photos, letters and videos, and allows users to add their own content.

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The award winners last night received the red carpet treatment.

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The awards recognised all aspects of ICT use in government, including the use of social media in the Queensland floods, the use of geospatial technology and the deployment of ICT in war-torn Afghanistan.

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Long-time government ICT advocate and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship Kate Lundy was on hand to present the awards to the winning government agencies.

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Jackie Taranto, managing director of CeBIT organiser Hannover Fairs Australia, thanked vendors and sponsors for supporting 10 years of CeBIT in Australia.

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National Press Club president Laurie Wilson hosted the evening.

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Pop Singer and Australian Idol judge Marcia Hines kept revelers on the dance floor until late into the night.

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