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Who is Graeme Philipson?
Graeme Philipson is an author and communicator. He writes on high technology, business and travel. He is also a market researcher and analyst, a public speaker and a published poet.
He is Australia’s leading computer industry historian, and author of the definitive history of the Australian IT industry, A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing. He has also written the corporate histories of Fujitsu ANZ and TechnologyOne, and many articles about the history of the Australian and global IT industry.
He is author of travel book The Top 100 Countries – And Why You Should Visit Them, which uses a unique rating system he has devised to rank countries by the factors most important to travellers. It was published in 2018, with a second edition in 2019.
His book of original poems, Social Cricket, the Universe and Everything, was published in 2015.
Previous credits include: founding editor of MIS Magazine and co-founder of Strategic Publishing Group, IT columnist in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Research Director for Gartner Asia Pacific, Editor of Computerworld Australia, Research Manager for Yankee Group Australia. Editorial Director at ADAPT, Editor of CommsWire, Editor of Government News.
He has often appeared on radio and TV as a commentator on technology and has conceived, promoted and chaired many major seminars and conferences in the areas of sustainability, IT management, technology futures, telecommunications and biotech. He is a recipient of the Kester lifetime achievement award for contributions to IT journalism.
He has written over 3000 articles and columns on technology and management for many publications around the world. He is author of six books and more than 50 published market research reports on international technology industries, and has conducted many proprietary market research studies.
He has a BA in Political Science and Modern History from the University of New England, and lives in Sydney, Australia. He travels extensively. His favourite countries are Japan and Germany, which lost the war but won the peace, and the United Kingdom, which did the opposite.
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