Alumni awards

Nominations for the 2021 awards have now closed. We look forward to announcing the recipients later this year.

Leaders, innovators, game-changers & everyday heroes

Previous winners

Robert Hope Memorial Prize

To celebrate Chancellor Robert Hope's life and contribution, the Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize is awarded to a student who demonstrates:

  • Exceptional academic performance
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Significant contribution to the University and/or the wider community

 

2021 Alumni Awards: THIS IS YOUR UOW

Through prodigious entrepreneurial skill and innovation, CEO of Nine Entertainment, (former Stan Entertainment CEO) and past Alumni Award winner, Mike Sneesby, turned an idea into a multi-million dollar business that has transformed the way Australians access content and set new global benchmarks for independent streaming services.

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yeah well I'm the CEO at Stan when I
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started Stan I had to explain exactly
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what it is but hopefully those people
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watching today would know that Stan is
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Australia's leading local streaming
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service I did a start-up overseas based
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out of Dubai a joint venture between
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Saudi telecom and Astro Malaysia and
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that was sort of the start of my
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internet TV career and when I came back
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to Australia I'm David Ginjo who was the
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the CEO of channel 9 at the time was
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thinking about what was happening in
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Internet TV what was his Netflix thing
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that was going on and I just come out of
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an Internet TV venture in the Middle
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East those conversations very quickly
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turned into what we have today which is
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which is dancing but the reality is I'm
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the guys at the front there's a huge
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team behind me across technology across
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marketing across our content content
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acquisitions and content creation so I
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think you know if I could put something
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my finger on something which hopefully I
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do well is lead people and inspire them
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to do great things and you know overall
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the outcome of that is a business like
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stem aspiring entrepreneurs I think
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should you know make sure they test the
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water I think when particularly when
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you're young or you're coming out of
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university you sort of end up on a track
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which is driven by you know
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circumstances it's not always the right
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track and sometimes you get locked into
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that track so I would say test the water
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amongst a lot of things find out what it
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is that you love and what you're
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passionate about and give yourself the
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opportunity to discover great things
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that you can be entrepreneurial with