Dr Michael Edward Bowern Of Moss Vale, aged 82 years

21 Oct 2022


  • Dr Michel (Mike) Bowern was a founding member of the Canberra Computer Society in 1965.
  • CCS federated with the larger States a few years later to form ACS.
  • Mike became an ACS Fellow in 2015.

Mike was a longstanding IS practitioner, manager and consultant.  This included being part of a team which, in a world first, produced a practical open source electronic voting and vote counting system, used for ACT government elections.  He made a range of contributions to ICT professionalism and ethics, including many articles in Information Age.

Mike became an ACS Fellow in 2015.  He was a long-term Canberra BEC member including as Chair, and did terms as Chair of the ACS Economic, Legal and Social Implications Committee and the ACS Committee on Computer Ethics.  He retired from Canberra to Moss Vale a few years ago.

Some of his contributions include:

Picture: Mike received a certificate of ACS long-standing member presented by Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the ACS Canberra 50th anniversary celebration dinner.

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