ThoughtWare Wins  2015

ThoughtWare win The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards (October 2015) for Knowledge Management and IT

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ADSSI Home Care Win 2015

ITAC 2015 ADSSI Home Care take out the “Implementation of the Year” award for organisations with revenue between $5 million and $30 million.






Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) and ThoughtWare Double Win 2014

Double award win at ITAC 2014 – NRSDC takes out the “Implementation of the Year” award for organisations with <$5 million revenue, and ThoughtWare takes out the prestigious “ICT Company of the Year” Award.

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St Luke’s Care Win 2013

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 ITAC 2013 – Aged Care in IT Awards saw St Luke’s Care win the Implementation of the Year Award for services with 150-650 beds : for their i.on my platform.  

Read the story here.




Gold Coast City Council Promotes Innovative Companies November 2012

i.on my is featured in the showcase  view the video here.

CEO Sonja Bernhardt – Inspiring Women in Technology

ThoughtWare CEO Sonja Bernhardt OAM was featured as one of the Commonwealth Bank’s “Women in Focus” discussion “Chief Women- Tips from the Top“. Sonja shares her forecasts for the future and her tips for success: read the interview here.

Winners with MACG – Best Implementation!

ITAC2012-SmallMcKenzie Aged Care won the award for best software implementation – over 650 beds in the ITAC Awards 2012 for their implementation of i.on my Care.

This joins our earlier wins with Alphington (less than 150 beds) and finalist with St Luke’s Care (150-650 beds) and finalist for software company of the year: confirming that i.on my Care can help aged care, community care and hospital organisations of any size.

i.on my software helps equip businesses with the appropriate tools to help address Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Accreditation requirements.



CEO Awarded OAM

oam_thThoughtWare CEO Sonja Bernhardt was honoured in the 2011 Australia Day honours with a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the IT industry: raising awareness and the profile of IT, science and technology both in general and specifically for encouraging girls and women to enter careers in technology.

Click on the picture to the left or for more details read the articles in Computerworld and Australian Anthill.

Congratulations Sonja!


Winners – Best Implementation!

ITAC-AwardsThoughtWare was double-finalist in the ITAC Awards 2010 in the ICT Company of the Year and Best Implementation – Under 150 Places categories – and our client, Victorian aged care centre Alphington’s, won the latter award for their implementation of i.on my care.

The awards were held on July 27 at the Regent Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.

The i.on my software is designed to help aged care centres (as well as schools, childcare facilities and other businesses) meet not only their legal and auditing requirements but their own quality and governance policies, in an easy to use, auditable and time-saving manner.

Foundation Application on NEC Cloud Computing

ITAC-NECOur award winning i.onmy Care software has been selected as a leading foundation application on the new NEC Aged Care Cloud Computing platform (see story in ITWire). The platform was launched at a great event in Melbourne’s Rockpool Restaurant on July 25, attended by the global NEC president and ASIA Pacific president, where a formal MOU between NEC and the two peak industry bodies – ACAA (Aged Care Association Australia) and ACSA (Aged and Community Services Australia) was signed.

ACAA and ACSA have chosen cloud-based applications hosted by NEC as the preferred means of meeting the IT needs of member organisations in the aged care industry.

Photo: CEO Sonja Bernhardt with David Cooke (Group Manager, Health and Aged Care Solutions, NEC Australia Pty Ltd) at the recent ITAC Conference.

iPad Enabled!

ThoughtWare’s i.on my software for governance, risk management and compliance (especially for aged care, schools and childcare) runs without modification on Apple’s hot new iPad. As a modern, standards-based, internet-delivered solution, the i.on my range is well placed to take advantages of advances in technology.

buzacumenRecognised in Queensland Business Acumen Yearbook 2010

ThoughtWare Australia, CEO Sonja Bernhardt and i.on my Care (ThoughtWare’s governance, risk management, compliance and accreditation software for aged care facilities) all received recognition in the 2010 yearbook listing of Queensland business highlights: “Iconic brands. The innovators. The Creators. The Mentors. Award Winners.”



Cover Story in APESMA Magazine

CEO Sonja Bernhardt’s mentoring activities are featured in the cover story of “Professional Network”, the magazine for APESMA (The Association of Professional En

gineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia). Click on the image to the right to read the article.

CEO Wins Qld Government Award

ThoughtWare CEO Sonja Bernhardt wins Queensland Government “Our Women, Our State” Science, Engineering, Technology Award in the Industry/Business Category. Read the Queensland Government Press Release here.

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i.on my business received a detailed and favourable review in PC User magazine.

Australian Business Magazine

Australian Business featured and interview with ThoughtWare CEO Sonja Bernhardt.

Optus ICT Achievement Award

Sonja Bernhardt, CEO of ThoughtWare, wins Optus ICT Achievement Award. Story featured in Business Acumen  and Australian Anthill magazines.

Employer of the Year Finalist

ThoughtWare was a finalist in the Office for Women Employer of the Year Awards.

Target 1000

ThoughtWare teams up with B-free and Legal Toolbox in the Target 1000 project, providing a free year’s subscription to the compliance subset of i.on my business to SME’s. Read the Australian Financial review article here AFRArticleTarget1000

Triple Finalist in Aged Care Technology Awards

i.on my care was triple finalist in all three categories of the 2009 Aged Care Technology Awards: implementation of the Year – over 150 places (St Luke’s Care), Implementation of the Year – under 150 places (Alphington Aged Care) and ICT Company of the Year (ThoughtWare)!

Featured in MyBusiness

CEO Sonja Bernhardt and ThoughtWare’s i.on my compliance software featured in Australian national magazine My Business.  MyBusinessFeb09-1 article for download here.

Named in The Rust Report

Named in The Rust Reports 18/01/08 of  “Aussies Worth Watching”: A who’s who of Aussie ICT – A roundup of companies making waves at home and abroad”. rust report TW

GC Bulletin 8-6-07Recognition for Sonja Bernhardt

ThoughtWare CEO Sonja Bernhardt has been named in the inaugural Who’s Who of Queensland book and the second edition of Who’s Who of Australian Women. Sonja also features in the Australian Government’s Small Business Female Entrepreneurs listing. Click on the image at the right to view the article in the Gold Coast Bulletin (June 8, 2007).

In the Press

ThoughtWare and our i.on my software for compliance, competency and productivity with special reference to the new water conservation and carbon footprint features feature prominently in the Queensland Government CeBIT2007 press release . View archived printout here QldGovCeBIT_PressRelease.

Also see our own CeBIT Press Release Cebit Release.

Carbon Credits, Water Conservation, Governance, Compliance and Risk Management

Leaping out of the SMB crowd with a bold move one step ahead of the spectre of enforced legislation, i.on my business by ThoughtWare provides small and medium business with evidence based software that allows them to capture, monitor and report on how they are progressing with environmentally friendly initiatives such as carbon reduction and water recycling/conservation activities.

Television Coverage of i.on my

i.on my has been featured on:

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November 13, 2005 & February 5, 2006

i·on my in Toowoomba Chronicle

toowoomba_thThe former manager of our i·on my range of targeted small business software, Simone Files, was featured in the Toowoomba Chronicle of March 8, 2006.

“The industries that we have developed the i.on my system for have a large percentage of their operating costs as staff costs,” said Simone. “Maximising staff productivity, by easing the administrative and compliance burden, results in huge savings in costs and time.”

Read the full story here toowoomba.

QIDS Grant for ThoughtWare

ThoughtWare has received a $10,000 Queensland Industry and Development Scheme grant for development of new HR productivity software designed especially for professionals running practices, such as doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants.

QIDS – Download the press release (pdf)

An Australian first for Women in Science and Technology

WITIHOF Media Story  In an Australian first, I.T. whiz Sonja Bernhardt, has been selected as one the top 50 influential women in the world in science and tWITI-HOF120echnology.

WITI (Women in Technology International), has announced today, that Sonja Bernhardt. Qld based CEO is the first Australian woman being inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame.

Sonja Bernhardt featured in Courier Mail

The “IQ” section of the Brisbane Courier Mail (Nov 9, 2005) featured Sonja, discussing her induction into the WITI Hall of Fame  and the need to overhaul the image of the IT industry from the “techy, geeky” image to a more accurate reflection of the people involved.


ThoughtWare a FIG Double-Winner!

In the final judging of the Achaeus Financing Innovative Growth (FIG) Program in June 2005, ThoughtWare won two out of the four possible awards, for Best Business Plan Presentation and Best Business Plan Financials.

Story on the win in Marshall Hall’s Bizzy Bits (Gold Coast Bulletin, 17/6/05)

Archived Stories

ThoughtWare and Sonja Bernhardt have also been featured in these newspaper and magazine articles:

  • QWSep2004 Queensland Women magazine Sep 2004 – highlighting ThoughtWare’s family friendly/flexible work practices
  • VIVE Magazine Dec/Jan 2004 – “Women at Work”
  • Computerworld magazine, Feb 11 2002 – Cover story “Pathmakers” on career advice
  • The Sydney Morning Herald – a feature on Sonja in the “Hot Jobs” section
  • Brisbane News – an article on successful businesswomen
  • “Top Jobs” publications by Sharon Aris in 2000
  • Gold Coast Sun newspaper – a feature article on Sonja and her advice on women and ICT
  • Asia Pacific  IT  – invited comment on women and information technology (Dec 98/Jan 99)
  • Business Class Magazine – Sonja was listed as one of the top 15 women in the ICT industry in Australia (1998)
  • The Australian newspaper – feature article on WIT (Sep 1998)/