Mal  died on Saturday 3rd March, after 20 years of battling four different types of cancer. Some 250 friends and family gathered at Fremantle Cemetery to say their farewells and celebrate his extraordinary life on Monday 12 March. Mal was Chair of the Australian Centre of Innovation from its inception in 1992 for  six years and for a further three years in 2014-2016. He was boundless in his enthusiasm to help others understand and benefit from emerging technologies. An apt remark made at his funeral was “in contrast for the recent fashion to strive to get rich through technology, Mal strove to socialise it for the benefit of all”. ACIIC has lost a dear friend and the world is a much poorer place without him.