Committee of Administrators

  CARM CACHIA -  CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR 

Carm Cachia
eSkills Malta Foundation


 
​Carm Cachia is a chartered information technology professional with a pioneering career reflecting his systems and management qualifications coupled with sound and successful leadership in major projects of national interest. During the course of his career, he has encompassed most of the areas in IT including software engineering, development and testing, infrastructure design, information security, project management and executive leadership. As a professional, he has always preached a structured and formal approach to projects while at the same time introducing modern methods and concepts.

Carm has led significant projects in a good cross-section of the industry including travel, banking, financial, manufacturing, government, telecoms and other sectors. He has introduced some major suppliers to Malta including Sun MicroSystems, Microfocus and Intracom amongst many others.
He consistently brings a balanced approach to projects ensuring confidence and cooperation on both sides of the table.  This is complemented by a good combination of technical skills and understanding, identifying business requirements and suggesting processes that increase efficiency.

On the academic side, Carm is a UK chartered software engineer and is a chartered fellow member of the BCS. He has been instrumental in setting up local branches for various IT institutes and in introducing a good number of internationally recognised certifications to Malta including PRINCE2, BPM and Agile Methodology to mention just a few. ​
 
 

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  Anthony Vassallo - Malta enterprise​​

Anthony VassalloMalta Enterprise
  Anthony holds​ a first-class honours degree in Computing and Information Systems and a recently obtained masters in Distributed Systems and Networks with distinction. Main areas of research include data transmission, data compression, web services and robotics. He has over twenty years of experience in the technology sector working in both the private and the public sector. Since 2004, he has been employed with Malta Enterprise and currently occupies the post of Chief Information Officer. Anthony is also a member of the Digital Malta Governing Board.





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MARTHESE VELLA - THE malta chamber 

Marthese VellaMalta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry
​Marthese is the team lead for IT Assurance and ISO Outsourcing services at RSM Malta. Her career spans 30 years, holding different IT management roles in the industry. She was responsible for guiding organisations through the information security compliance process and is now using this broad experience and wide knowledge of solutions in information security to help more organisations to improve their security capabilities. 
Marthese is an Electrical Engineer by profession and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Management from Lancaster University (UK). She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer and a GDPR Practitioner. She is an experienced cyber risk awareness trainer and is also an advocate for Women in ICT as one of the eSkills Malta Foundation ambassadors promoting the take-up of STEM careers among women.


 
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JOSEPH SEYCHELL - MALTA COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY

Joseph Seychell
Malta Communications Authority
 

Joseph Seychell joined the Malta Communications Authority​ (‘MCA’) in 2016. He is Technologies and IT Manager within the Information Management and Development Unit and amongst others, he is responsible for the national implementation of a number of technology-oriented regulations and directives. These include the eCommerce Directive, the Regulation on Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (‘eIDAS’) and the Directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible. Joseph also manages a team of IT professionals who handle the day to day administration of the authority’s IT systems providing the MCA with the supporting technologies needed to carry out its regulatory mandate.
 
Joseph has been working in the IT industry for more than twenty years in a number of technical and consultative roles. He was employed at local and international technology organisations and has delivered various projects on a wide array of systems including directory services, virtualisation, backup solutions and cloud systems. Joseph holds a number of vendor technical certifications and a degree in Information Systems.
 
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ETIENNE GATT - malta gaming authority


Etienne Gatt 
 
Malta Gaming Authority 
 
 

Etienne is the HR and Corporate Affairs Manager at the Malta Gaming Authority​. In this role, he is responsible for the Authority’s Human Capital strategy together with the management of the PR and Communication functions. Responsibilities incorporated in this role include recruitment, training and performance management. Etienne started his career in Recruitment where he occupied the role of Recruitment Manager for the IT and iGaming sectors with Konnekt Search and Selection. In this role, he has been actively involved in the sourcing and placement of IT and iGaming professionals such as CTOs and CIOs as well as professionals in the fields of software development, infrastructure, IT security and databases.
 
Etienne holds a BSc in Business and Computing with Honours in Management as well as a Master in Counselling from the University of Malta.


                                                                               
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GRAZIO GRIXTI - MINISTRY FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
  

Grazio Grixti

Ministry for Education and Employment


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Grazio Grixti is the Director for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills (DDLTS) within the Ministry for Education and Employment. He is responsible for all aspects of digital literacy to empower learners in acquiring digital competences to succeed as global digital citizens. He is the legal representative heading eTwinning Malta, co-funded by the Erasmus+. 

In his previous position as Assistant Director for Research and Innovation, Grazio conducted several research studies to provide MEDE with evidence-based knowledge. He was the Head of Unit for Eurydice MT (EACEA), leading comparative studies and country reports. In his previous role as Education Officer within DDLTS, he has contributed to numerous projects such as the national initiative One Tablet Per Child. He has joined the teaching profession in 2001.

Grazio graduated from the University of Malta​ with Executive Master of Business Administration in Public Management, where the main research study focused on optimising social media presence of the Public Service. He has a first degree in Bachelor of Education (Hons) and a post-graduate diploma in digital marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute.

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DAVID SANT CORTIS - MALTA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
  

David Sant 
Malta Information Technology Agency

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David is currently the manager of the Digital Outreach team within MITA.  The Digital Outreach team is responsible to deliver projects and initiatives with the purpose of increasing take-up and usage of ICT in Government, students, educators and society at large.  He is MITA’s representative on the eSkills Malta Foundation Committee of Administrators.  He is currently responsible for setting up of a Blockchain Lab.

Since he joined MITA in 2000, David actively contributed to the development and implementation of various government system in the areas of Justice, Social Security, Transport and Customs.  Following this he managed a team supporting and implementing internal systems within MITA.  David has been involved in the launching of the Digital Malta Strategy, acted as secretary to the Digital Malta Governing B​oard and contributed to the setting up of the MITA Innovation Hub.  He has over 8 years of experience in ICT project management. 

David has a first degree in Business and IT from University of Malta, and a Master’s degree from the University of Sheffield Hallam in IT and Management.
 
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WILFRED SPITERI - MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, EUROPEAN FUNDS AND LANDS
  

Wilfred Spiteri 


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Wilfred Spiteri is currently the Chief Information Officer within the Ministry of Economy, European Funds and Lands. He is responsible in providing strategic direction and overseeing the information management investment resident within this Ministry. Having joined the Public Service of Malta in 2004, Wilfred fulfilled various managerial and technical roles. He has been involved in various ICT projects within the Government of Malta for more than 20 years spearheading projects such as simplification initiatives and strategic applications across numerous ministries. Wilfred has also contributed as working group member to the attainment of various inter-ministerial initiatives such as the Mapping Tomorrow Strategy, Social Media Policy, ICT Development Programme, Single Digital Gateway Regulation, Tallinn Declaration and Online Services Take-up Strategy.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in eBusiness from the University of Malta and a Bachelor of Computer and Information Systems from the London Metropolitan University.​
 
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bernadette zerafa - secretary to the board

Bernadette Zerafa
eSkills Malta Foundation



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Bernadette Zerafa joined the then MSU in October 1993 as a Group Secretary. During her 25 year career with MSU, MITTS and MITA, Bernadette occupied various positions including that of Communications Executive and Manager Executive Office.
 
In 2014 Bernadette was seconded to the eSkills Malta Foundation as Manager responsible for administration and operations. Amongst the various duties, Bernadette was also very much engaged in the running of the eSkills for Jobs campaign, which ran in 21 European countries with the aim to raise awareness of education, training, jobs, and other opportunities that are available to people with eSkills. Bernadette is also the EU Code Week Ambassador for Malta.


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