ABOUT THE AWARDS
The Awards have the aim of acknowledging unique and innovative ideas and initiatives in the use of web-based technologies and eBusiness for businesses and society at large.
Established in 2011, these awards aid in the promotion of the most innovative initiatives in the domain of eBusiness for development and to spread awareness about the role of web-based technologies in addressing social and economic concerns.
• To encourage institutions and individual leaders to use and apply web-based tools in various sectors;
• To identify and popularise emerging organisations and innovative projects from the different sectors;
• To identify projects that exemplify the kind of implementation that can be easily replicated and at the same time proves efficient and sustainable;
• To promote the most innovative initiatives in the domain of web-based technologies and eBusiness for development;
• To spread awareness about the role of web-based technologies in addressing social concerns; and
• To emphasize the instrumental effectiveness of web-based applications.
THE ORGANISING BODY - TECH.MT
Ms. Dana Farrugia - Tech.MT CEO
THE ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE
Dr Ian Gauci
Dr Gauci was recognized by Lexology as the foremost Technology Lawyer in 2018 and has been ranked as Band 1 lawyer in the Chambers and Partners Fintech Rankings 2020.
Dr Gauci also lectures Legal Futures & Technology Law, Communications Law and the Masters in Blockchain at the University of Malta. He is also an examiner on Masters and Doctoral dissertations in FinTech, RegTech, Data Protection and ICT.
Joseph F. Borg
Joe is a Co-Founder and currently the Vice-President of Bitmalta, which is a non-profit organisation with a mission to promoting and stimulating discussion about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Malta. Before joining WH Partners he occupied the post of Chief Regulatory Officer of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority - Malta.
Joe graduated with an LL.M. with Distinction in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and has successfully completed the Oxford FinTech Program with the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta.
Prof. Carl James Debono
In 1997 he was employed as a Research Engineer with the Department of Microelectronics at the University of Malta. His research work included development of high frequency building blocks using CMOS technology. In 2000 he spent four months as a Research Associate at the Texas A&M University, USA. In 2001 he was appointed Lecturer in Communications and Computer Engineering and is now a Professor. Prof. Debono is currently the Dean of the Faculty of ICT.
Prof. Debono has served as National Contact Point and Programme Committee Member for a number of thematic areas during the EU 6th and 7th Framework Programmes. He was a Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action IC1105 - 3D Content Creation, Coding and Transmission over Future Media Networks (3D-ConTourNet), where he chaired the 3D Media Coding Working Group. Prof. Debono has worked towards the formation of the IEEE Malta Section and managed to gather the required support in 2006. He was the first IEEE Malta Section Chair between 2007 and 2010. He further served and is still serving on a number of IEEE committees mainly related to technical conferences. He has participated in a number of local and European research projects in the area of communication systems. His research interests are in Resilient Multimedia Transmission, Multi-view Video Coding, and Computer Vision.