IT Professionalism Conference held on 24 October in Malta


The eSkills Malta Foundation organised the IT Professionalism Conference on the 24 October 2019, inviting a number of professionals and speakers to discuss IT competences and skills development.

The list of speakers included Andre Richier of the European Commission and Niels Van der Linden from Capgemini who both focused on the European roadmap for supporting SME’s on skills and competences. Mary Cleary (ICS), who is Chair of TC 428, presented a comparison between the Irish and the Maltese digital economies and Joshua Ellul from the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta presented the progress he and his team are making. Luis Fernandez (University of Alcalá), presented a project on non-technical skills matching in IT occupations, and Jutta Breyer (Breyer Publico and e-CF update lead) presented, in detail, the e-Competence Framework (e-CF). ITPE’s Austeja Trinkunaite also spoke and presented the network to conference participants.

Pascal Ravesteijn of the HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht presented a project linked to Digital Leadership, and Wayne Grixti, Chairman of Malta.AI, talked about Artificial Intelligence development in Malta. Principal Consultant at SECFORCE, Rodrigo Marcos, ended the day’s programme with a presentation on cybersecurity ethical hacking and the respective skills needed.

Visit the event website for more information.