In this interview, Smart Technologies’ COO Manuel Aquilina talks about his background, how he worked his way to his current role and what it entails, and he shares his best advice for managing teams effectively to people in the same position
Mr Aquilina, could you tell about your background? How you got started in IT and what led you to join Smart Technologies?
I started my carrier back in 2000, when I was part of a networks team that implemented and tested structured networks. In the meantime, I was also studying for a diploma in computer science.
A year later, in 2001, I was employed at an IT company owned by a reputable family business in Malta and there I worked on various projects involving SMEs and government institutions. This was a particularly challenging role, but through it I gained valuable experience in working with different IT systems.