Joe Aquilina


As a co-founder of Smart Technologies back in 2008, Joe played an instrumental role in the initial set up and formulation of the organisation from the get-go. He was involved in creating the strategy and saw through all the phases which made the company what it is today.

Joe started as an IT manager for a reputable family business in Malta, which made him active in major implementations involving multi-national companies in various market segments – from food & beverage to shipping to engineering, as well as distribution. With this experience, Joe went on to form an IT service company in 2001, before moving on to become the co-founder of Smart Technologies Ltd. Today, he plots and oversees the strategic growth of the organisation, both organically and through local and overseas acquisitions.

Manuel Aquilina


Manuel is an IT specialist with over 15 years of experience in various technologies. He is well versed in vendor management, IS management and strategy, as well as project management. His main focus has been mainly on network and mobility technologies, Microsoft platforms and project management.

His strong technical know-how combined with his natural people skills and business acumen make Manuel the best at providing solutions to clients and end-users. The main areas in his skillset are team management, strategic management, business & IS strategy, and stakeholder-requirements negotiation.

Joeane Gauci


Joeane is the CFO of Smart Technologies in 2009 and is responsible for the Group’s overall financial management, reporting, cash flow management, credit control and statutory matters. She is also responsible for the HR Function of the Group.

Previously, Joeane gained audit experience at KPMG. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and ACCA.

Evan Camilleri


Evan has been involved in the IT industry since 1990. He was involved in various projects in Malta as well as in Germany. His main focus is designing software solutions for client needs by understanding the needs and problems of their business as well as proposing the best technology for the solution.

Evan worked for some time in a family business which gave him a solid understanding of the needs of businesses as well as understanding in logistics. He now focuses on managing a team of developers developing mostly analytics solutions and tools. While most of the time he does analysis, Evan still finds time to do some coding since this keeps him also in touch with technologies and contact with his developers.

John Montanaro


John, is passionate about sales and business development, and who is, “customer obsessed”, he has over twenty years’ experience in senior commercial roles across various industries, including travel, FMCG, high-end jewelry, telecoms, recruitment, banking, life sciences and IT services. He is also a keen amateur actor and Xterra triathlete “with strong competitive tendencies.”

He is responsible for all revenue-generating elements within the organisation aligning and building strategic partnerships with cross-functional expertise.

Karl Fenech

Project Manager Systems

Karl has over 17 years of experience in the IT world with experience in numerous technologies. His focus matured from installing, configuring and testing of various operating systems to designing and architecting complex ICT infrastructures. In early years, he started as an IT administrator in a mid-sized company gaining experience in extensive support and administrative duties. This experience helped him grow into a managerial position with Smart Technologies where he drives a team of professionals in ensuring highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability, both in premise, cloud or hybrid systems.

Massimo Avellino

Chief Officer Consultancy Services

Massimo has been working in the IT industry for the last 26 years and since his early days, he proved himself an accomplished project manager for business-critical projects, especially those which relied on Oracle Technology. He was the local expert to engage when Oracle Technology customers demanded a robust data architecture, optimized database design, data integrity and security, as well as regular performance tuning, for complex high-availability data centre installations with data replication setups, both locally and overseas. His expert skills and competencies helped him to show great composure, especially when working under extreme pressure and successfully recovering from disaster recovery situations at major Oracle Technology customer sites. The vast experience Massimo has attained and his attributes have made him a dependable and efficient Oracle Database Certified Professional who is very knowledgeable and capable of leading teams to execute technical projects that depend on finely tuned Oracle Technology Product implementations.

Robert Azzopardi

Systems Architect

As a Systems Architect at Smart Technologies with over 20 years of experience in enterprise solutions with a driven passion for technology and innovation, Robert strives to achieve excellence using the best breed of technologies. He is a highly motivated IT professional, capable of managing projects, providing consultancy and requirements gathering. He has a proven track record with extensive hands-on experience in developing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions and he has acquired a vast knowledge and competences in Storage design, Virtualization, Stretched Clusters, Business Continuity and High Availability to sustain implementations for complex business requirements. His vast experience with HPe has complimented his skills acquired over the past years and have made him a valuable professional expert in the finance, banking, shipping, logistics and manufacturing business sectors. Robert excels in creating a professional collaboration with the customers to make their projects a successful one.

Luke Rocco

Senior Developer

Luke has been working in the IT Industry for over 11 years, as a Software Developer. He specializes in the Back-End development of Libraries, Data Connectors and Databases for different systems. These systems vary from Client Validation systems, Insurance Algorithms, Web API Connectors and Data Collection, Sampling and Report Preparation. Although his main area of expertise is .Net, he has also dabbled in integrating different technologies and systems, whilst creating required connectors to gather data from 3rd Party Software and Repositories to supplement the In-House BI System.

Ivan Bonnano

Senior Developer

Ivan has been working in the IT industry for over 9 years as a software developer. He has experience in various technologies that are used to build and maintain Retail, BI & Backend systems. These systems are to help clients manage better their business with stock control, client management, sales and purchasing controls. The BI helps the clients to analyze data and therefore improve decision making that can lead in optimizing of operational efficiency and gain competitive advantage.