Joe Aquilina – CEO
As a co-founder of Smart Technologies back in 2008, Joe played an instrumental role in the initial setting 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.
Ruben Caruana – CCO
Ruben has 20 years of experience in the IT industry behind him, giving him a solid technical background. With this, he kicked off his career revolving around ICT infrastructure design and managing ICT projects. In more recent years, Ruben shifted from a technical role to a business development and sales role. This made him obtain experience in developing and successfully closing complex IT products, solution and infrastructure sales processes, with a broad range of large organizations in various industries in Malta and the Mediterranean.
Ruben also worked for Microsoft, focusing on business management of Microsoft’s Enterprise Segment including Public Sector, Communications Sector, Commercial Sector and Education. Ruben is now CCO of Smart Technologies, with his main responsibilities revolving around creating sustainable competitive advantage, helping to retain profitable customers and driving profitable customer behaviour through an effective customer strategy.
Manuel Aquilina – COO IT
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 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 – CFO
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 – CSA
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 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 keep him also in touch with technologies and a contact with his developers.
Simon Bonanno – CPO
Simon has been in the IT industry for over 25 years. His vision is to help clients empower themselves and optimize their businesses processes through the use of the latest cutting edge I.T. technologies, with special emphasis on Business Analytics tools.
Infact the I.T. solutions that Simon helps to develop are innovative and centered around the customer and their business needs.
Another area which Simon actively promotes is IT training both for companies and for private individuals. Here he empowers clients, by specialised training sessions, so they make optimal use of their IT systems whether it is Excel or a complex Business Solution.
Audrey Farrugia – Business Development Consultant
Audrey has been working in the IT industry for the last 25 years. A seasoned hand in gaining invaluable experience in Business Development Consultancy – a skill which is the foundation in Customer oriented sales, her approach providing professional services and on time software solutions including ‘Software as a Services’ (SaaS) ably aiding the Management of IT teams. She has a world of experience in senior level business development and high level operations reaching strategic objectives within the companies representing. Has been instrumental in introducing new business streams/products, generate leads and coordinate product related seminars, conferences and participating in marketing campaigns and networking activities to keep up to date with latest ground breaking IT solutions and technology.
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.
Adrian Borg – Project Manager Hospitality
Adrian has over 20 years of experience in the IT world on numerous technologies and hospitality systems. In the early years he studied Industrial Electronics from where he launched his career as a computer technician in a mid-sized company. His main role was to install, configure, troubleshoot and repair various complex ICT systems and machines. He then took an opportunity to explore the Hospitality business over these past 10 years both locally and overseas. This experience helped him grow into a managerial position within Smart Technologies where he’s responsible of the Hospitality Business Unit projects and support.
Luke Rocco – Senior Developer
Luke has been working in the IT Industry for over 11 years, as a Software Developer. He specializes in 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 on various technologies that are used to build and maintain Retail, BI & Backend systems. These systems are to help clients manage better there 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.