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 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 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.