Dr Antonio Ghio is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and heads its ICT Law Department. For the past twelve years his work has solely revolved around ICT law issues, trying to find solutions to the constant struggle existing between law and technology, both inside and outside of the courtrooms. Ghio lectures ICT law and Cyber Crime at the University of Malta and is a regular supervisor and examiner on technology law related matters.He held the position of Chairman of the Malta Communications Authority after having served as a member of the Board of Directors for the last five years.
He has an LL.M in ICT law from the University of Strathclyde where he specialised on legal aspects of Internet security and online privacy. He is a regular speaker on ICT law issues in local and international conferences and has a regular column on ICT law issues on the Sunday Times of Malta. His personal blog on ICT Law issues can be found here. Ghio is also the Malta contributor for Electronic Signatures in Law (Cambridge University Press) and author of the Malta chapter of Data Protection: Laws of the World (Sweet and Maxwell).
Dr Gege Gatt is CEO of the Artificial Intelligence company: ebo. He’s a partner and director at the technology firm ICON. For the past eighteen years in the industry, he has proven to be a results-driven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive ICT environments.
He is experienced in driving product, project, process and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision-makers. He also serves as a director at ICT recruitment specialist: MUOVO (a Gi Group partner), and as a Non Executive Director on the industry leading shipping data solution firm: essDocs. He is a specialist examiner for doctoral thesis relating to ICT Law at the faculty of Laws, University of Malta.
He holds a Bachelor degree in legal & humanistic studies and a Doctoral degree in Laws. He has published various articles on ICT and Law, is a regular speaker at local and international events and maintains a personal blog on Law and ICT here: www.gegegatt.com
George Sammut is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers responsible for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance services. Over the past 25 years, he has led numerous assignments relating to IT-enabled performance improvement; Information Security; IT governance; and legal/regulatory compliance assessments in the private sector, in Government and for the European Commission. He is often involved in IT aspects of assignments in Internal Audit, and IT Audits including forensic technology work.
George has a BSc (Hons) in Informatics from the University of Leeds; he is a Chartered Engineer; a qualified accountant; Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT); and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC). George was a member of the Malta Data Protection Appeals Tribunal for six years and often lectures in Data Protection, IT security and IT effectiveness. He was also a member of the National Information Society Council (Malta) and was appointed to the European Commission Council of Experts for the eEurope programme implementation. He is a former Chairman of the IT Trade Section of the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.
Events, PR & Project Manager
Dr Deo Falzon is an associate at Fenech & Fenech Advocates within the TMT department. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Intellectual Property from the University of London and the ISO accredited CIPP/E and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is also an elected board member of the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA).
In previous years Deo was widely involved in student activism and was President and Vice-President of ELSA (Malta).
Deo is involved in Commercial litigious matters especially those involving Intellectual Property and other matters including advising on obtaining IPR protection, anti-counterfeiting measures, dealing with infringements and assisting with filing strategies, advising clients in relation to information technology clauses and contracts as well as setting up and assisting with privacy (GDPR) compliant programs.
Secretary & A.I. Sub-Committee
Dr. Sarah Cannataci is an associate within the International Practice department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates working mostly in Technology, Media and Telecoms Law (TMT) as well as Intellectual Property Law and takes a particular interest in issues created by the interplay between these two legal fields. Sarah advises and assists clients in relation to information technology, cybercrime, gaming law as well as in matters relating to trademarks, copyright, and design rights amongst other intellectual property issues.
Events and PR
Dr Lena Sammut is legal counsel at Casumo. She holds a Master of Laws in Computer and Communications law. Having practiced for a number of years in civil and commercial law, Lena also has a solid grasp of general civil and commercial law and has assisted companies in corporate and company law matters, as well as advising clients on various matters relating to IT and IP law.
Simon Azzopardi looks after product at Sherpa, an insurtech startup that raised over USD 2.5 M in seed investment and is making insurance personalised through a single unified insurance account that covers all risks. Sherpa is also changing the business model of insurance by removing middle men and commissions, making protection more accessible and a lot simpler. Simon is also president of Silicon Valletta, an association that works to support the Malta based startup eco system.
Dr Yanica Sant has been a member of the Malta Gaming Authority’s legal team for four years, and currently occupies the position of Senior Legal Counsel. She graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2016 and was subsequently admitted to the bar in 2017. She is currently reading for an LL.M in Computer and Communications Law at the Queen Mary University of London. Yanica’s main areas of work include providing advice on the application of gaming regulation and on policy matters, and drafting guidelines and legislation. She is heavily involved in all EU and international matters pertaining to the gaming industry, and is also currently focused on the MGA’s increasing focus on player protection and the application of the GDPR to the same industry.