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Microsoft future now reimagine the impossible

Future Now is Microsoft’s flagship Australian business decision maker event taking place in Sydney on Thursday 28 March. It is an invitation only event for business leaders and technology influencers, and we expect to host approximately 300 executives.

Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Author: MITA

Women on IT

With the fourth industrial revolution happening as we speak, the challenges ahead in an ever-evolving and fast-paced digital scenario cannot be ignored. For us as a nation to overcome these challenges and move successfully forward within this context, we need to collectively strive to empower all relevant stakeholders, including our workforce in its entirety.

Publication Date: 18/04/2019 Author: MITA

Emerging Technologies Lab @ MITA – 6 months from its launch

On the 2nd October 2018, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Hon. Silvio Schembri inaugurated the MITA Emerging Technologies Lab at the MITA Head Office in Blata l-Bajda, an investment of €250,000. Since its inception, this Lab had to be a fora for experiencing, experimenting and learning on Emerging Technologies. It has opened its doors to MITA employees, Government employees hailing from the ICT field, students, and start-ups.

Publication Date: 11/04/2019 Author: Joanne Deguara

Focus of fifth edition of YouStartIT accelerator on Artificial Intelligence

Last March the fourth edition of YouStartIT ended with a blast. Eight startups pitched to business angels and institutional investors at Malta’s first Demo Day. Three of these had a startup project based on the Blockchain: OpenPaymentsCloud in Fintech, CrypticLegends in Gametech and Wirestock in stock photography.

Publication Date: 11/04/2019 Author: Alexander Borg

Securing Government Data

In a world of ever-increasing cybercrime, cyber security must become a major priority for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals. We are living in a time where cyber criminals are rapidly increasing, the costs associated with attempting to stop them are sky rocketing, and security breaches are costing huge amounts of money in lost information and information recovery.

Publication Date: 07/04/2019 Author: Fiorita Sceberras

Bringing the digital economy closer to you

Rapid technological advancement, which is propelling this revolution, is based on emerging digital technologies and the processing of big data which enable artificial concepts and systems to perform a myriad of functions which historically relied solely on human labour and involved high margins of error.

Publication Date: 28/03/2019 Author: MITA

Cyber security considerations when making your services available online

One question that should constantly burden business owners is the security of their ICT solutions. How well are these solutions protected against malicious attacks or un-intentional leakage of information, and how do you find vulnerabilities in these systems before they are exploited, especially when they are accessible on the web? When were they last assessed?

Publication Date: 21/03/2019 Author: Christopher Aquilina

The MITA Experience: A visit by Junior College Students

MITA’s investment in the future of ICT is of paramount importance to the Agency. That is why the Agency is constantly reaching out to educational institutions in various ways and means, be it through the organisation of courses, lectures and visits to the institutions’ premises.

Publication Date: 21/03/2019 Author: Darren Mizzi

The Future of Jobs: A Summary

The latest employment developments, skills and human capital investment trends across industries and geographies.

Publication Date: 14/03/2019 Author: Loranne Avsar

Cyber Security Awareness and Education in earnest

A National Cyber Security Awareness and Education Campaign for the coming years has been launched in October 2018. The Campaign includes a number of cyber education and awareness activities for 2019, for which preparatory groundwork had already started in 2018 and which MITA is currently undertaking in coordination with all relevant stakeholders.

Publication Date: 07/03/2019 Author: Katia Bonello

Datathon - Data is the new currency

A collaboration between MITA and the Department of Artificial Intelligence within the University of Malta

Publication Date: 03/03/2019 Author: Daniela Chetcuti and Keith Cortis

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Scholarships

The Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta (UM) is seeking to attract students through a scholarship scheme kindly made available by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA).

Publication Date: 03/03/2019 Author: MITA

Student Placement Programme

Eleven years and counting are testament to the benefits reaped from programmes such as the Student Placement Programme (SPP) locally for both students and employers alike.

Publication Date: 21/02/2019 Author: Jacquie Cremona Crossey

The United Nations (UN) e-Government Survey Report (Part 1)

The report serves as a tool for all the 193 Member States of the United Nations for development, to learn from other Member States’ good practices, identify areas of strength and challenges in e-Government whilst aligning current policies and strategies in this area.

Publication Date: 21/02/2019 Author: Monique​ Piccione Grixti

Electrical Brain

People have always been intrigued by what is happening in the minds of others. However, not many may realise that there is huge potential that can be exploited to improve our performance or quality of life if we learn how to interpret brain activity through technology.

Publication Date: 14/02/2019 Author: Jurij Dreo

Mobile Public Services Take-up

The revolution of using mobile phones for verbal communication purposes that spearheaded during the past three decades has evolved in such a way that people demand and seek such mobile usage that is beyond traditional usage. In today’s world, mobile technology can be used as a tool to help citizens be informed and access information anywhere and at any time.

Publication Date: 07/02/2019 Author: Jason Zammit

CTO outlook for 2019

MITA is embarking on several modernisation initiatives intended to keep government ICT infrastructure and services in the leading edge of technology and innovation.

Publication Date: 03/02/2019 Author: Jonathan Cassar

Injecting AI into Customer Care

One may have many sad or pleasant experiences of customer care and after sales service which may augment or inhibit the good will of a company. But what happens when the service provider is a Government entity, one which we cannot avoid?

Publication Date: 31/01/2019 Author: Mario Mallia Milanes

The YouStartIT accelerator in context

Alex Borg, manager of the MITA Innovation Hub, explains what a startup accelerator is, what is the business model that sustains it, and why governments should invest in early stage accelerators

Publication Date: 24/01/2019 Author: Alexander Borg

What’s in store for Cyber Security

A New Year is often associated with personal resolutions, in ways of how one can resolve to change undesirable personal traits or behaviour, to attain a personal goal or to improve one’s personal life. The realm of cyber security calls for a resolution all the year round, not just for new year!

Publication Date: 17/01/2019 Author: Katia Bonello - Manager, Cyber Security Programme

2018 Initiatives and Achievements

During 2018, MITA has shown its continuous commitment towards digital security, especially with the setup of a state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre (SOC). Acknowledging the need for more effective detection and response capabilities, the SOC was established as a single point of contact for information security events within Government. MITA invested further in security detection capabilities, implementing tools that make use of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

Publication Date: 10/01/2019 Author: Joseph Cutajar – Strategy & Business Department​

2018 Initiatives and Achievements

In the domain of Information Technology, we are living exciting times. We are embracing new technologies year after year, and thanks to these technologies we are also changing people’s lives; we are bringing added value in the services offered to our citizens, businesses and within government.

Publication Date: 03/01/2019 Author: MITA

Our vision for the new year

MITA, in its role to assist Government implement and support its digital agenda has constantly invested to maintain our data centre infrastructure, systems and services to address the ever changing public sector business needs.

Publication Date: 03/01/2019 Author: Brian Micallef
 

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