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The ICT Gozo Malta Project is now in full swing after launch

The ICT Gozo Malta Project is now in full swing after launchThe ICT Gozo Malta Project (ICTGM) is now in full swing stated Mr Joe Grech President of the Gozo Business Chamber (GBC). He said that this project has several key roles and foremost amongst them is the dual mission to attract and showcase innovative new ideas and projects in ICT for consideration by the local ICT leaders in Government, academia and industry. “We strongly encourage all companies and individuals with such ideas to contact the Gozo Business Chamber CEO Mr Joseph G. Grech by email on gbc@ictgozomalta.eu [1] and we promise that these will be provided to the full steering committee for consideration.” As Chairperson of the Project Steering Committee Mr Grech said that he wished to thank all members for their dedication and active participation which has seen excellent progress achieved, even since our Official Launch held earlier this month at the Calypso Hotel in Gozo.

GBC CEO Mr Joseph G. Grech wnet on to say that the presentations made at the official launch are all now available online for viewing by the interested public. On behalf of the Project he also expressed sincere thanks for the excellent ongoing support being received from the Malta media. “We have created a Press page on our website portal listing the various articles and reports,” Mr Grech said.

ICTGM Project Manager Mr David Pace said that he is now actively seeking contact from Gozitan and Maltese ICT companies and individuals, both locally and abroad, who would like to promote their skills and services through the Project web portal www.ictgozomalta.eu [2] . “We are currently creating such a list to promote Maltese talent, and also to specifically enable matching of skills and services to specific ICT projects showcased by the Project. Please contact me on info@ictgozomalta.eu [3].”

Whilst this project is looking for all parties to register with a wide range of ICT skills, we are particularly looking for the following specific skills for imminent projects. These include Systems level software developers (device drivers, operating systems, hypervisors, compilers) with experience in C, C++ and assembler; Packet based network simulation experience; an expert in Queuing Theory and self-similarity in networks design and/or implementation of low-level computer architectures; low-level network switch/router design; low-level network protocols (congestion management algorithms, routing algorithms, protocol design); Store and forward networks; Enterprise grade cryptographic key management systems; Network based cryptographic protocol design (such as VPN, TLS/SSL); High availability systems; IEC 61508 and Trusted computing. Synaptic Laboratories Limited is also particularly looking for Verilog and VHDL programmers with experience with complex finite state machines and FPGA (and/or ASIC). Skills in clock-cycle accurate (register transfer level) simulation of reasonably large hardware circuits are also sought.

CEO of Synaptic Laboratories Limited Mr Ron Kelson, a Gozo resident, tells of his experience in the Project. “The Project Steering Committee has already facilitated very positive meetings for his micro ICT Company during the last few weeks with experts at MCAST and the University of Malta. The Gozo Business Chamber and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Enterprise have actively distributed my Company’s skills and services requirements widely, and we are already receiving expressions of interest from industry,” he said. “The Steering Committee is also connecting us to other Government and industry initiatives that promise to greatly assist us in our objective to be able to undertake ICT development projects in the Maltese Islands. I strongly encourage individuals and companies with innovative ideas to contact Gozo Business Chamber CEO Mr Joseph G. Grech. Based on my experience submitters can be assured of a positive welcome.”

GBC President Joe Grech, concluded by saying, “we need to build a critical mass of innovative proposals to provide a boost to the local ICT industry. He stated that the funding of the ICT Gozo Malta Project by the Ministry for Gozo through the eco-Gozo Scheme and the strong participation from leaders across Malta Government Agencies, industry groups and education clearly evidences our nation’s strong commitment to advance ICT as a platform for future economic prosperity and growth. Please contact us with your innovative proposals and to register your skills and services. We want to hear from you today.”

The first phase of this project is part-financed by the Gozo Ministry under the ‘eco-Gozo’ initiative, and the Gozo Business Chamber.

For new innovation project proposals please contact: gbc@ictgozomalta.eu [4], for skills, companies & services registration please contact: info@ictgozomalta.eu [5]

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