Bernard Mallia is the CEO of Equinox Advisory and Equinox Academy, the President of the IRISS, the Vice-President of the MIICT, and a visiting lecturer at a number of education institutions. Lecturing appointments have included the UOM, the ILM, the ETC, LEAD Events, LEAD Training and the Equinox Academy.
Bernard holds a first degree in Commerce with a specialisation in Public Policy & Economics, as well as an honours degree in Public & Private Sector Management from the University of Malta. He pursued post-graduate studies in Economics at the University of Edinburgh & at the European University where he earned an MSc. in Information Systems. He also holds diplomas in Computerised Bookkeeping (IAB), Project Management (CIC), and Advertising & Public Relations (CIC). Bernard is also a certified MS Office power-user & a SQL Server 2005 MCP.
Bernard’s areas of specialisation include corporate strategy, holistic project management and appraisal, finance, regulation, information systems & IT, electronic communications, quantitative methods, data modelling and mining, and economics with a focus on regulation, incentive mechanism design, competition policy, economic policy, decision support, environmental & energy economics, development issues in small islands & health economics.
Bernard has worked for several public, private & supranational organisations and brings to the table a wealth of technical and managerial experience, as well as broad insight and a well-entrenched network of associates.
He has, in the past, provided consultancy services to the European Commission, Maltese agencies like the MGoz, the MMA, the MITC, the MRRA, the MFEI, the KMS, the ETC, the Malta Chamber Of Commerce, and the Competitive Malta Foundation, as well as international ones like the World Economic Forum and AEGON Asset Management.
Bernard is also a member of the American Economic Association, the Competitive Malta Foundation, the PAEN and the World Economics Association.
Jackie obtained a Doctorate of Laws at the University of Malta in 1999 and commenced her career as a litigation lawyer, gaining experience in civil, commercial, constitutional and insurance litigation.
Eventually, she proceeded to pursue her studies at Queen Mary, University of London, in the areas of Internet Law, Communications Law, Computer Law and Competition Law.
Jackie has organised a number of training workshops relating to IT Law, Privacy and Electronic Communications in conjunction with COMNET-IT, an independent international foundation sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Malta, and has carried out a number of speaking engagements relating to Electronic Communications, Competition Law, Data Protection, e-Commerce and Copyright Law and her publications include the widely quoted “Web 2.0 and User-Generated Content: legal challenges in the new frontier” (Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT)). Jackie is also as a part-time lecturer for the MSc in Business Information Systems Management programme provided by STC Training in conjunction with Middlesex University in the United Kingdom and also lectures with the Department of European Law at the University of Malta.
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