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Digital Discourse: Transformation for Tomorrow’s Success

  • Date: Monday, 27th November 2023
  • Time:  14:00 – 18:00
  • Venue: Xara Lodge

In the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology, embarking on a journey of digital transformation is often viewed as both a necessity and an aspiration. Yet, this path is fraught with both pitfalls and potential. Our event, “Digital Transformation for Tomorrow’s Success” is a unique opportunity to delve into the diverse narratives of failure and success, and to uncover the critical insights essential for anyone aiming to drive significant change within their organisation.


*This event is not CPE accredited.


14:00 – 14:25
Coffee Networking
14:25 – 14:30
Welcome speech
Mark Wirth, Partner, Zampa Debattista
14:30 – 15:00
Key Note Address: Zeros to Heroes and their true stories.
Description: Why do we always think that we’re too little or not worth the effort, time and money to innovate and be ahead of the game? Dre will guide you through these true stories to show you that the biggest organisations could fail while the smallest could succeed.
Andre Stivala, Technology Leader, Zampa Debattista
15:00 – 15:30
How to undergo a digital transformation project and embrace change.
Description:  After opening one’s eyes to understanding that change is not only inevitable but positive, Dan will explain how anyone can overcome fears and reap rewards, to maximise growth and profits.
Daniel Galea, Accounts & Digitalisation Leader, Zampa Debattista
15:30 – 16:10
Panel Discussion: People who have undergone change
Description: A hands on take to transformation and change with a group of people that encompass all angles of a digital transformation project.
Andre Stivala, Technology Leader, Zampa Debattista (Moderator)
Daniel Galea, Accounts & Digitalisation Leader, Zampa Debattista
Jacob Appel, CEO, Binderr
Zak BorgCo-Founder & Executive Director, Anchovy
Brian Ferris, CEO, Scope Solutions
16:10 – 16:40
Poll and Interactive Q&A: Audiences’ experiences or interpretations of what Digital Transformation really is.
Andre Stivala, Technology Leader, Zampa Debattista (Moderator)
Daniel Galea, Accounts & Digitalisation Leader, Zampa Debattista (Moderator)
16:40 – 17:00
How Digital Transformation can really change everything from the point of view of someone who did just that in their organisation.
Jacob Appel, CEO, Binderr
17:00 – 17:05
Closing Speech
Mark Wirth, Partner, Zampa Debattista
17:05 – 18:00
Networking Drinks



Mark Wirth

Partner at Zampa Debattista

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor, specializing mainly in client accounting and business advisory services.
Mark graduated from the University of Malta after completing the Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree back in 2010.
He spent seven years working within the tax and audit service lines within one of the Big 4 audit firms in Malta. In 2017, Mark co-founded Mint Finance, an accounting and audit firm which eventually merged with Zampa Debattista on 1st January 2022.

Throughout his career, Mark has advised several clients operating in various industries, both locally and abroad.

Mark also lectured the tax module of ACCA in recent years.

Andre Stivala

Technology Leader

Andre is a qualified and experienced InfoSec and CyberSec Implementer and Auditor, dedicated to ensuring the security and integrity of digital systems, with a passion for cybersecurity and a deep understanding of the evolving threat landscape. His experience ranged from ISMS (ISO 27001) implementations and audits, SWIFT CSP & PCI-DSS assessments, GDPR compliance and building digital transformation & strategies for organisations in various industries and sizes. As one of the Privsec200 who have made a significant contribution to the privacy and security sectors, Andre has a reputation for delivering exceptional results and strives to enhance the digital landscape and resilience for organisations against innovation and cyber threats.  

As of July 2023, he has taken on the role of Technology Leader and CISO at Zampa Debattista. 

Daniel Galea

Client Accounting & Digitalisation Leader

Daniel is a CPA and Registered Auditor. Daniel began his career through an ACCA program at a big-four firm where he went on to hold various roles over a thirteen-year tenure. His experience ranges from Audit & Assurance, Corporate Services & Company Accounting, Technical Accounting and Digital Transformation. Daniel was also an active member of several internal committees. As of October 2022, he has taken on the role of Accounting Leader at Zampa Debattista and chairs the Change & Innovation Committee.

Over the past few years, Daniel has taken a keen interest in, and become active in the data space with a focus on digital transformation for businesses and the profession.

Zak Borg

Executive director at 9H Capital

Zak Borg is the Chief Digital & Strategy Officer at 9H Capital, where he also serves as a key member of the firm’s Saudi Leadership Team. His primary mission at the company is to propel 9H Digital’s aspiration of embracing digital transformation by crafting strategies, creating innovative products, and establishing effective operational methodologies to navigate the ever-evolving business landscape. Zak’s pivotal role is at the core of the organization, harnessing the power of our unified approach to deliver sustained and impactful results. Over the years, Zak has played a pivotal role in assisting some of the nation’s foremost enterprises in adapting, digitizing, and reinventing themselves to maintain competitiveness. Inspiring businesses to discover their full potential. Marketing and technology consultancy helping mid-market and enterprise organizations take control of their growth.🚀 HubSpot Partner AgencyWith a career spanning more than 15 years, Zak has collaborated with multinational corporations across various sizes and industries, specializing in technology, software, and media and entertainment. He couples his extensive experience in boardroom settings with a fervent commitment to aiding companies in pioneering innovations that contribute to economic growth.Zak holds a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, a credential he earned from Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern, Germany.Personally he enjoy anything related to the sea.

Brian Ferris

CEO, Scope Solutions

An eternal optimist, who dreams of a world of people trusting and understanding each other … Perhaps inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine”, he believes that bringing harmony in our lives is very achievable ….. doing what you love and loving what you do, is the first critical piece of solving this puzzle!

In spite of his academic training in finance and early experiences within the industry, in his late twenties, he felt his career path needed a few shakes and tweaks! Today he best describes himself as an entrepreneur in spirit, who exploits his finance background to pursue business ideas, typically focused on his huge passion for applied technology, particularly in the startup realm.

Today operationally involved at Scope, a leading cloud software solutions company born more than a decade ago with a presence in Malta and the Middle East. Brian is also involved as an investor and non-exec director in various other tech-related setups, being both service-based and product-based companies.

Jacob Appel

CEO, Binderr

Jacob Appel, a self-made global entrepreneur, has 15 years of experience in creating and scaling businesses like Bolt and Binderr across Europe.