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Exceptional Entrepreneurs: From an attic to a €1b Unicorn business

Join us for the next Exceptional Entrepreneurs event, organised by EY in conjunction with the University of Malta’s TAKEOFF Business Incubator, on 16 June. The keynote speaker will be Lars Fløe Nielsen, CDO and co-founder of Sitecore.

What started out as five nerds in an attic in Copenhagen has grown to become a 1B Euro Unicorn. CDO and founder, Lars Fløe Nielsen, will take a closer look at the key success criteria when building a successful global company.

Lars will talk about the milestones in that journey, highlighting how they had to re-invent the business along the way. Sitecore’s values played an important role in the company’s success. Lars will also share his thoughts on how you create and maintain a strong entrepreneurial culture and make sure that the passion that you have for winning and for technology is transferred to the employees. He will give his views on how experience management is currently disrupting the markets as we know them.

Sitecore is the global leader in customer experience management, a sevenfold Gazelle company and was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the year in 2014.  


Date: 16 June 2016

Venue: University of Malta, Valletta Campus (St Paul Street, Valletta)

Time: 18:00 - 19:30hrs (registration from 17:30hrs)

Booking: Free entrance. Reserve your place by email.


About Sitecore

Sitecore is a global leader in customer experience management - delivering content, personalised digital experiences and multichannel marketing automation software that build loyalty and drive revenue. The Sitecore® Experience Platform™ manages content, supplies contextual intelligence, and automates communications, at scale. It empowers marketers to deliver content in context of how customers have engaged with their brand, across every channel, in real time. In 2015, Sitecore revenue reached DKK 1 billion and in May 2016, Sitecore partnered with EQT, one of Europe’s largest private equity funds. EQT acquired a majority stake in Sitecore at a valuation of 1 billion EUR, and Sitecore is now officially a Euro-Unicorn company. Sitecore employs around 850 employees at its more than 20 international offices.


About Exceptional Entrepreneurs 

Exceptional Entrepreneurs is a speaker series featuring some of the world’s best tech entrepreneurs and people connected to the industry who share their experiences with an audience of aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, students and the wider business community. The purpose of Exceptional Entrepreneurs is to help inspire, connect and support entrepreneurial activities in Malta. The events are brought to you by EY, in conjunction with the University of Malta’s TAKEOFF Business Incubator.

01 Jun 2016

Screening of ‘Daniel’, ‘Ħuduni d-Dar!’ and ‘Il-Ħadd’

'What I tell you three times is true'

Screening of 'Daniel', 'Ħuduni d-Dar!' and 'Il-Ħadd'

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta is proud to announce the premiere screening of 'Daniel', 'Ħuduni d-Dar!' ('Take Me Home!') and 'Il-Ħadd' ('Sunday'), three short films made by the students of the M.A. in Film Studies.

The films will be screened for the first time in Malta on Sunday 8 May, at the Auditorium, Old University Building, Valletta Campus, St Paul Street, Valletta at 19:00.

These productions, which constitute the centre-piece of the M.A. in Film Studies, have been made by the students themselves under the supervision of award-winning directors Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia, and Scott Graham as well as the acclaimed director of photography Francesco Di Giacomo.

The screening of the films will be preceded by short presentations from the students and directors. 

'DANIEL': a young man returns home from a late night out. Sleepless, he will walk the streets of Birgu on his way to work. As night turns to day, his past relationship with an older man returns to haunt him. The memory of lost love gives way to the quest for identity on the cusp between dream and reality.

'ĦUDUNI D-DAR!' ('TAKE ME HOME!'): why is she here? She wants to go home. Where is her family? Joyce tells Vitorin this is her home. But it doesn’t feel like it. Vitorin cannot remember. Living with dementia is confusing for her, and taxing for her daughter.

'IL-ĦADD' ('SUNDAY'): returning from a weekend conference in Malta, a Gozitan dentist recounts his trip to his wife. His memories reveal his flexibility with the truth.

Refreshments will be served after the screening. This will give the public the opportunity to meet with the students, their supervisors and their coordinator over a glass of wine.

The general public is cordially invited to the screening.

Entrance is free. Reservation is not mandatory but seating is limited, so if you would like to reserve a seat, please contact Ms Yanica Cassar on +356 2340 2309 or by email.

Information on the M.A. in Film Studies which is sponsored by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Film Commission is available online

29 Apr 2016

Italian Baroque International Lecture Series

As part of its Italian Baroque International Lecture Series, the Department of History of Art is organising two public lectures.

The first one will be given on Monday 2 May at 17:00 by Prof. Francesca Cappelletti (University of Ferrara) and is entitled ‘Caravaggio in Rome, Friends and Rivals’.

The second lecture will be given on Monday 9 May at 17:00 by Prof. David M. Stone (University of Delaware, Scholar in Residence, American Academy in Rome, Spring, 2016) and will be on 'Guercino's Change of Style: The Evidence of the Preparatory Drawings'.

Both lectures will be held at the University of Malta Valletta Campus and will be given in English.

29 Apr 2016

Francesco Noletti - The Grand Roman Baroque Carpet Still-Life

Francesco Noletti - The Grand Roman Baroque Carpet Still-Life

04 Apr 2016

Homo sapiens: entrepreneur by nature

Time:        12:00hrs
Date:        28 January 2016
Location:  Events Room 301, Dar Guzeppi Zahra

Professor Russell Smith describes himself as, "curious about everything and passionate about enterprise". For the last 20 years he has been heavily involved in the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from academic research and has led three spin-out companies from the University of Oxford.  At the same time he developed many enterprise programmes for students from a wide range of backgrounds and received the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2012. 

Russell joined the University of Malta, as Professor in Entrepreneurship within the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation, in October 2015 and has now relocated from Oxford to live in Malta.

Come and join him for an hour at this 'meet the new boy' session in which he would like to introduce himself, tell you about his recent activities and explain what he hopes to contribute to the life of the University and the Maltese entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Refreshments will be served during a networking session after the presentation.

RSVP on email to Ms Maria Abdilla.

08 Jan 2016

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