however the biggest opportunity in order to keep and grow this industry is to invest in education; evolving the educational system to ensure proper computer science education that can provide high quality developers.
He added that Malta has done pretty well in providing a good licensing environment so far, but now needs to take more of a 360 degree approach, taking into consideration every aspect, including the infrastructure, entertainment and education.
The comparison with Silicon Valley (not an exact compariosn btw) sprouts from the idea that: “What if”….What if gaming companies locate on Malta, not because of licenses,not because of taxes BUT becasue of the skill pool and the availability of devlopers and other digital professionasl? Betsson often suffers from talent shortage, in fact the Betsson Group would at least 50 .NeT (dot net) developers tomorrow but they are simply not available. Malta needs to foster an environment that attracts and develops more industry relevant talent.
The SiGMA event spanned over 4 days including pre-registration and provided an eventful few days for members of our team manning the stand.