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Alex Grech
Founder at European Connected Learning Initiative, Malta


Alex Grech, Founder, European Connected Learning Initiative, Malta - on creating value for institution, student and employer on the blockchain.

I am a strategist, change consultant, educator and speaker. I bridge the gap between business strategy, education and the mindful use of digital technologies. My teaching, consulting and policy work primarily focuses on Digital Identity, Digital Credentials, Blockchain, EdTech & Media Literacy. I am a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum Use Case Working Group.

I have a PhD in Internet Computing from the University of Hull and I'm an F.C.C.A by profession. My academic interests are in digital culture, social media and power. As a consultant, I work with corporates, governments, public institutions and NGOs on projects impacted by disruptive technology.

My corporate career includes multinationals (Reuters and Hitachi Data Systems) and public sector consultancy firms. This provided me with a solid grounding in strategy, change management and public policy work. I established my consulting practice StrategyWorks in 2000.

My industry expertise includes telecoms and ICT, public sector reform, Fintech, tourism, education and culture. I continue to work as an advisor to Government, multinationals and start-ups. I was the founding Chairman of Heritage Malta, wrote the Malta National Lifelong Learning Strategy 2020, developed the framework for the National Skills Council and chaired the working group on the future of post-secondary education.

As Executive Director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning, I drive research on blockchain and education, and work on national strategies for Digital Education and Open Education.

I am on the board of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta and an expert on the EU ET2020 Working Group on Digital Education.