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Kinetic leaders can drive meaningful change amid historic uncertainty

2021 Malta Technology Leadership Survey

Malta, 13 September, 2021 — Findings from Deloitte’s 2021 Malta Technology Leadership Survey were published today, giving a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for technology leaders and organisations in Malta. The pandemic has catalysed digital transformations driven by technology and has not only elevated the roles of technology leaders, but also reiterated the need for companies to be agile in order to remain relevant. The timing of this publication raises important questions on what the future holds for technology leaders, how technology is defining and impacting the future of business and how emerging technologies will change business operations.

Key findings:
  • The biggest measurable impact factors on organisations in the next three years are digitalisation, the Internet of Things (IOTs), together with analytics and cognitive.
  • The three main focus areas of businesses in the next three years will be app modernisation, product focus and automation.
  • The primary area of legacy/core modernisation investments is cloud migration at 27% of respondents’ preferences. Human resource management solutions stood at 20%, followed by ERP upgrade at 18%.
  • C-suite leaders and corporate board members are increasingly united in their view of the ideal technology leader, preferring a resilient, agile, and kinetic leader who can guide the organisation though the massive economic, business, and technology changes that lie ahead.

“Faced with unprecedented uncertainty, businesses now more than ever need their technology leaders to be resilient, agile, and future-focused”, said Ludwig Micallef, a Director at Deloitte Malta Consulting. “At the same time, current market, economic, and social conditions indicate this is the time for transformational change and who better than technology leaders to help drive this change? The survey has helped us understand the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for technology leaders and organisations in Malta and we are pleased to say that most of our respondents are showing a strong vision and strategy towards digitalisation.”

As technology continuously redefines our future, business is becoming increasingly reliant on the resilience, agility, and transformative capabilities that technology brings. This is exemplified through the response to uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted in Deloitte’s 2021 Malta Technology Leadership Survey.  


For more information or to download the survey, please visit

Note: Participation in the survey was volunatary and aimed at technology and business leaders, with the goal of obtaining a clearer understanding of the wider perspective, to analyse the trends and to provide insights about the future of business and technology.  


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