David Galea is an Innovative Digital Transformation Advisor with over twenty years international advisory experience with one of the Big Four Firms, the Office of the Prime minister of Malta, the Office of the Prime Minister of Dubai, the Secreteriat of the President of Abu Dhabi, as well as various organisations in the United Kingdom. David has led a number of high profile projects, including the roll out of 4G with one of the major telecom players in the UK, together with various digitalisation strategy and implementation programmes in the financial services, energy and manufacturing sectors.
David is the founder of BEAT Limited, a niche advisory and corporate services group specialising in the fintech, gaming, entertainment, communications, media and technology industries. Over the past two years, he has been particularly active in assisting innovative technology start-ups in developing new business models and monetisation strategies, using Blockchain as an underlying technology to disrupt existing industries. David is also assisting several of these start-up companies through the process of issuing ICOs as well as accessing adequate sourcing of finance through Angel Financing, Venture Capital Financing and EU funding through Horizon 2020. Moreover, he is supporting a number of established players in developing an appropriate technology roadmap with a view to leverage and exploit the benefits of Blockchain, IoT and AI within their own business model.
As regards David’s academic background, he is a Certified Public Accountant, and has read for a Bachelor’s Degree (with Honours) in Business Management at the University of Malta. He also possesses a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, where he graduated with distinction. More recently, he successfully completed the Blockchain Strategy Programme run by Oxford University.
BEAT Group is a niche specialist focusing on the provision of advisory and corporate services to technology start-ups and established players in the fintech, media, gaming, entertainment and technology industries. Over time, the Group has evolved into two strategic business units falling under separate brands, namely BEAT-Corp and BEAT-Tech.
BEATCorp supports technology-driven start-ups through the provision of advisory and corporate services, designed to assist such organisations in defining their core business model, as well as guiding them through the entire process of accessing the required financing through ICOs, Venture Capital, Angel Network Financing, EU Funding under the Horizon 2020 programme, and country specific incentive programmes. Moreover, through its in-house team and international partners, BEAT-Corp provides a tax and corporate advisory service aimed at assisting such start-ups in tax planning, registering, incorporating, licensing, and maintaining ongoing compliance with the right corporate structures in strategic jurisdictions, including Malta, Italy, Cyprus, Gibraltar, the UAE, Switzerland and Estonia, thus enabling them to maximise the benefits arising from these jurisdictions.
BEATech aims at providing a unique transformation service by blending lean philosophies with innovative digital transformation solutions. This customised service targets the requirements of established organisations in the fintech, media, gaming, entertainment and technology industries, with a focus on the use of disruptive technologies, including Blockchain and DLT, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. BEAT-Tech is positioned to assist companies through the whole life-cycle of the digitalisation process, from the design of the original technology roadmap right through the implementation of individual projects forming part of this roadmap.