Dr. Alex Grech is a strategist, change consultant and academic, the founding Director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning and the Managing Partner of StrategyWorks. He has advised multinationals, governments, NGOs and startups in sectors ranging from ICT and neurosciences to culture and education. In the past decade, Alex has specialised in EdTech and disruptive technologies, advising Government on digital education, 21st century skills agendas and lifelong learning. He is the co-writer of a recent study on the Blockchain in Education, in collaboration with the European Commission. In 2018, Alex was appointed a member of the Use Cases and Transition Scenarios Working Group of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum. He is currently coordinating a nation-state blockchain credentials pilot in Malta.
Alex teaches new media literacy at the University of Malta within the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, and is an expert on two ET2020 working groups at the European Commission. He holds a PhD in Internet Computing from the University of Hull and is an FCCA by profession. Alex’s research interests are in digital citizenship, blockchain & identity, social media and power