WiFi Day 2012

HeaderWiFi usage has grown exponentially over the past few years.  Until a few years ago, smartphones were the ultimate symbol of geekhood and tablets were swallowed to get rid of a migraine.  Now they're everywhere.  If you're managing IT, you're either trying to keep these miniputers off your network or doing your best to provide them with good connectivity.

So we thought of easing your pain by holding a free, half-day conference specifically dealing with WiFi!

The event will be held on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 between 09:00 – 13:00 at Le MĂ©ridien St Julians Hotel & Spa.  There will be technical demonstrations and WiFi discussions, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about WiFi and receive answers by industry experts in a Q&A session. You will be able to see and touch actual products, not just glossy brochures!


  • Launch of Ruckus Wireless products in Malta.
  • WiFi product demonstrations.
  • Guidance on choosing the right WiFi platform for your environment.
  • a Q&A session with industry experts.
  • tea, coffee and snacks... and a free gift for the first 100 attendees!

Presentations and discussions will be held by AIR Wireless and Ruckus Wireless executives.


  • Corporate IT managers and network engineers
  • Enterprise IT integrators and consultants
  • Hospitality IT staff and providers
  • School administrators
  • Healthcare IT managers and providers
  • ISP engineers
  • CCTV providers


The event will be held at Le MĂ©ridien St Julians Hotel & Spa on 22 February 2012 (09:00 - 13:00).

Places are limited!  Register now!

Date: 22 February 2012
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Location: Le MĂ©ridien St Julians Hotel & Spa
Parking: Free underground and outdoor hotel parking for attendees on a first-come-first-served basis.
Underground parking is accessible through the main road in Balluta Bay. Outdoor hotel parking is located across the front entrance of the premises.



WiFi Day 2012 Speaker Profiles

Michael Paparella RuckusMichael Paparella

Joining Ruckus Wireless in 2006 as a Commercial Director for the APAC region to develop the markets & establish distribution channels in the region, today Michael Paparella is responsible for establishing & growing Ruckus Wireless’ market share in Southern Europe by implementing the company’s winning strategies as well as oversee & manage the creation & development of new sales channels.

With over 20 years of experience in the IT sector, before joining Ruckus Wireless Michael worked for Allied Telesyn International, where he developed the markets in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America and was the Global Commercial Director for Com21.

Michael graduated in Political Science and International Relations from the Loyola University in Chicago, USA.

miguel-vicarioMiguel Vicario

With a career that spans almost 15 years across different European Operators Miguel Vicario has been involved in the design of networks and has been a member of some of the most important Telecommunication committees.



Stephen PatrickStephen Patrick

Stephen Patrick, M.A. (Cantab.), A.M.I.E.E. is CEO, founding member and shareholder of CableFree: Wireless Excellence. an honours degree at Cambridge University and professional industry training, he gained wide-ranging experience in high-technology companies, large corporates, government organisations and providing design consultancy services. Stephen lead CableFree from startup in 1997 and with the team launched some notable "world-first" achievements such as commercial 622Mbps (1997) and Gigabit Ethernet (1999) wireless products, and more recent developments too. Stephen has key skills in systems design & architecture, technical vision, corporate management and manufacturing, and extensive contacts in related technical communities. In the wireless industry he has a reputation for excellence in strategic vision, direction and public presentation. He is the author of several technical papers and is in regular demand as a conference speaker and has appeared in print, on-line media and on television presenting wireless technology and applications.

Andrea CoppiniAndrea Coppini

Always looking for a new challenge, Andrea Coppini established AIR Wireless in 2003 with two then-colleagues with the aim of introducing WiFi to a world tied down in wiring.  An IT engineer by passion and profession with 10+ years of experience under his belt, Andrea has used his broad technical expertise to implement some of the finest network infrastructures in Malta and Europe.

Andrea holds Cisco CCNP, CCNP-Wireless, Microsoft MCITP Enterprise, ITILv3 certifications and is a MikroTik Certified Trainer.  He graduated from the University of Malta with a B.Communications + Informatics degree.



Registration is now closed!