#CitiTrends S03 Ep20: Leadership in the tech space in Ghana

Show Promos-18Leadership is at the heart of every business especially technology businesses. From the position of start up to a full blown business, leadership either makes or breaks any commercial entity.

What does it mean to groom the right kind of leadership in the tech space in Ghana. How strong is the leadership training?

My guest was Nana Araba Koomson, a social entrepreneur and the founder of Ethic Digital, a digital agency in the UK that helps charities and social enterprises maximise the impact they make using digital technology.


#CitiTrends S03 Ep19: How free is Free Basics from Facebook

Show Promos-17My guest on the show this week is Kofi Yeboah who is a Ghanaian blogger with a deep interest in internet freedom and social entrepreneurship.

He, in collaboration with colleagues at Global Voices conducted research on Facebook’s Free Basics app and had some very interesting discoveries to share.

The big question was, ‘how free is the free basics?’.

There was news about a Korba app and also some info about some iphone thieves.


Take a listen.


#CitiTrends S03 Ep18: Q2 Review

seasonThis week on the show, it was an all women’s affair, with a touch of Jefferey.

Ethel Coffie of Edel Technology Consulting joined us to talk about the girl code project, and some interesting ways of teaching tech and entrepreneurship.

The ladies from Women Techmakers Accra took centre stage after that as we reviewed the second quarter of the year in the world of technology.

Kafui Doris Anson-Yevu (@kafuiday) is a product person who enjoys working with agile teams to deliver meaningful applications to clients. She spoke about Google Maps & Local Guide Program.

Patience Teiko Tetteh is a Developer at Ttalk IT Solutions. She is a Software Development Instructor at PCN ICT training center. She spoke about Android Kotlin and the falling interest to study software development. Lady Omega Hammond, CEO of Ampersand Technologies Ltd spoke about the planet of the apps apple tv series and updates on IrokoTV.

Enjoy the show.

#CitiTrends S03 Ep 17: Branding basics for Tech Startups in Ghana

Show Promos-7What should young tech companies be looking out when they think about their brand and what it stands for?

That was the central question in this week’s episode of the show. We had a meaningful conversation with David Coleman, Chief Marketing Officer at Hubtel Ghana. He is  passionate about implementing tactical and creative solutions that create brand differentiation and improve competitive advantage that push revenues and profits to new levels. He has also worked on campaigns for clients like Coca Cola, Tigo, MTN, Vodafone, Woodin, and ECOWAS, among dozens of others.

The show also featured Eric Akumiah, the Project Manager of the Ghana Open Data Initiative and Wisdom Donkor, the Project Technical Lead at the Ghana Open Data Initiative.We spoke about state institutions and how seriously they take the concept of open data also how different systems can speak the same language to allow knowledge sharing.

Farida Shaibu and Jefferey Owuraku Sarpong were on hand with the Trending and Apps segments of the show respectively.


#CitiTrends S03 Ep16: Training the next generation of teens

Show Promos-16Regina Honu, Founder of Soronko Solutions and Soronko Academy finally made it on the show and it was truly refreshing having her speak about coding in Ghana.

We spoke about the coding culture and how relevant it was for the next generation of Ghana’s youth. She spoke humorously about some of her experiences but was candid in her assessment of the sector.

She was with Clara who did not know a thing about computers (she actually didn’t know how to transfer files) but has not developed her own online advertising company thanks to the training. Her website is http://www.clagod.com.

There was a YAM app and some news about Facebook’s milestones and Uber troubles as well on the show.