CEO of Edem Technology Consulting, Ethel Cofie was my guest on the show this week as we explored what it means and takes to build a technology company for Africa that serves the African continent and its needs as against building a technology company in Africa whose focus is outside of the content.
Ethel touched on everything from the money business to the lack of understanding of the global market to the lack of understanding of the African market.
Thoroughly enjoyable conversation.
A sombre week indeed for the tech community on Africa.
Six staff members of Kenya based technology firm, Cellulant, were killed in a terror attack by five al-Shabab-linked terrorists.
Cellulant is an online payment solutions provider in the region.
The six are: Ashford Kuria, Dennis Mwaniki, Jeremiah Mbaria, John Ndiritu, Kelvin Gitonga,Wilfred Kareithi.
Edem Kumodzi however lifted our spirits with an eyeopening conversation about how to get into tech with special emphasis on the Ghana tech ecosystem.
He spoke extensively about staying curious and being passionate.
Take a listen to the show.
We are ready for a new year, are you?
And what a way to start things off?
Technology consultant and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Hub Accra, Emmanuel Gamor, was my guest for the first episode of the show.
He cautioned that Ghana risks losing its competitive advantage on the global stage if it fails to identify the unique opportunities technological advancements offer.
He further urged Ghanaian technology entrepreneurs to create globally competitive products in order to extend their influence and reach.
Take a listen.