#CitiTrends Episode 5: The Recap Show

Photo Credit: haytheresocialmedia.com

Photo Credit: haytheresocialmedia.com

The first recap show on #CitiTrends features interviews with Kelvin Nyame of Meqasa as he speaks about tech solutions for the real estate industry in Ghana.

The show also looks back to the interview with Linda Ansong of Vestracker and the tech solutions for freight forwarders in Ghana.

Leti Arts is also featured on this episode of the Recap Show.

There is a good dose of technology news from across the week plus we feature two apps; One Shot and Layout for Instagram.

Enjoy the show.

Good morning, you are a young achiever!

11102773_603993643070036_6092150180507282316_nMonday morning.

It is 06:45 GMT and i am driving in the Kia Carens that shoulders my 90kg body around the capital daily (It occasionally serves as  a mobile office.)

Notification sounds on my Galaxy Note 2.The vibration follows.

I swipe and tap and there it is:

“Our generation is full of achievers. While some are household names, others are unsung or totally unknown… We are unearthing, presenting, and celebrating these change makers as gems of their times.”

Newaccra.com, a “leading success and personal development brand” had named me as a young achiever to watch out for in its annual ‘Newaccra Achievers Report’.

It felt weird. Really it did.

I am not sure what i had done to deserve to be on there. Yet, i was.

According to the magazine, the compilation of unsung Ghanaians featured persons making impact and showing future promise in diverse fields. The 2015 edition honour sought to highlight thirty individuals from five broad groups- business and leadership, society and healthcare, competitive sports, literary and creative arts, and technology and media.

Majority of the thirty achievers are entrepreneurs and twenty percent of the achievers are females.

It was a truly humbling experience.

You can check out the report below here: NewAccra Young Achievers Report

#CitiTrends Episode Four: Social Media and Health vrs Ghanaian App Developers

Kobby Blay

Kobby Blay

Another great week of great stuff happening in the technology space in Ghana and #CitiTrends is keeping up with the beat.

The show features Kobby Blay, who likes to describe himself as ‘The hub of the latest information in Ghana’s healthcare industry’. He is the founder of Ghana Health Nest (GHN), an information and digital health innovations agency. He is also the Director for Health Care Social Media, Ghana – #HCSMgh. He speaks about the dynamics of social media and health care delivery in Ghana.

Eric Kumah of NewAccra.com, and Patience Teiko Tetteh, software developer with E4 Solutions, then share some thoughts on the current condition of app developers in the Ghana.

The show features two apps as well that focus on photography. There is ‘Enlight’ and Facetune for you to go try out.

Its a packed show. Enjoy

#CitiTrends Episode Three: Freight Forwarding, E-Readers and TEDXAccra

Photo Credit: Vestracker.com

Photo Credit: Vestracker.com

It was a packed show on the March 10, 2015 edition of #CitiTrends.

With the freight forwarding community in Ghana being so upset about some imposition of levies, i speak toLinda Ansong, Co founder of Vestracker (a cloud based software application that provides solutions for freight forwarders) on how their system can help solve some of the problems of Ghanaian freight forwarders.

A group of people who have dreamed up a way of getting Ghanaian children reading again is Worldreader. They use e-readers, which are mobile electronic devices that designed primarily for the purpose of reading digitised books. Samuel Alomenu, Business Development Manager and Beatrice Ani-Asamoah, Head of Operations of the company join me for a chat. 

Emmanuel Leslie Addae, Chief organiser for TEDXAccra or as he likes to call it, Chief Curator also talks about how technology is helping with event organising. Leslie has led various teams to organise numerous TedX events in Ghana and was the brain behind TEDXLabone, adjudged as the biggest TedX event in West Africa. 

We feature two apps on the show this week. They are ‘Runkeeper’ and ‘7 Minute Workout’.


#CitiTrends Episode Two: Women, Facebook and Net Neutrality

Credit: Adweek.com

Credit: Adweek.com

Over the last couple of days, so much has happened in the technology space in Ghana and around the world.

In Episode two of #CitiTrends, Linda Ansong of Stembees speaks passionately about getting women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology related courses and fields.

Head of Product Partnerships for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis speaks about the ways in which Facebook is connecting with app developers in the region and what opportunities are available.

Emmanuel Adinkrah, Co-founder of Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (an NGO dedicated to promoting safer internet for the digital citizens in Ghana) speaks about net neutrality and looks at the Ghana experience.

Press Play and enjoy.