#CitiTrends Episode 19: Previewing Windows 10 vrs Lobbying Ghana’s Tech Future

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It has been a great week and there is so much to catch up on.

The show this week features Francis Adu-Gyamfi who is the CEO of Matrix Designs Ghana, a technology company which is into integrated digital marketing and software development. Ahead of the July 29 launch of Windows 10, Francis, who has been using the early versions of Windows 10 for several months shares his experience with the revamped operating system.

Ahead of the Africa Mobile & ICT Expo 2015, George Spencer Quaye of Coasters Company Limited (organisers of the event) shares his vision for the event and how he intends to ensure that it helps in the shaping on the ICT future of Ghana.

Monica, a technology consultant from Kenya and who works with Making All Voices Count also shares some insight on technology growth on the continent of Africa.

Its a packed show. Press play and enjoy it.

#CitiTrends Episode 18: Cyber Security in Ghana vrs Lifeline of SMS in Ghana

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I love weeks like this when the world is buzzing with technology stories.

The truth is, its like this every week.

Who is complaining?

This week on the show, we are all aware that around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today. Africa accounts for just 9.8% of this number. In recent months, the world has been over taken with countless stories of cyber breaches here and there. The hacking of the Sony Corporations, Kaspersky (which is an antivirus company) and US federal government are good examples. I sat with Albert Antwi-Bosiako who is the founder and principal consultant with e-crime bureau, Ghana’s first Cyber Security & Digital Forensics firm, and asked some questions about the state of cyber security in Ghana.

One woman who has been increasingly active in the SMS landscape in Ghana is Anne Amuzu, CEO of NandiMobile and I caught up with her and asked her what her thoughts were on the matter of the lifespan of SMS.

Awo shares four Apps this week; Any.do, Truemessenger, Feeday and TwinorNot on the Apps segment of the show. Mawuli Tsikata shares some technology news stories in the Trending segment of the show.

Press play and enjoy the show.

#CitiTrends Episode 17: Making voter registration easier vrs Women in Tech (Ghana Edition)

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Another week and another edition of the best 30 minutes of technology talk in Ghana.

On the show this week, as Ghana goes to the polls in 2016 to elect a new set of leaders, the headache of voter registration creeps up on us again. There have been numerous attempts to make the process as easy as possible. However due to a plethora of issues, this process is often very cumbersome and not too efficient. A group of young people have created a web based platform called ‘machecki’ to help make that process simple. Richard Annerquaye Abbey and Divine Pupulampu shared some insight about the platform.

The show also highlights some of the key issues that came up at the Women in Tech event that happened last week at Ispace. Issues ranging from carpenters using technology and the death of SMS were looked at.

Awo Apaloo shares three apps; tossup, hooks and liner, on the show while Mawuli Tsikata presents some of the latest trending technology issues from the past week including drone delivery in Switzerland.

Enjoy the show.

#CitiTrends Episode 16: Digital Advertising in Ghana vrs VotoMobile for accountability


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 Another great week of technology talk and it is a pleasure to serve it hot.

On the show this week, we speak to Derek Jason Bossman who is the founder of Adsbrook, and online and mobile advertising providers for Africa and emerging markets, about the current state of digital advertising in Ghana. He shares some insight as well for potential players in the field.

We catch up with Sani Suhini of VotoMobile, a technology company that uses mobile phones to engage audiences and help organisations run their projects and campaigns,  as he shares his dream about how the platform is can be used to keep government and  governments in check.

Awo Apaloo shares Apple Music, CrossRoad and Who Deleted Me for Facebook as the apps for the week on the #Apps segment while Mawuli Tsikata shares notes he made about Facebook’s logo change and other technology stories on #Trending.

Enjoy the show.