#CITITRENDS S04 EP 19: Accelerating development through STEM & Social Media Week Accra 2018

Show PromosThere is a lot of chatter about reimagining education along the ‘Science Technology Engineering Mathematics’ trajectory and rightfully so. It appears that is the way to go.

Some have argued for Arts to be made a strong feature in this as well.

At the end of the day though, what matters is the growth of a transformation-minded population of people.

It was these issues and many others that we discussed the show this week with Peter Asare-Nuamah, who is currently pursuing PhD in Governance and Regional Integration at the Pan African University, Cameroon and Gameli Adzaho who is focused on ‘shaping Africa and shaping youth’ as he curates Global Lab Network.

The folks from Social Media Week Accra also joined me to chat about the upcoming event which happens September 10-14, 2018 at the Accra Mall.

Enjoy the show.

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#CITITRENDS S04 EP 17: Accelerating Africa’s Global Dominance Through Tech

Show Promos-26Einstein was on my show.

The is perhaps all i should write.

I mean what else should i write but that.

Einstein Kofi Ntim, that is.

Einstein Ntim is a global speaker and tech ecosystem builder. He is the Founding Partner of GlobalStartupEcosystem.com (GSE) – the first and largest creator of digital online accelerators for startups, governments, and corporations that accelerates over a 1000 startups to market across 90 countries a year. Einstein is also the Founder of Ghana Tech Summit, Haiti Tech Summit, Space Startup Ecosystem and Space Tech Summit.

Need i say more?

Naa Oyoo Kumodzi, aka Linda, joined me to talk about what it means to be a social media influencer ahead of Social Influence Summit 2018!

It was a blast of a show.

Enjoy.

 

#CITITRENDS S03 EP 32: Making Ghana’s Music Industry Profitable Again

Show Promos-31Always good to have conversation about the things i love most in the world.

Music!

Ing. Kenneth Owusu-Akyaw, a civil engineer and serial entrepreneur joined me to talk about the Ghanaian music industry and how it can be made profitable again.

he shed light on his platform GhudMusic.com and why we need to pay attention to it. Farida is back with the Trending segment and Jeff, as always, blows your mind with some mobile applications.

 

The SnooCODE Debacle: Preliminary Thoughts

DSC_0447-2.jpgA lot has been said about SnooCODE’s failure to land a government contract for a digital property addressing system.

The debate has raged on various platforms.

Having interviewed snooCODE on a number of occasions, I have questioned the process myself. I have engaged in Facebook and WhatsApp debates.

Here are some preliminary thoughts as we continue to chase the truth and empower Ghana’s technology entrepreneurs for the future.

FACTS

– SnooCODE submitted a bid that was in excess of 3 pages. The executive Summary alone was more than three pages.

– SnooCODE was offering its platform to Ghana for FREE

– Till date, SnooCODE has not been officially communicated to as to why they were kicked out.

– I have not been employed, paid, coerced, hypnotized or influenced in any way by SnooCODE.
I do this for the tech community in Ghana who I believe have something incredible to offer this country.

– I fully support a national digital property addressing system which is done right and with the right people.

 

THE THEORIES

The word on the street is that Snoocode:

– Submitted a three paged ‘wrong’, ‘faulty’ and ‘incomplete’ document

– Was charging above and beyond what government was willing to pay for

 

THE QUESTIONS

Consider the following, if you care to think critically about how your nation is treating its technology entrepreneurs:

– How does an ordinary citizen or employee of Vokakom have access to the details of a closed bid? Are they members of the panel that reviewed the bids? If they are, is that not a far more serious case to worry about; that a member of the panel will use social media and online news portals to distribute confidential details of a bidding process?

– If the person or persons speaking ‘on authority’ about the details in SnooCODE’s bid is not on the review panel, then who is feeding them the information on the content of a SEALED bid?

– Where did the rest of the documents in SnooCODE’s bid disappear to? More than two copies of the bid were submitted; did all three copies have only three pages? Who stole the rest of the pages?

#CITITRENDS S03 EP 26: The Technology of Fashion, Ghana Cyber Security Week AND #MOBEX17 Closes

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Another packed show for you!

Chloe Asaam joins me for a chat about technology and how it is disrupting the fashion industry in Ghana.

We then spoke about the Ghana Cyber Security week happening next week and then brought you voices from #MOBEX17.

All that, plus the apps and trending segments of the show.

Press Play and enjoy.