#CITITRENDS S04 EP 17: AGRITECH – From Africa to the World

Show Promos-25My love for food is the soul behind this week’s show.

The questions behind who is producing our food for us, how they are finding the land to farm in 2018 where every available piece of land is being built upon, how farmers get the land and so one need answers.

The issues of tools for working, the cash, markets access, the technology and so many others need to be addressed

A Nigerian man who loves good food and was named 2017 Tech Startup CEO of the Year at the Nigeria Technology Awards, Onyeka Akumah, CEO of Farmcrowdy, was my guest.

Celebrate another good chat.

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#CITITRENDS S04 EP 17: Instagram TV: What is in it for you and The Candid Realities of being a Female Tech Entrepreneur in Ghana

Show Promos-24So here is the deal.

The show was packed to the rafters this week.

Rodney Quarcoo (@rodneyquarcoo), a documentary photographer and photo educator based in Ghana with a specialisation in development photography and visual storytelling was in the studio. Abiel Keli (@guudkelly), a Creative Director, Film Maker and an official  Youtube Ambassador in Ghana was also in the studio. The two of them were very vocal on the topic of Instagram TV much to the delight of anyone who listened.

Lady-Omega Hammond (@loanah) and Kafui Doris Anson-Yevu (@kafuida) were very plain and direct about the state of female tech entrepreneurs in Ghana. They were very straight with some of the things they were going through and it was a great listen.

Take a listen.

You will thank me later.

#CITITRENDS S04 EP 16: Design Thinking- The Basics with Dr Gordon Adomdza & Dela Kumahor and Telling African Stories Digitally with Nwadiogo Quartey-Ngwube

Show Promos eheThere is a lot you learn when you tune in to #CitiTrends every week.

Like, how simple the idea of design thinking is and how it permeates the virtually every facet of human existence.

Like, how interesting it is to know how much of the stories of black communities don’t get told and when they do, they get misrepresented so bad.

Like, how long your contribution will go to making the stories of black communities survive the test of time.

Like, what mobile applications are best to enjoy the world cup with.

Too much going on.

Press play and enjoy.

#CITITRENDS S04 EP 15: Enabling a mobile payment continent with Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO & Founder of BitPesa

Show Promos-22When you have awesome women in the country, you make sure they feature on the number technology radio show in the country.

That is how we got Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO & Founder of BitPesa on the show this week.

Thoroughly accomplished and fiercely convinced about the power of technology to make people’s lives easier, Elizabeth spoke about her company BitPesa and about the pitfalls of running a fintech company on the continent.

She had advise for young Ghanaian business entrepreneurs as well.

We had some news on twitter, Samsung, Apple and Uber on the Trending segment of th show plus some interesting apps as well.

Enjoy.

 

#CITITRENDS S04 EP 14: Rethinking Innovation with Prof Seyram Avle and Data Protection Regulations, IT security with Carl Sackey

Show Promos-21Great minds are not very far from you. All you need to do is tune in to #CitiTrends.

It was a true privilege to have such exceptional minds of the show this week. 

Prof Seyram Avle (@seyramavle) of the University of Michigan shared some incredible truths about what innovation truly means and how dangerous it was to measure it by ‘silicon valley standards. She hit home at some issues that needed to be fixed within the Ghanian technology ecosystem and added her favourite technology innovation from this side of the globe.

Carl Sackey (@gticarlos), President of ISACA Accra Chapter joined the show to talk about some trends in the data protection regulations space and how Ghana is readying itself for a future of responsible information sharing. 

Two lovely apps plus the latest trending technology news wrapped up another great week on the show.

Enjoy.