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Ghana's leading technology-focused radio show providing insight on technology literacy. Nominated for the World Summit Award 2015 as the best and most innovative solution in Media & News from Ghana.

Ghana's leading technology-focused radio show providing insight on technology literacy. Nominated for the World Summit Award 2015 as the best and most innovative solution in Media & News from Ghana.

Location:

Ghana

Description:

Ghana's leading technology-focused radio show providing insight on technology literacy. Nominated for the World Summit Award 2015 as the best and most innovative solution in Media & News from Ghana.

Twitter:

@kofiashon

Language:

English

Contact:

+233 505811759


Episodes

#CitiTrends S06 Ep26: Tech Hubs and their place in the ecosystem conversation

9/16/2020
We always hear about technology hubs springing up in all parts of the country offering one service or the other. However, what really are they? We needed to have a decent conversation about the state of the tech hubs 'model' of training and growing technology talent in Ghana, misconceptions about tech hubs and what the way forward with them. Well, that's what we did. Josiah Eyison (Co-founder of Ispace), Brian Dzidefo (Co-founder of Ho Node) and Gideon Brefo (Co-founder of Hapaspace) were...

Duration:00:55:35

#CitiTrends S06 Ep25: How Inclusive are Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in sub-saharan Africa

9/2/2020
In sub-Saharan Africa, Artificial Intelligence remains an emerging technological innovation. The technology has, however, been a significant factor in creating more social inequalities and widening the inclusion gaps. Kofi Yeboah, A graduate student at the University of Alberta conducted some research looking into the phenomenon and shared some insight on this on the show. Our sponsor, Zeepay, also shared some progress they had made with us on the show.

Duration:00:50:28

#CitiTrends S06 Ep24: Who deserves to buy TikTok - Microsoft or Oracle

8/26/2020
The first edition of For Or Against, a new feature on the show where we debate One Topic from the tech industry was the highlight of the episode this week. The debate topic was intriguing enough. The debaters were fantastic; Nehemiah Attigah (CEO of Hatua Tech) and Mary Abiogun (Product lead at Colibri Africa). We also kicked off a new series with the 8Geeks at Law where we find the intersections between the law and tech. Enjoy the podcast.

Duration:00:49:53

#CitiTrends S06 Ep23: When it falls apart - Dealing with failure in the tech space

8/19/2020
A topic that is often left undiscussed but critical for business growth, no matter the sector; failure. My guests for this week helped to get some closure on the matter; Amma Gyampo (@amdecoafrica) Paul Ziem (@paulziem), Nana Prempeh Agyeman (@kingnanaprempeh) and Lorraine Wright (@lorrainehwright).

Duration:00:50:13

#CitiTrends S06 Ep22: Ghana's payment systems and services act - Lessons for tech businesses

8/12/2020
The payment systems and services act, 2019 was put in place to amend and consolidate the laws relating to payment systems, payment services and to regulate institutions which carry on payment service and electronic money business and to provide for related matters. However, what exactly does all that mean? Who does it cover? Who does it control? What restrictions remain? Kofi Owusu-Nhyira, a private legal practitioner joins me to share some insight on the show.

Duration:00:58:39

#CitiTrends S06 Ep21: Lessons from the Senate - Key lessons as tech CEOs are questioned

8/5/2020
The US senate met the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google to quiz them about online platforms and market power, their dominance, competition problems in the digital economy and the roles of the companies in stifling competition in the tech space. There were invaluable lessons to be learnt from the sessions and this week's episode sought to unearth some of these. My guests for the discussion were Maximus Ametorgoh (CEO of Popout), Paul Damalie (CEO of Appruve) and Andrew...

Duration:00:58:10

#CitiTrends S06 Ep20: The Reality Check Edition

6/17/2020
There comes a time when as an industry observer you need to take a step back and do some reality checking of what is actually going on. Two of the hottest segments of the technology space in Ghana today are church management applications and video gaming. My guests for the discussion were: - Co-founder and Head of Payments at Asoriba, Nana Prempeh (@kingnanaprempeh) who is a serial technology entrepreneur who has led great teams to build Asoriba, MyChurchPay.com, MyBusinessPay.com and...

Duration:00:58:29

#CitiTrends S06 Ep19: Planing The Next Decade Of Education In Africa

6/10/2020
Education continues to change globally but Africa is in a unique position. How does Africa position itself for the future it wants for its educational systems. Anne Salim, education technology specialist, shares some insight on the matter. Miracule Gavor who is an Education Adviser at Transforming Teacher Education and Learning, also shares his perspective on the matter from a Ghana point of view.

Duration:01:00:17

#CitiTrends S06 Ep18: Gaming in Africa: The New Frontier

6/3/2020
With guests from across the continent and another from across the Atlantic, this week's show focused on understanding what the future of the gaming industry in Africa looked like. What will it take to make it all a reality? My guests for the how were: Sithe Ncube - Director at Prosearium.net, (@_LadySith), Douglas Ogeto - Co-Founder & CEO of LudiqueWorks (@douglasogeto), Johana Riquier - Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Unity, and D&I Advocate (@jo_riquier), Cholwe Elen...

Duration:00:59:47

#CitiTrends S06 Ep17: Does Digital Education Guarantee Quality Education?

5/27/2020
Education has changed significantly in the period of the COVID pandemic and the rise of digital education has been incredible. My guests on the show this week explore just how much of all the buzz translates into quality education. Märt Aro, Ecosystem Orchestrator at Dream Apply; Anne Salim, Product Associate at Longhorn Publishers and Lauri Jarvilehto, Professor of Practice at Aalto University; provide some incredible insight.

Duration:00:59:34

#CitiTrends S06 Ep16: Quarter One Tech Review

5/20/2020
Every quarter the ladies take over the show to review the top technology trends from the past quarter. This quarter we had Nana Efua Benyaw (@NanaEBP) who is the project manager at Dnar Limited, Audrey Mengue (@AudreyHMMengue who is a data scientist in training at Azubi Africa and Charis Kumordzie (@coomogee) who is a JavaScript tutor at Codewit. Insightful!

Duration:00:59:37

#CitiTrends S06 Ep15: Transforming Africa with Education, Entertainment and Entertainment

5/6/2020
Education, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment. Three pillars used by the Nordic countries to chart a path to growth and development. Can Africa learn from the best practice and chart a new future for itself? My guests on the show think so. - Eyram Tawia : CEO of Leti Arts - Paul Ziem: Indie Game Developer and Entrepreneur - Forster Akugri: Incubator Manager, SBIncubator - Peter Vesterbacka: 'Mighty Bird' and Entrepreneur Enjoy the conversation.

Duration:00:50:10

#CitiTrends S06 Ep14: COVID-19 and the African Digital Economy

4/29/2020
My guest. on the show this week - Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital, Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world - joined the show to share insight into what an African economy needs to be doing to digitise in these times of a pandemic. What critical blocks need to be laid to ensure a viable digital economy is sustained and grown. Enjoy the show.

Duration:00:52:57

#CitiTrends S06 Ep13: Surviving COVID-19 - Impact on Ghanaian Technology Entrepreneurs

4/22/2020
Its always an amazing experience to share thoughts with some of the best in the tech space in Ghana and this week's show was no exception. Four guests joined the show to share thoughts on the impact of the pandemic on Ghanaian techprenuers and what lessons they can pick from it, Jemila Abdulai (Founder of Circumspecte.com) Ashwin Ravichandran (Managing Director, MEST AFRICA) Curtis Vanderpuije (CEO, eexpressPAY) Ehi Binitie (CEO of Clearspace Labs) Enjoy a great listen.

Duration:00:57:11

#CitiTrends S06 Ep12: COVID-19 and 5G-Drawing the lines PLUS The COVID-19 Tracker App - A security review

4/15/2020
What a time to be alive! The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has birthed so many conspiracy theories about its origins. One of the most popular has to be the impact of 5G on the virus. David Gowu, a telecommunications consultant, joins me to shed light on the theories and give some education on why 5G is so crucial for global commerce and social mobility. Ghana has launched a COVID-19 Tracker App, but it seems not all that glitters is gold on that front. Software engineers and...

Duration:00:50:42

#CitiTrends S06 Ep11: Rethinking Education Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

4/8/2020
What a time to be alive! One virus changing lives, perceptions and lifestyles all over the world. Education has been hit as well in a place like Ghana and a lot of schools and parents are exploring online options. My guest, Magaret Dawson-Amoah speaks about the impact of COVID-19 on education and shares some platforms to help you on the 'virtual' educational ladder. Enjoy.

Duration:00:45:44

#CitiTrends S06 Ep10: Fighting COVID-19 with Tech - The Health Conversation

3/25/2020
The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. Over 400k cases recorded as at the time of the recording of the show. COVID 19 is sweeping across the world like wildfire. Regardless of the pandemic, health care professionals continue to fight. Technology entrepreneurs have also joined in. Patrick Beattie, CEO of Redbird, Andrew Quao - COO of Redbird and Edward Longstaff - CTO of Redbird joined me to share their platform with the world....

Duration:00:58:46

#CitiTrends S06 Ep9: AFCTA, Payments and Cross Border collaborations - A Case For Tech in West Africa

3/18/2020
On the show this week we hear from Miishe Addy and Solomon Torgbor of Jetstream as they talk about the impact of Covid-19 on trade, trade in the West African subregion, API’s and collaborations between tech players in the ecosystem to enable payments, commerce and movement of logistics. Enjoy a great conversation.

Duration:00:55:19

#CitiTrends S06 Ep8: From Teacher to Software Developer - Lessons for the Ecosystem

3/11/2020
Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes and our guest this week epitomizes that. Mike Perry Yeboah Attara was a basic school teacher who decided to follow his dream as a software developer. He shared lessons and thoughts about the tech ecosystem in Ghana and what must change.

Duration:00:58:49

#CitiTrends S06 Ep7: Media Publishing and Content Distribution in the New Decade

3/4/2020
Mark Kaigwa, founder of Nendo, author, and Entrepreneur focused on data, strategy and marketing in digital Africa. Muriel Lamin, in charge of commercial strategy, operations and philanthropic partnerships at BBC World Service. Two incredible resource persons speaking on media publishing and the content distribution game in Africa on the show this week. Enjoy.

Duration:00:42:53