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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

Flood Risk Accra App + The state of the startup ecosystem in Ghana

9/29/2021
A packed week deserved nothing less than a packed show. The team from Ghana Meteorological Agency talk to us about their new app which could help dozens and save countless lives. Eric Asuman who is the Deputy Director General at Ghana Meteorological Agency and Maureen Abla Ahiataku who is a meteorologist joined me for the conversation. Andrews Akoto Addo, Daniel Owusu and Jorge Appiah all of the Ghana Tech Lab joined me on the show to discuss the state of the Ghana Startup ecosystem....

Duration:01:00:20

Conversations with Ghana's Top Tech Leaders: Derrydean Dadzie

9/15/2021
Building a tech business is not for the faint hearted and my guest on the show this week, knows a thing or two about that. Derrydean Dadzie shares his insights from his journey in this tech space and helping to shape the fintech space in Ghana. What it means to go against the grain, always pushing the envelope and charting new paths; all this and more covered in this episode. Enjoy.

Duration:01:18:20

Conversations with Ghana's Top Tech Leaders - Eyram Tawia, CEO of Leti Arts

8/25/2021
One of the most passionate humans you will meet anywhere who also happens to be the main holding high the flag of Ghana in the world and gaming, GLOBALLY. My guest this week is award winning technology entrepreneur, writer and singer, Eyram Tawia. We speak about gaming in Ghana and Africa, what it takes to succeed in the ecosystem, principles that all technology entrepreneurs should hold on to and his love for Fintech. Enjoy the show.

Duration:01:36:30

Conversations with Ghana's top tech leaders - Cecil Nutakor, Founder of E-campus

8/19/2021
Straight talking and frank. That is Cecil. He looks back at his life in the tech space and shares lessons from there. So much to learn and pick ups. Enjoy.

Duration:00:53:50

Conversations with Ghana's top tech leaders - Curtis Vanderpuije, CEO of expressPay

7/7/2021
We continue our series of conversations with Ghana's leading tech talent and innovators and this week, Curtis Vanderpuije (CEO of expresspay) joins us. He speaks about the fintech space, dealing with policy makers, trends within his space, cryptocurrency and so much more. Enjoy the show.

Duration:01:02:11

Charting the Ghanaian Agritech Path

6/16/2021
Alloysius Attah, Co-founder of Farmerline and one of the most honest talking tech leaders you will find in Ghana. He shares his story of building one of the most recognisable AgriTech brands in Africa and the key lessons he has picked up along the way. He also speaks on policy, pivoting and returning to basics within the agritech space. Enjoy.

Duration:00:56:00

Twitter Ban in Nigeria: Understanding the Impact

6/9/2021
Nigeria in the last couple of days: - Federal Government bans Twitter. - Federal Government issues an order asking all media outlets to suspend the use of their Twitter handles. - Federal Government set to prosecute ALL Nigerians found tweeting. - Nigeria estimated to be losing over $10M in e-commerce revenue. On the show this week, we try to understand the why, who, what and when of this decision by the Nigerian government. My guests are: Abubakar Idris - Africa Reporter at Rest of...

Duration:01:01:03

Conversations with Ghana Top Tech Leaders - Regina Honu

5/26/2021
A woman who achieves. That is what i have known the founder of Soronko Solutions to be. She has a compelling story about how she got into tech and what has kept her in it. On the show, she shares these stories and her lessons she has picked up on the way as she charts an incredible path for women in Tech globally. She speaks on the power of partnerships, focus and understanding the market for your tech products. Enjoy.

Duration:00:53:25

Conversations with Ghana's Top Tech Leaders - Ato Ulzen-Appiah

5/12/2021
A truly dynamic individual with a big focus on using technology to develop others around him and project Ghana to the world. Director of the GhanaThink Foundation and a young man who has dabbled in everything from music, to Google to advocacy to training to everything else in between. Press Play and enjoy the conversation.

Duration:00:55:34

Conversations with Ghana's Top Tech Leaders : Kofi Dadzie (Co-founder of Rancard)

4/28/2021
He describes himself as an entrepreneurial leader with rich experience building products, teams and international partnerships to deliver innovative technology solutions. He says about himself, "I enjoy tackling complex problems of scale that involve learning and deep analysis towards strategic and significant impact." Kofi Dadzie shares suggest of wisdom about building tech businesses, handling transitions, leadership in a tech environment, handling government agencies and more in this...

Duration:00:57:57

Twitter in Ghana + Educating a nation during the pandemic

4/14/2021
What a show we have this week. Twitter has established its HQ for Africa in Ghana and the country is buzzing. We establish the details of the move and provide some clarity on the show with Foster Akugri, founder of Hacklab. We continue our series on Tech Pandemic Stories by looking at how education is evolving in Ghana and what needs to be done to propel the sector to the next level using technology. Enjoy the show.

Duration:01:12:17

Tech Pandemic Stories: Starting a Tech Business in a Niche Field during the Pandemic

3/31/2021
Eno Quagraine, Founder of Talkative Mom, has built her solution from a blog three years ago with readers all over the world into Ghana's First Mom App and motherhood-specific search engine. With a passion for women’s health, she built her audience through her candid, sincere storytelling on motherhood-related issues that wasn’t addressed at the time. It has a host of features including a marketplace with almost 130 businesses and thousands of products, a blog with contributions from...

Duration:00:52:57

Tech Pandemic Stories: Building and Growing a tech business in a pandemic

3/24/2021
In this new series on the show, we speak to technology entrepreneurs about how they are surviving and have managed to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, i speak to two female solution providers; one into automotive and the other into fintech. We talk about growing your business and finding ways to survive during a pandemic. Enjoy.

Duration:00:42:14

What does Spotify in Ghana mean?

3/3/2021
Online music streaming has become the most preferred way for accessing music and audio content today. With several players in the game, Spotify appears to be a market leader of sorts, contentious as it may be. In a recent online event, the company announced an expansion to over 80 new locations around the world, across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America in its broadest expansion yet. These include Papua New Guinea, Palau, Samoa, Zambia, Cameroon, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica,...

Duration:00:39:39

Digital Content Creation in Ghana: The Art, Science and Tech

2/10/2021
Content, they say, is KING. The question though, remains, who is serving the king? How are they surviving? How are they surviving? How are they producing quality content within a space that is in its nascent stages. Kwadwo Sheldon and Rick Aqua, share their insight on the show this week. Enjoy.

Duration:00:59:17

Understanding global digital trends for you and your business

2/3/2021
The global digital report put together by We Are Social and Hootsuite yearly, presented some rather interesting details about the state of the digital world we live in today. For example, 5.22 billion people are reported to use a mobile phone today, equating to 66.6 percent of the world’s total population. There are now 4.20 billion social media users around the world with the typical user now spending 2 hours and 25 minutes on social media each day. Filipinos are still the world’s biggest...

Duration:00:55:22

Open Banking for an African Population

1/27/2021
To everyone who has a bank account, who spends money, who gives money; who does anything related to financial transactions, this is a show for you. With global trends suggesting a huge interest and funding in the financial technology space, it was only a matter of time for investors and entrepreneurs to find ways of disrupting the financial sector. One of such concepts gaining traction across the continent is Open Banking. Paul Damalie, CEO of Appruve, joined me to share some insight and...

Duration:00:57:20

Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal - The War of the Messaging platforms

1/20/2021
Happy New Year and what a way to kick things off on #CitiTrends. The platforms that allows us to stay in touch with loved ones and family and friends come under scrutiny. Whatsapp, global leader of the pack, issues a statement about data it will be making available to Facebook (its parent company) and the world goes into meltdown. People want to delete the app, other want to switch, others just do not understand what is going on. On the show this week we answer the security concerns of...

Duration:00:58:40

720p, HD, 4k - Understanding TV resolutions in Ghana

12/2/2020
Closing the curtains on the show this year, we spoke to Eric Osei-Annor on television resolutions in Ghana and why the TV industry needed a player to provide an HD television output service. Enjoy the show and Merry Christmas.

Duration:00:57:37

A Data Breach? The Case of Ghana's Electoral Roll

11/25/2020
Ghana's electoral was uploaded onto a Google Drive account. The link was shared. Everyone had access to it. Lots of people uploaded. The Election Commission says it has withdrawn it and will publish another one with added security features. How big a deal is that? Mike Perry Attara, Software Engineer with Walulel; Carl Sackey, President ISACA Ghana; Patricia Adusei-Poku, Executive Director Data Protection Commission and Kofi Owusu Nhyira, Private legal practitioner, join me to discuss...

Duration:00:54:09