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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.
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Ghana

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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.

Twitter:

@kofiashon

Language:

English

Contact:

+233 505811759


Episodes

#CitiTrends S05 Ep16: 5G and its implications for the Global economy

6/5/2019
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The debate over 5G came up prominently, a few weeks ago, when Trump banned the purchase of electronic and telecoms software and hardware for Huawei by technology companies. Aside the shock over the Google-related issues, the bigger conversation about the race to dominate 5G came up. Why is it even a race in the first place? What is it going on? How will it change your life and why should you care? Kofi Dadzie is the CEO of Rancard. He joins me to share some thoughts and insight o the...

Duration:00:57:37

#CitiTrends S05 Ep15: The Hybrid Entrepreneur

5/30/2019
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A concept that will change the world of entrepreneurship forever. Hybrid Entrepreneurship. Weaving social impact into the very fabric of businesses! Dr. Gordon Adomdza, Associate Professor at Ashesi University in Ghana and Jewel Thompson, Adjunct Lecturer at Ashesi University join me to provide some understanding on the subject.

Duration:00:54:58

#CitiTrends S05 Ep14: Ghana's Digital Economy - What, How, When

5/22/2019
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Ghana is in a very unique position today. A strong political framework and system, a good media landscape that is relatively free plus strong indices on the technological map. The government of Ghana is pursuing a digitised economy as well, and has commenced several initiatives to realise that dream. Some complain that the efforts seems scattered and uncoordinated. Others also feel there are components missing. What is a digitised economy made of? How can Ghana succeed in its efforts to...

Duration:01:11:57

#CitiTrends S05 EP 13 - Stimulating a strong innovation subculture in an emerging economy

5/22/2019
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The best way to grow, sometimes, is to just learn from those that have walked your path. Isreal is the Mecca of Investors looking to invest in viable tech startups due to a number of reasons. Philip Ashon speaks to Oren Simanian about how to stimulate a strong innovation subculture in an emerging economy. He also speaks to Eyram Tawiah, CEO of Leti Arts, about charting a new course in the tech space as he is doing in the animation and superhero field.

Duration:01:00:04

#CitiTrends S05 EP12: Hiring and managing the right tech talent

4/23/2019
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Having the right personnel in the right jobs is every managers dream. The nightmare, for most managers, is managing the personnel in this roles. Philip Ashon speaks to Yaw Oduro Amoateng of NIIT Ghana about the best way for human resource managers to go about hiring and managing tech talent. Bilal Abdullah of Kobo 360 shares insight about building a tech business to disrupt legacy or traditional institutions; in his case the haulage industry.

Duration:01:03:26

#CitiTrends S05 Ep11: Hackathons, pitch competitions and the tech ecosystem

4/23/2019
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Every passing month or week, one hacking competition or the other pops up within the tech space in Ghana. The definition of the hackathon plus more questions come up regularly. Philip Ashon speaks to Ato Ulzen Appiah and Eyram Tawiah on the differences and similarities between hackathons and pitch competitions and how Ghana's tech eco-system can take advantage of it. The show also clarifies some common myths about hackathons.

Duration:00:40:14

#CITITRENDS S05 EP9: Building and Sustaining Communities Online for Offline Impact

4/12/2019
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Online communities are for bonding and reaching out to one another. They create the spaces for people to share ideas and help resolve problems. How do you know which communities to join? where are the most impacting conversations happening? Who are the leaders and how can you keep the community accountable? Gameli Adzaho, lead for Facebook Community Leadership Circles, Accra joined me on the show this week to discuss BUILDING AND SUSTAINING communities online for offline impact. Jeff, Mr...

Duration:00:55:06

Citi Trends S05 Ep10: Educational technology for supporting today's student

4/12/2019
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Education is core to every community's development. The quality of the education, however, is more crucial. The diversity, the learning outcomes, the potential impact of the education on the economy and more are questions we seek to answer in this episode of the show. Philip Ashon speaks to Margaret Dawson-Amoah on technologies available today in education sector to support today's student.

Duration:00:40:14

#CitiTrends S05 EP 8: Gaming - Beyond the Entertainment

4/10/2019
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Fifa, Prince of Persia, Oware 3D, Mortal Kombat, PES; you name it. Incredible game titles that have shaped so many lives across the globe. Today, the gaming industry is worth billions and more investment continues to flow in that direction. However, is it an issue of just playing for the entertainment sake or there is more to it. Paul Ziem who is an Entrepreneur, Indie Game Developer and Consultant Founder at NerdCore Studio was my guest to discuss the issue.

Duration:00:24:21

#CitiTrends S05 EP7: 2019 Global Digital Trends & Trends to Watch in Ghana

2/28/2019
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In a week of incredible device releases such as the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X, there was very little space for anything else. On Tuesday however, Naasei Boadi flipped everything on its head when he joined the show to talk about the global digital landscape and lessons for Ghanaian businesses and organisations. He shared data from research about the number of people using social media daily and which devices they used them on. He also shared insight on what these permutations meant for the...

Duration:01:04:54

#CitiTrends S05 EP6: The Digital Survival Kit with Jemila Abdulai

2/21/2019
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She is a content creator like very few. She is a mind worth listening to. She enjoys a great chat. And that is what we had on Citi Trends this week with Jemila Abdulai, founder of Circumspecte. We spoke about what sort of skillsets and tools young entrepreneurs and business leaders need to survive in a digital future. Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber West Africa joined me to talk about how safe Uber was. Jeffrey, Farida, Mr Antwi and Mr Opoku were incredible as always on the...

Duration:01:02:44

#CitiTrends S05 EP5: Funding Your Startup with Eric Osiakwan

2/14/2019
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When you get the chance to set up a business, one of your biggest headaches is funding. Where do you get the money, how do you pay back, how much money will you get? My guest this week was a serial investor, business leader and global technology icon. Eric Osiakwan is the Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital is an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries. He had some incredible insight to share...

Duration:00:54:28

#CITITRENDS S05 EP 2: HOW TO GET INTO TECH WITH EDEM KUMODZI

2/7/2019
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A sombre week indeed for the tech community on Africa. Six staff members of Kenya based technology firm, Cellulant, were killed in a terror attack by five al-Shabab-linked terrorists. Cellulant is an online payment solutions provider in the region. The six are: Ashford Kuria, Dennis Mwaniki, Jeremiah Mbaria, John Ndiritu, Kelvin Gitonga,Wilfred Kareithi. Edem Kumodzi however lifted our spirits with an eyeopening conversation about how to get into tech with special emphasis on the Ghana...

Duration:00:59:45

#CITITRENDS S05 EP1: GLOBALISING AFRICA’S TECHNOLOGY WITH EMMANUEL GAMOR

2/7/2019
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We are ready for a new year, are you? And what a way to start things off? Technology consultant and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Hub Accra, Emmanuel Gamor, was my guest for the first episode of the show. He cautioned that Ghana risks losing its competitive advantage on the global stage if it fails to identify the unique opportunities technological advancements offer. He further urged Ghanaian technology entrepreneurs to create globally competitive products in order...

Duration:01:13:25

#CITITRENDS S05 EP 3: Writing and Publishing in a Digital Age with Keni Ribeiro

2/7/2019
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The queen was here. What an episode! Elated to have had the pleasure of chatting with blogger and writer Keni Ribeiro about what it means to write for a digital audience and also what platforms to distribute content on. Keni spoke about her beginnings as a writer and her influences. She shared insight into how to win in the content creation war and also some great life lessons for writers. Incredible show.

Duration:00:46:45

#CITITRENDS S05 EP 4: Building for Africa vrs Building in Africa with Ethel Cofie

2/6/2019
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CEO of Edem Technology Consulting, Ethel Cofiewas my guest on the show this week as we explored what it means and takes to build a technology company for Africa that serves the African continent and its needs as against building a technology company in Africa whose focus is outside of the content. Ethel touched on everything from the money business to the lack of understanding of the global market to the lack of understanding of the African market. Thoroughly enjoyable...

Duration:00:55:36