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26th & 27th November 2019
Tech in Ghana
Accra
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THE LEADING PLATFORM BRINGING TOGETHER GHANA’S TECH ECOSYSTEM FOR GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING, VALUABLE NETWORKING, AND TO SHOWCASE INNOVATION.

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‘This is easily the biggest tech conference in Ghana, which brings together Government, regulators, fintechs and players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.’
Stanbic Bank

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Speakers

Honourable Vincent Sowah Odotei
Honourable Vincent Sowah Odotei
Deputy Minister for Communications
Iain Walker
Iain Walker
British High Commissioner to Ghana
Adoma Peprah
Adoma Peprah
Country Manager: Ghana, Visa
Andrew Takyi-Appiah
Andrew Takyi-Appiah
Managing Director, Zeepay Ghana Limited
Rosy Fynn
Rosy Fynn
CEO, Busy Internet
Kofi Otchere
Kofi Otchere
CTO, National Information Technology Agency (NITA)
Daniel Marfo
Daniel Marfo
General Manager, Zipline International / Co-Founder, Rx Health Info Systems
Martison Obeng-Agyei
Martison Obeng-Agyei
Director of Vodafone Cash, Vodafone Ghana
Eric Ofosu Nkansah
Eric Ofosu Nkansah
Ag. Managing Director, Accra Digital Centre
David Antwi Ofori
David Antwi Ofori
Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre
Kingsley Abrokwah
Kingsley Abrokwah
Chief Enabler, KudiGo Inc
Miishe Addy
Miishe Addy
Co-founder and CEO, Jetstream Africa
Eric Osiakwan
Eric Osiakwan
Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
Gideon Brefo
Gideon Brefo
Co-founder and Head of Operations, hapaSpace
Alloysius Attah
Alloysius Attah
Co-founder & CEO, Farmerline
Foster Awintiti Akugri
Foster Awintiti Akugri
Incubator Manager, Stanbic Business Incubator
Philip Ashon
Philip Ashon
Head of TV Production, Citi TV
Franklin Owusu-Karikari
Franklin Owusu-Karikari
Director of Business Support, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP)
Samuel Amanor
Samuel Amanor
Founder & CEO, BlueSPACE AFRICA Technologies Ltd
Benewaah Boateng
Benewaah Boateng
Founder, Harmattan Rain
Joseph-Albert Kuuire
Joseph-Albert Kuuire
Editor, Tech Nova GH
Paa Kweku Ansah Woode
Paa Kweku Ansah Woode
Digital Media Strategist, iProspect Ghana
Ammin Youssouf
Ammin Youssouf
Co-founder and CEO, AFROBYTES
Ammishaddai Ofori
Ammishaddai Ofori
Activity Manager, Ghana Innovation Hub
Izzy Obeng
Izzy Obeng
Founding Director, Foundervine
David Hutchful
David Hutchful
Co-Founder/CTO, Bloom Impact
Omar Majdoub
Omar Majdoub
Co-founder, Artificial Intelligence Association
Nii Osae Osae Dade
Nii Osae Osae Dade
Director of Software Engineering, Mazzuma/ CYST
Sarah Juma
Sarah Juma
Founder & CEO, StyleID
Daniel Boadzie
Daniel Boadzie
AI Engineer/Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Movement (AIM)
Alex Segrove
Alex Segrove
Head of International Delivery, Government Digital Service, Cabinet Office, HMG
Nicholas Osafo Adamu
Nicholas Osafo Adamu
Technical Lead, Artificial Intelligence Association Ghana
Fleur Tchibota
Fleur Tchibota
Head of Communications, Africa50
Abdul-Majeed Rufai
Abdul-Majeed Rufai
Senior Manager, Mobile Financial Services, Commercial, MTN Ghana
Georgina Wilson
Georgina Wilson
Flight Operations Lead, Zipline International
Francis Obirikorang
Francis Obirikorang
Co-founder and CEO, AgroCenta
Erik Buch Procida
Erik Buch Procida
Founder, BP Consulting
Cecil Nutakor
Cecil Nutakor
Founder, eCampus
Gregory Omondi
Gregory Omondi
Market Engagement Manager, GSMA
Michael Cobblah
Michael Cobblah
Chief Data Scientist & Director of Analytics, BlueSPACE Africa
Kokui Selormey Hanson
Kokui Selormey Hanson
Broadcaster and Entrepreneur, KOKUI clothing
Rabiu Alhassan
Rabiu Alhassan
Founder/Managing Editor, GhanaFact
Augustine K. Baffo
Augustine K. Baffo
Deputy CEO/Administrator, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
Sadiq Abdulai Abu
Sadiq Abdulai Abu
CEO, 3Music Networks
Monique Baars
Monique Baars
Founder and CEO, Fineazy
Dr. Gordon Adomdza
Dr. Gordon Adomdza
Associate Professor, Ashesi University
Hon. Kwasi Etu-Bonde
Hon. Kwasi Etu-Bonde
MP of Kintampo North & Director, SKY-3 Investments Ltd
Arnold Elton Kavaarpuo
Arnold Elton Kavaarpuo
Country Director, Jumo Ghana Limited
Nana Osei Kwasi Afrifa
Nana Osei Kwasi Afrifa
Chief Executive Officer, Vokacom Limited
Emmanuel Danso Yaw
Emmanuel Danso Yaw
CEO, Borla Daakye
Cynthia Aveh
Cynthia Aveh
Co-founder/Ceo, TrusteeFarm Limited
Eugene Ofori Asiedu
Eugene Ofori Asiedu
Chief Technology Officer, Kwidex Company Limited

Tech in Ghana Accra – SCHEDULE
Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th November 2019

DAY 1 - Tuesday 26th November:

7:30am - 8:30am: Registration & Breakfast

9.00am – 10.00am: Welcome and Opening
Hosts:
Kokui Selormey (Broadcaster/Entrepreneur) & Phil Ashon (Citi TV)
Video: Tech in Ghana Accra 2018

Welcome:
Eric Ofosu Nkansah, CEO, Accra Digital Centre

Keynote
Iain Walker, British High Commissioner to Ghana

Opening Keynote
Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, Deputy Minister for Communications

Ghana Tech Trends: 2020 & Beyond (Video)
Kenechi Okeleke, GSMA Intelligence

10:00am – 11:00am: FinTech Session
Reaction to the Payments Bill
Arnold Kavaarpuo, Country Manager, Jumo

What Does the Future of Payments Look Like?
Adbul-Majeed Rufai, Senior Manager MFS, MTN
Martison Obeng-Agyei, Director, Vodafone Cash
Adoma Peprah, Country Manager: Ghana, Visa
Andrew Takyi-Appiah, Managing Director, Zeepay
Reynell Badoe, Manager, Payments, Stanbic Bank
Moderator: Samuel Amanor, CEO, BlueSPACE

Cyber & Fraud in the Payments Sector
Michael Cobblah, Chief Data Scientist & Director of Analytics, BlueSPACE / SAS expert

11.00am – 11.45am: Government Session
Keynote
Derek Laryea, Head of Research & Communications, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications

Ghana’s National Digital Agenda
Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, Deputy Minister for Communications
Daniel Marfo, Country Manager, Zipline
Augustine Baffo, Deputy Administrator, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
Richard Kwame Frimpong, Managing Director, AssaseGPS
Moderator: Kofi Otchere, Chief Technology Officer, National Information Technology Agency (NITA)

11:45am – 12:00pm: One Year On - The KudiGo Story
Kingsley Abrokwah, Chief Enabler, KudiGo Inc

12:00pm – 1:00pm: The Ecosystem Session
How to Drive Innovation in the Ecosystem through Policy
David Ofori, Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre
Alex Segrove, Head of International Delivery, Government Digital Service, Cabinet Office (UK)
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
Franklin Owusu-Karikari, Director of Business Support, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP)
Leticia Brown, Co-Director, Intelligent Capital
Moderator: Foster Awintiti Akugri, Manager, Stanbic Business Incubator

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Lunch & Networking

2:00pm – 3:30pm: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Parallel Session 1
Global Collaborations
Led by Afrobytes, Paris
VENUE: Main Auditorium

Parallel Session 2
Future of Payments Deep Dive - Hosted by Visa
Invited fintechs include ExpressPay, Jumo, Zeepay, Appruve, Bloom Impact and more
VENUE: Ghana Innovation Hub Training Room

Parallel Session 3
Startup Policy Workshop
Led by the Ghana Hubs Network
VENUE: Ghana Innovation Hub Brainstorm Room

3:30pm – 4:30pm: BREAKOUT SESSION FEEDBACK
Knowledge sharing of Parallel Sessions 1-3

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Closing & Networking




DAY 2 - Wednesday 27th November:

7:30am - 8:30am: Registration & Breakfast

9.00am – 9.45am: Welcome and Opening
Hosts:
Kokui Selormey (Broadcaster/Entrepreneur) & Phil Ashon (Citi TV)

Welcome Back
David Ofori, Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre

9:45am – 10:00am: Young Leaders & Startups Session
African Science Academy (ASA)
Efua Adabie, Headteacher, ASA & Ann Selorm Fesu, Finance and Admin Manager, ASA

Ashesi University
Stewart Isaacs, EnergieRich
Manuella Sekyi, Trade Up
Joseph Timpani, Engineering Laboratory Coordinator

iSpace
Emmanuel Danso Yaw, CEO, Borla Daakye
Cynthia Aveh, Co-founder & CEO, TrusteeFarm Limited

10:00am – 10:45am: Female Tech Entrepreneurs
Keynote:
Rosy Fynn, CEO, Busy Internet

Presentations:
Georgina Wilson, Flight Operations Lead, Zipline International
Miishe Addy, Co-founder & CEO, Jetstream Africa
Izzy Obeng, Founding Director, Foundervine
Monique Baars, Founder, Fineazy

10.45am – 11.30am: AgriTech Session
Driving Young People in to the Agri Sector through the Use of Technology
Honourable Kwasi Etu-Bonde MP
Benjamin Gyan-Kesse, Program Manager, Kosmos Innovation Center
Eugene Asiedu, Chief Technology Officer, Kwidex
Erik Buch Procida, AfroChampions
Francis Obirikorang, Co-founder and CEO, AgroCenta
Moderator: Alloysius Attah, CEO & Co-founder, Farmerline

11:30am – 12:15pm: EduTech Session
Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry
Gordon Adomdza, Associate Professor, Ashesi
Femi Adewumi, Training Programme Director, MEST
Edmund Owusu Agyapong, Statistics Officer, Ghana Education Service
Lexy Owusu-Boahene, Managing Director, LXHR Solutions
Moderator: Cecil Nutakor, Founder, eCampus

12:15pm – 1:00pm: Lunch & Networking

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Tech in Entertainment Session
Tech in Entertainment
Sarah Juma, Founder & CEO, StyleID
Rabiu Alhassan, Managing Editor, GhanaFact.com
Sadiq Abdulai Abu, CEO, 3Music Networks
Omar Majdoub, Co-Founder, Artificial Intelligence Association
Moderator: Phil Ashon, Citi TV

1:45pm – 3:15pm: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Parallel Session 1
How to Do Deals with Mobile Network Operators Workshop
Led by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator
VENUE: Main Auditorium

Parallel Session 2
Investment Readiness Workshop
Led by GIZ/Make-IT & Intelligent Capital
VENUE: Ghana Innovation Hub Training Room

Parallel Session 3
Effective Use of Public Relations (PR) And Data in Marketing
Led by Tech Nova, Harmattan Rain & iProspect Ghana
VENUE: Ghana Innovation Hub Brainstorm Room

Parallel Session 4
What is Machine Learning and How Can Ghanaian Businesses Leverage It?
Led by the Artificial Intelligence Association Ghana
VENUE: Accra Digital Centre Training Room (upstairs)

3:15pm – 3:45pm: BREAKOUT SESSION FEEDBACK
Knowledge sharing of Parallel Sessions 1-4

3:45pm – 4:15pm: Tech in Ghana Closing Keynote

4:15pm – 5:00pm: Networking

Testimonials

‘TIGC Accra went very well, and in my view the team have set a strong foundation to build upon it for subsequent editions. Well done for your efforts in highlighting ICT developments and associated impacts and issues in Ghana.’
Albert Antwi-Boasiako, National Cyber Security Advisor, Ministry of Communications
‘A very insightful session and I really enjoyed the various panel discussions. I would love to see more of this and how we translate the various discussions into actions that will see significant growth the tech industry in Ghana.’
Edmund Barwuah, Director, Mobile Financial Services, AirtelTigo
‘It was excellent to see first-hand the huge amount of innovation and excitement surrounding opportunities for technology advances in Ghana. I am confident the conference will lead to many further discussions: with businesses; with contacts; and networks made at the event.’
Adam Afriyie, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana
The Tech in Ghana London Conference was fantastic. Bright and brilliant people in one room. See you next year!’
Angela Mensah-Poku, Vodafone Ghana Director for Enterprise and Wholesale
‘A really well organised event, great speakers, content, insights on the tech opportunity; business, social and education. A lot of value - thanks to the TIGC team’
Julian Ansah, Delegate
‘The feedback from attendees and speakers has been incredible, and it was great to see new relationships being established. Following the demand we’re excited to be having strategic conversations and outlining plans for 2018.’
Founder, Akosua Annobil

Highlights from Tech in Ghana Accra 2018





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