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27th & 28th October 2020
Tech in Ghana:
Virtual Edition
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THE LEADING PLATFORM BRINGING TOGETHER GHANA’S TECH ECOSYSTEM FOR GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING, VALUABLE NETWORKING, AND TO SHOWCASE INNOVATION.

Overview


2020 THEME: The Power of Collaboration - Impact, Investment & Sustainability

Held twice a year, once in London and once in Accra, Tech in Ghana has become the leading UK-Ghana platform that brings together Ghana’s tech ecosystem for global knowledge sharing, valuable networking, and to showcase innovation.

Since launching in 2017, the high-level event has featured over 300 speakers and tech companies, and received support from entities including Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, the British High Commission, and London Tech Week – Europe’s biggest startup festival.

Tech in Ghana supports Ghana’s burgeoning tech industry by providing a platform to highlight, engage, stimulate and connect with founders, government agencies, corporate tech companies, and investors and influencers both locally and globally.

The platform features interactive plenary and breakout discussions with leaders in the sector, B2B networking, and a tech innovation showcase.

Tech in Ghana is the brainchild of award-winning communications expert Akosua Annobil, who in 2018 was named in the Financial Times as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Leaders in the UK Tech Sector.

After continuous monitoring of the global pandemic, we decided to cancel both live events this year. Instead, we will hold a virtual event to excitingly bring our London and Accra events together for the first time, on 27-28th October 2020.

Online Venue





SCHEDULE

DAY 1 - Tuesday 27th October 2020
10:00am – 15:30pm:

SESSION ONE: 10:00am - 11:15am

Host:
Kokui Selormey

Welcome:
Alexander Sarac, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
David Ofori, Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre

Keynote
Iain Walker, British High Commissioner to Ghana

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Ghana’s Next Tech Decade
Kenechi Okeleke, GSMA Intelligence

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SESSION TWO: 11.45am – 12.45pm

Session Two A:
Panel: The Role of Tech in the Dissemination of Misinformation
From pandemics to elections; how are social media platforms, government, non-profit organisations and the tech community working together to tackle fake news, and deliver important messages to local communities across Ghana?

Panelists:
Kojo Boakye, Facebook
Juliet A Amoah, Penplusbytes
Sulemana Braimah, Media Foundation for West Africa
Palgrave Boakye-Danquah, Kandifo Institute
Moderator: Kokui Selormey, Broadcaster & Entrepreneur

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Session Two B:
Panel: Risk Mitigation in a Crisis – Building Resilience for the Future of Tech
Crises such as COVID-19 highlight the importance of collaborating for long-term success. How can stakeholders effectively pull together to mitigate complex challenges within the tech sector going forward?

Panelists:
Chirag Shamdasani, Mastercard Foundation
Franklin Owusu-Karikari, National Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (NEIP)
Kingsley Abrokwah, KudiGo
Miishe Addy, Jetstream Africa
Moderator: Emem Usanga, Bnkability

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SESSION THREE: 14:00pm – 15:00pm

Session Three A:
Panel: The Next 10 Years of Fintech in Ghana
What will Ghana’s FinTech landscape look like between 2020 and 2030? And what kind of partnerships and collaborations might we see? Exploring Payments, Remittences, Mobile Services, Banking and more...

Panelists:
Abdul-Majeed Rufai, MTN
Paul Damalie, Appruve
Martison Obeng-Agyei, Vodafone Ghana
Adoma Peprah, Visa
Dede Quarshie, Zeepay
Moderator: Samuel Amanor, BlueSPACE Africa

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Session Three B:
Panel: The Power of Collaboration in AgriTech
How are local, tech-enabled companies working with farmers to boost productivity, and build world class supply chains?
Led by Farmerline

Panelists:
Worlali Senyo, Farmerline
Melanie Bannister-Tyrrel, Ausvet
Alexander Sarac, Addleshaw Goddard
Alex Brobbey,Sucden
Eric Nesta Quarshie, OCP Africa
Moderator: Tedd George, Kleos Ltd

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Log Off: 15:30pm



DAY 2 - Wednesday 28th October 2020
10:00am – 13:30pm:

SESSION FOUR: 10:00am - 11.45am

AfCFTA Keynote
David Ofori, Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre

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Session Four A:
Panel: HealthTech - What role does tech have to play in the development of Ghana’s healthcare sector?
Who is moving Ghana’s health care system forward, and what innovations are being developed locally?

Panelists:
Daniel Marfo, Zipline
Selorm Branttie, mPedigree
Laud Anthony, Incas Diagnostics
Andrew Quao, Redbird
Moderator: Sewu-Steve Tawia, Asime Ventures

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Session Four B:
Panel: Digital Commerce – Inclusion and Accessibility
An exploration of Ghana’s digital commerce sector; platforms, investors and leading industry players.

Panelists:
Maelis Carraro, Catalyst Fund
Kweku Fleming, MEST
Christabel E Dadzie, World Bank
Henry Cobblah, Ahwenepa Africa
David Hutchful, Bloom Impact
Moderator: Kingsley Abrokwah, KudiGo

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SESSION FIVE: 12.15pm-13:15pm

Session Five A:
Presentation & Q&A: 10 Practical Ways the Diaspora Can Work with Ghana’s Tech Community
Are you a startup, SME, skilled techie, investor or entrepreneur in the diaspora who is keen to collaborate, work or invest in Ghana’s tech ecosystem? This session is for you.
Moderated and Hosted by the Ghana Hubs Network

Speakers:
Josiah Kwesi Eyison, ISpace Foundation
Gideon Brefo, hapaSpace
Ama Duncan, The Fabulous Woman Network
Favour Ozichukwu, ISpace Foundation

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Session Five B:
Opportunity Knocks: Investment & Business for Ghana Tech Founders
Are you a startup, SME, skilled techie or entrepreneur in Ghana, and want to grow or expand your business and personal skills? Join this session to hear from organisations and funders who want to reach you.

Speakers:
Ronke Adepoju, BAYI Foundation
Ike Okosa, eWorker
Gary Stewart, NEST
Matt Grasser, Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator
Maxine Reindorf-Partey, The Ghana-France Business Club
Host: Ammishaddai Ofori, Ghana Innovation Hub

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Log Off: 13:30pm

Speakers

Iain Walker
Iain Walker
British High Commissioner to Ghana
David Antwi Ofori
David Antwi Ofori
Head of Operations, Accra Digital Centre
Kokui Selormey Hanson
Kokui Selormey Hanson
Broadcaster and Entrepreneur, TIG Host
Daniel Marfo
Daniel Marfo
General Manager, Zipline International
Kojo Boakye
Kojo Boakye
Director of Public Policy, Facebook
Selorm Branttie
Selorm Branttie
Global Strategy Director, mPedigree
Kingsley Abrokwah
Kingsley Abrokwah
Chief Enabler, KudiGo Inc
Adoma Peprah
Adoma Peprah
Country Manager: Ghana, Visa
Dede Quarshie
Dede Quarshie
Category Business Manager, Zeepay Ghana Limited
Martison Obeng-Agyei
Martison Obeng-Agyei
Director of Vodafone Cash, Vodafone Ghana
Samuel Amanor
Samuel Amanor
Founder & CEO, BlueSPACE AFRICA Technologies Ltd
Worlali Senyo
Worlali Senyo
Senior Consultant, Corporate Services, Farmerline
Miishe Addy
Miishe Addy
Co-founder and CEO, Jetstream Africa
Josiah Abakah Eyison
Josiah Abakah Eyison
Co-founder/CEO, iSpace Foundation
Gideon Brefo
Gideon Brefo
Co-founder and Head of Operations, hapaSpace
Kweku Fleming
Kweku Fleming
Scale Manager, MEST
Franklin Owusu-Karikari
Franklin Owusu-Karikari
Director of Business Support & Policy, NEIP
Kenechi Okeleke
Kenechi Okeleke
Director, Social and Regional Research, GSMA Intelligence
Ammishaddai Ofori
Ammishaddai Ofori
Innovations Operation Lead, BlueSPACE Africa
Emem Rita Usanga
Emem Rita Usanga
Founder, Bnkability
Ronke Adepoju
Ronke Adepoju
Director, BAYI Foundation
Ike Okosa
Ike Okosa
CEO, eWorker
Matt Grasser
Matt Grasser
Portfolio Engagement Manager, Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator
Juliet Amoah
Juliet Amoah
Executive Director, Penplusbytes
Sulemana Braimah
Sulemana Braimah
Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa
Favour Ozichukwu
Favour Ozichukwu
Operations manager, ISpace Foundation
Ama Duncan
Ama Duncan
Founder, The Fabulous Woman Network
Sewu-Steve Tawia
Sewu-Steve Tawia
Founder & MD, Asime Ventures, Accra Angels Network
Chirag Shamdasani
Chirag Shamdasani
Program Partner, Digital Economy, Mastercard Foundation
Henry Cobblah
Henry Cobblah
Lead, Ahwenepa Africa Ltd
Tedd George
Tedd George
Chief Narrative Officer, Kleos Advisory Ltd
Andrew Paanii Quao
Andrew Paanii Quao
Co-Founder COO, Redbird Inc
Maxine Reindorf-Partey
Maxine Reindorf-Partey
President & Founder, The Ghana-France Business Club
Maelis Carraro
Maelis Carraro
Director, Catalyst Fund
Christabel E. Dadzie
Christabel E. Dadzie
Senior Social Protection Specialist, World Bank Group
Paul Kwesi Damalie
Paul Kwesi Damalie
CEO, Appruve
Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart
Founder, The Nest
Palgrave Boakye-Danquah
Palgrave Boakye-Danquah
Executive Director, Kandifo Institute
Alexander Sarac
Alexander Sarac
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
David Hutchful
David Hutchful
Co-Founder/CTO, Bloom Impact
Dr Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell
Dr Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell
Senior Consultant, Ausvet
Eric Nesta Quarshie
Eric Nesta Quarshie
Business Development Manager, OCP Ghana Ltd
Alex Brobbey
Alex Brobbey
Sustainability Consultant, Sucden
More to be announced...

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Testimonials

‘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
‘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
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

See TIGC Accra Video, November 2019







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