Tech in Ghana Conference Accra
speaker profile
Ernie Ofori
Ernie Ofori

Ernie started work in Ghana as a System Engineer and Network Administrator on the UNDP Good Governance Programme at the Office of Parliament, State House, served as a Research Scientist (ICT & Electronics) within the CSIR and is presently a Director and the Head of Scientific and Technical Computing at the AITI – KACE.

He has worked on various Scientific research and technology transfer projects. Among them the Development of High Performance Computing and Supercomputing Center for West Africa, the development of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control using Open Source Tools.

Ernie became a Consultant to ECOWAS and has helped in the Regional Trade Information Systems working group since 2007. He is also a member of the UNESCO Expert group on Open Systems and Open Educational Resources in Paris.

He has also served as a software technologist and consultant for various organisations including Fintech-Labs(UK) (Financial Technologies), TextGenesys Ltd (Mobile Banking), Rudan Consulting Ltd (GIS), Money Systems International (Remittance Systems).

Ernie also worked as a Network and Hardware Infrastructure Consultant for Danish Management (Denmark) on the e- Parliament Project under the e-Ghana Project.

Currently he serves on the National (ISO) Technical Committee for Standardisation in Systems and Software for the Ghana standards Authority, as well as National Spatial Data Policy (NSDP) Development Group, and the Communications and Spatial Data Committees for the National Data Roadmap Forum.

His recent projects include Business Banking Application for Metro Bank UK, Agent Banking System for Himalayan Bank of Nepal, Corebanking Integration System for Cal Bank (Ghana) and Airtelmoney Corebanking Integration for Unibank and National Investment Bank (Ghana). He is currently one of the Global system architects in Corebanking integration on the Temenos platform.

In 2014 he designed the entire Capacity Development Programme on Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) for the WADPI programme under the US AFRICOMM, NADMO and ECOWAS partnership and coordinated the training of Emergency Response and Social Protection Organizations from 14 West African States and the ECOWAS Commission. He continues to provide technical assistance to NADMO for the establishment of the EOC.

In 2016 he designed the ICT For Integration Project under the eTransform Programme in Ghana funded by the World Bank.

He currently leads development in the the Selfie based facial recognition platform at selified.com and also leads a Blockchain based digital economy platform project using utility-backed tokens and TV White Space for last mile connectivity, a joint research and development project by the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence, Nuri Systems and other partners

At the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence, Ernie has worked in virtually every role from technical services through capacity development, consulting and project management, innovation and community development research and development.

Ernie went through the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial School, Isle of Youth through to UCLV, Santa Clara, where he graduated as an Engineer in Automation

Current position: Director and Head of Scientific and Technical Computing, Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT

Website: aiti-kace.com.gh

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