Dr. Omane Boamah is a medical doctor trained in the University of Ghana Medical School with a medical elective in a university in Missouri in the United States. Dr. Omane Boamah has already written a book on the GETFund and has published a few papers. He has attended several leadership seminars and has performed a great deal of community service in some hospitals in Ghana. Currently Dr. Omane Boamah is the Minister of Communications.
|Dorothy K. Gordon is a leader with a vision to build a dynamic Pan-African Society through an ‘owned’ process of technological innovation technology solutions developed by Africans, in Africa and in response to African needs. She is the Director General of Ghana’s Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI-KACE), the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and leads a team of technology professionals committed to using the opportunities that exist within the global innovation economy to bring about accelerated development in Africa.|
|Mr. Paarock Asuman VanPercy is the Director – General of the National Communications Authority (NCA). His career includes positions with Hacker Young Chartered Accountants (UK), Unilever Ghana Ltd,Merchant Bank(GH) Ltd as Head of Corporate Finance, Venture Fund Management Company Ltd as General Manager and the Commonwealth Development Corporation as Country Head. Over the period, he managed diverse and multi-functional teams with varying skills set. Paarock is presently the Chairman of CAL Bank Ltd. He is also Chairman of CAL Asset Management Company Ltd,and holds directorships at Ghana Leasing Company Ltd, Liberian Bank for Development & Investment, Sierra Leone Investments Ltd and Afri Holdings Ltd in Mauritius. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Ghana and is a Chartered Accountant by profession, having qualified in England where he gained considerable experience working on assignments for a variety of companies including companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and was until his appointment the Managing Director of AIMAC, a financial investment and management company focused on acquiring and managing equity investments.|
|Fred Yeboah is Senior Lecturer and heads the Open Source Group at AITI-KACE. He has experience working with public and private and the not-for-profit sectors and has extensive experience training in FOSS Business Models all over Africa. Fred's work includes the design and roll-out of open Educational resources, quality control, identification of open source trends and educational resources.|
|Albert Biga CEO of Zoobashop. Zoobashop.com, Ghana’s premier online retail store was launched just in time for Christmas last year. Their service has revolutionized online shopping in Ghana like never before. Products and services on sale range from computers and electronics, household appliances and small tools, mobile phones and tablets, world-class wines and spirits, fashion and accessories to merchandise for babies and toddlers. Zoobashop.com currently lists over 10,000 products across and has partnerships with some of the world’s most exclusive brands including Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, Alcatel, Sinbo, Graco Baby products, Beko to name a few.|
|Ernest Ofori, Head of Scientific and Technical Computing at the prestigious 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. His latest research project on the development of a Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control using Open Source Tools was accepted for presentation at the 1st EuroAfrica ICT Cooperation Forum held in Brussels, Belgium. He has also served as a consultant for various organizations including Rudan Consulting Ltd (GIS - ESRI Arcview), Textgenesys Ltd (Mobile Computing), Money Systems International (Financial Modelling). Currently he serves on the National (ISO) Technical Committee for Standardization in Systems and Software for the Ghana standards Board.|
|Mr. Davies is very passionate about technology and development. Mark has been innovating with information products and services since he was a teenager. As part of the first wave of popular internet services, he founded the first digital city guide, Metrobeat, in New York City in 1994, which later became CitySearch. In 1996 Mark co-founded FirstTuesday in London with Nick Denton and Adam Gold, looking to link entrepreneurs and investors. In 2001 Mark turned his attention to Africa, picking Ghana as the location for his business incubator, BusyInternet. In 2007 he launched Esoko - which is a powerful communication platform for organizations trying to reach smallholder farmers over mobile devices. In 2011 he co-founded RackAfrica which was Ghana's first carrier neutral data hosting facility. Prior to a career in Technology, Mark crewed balloons, waited tables, wrote five children's books, and interviewed celebrities for breakfast TV. He spends time between Bahia, London and Accra.|
|Joe K. Mensah is the General Manager of IBM Ghana Ltd., responsible for business operations and growth strategies for the country. Previously he held executive positions for IBM in Sales in Services in the U.S. A native Ghanaian, he has both a bachelor's of science degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Yale University. Mr Joe Mensah, IBM Ghana General Manager, is passionate with the fact that Africa has gained a reputation for innovation in mobile technology with a number of applications and start-ups coming under the global spotlight.|
|Ato Ulzen-Appiah studied at MIT and Stanford in civil engineering and management disciplines. He currently works at Rancard as product manager building new revenue services off its platform. He's the director at the GhanaThink Foundation which mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. He's a member of the Global Shapers Accra Hub, part of the World Economic Forum community. He worked at Google as a program manager building sustainable tech communities in Africa. He co-founded Museke.com -an African music website and blogs at mightyafrican.blogspot.com|
|Carl Sackey is widely connected in all the major Ghanaian enterprise corporations and has a firm understanding on how business is conducted in Ghana. Carl is a real pleasure to work with. In the year 2001 January to 2010 August, he was the systems and database manager at GCNet (Ghana Community Network Service Limited). In the 1997 to 2000 he worked with SGS Ghana Limited as an IT manager. He was the systems support executive at Tara Systems Limited for the periods of 1994 to 1997. He is currently the Business Development Manager at Ghana Community Network Service Limited.|
|Dr. Nortey Omaboe the Executive Chairman of GCNet is a financial and investment Analyst with over 12years experience in both public and private sector Business Analyst and consulting. Dr. Omaboe is a member of more than ten Professional Groups and Associations including Accounting and Audits, Accounting and Financial Professionals, Ghana Professionals Network and many more. Dr. Omaboe is an expert consultant in Career Opportunities, New ventures, Business deals and expertise requests etc.|
|Dr. Benjamin Adu is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with over 22 years experience in communication engineering and Information Technology (IT) industry. He has US Patent No. 6753516 and has consulted for various governments and international institutions, such as, the European Union and the World Bank. Dr Adu was the chairman of technical programs (1998-99) for International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI).He worked in various in Academian and Industry positions in Canada and the United State and was the head of Research and Development in IMS, a technology company in North Calorina, USA. He return to Ghana in 2000, founded Engineering Systems and Services Limited and SoftMaster Company Limited.|
|Kofi Attor is the Administrator of GIFEC. He was the former member of parliament for Ho west in the Volta Region. He ensured that GIFEC help promote ICT in the most deprived communities. His passion is to expose the youth to ICT and also provide them with the requisite skills and knowledge for todays competitive global world. He has also contributed in diverse ways to ensure that positive change is rooted in our culture, our arts, and indeed our way of life|
|Amatu-Salaam Aidoo is passionate about ICT and is currently a developer at MPay. She holds a Postgraduate from CDAC-India (AITI-KACE) and BA Information Studies and Sociology. She has been involved with MobileMonday, AIESEC, IRN and others
|Fiifi Baidoo is Co-founder and CTO of iSpace.iSpace is a unique environment where technology startups can start up safely. We nurture a local network of like-minded and focused tech entrepreneurs, providing space for work and collaboration.
He is also a Web Enthusiast and has worked in the internet industry since 2003 with years of experience in LAMP, GEO tools, SEO, and Product Development. He blogs about the internet, social media, new technologies, platforms and apps in Africa. He is also known for his avid interest in mapping technologies and trains technology communities on these subjects.
|Yaa Cuguano is a Product Manager in the area of technology. She has completed two masters degrees, in the United States and worked in a few academic institutions including the University of Illinois and Stanford University where she earned her degrees.
She is a proponent of the human centric approach to problem solving, which sees building empathy with subjects as its core value. She has successfully managed several online products and currently moved back to Ghana to pursue opportunities in the technology industry.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Mr. Kofi Essien has a particular interest in employing Information and Communication Technologies as the enabler to promote access to quality lifelong education, education management efficiency and ultimately sustainable development. A seasoned educationist he has served in various capacities in the education sector including being a classroom practitioner and a senior school administrator for seventeen years. He has also taught in a couple of Danish schools as well. In 2006 when the ICT category of National Best Teacher awards was introduced for the first time, he was voted the National Best Teacher in ICT for Education|
|Joshua C. Mallet
Consultant, Director / Directeur
Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS)
Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance et de Scolarisation Ouverte
C 27 Onyasia Crescent,