On June 5, 2017, an Influencer Roundtable Meeting was held by organizers of the Ghana Tech Summit at the Kempinski Hotel to engage stakeholders in the Ghanaian tech ecosystem to prepare launch the 12 year Ghana Tech Summit.
Present at the roundtable meeting were some bloggers, Honourable Deputy Minister of Communications, Vincent Sowah Odotei, Director of the Diaspora Affairs Office at the Office of the Presidency, Akwasi Awua Ababio, founder of Ghana Tech Summit- Einstein Kofi Ntim, Organizer of the LSE Africa Summit – Bradley Poku-Amankwah, and the Co-Founder & Chair Future of Ghana – Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka. Special guests included Kenneth Ashigbey – CEO Ghana Telecom Chamber, Femke Dekker – COO of Farmerline, Bernard Acquah – CIO at Vodafone Ghana, Will Senyo – Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Accra, Dev Varyani – Chairman of Visa Group and representatives of IBM, Google, USAID West Africa, Jumia Group, Microsoft, and more.
The Deputy Minister of Communications in a speech read on behalf of the Minister said that this was a good time to have conversations around the tech space considering the various tech interventions that have been introduced by the government in recent times.
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Ghana Tech Summit is a 3 day international program to be hosted on July 18-20, 2018 at Accra International Conference Center featuring 100 global speakers and 1000 attendees. The central theme of the global summit is to “catalyze entrepreneurial and business ecosystems in emerging markets”. The multi year event is a 12- year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) which brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives together in to targeted cities around the world to accelerate tech, innovation and economic development within the host country. GSE hosts about 20 global programs a year with top notable summits such as Space Tech Summit in Silicon Valley, Blockchain Tech Summit in New York, and Haiti Tech Summit in Royal Decameron, Haiti.
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