Ghana Tech Summit Announces 1000 Global Attendees and 100 Global Speakers To Convene at Accra International Conference Centre

The Ghana Tech Summit team is pleased to announce the updated list of speakers, 3-day agenda and featured partner networks confirmed for the largest tech summit in West Africa. Participants can register for the final batch of tickets directly via www.GhanaTechSummit.com or Eventbrite

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 into 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 which generated 105 social media impressions.

Jack Dorsey. CEO of Twitter at Haiti Tech Summit. Image Credit: Black Enterprise

Former guest speakers of GSE Summits include Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter/Square), Ben Horowitz (Investor Twitter, Facebook), Tim Draper (Investor in Skype, Hotmail etc); Naveen Jain (Founder of Moon Express, Viome etc.); Current President of Haiti Jovenel Moise; Vicky Jeudy from Netflix Orange is the New Black; and more.

The updated agenda which can be viewed here: http://ghanatechsummit.com/2018schedule/ is as follows:

DATE: July 18-20, 2018 

July 18th Welcome Ceremony 6pm-9pm (Invite List + International Arrivals ONLY)

July 19th Day 1 Sessions & Roundtables 9am-6pm (7pm Invite List VIP/Celebrity Dinner)

  • Ghana – The Silicon Gateway of Africa
  • Influencers of the Millenial Generation- Future Leaders of Ghana 30 Under 30
  • Africa As the Final Tech Frontier: Rise of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Space
  • Influencers of Silicon Valley (America)
  • Influencers Africa & The Diaspora- A look at Entrepreneurial Disruptors from Around the World”
  • Influencers of Global Markets
  • Influencers of Funding: Insights from VC, Angel, & Corporate Investors
  • Rise of Social Impact Icons- The Role of NGO, Social Entrepreneurs and Impact Makers
  • How to leverage Google Resources
  • Rise of the Digital Age, Morality and Identity

July 20th Day 2 Sessions, & Roundtables 9am-6pm + (6pm-until Afterparty)

  • The Tech Unicorn vs Phoenix: Legends of IBM, Uber, Microsoft, & Airbnb
  • The Corporate Conversation on Tech: Speakers from Vodaphone, MTN, GE
  • Future of Education & Training
  • Future of Media, Sports & Entertainment
  • Industry Mashup Future of E-commerce & Mobile Payments
  • Industry Mashup- Exponential Tech Futures- A Look at Blockchain, Ai, VR and Space tech companies
  • UN Decade Africa: MIPAD- Most Influential People of African Descent
  • How Our Leaders Can Accelerate Policy & National Identity of Africa & Its Diaspora- Future of Government
  • Future of Africa: The Landscape of Global Smart City Initiatives
  • From Aid to Trade- The New Economic Narrative of Ghana & Africa

July 19-20th Workshop Sessions 

  • Workshop: Personal Branding 101- How to Build and Monetize Your Brand in 30 Days
  • Workshop: How to Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn
  • Workshop: Github- How to code a website or app
  • Workshop: How to Build An Exponential Tech Company in 6 Months – Blockchain, IOT, Artificial Intelligence
  • Experience: Q/A and media room with speakers (*long lines will lead to first come first served processing)

Companies represented includes:

  • Silicon Valley networks such  as: Google, Facebook, SAP, IBM, Uber, Linkedin, Black Enterprise Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, Inc Magazine, Forbes,
  • Investment accelerator networks such as: Angel Hack Accelerator, Draper University, Draper Associates, Mansueto Ventures, Chanzo Capital, Africa Expert Network, Director of Platform at ff Venture Capital Fund,
  • Government departments such as: President’s Office of the Republic of Haiti, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Diaspora, Ministry of Education, etc.
  • Ecosystem Leads such as: Impact Hub Accra, Ghana Dot Com, Ghana Cyber City, the first technology park in Ghana,  iSpace Ghana, MEST Ghana, Kumasi Hive; a Tech innovation Hub, Academic City, Inno Hub, Yaa.W- Yielding Accomplished African Women Accelerator, Singularity University, E- campus, Asheshi University
  • Award networks such as:  Forbes 30 Under 30, Bill Gates Scholars, Future of Ghana 30 Under 30, Most Influential People of African Descent Top 40 Under 40, TEDx, Ghana Professionals Network
  • Local companies such as: Vodafone, MTN, GE, Banj, Farmerline, Founder of Africa Forseight Group, STEMbees Org,  $GUAP, CYST, BitPesa, Georgia Aerospace Systems, BizzAfrica, Smallstarter Africa, WAMPAC Conference, KIN, TalentsinAfrica,  Chale Tours, Jumia Foods, Dreamoval, NFL,

Speaker List includes (*does not include side stage speakers)

  1. Einstein Kofi Ntim – Partner @ Global Startup Ecosystem Digital Accelerators & Founder of Ghana Tech Summit
  2. Christine Souffrant Ntim- Co Chair Ghana Tech Summit (Forbes List Maker; TEDx Speaker; Bill Gates Scholar; Obama Summit Listmaker)
  3. David Steinacker Senior Manager @ Google
  4. Rosenberg, Ann Senior Vice President and Head of Global SAP Next-Gen,
  5. Sequoia Blodgett Silicon Valley Tech Editor @ Black Enterprise
  6. Adi Abili Managing Director of Accelerators at AngelHack Accelerator @ Silicon Valley
  7. Katie Russel Draper University by Billionaire Venture Capitalist- Tim Draper
  8. Lola Kassim Uber West Africa
  9. Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Country General Manager for IBM in Africa
  10. Tyrona (Ty) Heath Global Lead for Agency and Partner Education at LinkedIn and the President of LinkedIn’s Black Inclusion Group (BIG)
  11. Steven S. Suthiana Mansueto Ventures LLC, a publisher of Inc. and Fast Company magazines
  12. Daraiha Greene Google- Head of Partnerships @ Inclusion
  13. Eric M K Osiakwan Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital
  14. AUBREY HRUBY Co-Founder of Insider, the Africa Expert Network (AXN)
  15. Ambassador Johanna Odonkor Svanikier
  16. Honorable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful-Ministry of Communications
  17. Christine Coupet – Advisor to the President of Haiti
  18. Michael MacCombie – Director of Platform at ff Venture Capital Fund
  19. Ato Ulzen-Appiah Director at the GhanaThink Foundation
  20. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum Deputy Minister of Education
  21. Kamil Olufowobi CEO, Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)
  22. Will Senyo Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Accra
  23. Prof Nii Quaynor Chairman of Board of Ghana Dot Com
  24. Yaw Owusu Manager @ Ghana Cyber City, the first technology park in Ghana
  25. Josiah Kwesi Eyison Lead at Ispace Ghana
  26. Mariam Iqbal- Partnerships @ Mest Ghana
  27. Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka- Founder of Future of Ghana 30 Under 30
  28. Alloysius Attah – CEO & Co-Founder of Farmerline
  29. Joseph Awuah-Darko – Social Entrepreneur
  30. Yasmin Kumi – Founder of Africa Forseight Group
  31. Linda Ansong – Co founder & Executive Director STEMbees Org
  32. Tavonia Evans- Founder/CEO | $GUAP – Recycle the Wealth
  33. Nii Osae Osae Dade- Forbes 30 Under 30 CYST
  34. Elizabeth Rosiello – Lead at BitPesa
  35. Dr. Thomas O. Mensah- President CEO at Georgia Aerospace Systems
  36. George (Jorge) Appiah Co-founder/CEO of Kumasi Hive; a Tech innovation Hub
  37. Nii-Aitey Editor in Chief of BizzAfrica
  38. John-Paul Iwuoha Smallstarter Africa
  39. Nana Antwi Darkwah Founder of WAMPAC Conference
  40. Erikan Obotetukudo Founder of  KIN
  41. Kwame A.A Opoku Global Business Keynote Speaker, A 2-time Tedx Speaker Futurist
  42. Nelson Amo – Inno Hub
  43. Diana Wilson Forbes 30Under30 Founder/CEO of Yaa.W- Yielding Accomplished African Women
  44. Lawrence Tetteh International Evangelist
  45. Samuel Parker Ekem –  Founder and Community Manager at Ghana Professionals Network
  46. Cecil Senna Nutakor- President of E- campus/ Singularity U NASA Graduate
  47. Emmanuel Addae- Founder of TalentsinAfrica
  48. Patrick Awuah Asheshi University TBA
  49. Terry Oppong – Founder of Chale Tours
  50. Terry Afram – Lead @ Jumia Foods
  51. Derrydean Dadzie    – Co Founder DreamOval
  52. Bernard Acquah CIO @ Vodaphone
  53. Representative MTN TBA
  54. Sam Barrington former NFL player turned Entrepreneur
  55. Marc Alain Founder of Banj
  56. Ministry of Diaspora Relations Speaker TBA
  57. Representative General Electric TBA
  58. Corey Hobbs Lead at Github
  59. Elliot Whitehead Lead at Github
  60. TJ Malamule Recipient of Top 100 Global Coaching Leader’s Award & Chief Executive Officer of TTI Strategies

The final set of 40 speakers will be announced next Monday featuring high level government officials from Ghana’s top 40 ministries of government and presidential cabinet alongside press influencers from around the world.

The summit organizers have already galvanized the first influencer ecosystem meeting in partnership with the Diaspora Office and Ministry of Communications on June 5th and has a series of events during Ghana Tech Week featuring content on personal branding, smart city and exponential tech workshops. Participants can register for the final batch of tickets directly via www.GhanaTechSummit.comorEventbrite. Exhibitors and sponsors can connect directly with the team via [email protected].

Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator and editor of TechNovaGh.com, an online digital platform focusing on technology in Ghana.

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