Ghana Tech Summit Announces

1000 Global Attendees and 100 Global Speakers

From Google, Facebook, SAP, IBM, Uber, Linkedin etc.

To Convene at Accra International Conference Centre


 

[Accra, Ghana-July 9, 2018]  The Ghana Tech Summit team is pleased to announce the updated list of speakers, 3 day agenda and featured parter 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 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 which generated 105 social media impressions.

Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter) with Founders of Ghana Tech Summit and Haiti Tech Summit

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 (7pmInvite 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)

  • Remarks from Tim Draper- Billionaire VC – Partner at Draper Associates
  • 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,  I-space 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: Vodaphone, 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. Sarah-Michelle Mills General Electric TBA
  20. Bernard Acquah CIO @ Vodaphone
  21. Ato Ulzen-Appiah Director at the GhanaThink Foundation
  22. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum Deputy Minister of Education
  23. Kamil Olufowobi CEO, Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)
  24. Will Senyo Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Accra
  25. Prof Nii Quaynor Chairman of Board of Ghana Dot Com
  26. Yaw Owusu Manager @ Ghana Cyber City, the first technology park in Ghana
  27. Josiah Kwesi Eyison Lead at Ispace Ghana
  28. Mariam Iqbal- Partnerships @ Mest Ghana
  29. Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka- Founder of Future of Ghana 30 Under 30
  30. Alloysius Attah – CEO & Co-Founder of Farmerline
  31. Joseph Awuah-Darko – Social Entrepreneur
  32. Yasmin Kumi – Founder of Africa Forseight Group
  33. Linda Ansong – Co founder & Executive Director STEMbees Org
  34. Tavonia Evans- Founder/CEO | $GUAP – Recycle the Wealth
  35. Nii Osae Osae Dade- Forbes30Under30 CYST
  36. Elizabeth Rosiello – Lead at BitPesa
  37. Dr. Thomas O. Mensah- President CEO at Georgia Aerospace Systems
  38. George (Jorge) Appiah Co-founder/CEO of Kumasi Hive; a Tech innovation Hub
  39. Nii-Aitey Editor in Chief of BizzAfrica
  40. John-Paul Iwuoha Smallstarter Africa
  41. Nana Antwi Darkwah Founder of WAMPAC Conference
  42. Erikan Obotetukudo Founder of  KIN
  43. Kwame A.A Opoku Global Business Keynote Speaker, A 2-time Tedx Speaker Futurist
  44. Nelson Amo – Inno Hub
  45. Diana Wilson Forbes 30Under30 Founder/CEO of Yaa.W- Yielding Accomplished African Women
  46. Lawrence Tetteh International Evangelist
  47. Samuel Parker Ekem –  Founder and Community Manager at Ghana Professionals Network   
  48. Cecil Senna Nutakor- President of E- campus/ Singularity U NASA Graduate
  49. Emmanuel Addae- Founder of TalentsinAfrica
  50. Patrick Awuah Asheshi University TBA
  51. Terry Oppong – Founder of Chale Tours
  52. Terry Afram – Lead @ Jumia Foods
  53. Derrydean Dadzie    – Co Founder dreamoval.com        
  54. Representative MTN TBA
  55. Sam Barrington former NFL player turned Entrepreneur
  56. Marc Alain Founder of Banj
  57. Ministry of Diaspora Relations Speaker 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

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.com or Eventbrite. Exhibitors and sponsors can connect directly with the team via info@ghanatechsummit.com.

 


About Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare tech  communities for the digital age. GSE summits are annual conferences held around the world to connect, inform, and inspire stakeholders within an ecosystem to leverage technology that ensures impact. Summits are a major focal point for bringing together government officials, business leaders, startup innovators, celebrities and key influencers in one place.

About Ghana Tech Summit: 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.

 

Media Contacts:

For Global Startup Ecosystem:

info@globalstartupecosystem.com

For Ghana Tech Summit: 

Einstein Ntim

Einstein@ghanatechsummit.com