The Joy Technology and Innovation Summit (JOTIS) comes off today 21st October, 2015 at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre, Ridge Accra at 10am.
JOTIS is an annual event on the Joy FM Thought Leadership calendar dedicated to promoting a culture of innovation and showcasing youthful achievers whose innovation hold real potentials to solving important social problems of Ghana and the world.
The overriding objective of JOTIS is to put young successful achievers at the centre of BIG national problems, to which they will proffer practical solutions.
What's Special About JOTIS
This year, the focus of JOTIS is on highlighting innovation excellence in business. We will feature 3 distinguished individuals in IT and business landscape.
These distinguished individuals will deliver presentations on the theme:
INNOVATION EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS.
A sideline fair will run at the venue throughout the duration of the event.
The essence of the sideline exhibition is to offer an extraordinary opportunity to the many young professionals and innovators to showcase their innovative products to participants and prospective clients.
Herman Chinery-Hesse is the founder of theSOFTtribe, the largest software company in Ghana and possibly West Africa.
Fifteen years ago Herman decided to abandon his comfortable life in the United Kingdom to prove to sceptical friends what he had always maintained - that his native Ghana was a land of opportunity waiting for entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas.
His company, SoFTribe is the country's leading software developer, providing management systems to dozens of companies, including Guinness and Unilever, and products to thousands of consumers. One of its most popular programs allows a user whose house is being attacked to text their GPS co-ordinates to police, neighbours and local radio.
Patrick G. Awuah Jr.
Patrick Awuah is the founder and president of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution that has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana.
Before founding Ashesi University, Patrick worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft where, among other things, he spearheaded the development of dial-up internet working technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to completion.
Patrick was nominated as a Global Leader 2007 by the World Economic Forum in recognition of his service to Ghana.
Country Lead of Google Ghana. Previously the MD of Busy Internet.
Highlights of her leadership there include launching an ISP which went on to be awarded ISP of the year 2008, winning a World Bank Incubator SME program grant and successfully raising the finances required to open two additional cafe outlets serving an average of 1000 clients per day. In 2008, Estelle was awarded Top African ICT Business Woman by the ForgeAhead African ICT Achievers Award Program in South Africa.
A 2008 Class Fellow of the West African Leadership initiative (Aspen, Colorado), Estelle has a degree in Economics and Development Studies from the University of Sussex. From her twelve years work experience in Ghana, Estelle has a broad understanding of local conditions, politics, social dynamics and the ICT community
Alfred is the founder of Encodev Labs and Co-Founder of MPower Payments. Coding since his early teens, Alfred has worked on a wide range of projects which include internet banking solutions, search engines, corporate intranets & extranets, Bulk SMS applications and ePayment systems.
Some of the highlights of his career include being the youngest faculty at NIIT at an early age of 19 he was teaching Java and C++, Alfred built Ghana’s first internet banking system which won two awards. MYtxtBOX Pro & MYtxBOX Lite are both products he developed.
Alfred is a strong believer that technology will transform Africa and his 2011 pitch about unified payment platform at Garage48 became MPower Payments a year after.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Ridge, Accra
The speakers will have 15 minutes each to make their presentations directly to a live audience both in the auditorium and across Ghana on radio (Joy FM), Television (Multi TV) and Online (myjoyonline.com).
After their presentations, speakers will take their seats for a moderated caucus lasting a minimum of 30 minutes. After the moderated caucus, speakers with participants; answer questions and respond to comments. This session shall last for about 20 minutes.