Ghana Tech and Innovation Week Officially Launched in Accra

Ghana Tech and Innovation week (GTIW), the first premium technology event to showcase and promote excellence in mainstream technology solutions and innovations in Ghana has been launched. According to Tech TV presenter, Zulaiha Dobia Abdullah, the event seeks to recognize, celebrate and promote pacesetters, including tech leaders, tech enthusiasts, tech influencers and tech professionals.

Speaking at the launch, Emmaline Datey, CEO of Impact Concepts and Solutions (ICS) Africa said the event has been long overdue and attention must be paid to tech innovation in Ghana even after the celebration of the Ghana Tech and Innovation Week.

Emmaline Datey (Left), CEO of Impact Concepts and Solutions (ICS) Africa

“This has been long overdue. We actually respect those of our brothers and sisters who have led the way in starting tech innovation-related events. And we are hoping that it doesn’t just end at Ghana Tech Innovation Week. We are actually hoping to have that linkage between the government and the community in Ghana, to bring about the experience (and) the excellence needed in spearheading investment in technology and innovation in Ghana. We are really behind time when it comes to tech Innovation” she said.

Adib Sanni, a Security Analyst revealed that tech is now the best way to provide security for Ghanaians. According to him, there is a technology that protects your home when you are not around and could even send you notifications if someone tries to break into your home. He added that technology could also help us to solve murder cases.

Adib Sanni (Right), Security Analyst

“I perused a certain document published by the Ghana Police Service last year. And it indicated that of the 306 murder cases reported to the police for the first half of last year, guess how many have been solved? One. And on annual bases, about 600 people are killed every year. And these are those reported to the police” he said.

“I have personally had an opportunity to speak with investigators in Ghana and they told me that most of their investigation process is manual. They don’t use technology. When you go to other jurisdictions, they have what we call biometric technology. So once I come here, I might have touched lots of surfaces and you dust and collect the fingerprints and run it in a database” he added.

“In the US, for example, they have what they call the CODIS, it is the central DNA system. So if you have been an offender before, you automatically enter the system, because the possibility of repeat of offense is quite high. So when there is a crime, they run your DNA and that is what helps them” he concluded.

Gabriel Herman, Creative Director of the GTIW and CEO of Blaqorigin Multimedia Productions and Tech TV officially launched the event.

The categories for this year’s awards include:

Consumer Technology Retail Company of the year

Tech CXO of the year

Tech and Innovation Lab / Hub of the year

Tech Influencer of the Year

Digital Media Company of the year

Digital Entertainment Platform of the year

Digital Entertainer of the year

Digital Product of the Year

Most Innovative Research Lab Company of the Year

Most Innovative Research Lab Company of the Year

HealthCare Platform of the Year

Automobile Company of the Year

Logistics Tech Company of the Year

Tech Deployment of the Year – Manufacturing

Tech Deployment of the Year – Extraction Sector

loT Deployment of the Year

Educational Technology Company of the year

Energy Solutions Innovator of the year

Water Processing Company of the year

Green Tech Company of the Year

Telecommunications Company of the year

E-commerce Platform of the Year

Woman of Excellence in Tech

Al Innovator of the Year

Tech Security Company of the Year

Smart Banking Tech Solution of the Year

Business Process Automation System of the year

Tech Champion of the Year

Nominations are open and you can nominate HERE

About GTIW

BlaqOrigin MMP (BOMMP) and Tech TV (TTV) are organisers of Ghana’s Maiden and Premium Technology and Innovation Dialogue, Exhibition and Awards Scheme dubbed the Ghana Tech and Innovation Week.

The Ghana Tech and Innovation week is the first-ever premium world of technology event experience to first showcase and then promote excellence in mainstream technology solutions and innovations readily and widely accepted in Ghana as well as recognize, honor, celebrate and promote Tech leaders, Tech enthusiasts, Tech influencers, Tech professionals, Tech entrepreneurs, Tech Institutions, Innovators and Corporate organizations, who are taking the lead in spurring and enhancing technology innovation as pace setters and enabling digital transformation in selected Ghanaian industries.

For more information, visit the official website

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