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TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS (T4B) FORUM

Date: 2017-04-04

The Accra Regional Office of AGI has collaborated with X-Solutions Ltd, a strategy consulting and business advisory firm and the British Council to organize a forum to connect businesses with technology, under the name Technology for Business (T4B) Forum. The objective of the Forum was to kick-start discussions and create platforms that would accelerate the building of ICT infrastructures and capacities for African businesses.
The Technology For Business (T4B) Forum was organized as part of a wider 3-day Enterprise Africa Summit being organized by the British Council. 
The British Council sought to use its extensive network, across 23 countries in Africa, to convey a regional summit in March 2017 to dialogue on next generation innovations and celebrate efforts in entrepreneurship and resilient development. The 3-day Summit brought together thought leaders, policy-makers and entrepreneurs to discuss next generation resilient focused enterprise models and share best practices in connecting enterprise to resilient development.
T4B which formed the opener for the Enterprise Africa Summit was opened by Mr. Stephen Djaba, Treasurer of the Accra Regional Office. In his opening statement, Mr. Djaba noted that the Forum is indeed a milestone in African effort to catch up with the rest of the world. He also remarked that “The ability to lead the way and surge forward in competitiveness requires a multipronged approach to dealing with recent advances in technologies and how to leverage on it”. And this formed the reason that the AGI readily embraced the concept of T4B and actively promoted it. 
Leaders in the ICT industry gathered to discuss and share ideas on various subjects starting with “Making Africa Competitive in the Global Digital Economy” involving Angelo Govina General Manager of Main One Cable, and expert at CERT-GH.
 Edel Technologies/Women in Tech Africa, co-convener of the Forum brought together ICT leaders such as Sesinam Dagadu founder of SnooCode, Farida Bedwei MD of Logiciel, Selorm Branttie - Operations Director at Mpedigree and Papa Kwame Anane – Product Development Manager at Capital Bank in a breakout session to discuss “Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation”.
Another breakout session on“Grooming Africa’s Next Digital Entrepreneurs” has leading ICT figures such as Derek Appiah Country Director of Microsoft Ghana, Tsonam Akpeloo MD of Techcom Ventures and Accra Regional Ag. Chairman, Akosua Annobil founder of AB2020, Tech In Ghana Conference in UK, Delphina Agyare Project Manager at Soronko Solutions and Kwame Amoafo of IMT Solutions . 
AGI wishes to express its gratitude to partners X-Solutions Ltd, Solarland Ventures, Edel Technologies/Women in Tech Africa, Main One Cable. Special appreciation goes to the British Council for making the event possible.