Business News of Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Leading CEOs and technology heavyweights are gathering this morning at the La Pal Royal Beach Hotel for the Business Times (BT) Breakfast Roundtable on Information and Communications Technology.
The event will assemble managing directors, chief executive officers, chief finance officers, chief information officers, heads of technology departments, chief operating officers, heads of communication, chief technology officers, heads of technology strategy and heads of information technology of various institutions, amongst others.
Thematic areas to be covered in the discussion will include: cyber fraud and transaction security, maximising social networking platforms, establishing market leadership, Evaluating technological models and trends, optimising mobile technology strategies, business innovation, enterprise technology strategies and many more.
The event targets financial institutions, microfinance and rural banks stock brokerages, telecommunications, energy, mining, oil & gas, educational institutions and agribusiness. According to the Executive Director, Business and Financial Times, Mrs. Edith Dankwa: “The breakfast roundtable will provide an opportune platform in Ghana where participants can share best practices and experiences in market research and practical applications in a pleasant and motivating environment. It will also provide a unique platform to deliberate on some of the critical challenges confronting the sector.”
Globally, leading economic blocs and emerging economies have had their growth and economic superiority attributed to concerted efforts to drive technological innovations on all fronts and segments of the economy.
The advent of ICT and related technological applications coupled with the ever-growing social media has driven business communications to a different status — one that we possibly could not have imagined a decade back.
Today business is no longer as usual, as social media platforms like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Friendster, Photobucket and Flickr — just to name a few — have virtually changed the rules of engagement for organisations in recent times. This breakfast roundtable therefore seeks to aid delegates appreciate the role of technology in today’s business environment, and open up avenues for innovation and the use of new technology for advancement of business in Ghana.
The main topic of discussion at the roundtable will be “Driving business success through ICT and related technological applications”. The discussions will involve a panel of four experts from the industry and will be led by a moderator. Lead panelists for the roundtable include Mr. Jonathan Tawiah, Founder & CEO, OSTEC Ghana Ltd; Mr. Kofi Dadzie, Chief Executive Officer, Rancard Solutions; Mr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Founder & Principal e-Crime Consultant, e-Crime Bureau Inc.; and Mr. Ezer Yeboah-Boateng, Founder and Chief Solutions Officer, EZi Technologies.
The event will be the ideal platform to network with fellow business executives from various sectors of the economy whilst sharing ideas on ICT and current technological opportunities.
The Business Times ICT Breakfast Roundtable is produced by the Business Times Magazine and supported by Business and Financial Times. This event is sponsored by Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel and rlg Communications.