TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - David  Kwamena Bolton

With over 30 years of experience in the ICT industry in the UK and Africa, David is responsible for steering the technical direction of theSOFTtribe. At the age of 15, David founded ACE (UK), which specialized in development of bespoke software applications, eventually specializing in medical software systems for GP’s which were recommended by National Health Service (NHS) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). This gave David huge international publicity due to his young age. He was dubbed in the UK press, the “Computer Whiz kid” and received an official letter of congratulations from the then British Prime Minister. Upon the formal invitation from the Government of Ghana, David relocated to Ghana from the United Kingdom and founded a software development house, where he specialized in public sector computerization. He undertook public sector computerization projects in organizations such as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, the Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Co-operative Bank. The company later specialized in software-development for Ghanaian banks. During this period, he was appointed by the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, as a Board Member of the Information Technology Planning Group (ITPG), a group tasked to advise the Ghanaian Government on Information Technology policy. He was also appointed a consultant to the State Enterprises Commission (SEC) as an IT analyst. In the UK, David has worked as a consultant to Woolwich Bank in Kent as an IT Analyst. David is currently also involved in multimedia productions for radio and television.