What will change Africa? | Herman Chinery-Hesse

The founder of software firm theSOFTtribe, Herman Chinery-Hesse shares his vision of a technologically fluent Africa. In this provocative talk, he confronts some of the major issues of underdevelopment and discusses what forces may drive true change in Africa. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Herman Chinery-Hesse ....

Powering the African marketplace: Herman Chinery-Hesse at TEDxEuston

Herman Chinery-Hesse is a software engineer by profession, although his early training was Industrial / Manufacturing technology. Twenty years ago, he co-founded the SOFTtribe Limited, which became the leading software house in Ghana and possibly West Africa. Herman's current venture Black Star line (BSL), seeks to financially empower rural Africans via e-commerce via their webmall...

Ghana IT Sector: SOFTtribe | IT Company in Ghana and West Africa

The sector is moving forward, but it could move forward a lot faster. We need more public sector projects to be handed to local companies. Currently according to our friends in government, they tell us that the government doesn’t have partners, or sometimes they insist that they give projects to “international” companies, even though we...

Dr Bawumia during his visit to the ICT companies

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia accompanied by the leaders of 15 local ICT companies left Accra on Monday night for a five-day working visit to the high-tech city of Silicon Valley in California. Softtribe being one of these 15 top-ranked ICT companies in Accra, accompanied the vice president to Silicon Valley.

Ghanaian businessman Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse often called the Bill Gates of Ghana, is the first person to be profiled in the BBC series African Dream, looking at enterprise on the continent.

The company Mr Chinery-Hesse co-founded two decades ago, SOFTtribe Limited, may not have the global reach of Microsoft but it has become one of the best-known software houses in West Africa."I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I thought that was a way to develop Africa and to get wealthy," he told the BBC. Mr...