Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

Nigeria’s app market has huge potentials- Ericsson App award winner, Toks Ogun
Saturday, June 28th, 2014

  The fifth Ericsson Application Award ceremony was  held in Stockholm Kista on May 21st 2014 with the winners walking away with  25000 euros and the prestigious Ericsson Application Award. The annual competition themed “Apps for Working Life” is slated for application developers, with the aim to promote innovations that will change the organisation of business, work, collaboration and sharing process. The global competition, ...  [Read more]

We are committed to improving lives of Africans through our technology- Emmanouil Revmatas
Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Samsung has shown great commitment to Africa through its innovative  and stylish products, Emmanuel Revematas, Samsung Director, Information Technology and Mobile, West Africa, speaks on the  unique features of Galaxy S5 Over the past decade, Africa has recorded phenomenal growth in its telecoms sector, led by mobile telephony. To what would you attribute this revolution on the continent? And what has the experience been like for Samsung ...  [Read more]

Operators can reduce their costs and increase their competitiveness with Managed Services
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Kamar Abass is the Managing Director of Ericsson Nigeria and Head of Regional Accounts for Ericsson in Sub-Saharan Africa. He joined Ericsson in August 2008 to lead Marketing & Business Development across one of Ericsson’s largest global customer accounts. In May 2009, he took on the additional responsibility for Global Services sales and delivery across this account. In these roles, Kamar led successful Mobile Broadband campaigns, which ...  [Read more]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says software giant must reinvent itself
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO Microsoft’s newly installed chief executive Satya Nadella has given his first interview to The New York Times (NYT). During the wide-ranging chat, Nadella covered what he learnt from Steve Ballmer, the role of Bill Gates, and why Microsoft needs to re-invent itself. Nadella claimed the biggest lesson he learnt was from his predecessor Steve Ballmer who told him to "stay grounded, and to be brutally honest ...  [Read more]

Our technological innovation is beneficial to urbanisation – Douglas L. Gilstrap, Senior Vice President, Group Function Strategy, Ericsson
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Douglas L. Gilstrap, Senior Vice President, Group Function Strategy, Ericsson Ericsson held the Business Innovation Forum at the Roppongi Hills Tower in Tokyo delivering a great overview of what urbanization brings to businesses, people and society and what role ICT plays in this development. Douglas Gilstrap, Senior Vice President, Group Function Strategy and host of the Forum, is a 20-year veteran of the ICT industry who came to Ericsson ...  [Read more]

We look for new ways to leverage our global expertise- Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Region for sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Region for sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson Full of brains, highly energetic Fredrik Jejdling has held his current position since April 2013. He joined Ericsson in 2006 after having previously been Director and Head of Managed Capacity, Vice-president and Head of Sales and Finance for Business Unit Global Services. He has excelled in senior positions while in LUX Asia Pacific, Singapore and LUX Australia spearheading ...  [Read more]

Our data services have been very strong-Philip Sowah, CEO,  Airtel Ghana
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Philip Sowah, CEO Airtel Ghana You can’t deny the fact that Mr Philip Sowah is a thorough bred in his field. The amiable Managing Director of Airtel Ghana Ltd is a definite goal getter. His track records show so easily. Prior to joining Airtel Ghana, Sowah was the Chief Officer of Onetouch (now Vodafone Ghana) where he championed its aggressive expansion from 160,000 to 1.3 million subscribers. He was also responsible for setting up ...  [Read more]

MTN has a very strong distribution infrastructure- Tshola Barrow, Sales & Distribution MTN Nigeria
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Tshola Barrow, Sales & Distribution Executive MTN Nigeria Omatsola Barrow joined MTN with an expansive professional background with strong bias for sales and / business development across diverse sectors. He has a track record of success in building and optimizing distribution networks. Before joining MTN, Tsola was Area Head of Trade Marketing and Distribution, West Africa Area for British American Tobacco (BAT) where he was ...  [Read more]

We aim to be the leading wholesale provider in the continent- Francis Okoh, Commercial Director, Dolphin Telecom
Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Francis Okoh, Commercial Director, Dolphin Telecom Francis Okoh the Commercial Director at Dolphin Telecom is a round peg in a round hole. The man, who is responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies as well as managing customer relations across West Africa, is a guru with business agreements with operators.  Francis, who is  also responsible for building new business partnerships between the ETG IS group with Local ...  [Read more]

Vodafone brand touches people across all segments – Uche Ofodile, CMO, Vodafone Ghana
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Uche Ofodile, CMO, Vodafone Ghana She is highly characterised by her confidence and vigour. The no nonsense go-getter Uche Ofodile is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Vodafone Ghana. Before assuming her current role, Uche was the Head of Strategy, Brand and Communications.  Prior to joining Vodafone Ghana, Uche spent over six years in Nigeria working in various senior leadership roles in the telecommunications industry for Zain (now ...  [Read more]

Nigerians Will Enjoy Full Broadband If Bottlenecks Are Removed- Saint-Nwafor, MTN Nigeria CTO
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Lynda St. Nwafor Chief Technical Officer MTN The MTN's Chief Technical Officer, Mrs. Linda Saint-Nwafor spoke to Emma Okonji on the challenges in deploying broadband, the state of MTN's modernisation project, and her experience in her choice of profession that is dominated by men, among others. Excerpts: MTN, among other cable operators, had since landed their submarine cables at the shores of the country, yet broadband penetration still ...  [Read more]

The ICT is on the verge of an inflection point in Ghana.  Andreas Karlsson, Head of Supply & Country Manager, Ericsson Ghana
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Andreas Karlsson, Head of Supply for Ericsson in sub-Saharan Africa & Country Manager for Ericsson Ghana. Andreas Karlsson is the Head of Supply for Ericsson in sub-Saharan Africa & Country Manager for Ericsson Ghana. Ericsson is Africa’s leading provider of communications technology and services and employs over 3,000 professionals who support more than 100 customers in 43 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his role ...  [Read more]

This business is about building capacity- Michael Ikpoki, CEO, MTN Ghana
Monday, January 7th, 2013

The vivacious and hardworking Mr. Michael Ikpoki has been Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana Ltd., at MTN Group Ltd., since April 2011. Ikpoki had before then served as Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria where he proved his worth. In this exclusive chat with AKIN NAPTHAL, Ikpoki bares his mind on rural penetration, number portability, challenges, competition and trivia. Excerpts… What is the general assessment of MTN ...  [Read more]