The fourth edition of the Ghana Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Summit slated for May 20-21 will explore the capacity of an ongoing technological revolution to transform Ghana’s economy.
Themed: The Futuristic Economy: Technology-Driven Future of Business & Governance for Economic Transformation, a total of 400 CEOs from across the African continent have been billed to participate in the summit.
Speaking Monday at the launch of the CEO Summit in Accra, the CEO of the Chief Executives Network Ghana Limited, Mr Ernest De-Graft Egyir said the discussion had become necessary because the world of business and governance is at the threshold of transforming driven by emerging technologies.
“It is changing the world of work profoundly; jobs, skills, employment, education, industries, manufacturing, business models and economies are undergoing fundamental transformations.
“The current pace of change, whiles fast, is likely to be slower than the pace of change in the future. Our lives are being shaken to their very core by technological change, with the tech revolution transforming economies as never before”.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Mr Yofi Grant said the global economy was now in the fourth industrial revolution where innovation and technology are the main vehicles by which transformation and development are being achieved.
He said he was delighted to be involved in the summit because the GIPCs core focus is to market Ghana as the preferred investment destination and becomes the best place to do business in Africa.
He stated that Ghana was on the fast-track to development which is being propelled by a partnership between the government and the private sector.
The CEO of Fidelity Bank, Mr Julian Opuni said the summit will provide the opportunity to explore challenges such as internet connectivity and literacy in Africa.
For his part, the CEO of Payswitch, Mr Kojo Choi said he was looking forward to the summit because it will bring business leaders and government officials together to dialogue on partnerships and government policies which will empower companies.