Private Sector Companies that AAU partnered with to host the Educational Technology Forum

Below is a description of the 10 Educational Technology Private Sector Companies that the Association of African Universities partnered with to host the inaugural Executive Educational Technology Forum. This Executive EduTech Forum was one of the events organised to celebrate the Annual African Universities Week in Accra, Ghana.

1. PEOPLELINK UNIFIED COMMUNICATION

Overview

This is the top video conferencing company among top 100 most admired brands in India providing HD Video Conferencing Software & Solutions on Low Bandwidth (CIO Review) Company of the Year 2015. PeopleLink is the leading Unified Communications & Video Collaboration player in India. PeopleLink Africa Communications Limited based in Ghana is a partner company to PeopleLink Unified Communication.

URL: http://www.peoplelinkvc.com/

Contact Person: Mr. Robert Tornyo – roberttornyo@yahoo.com

 

2. CHALKBOARD EDUCATION

Overview

Chalkboard Education’s goal is to make mobile learning made easy. They offer the ‘easiest solution on the market’ enabling access to curricula on mobiles (on all mobiles – even without the internet). Chalkboard Education provides an opportunity for universities to open new distance learning programs, or to consolidate existing programs for enrolled students.

URL: https://www.chalkboard.education/

Contact Person: Miss Miora Randriambeloma – miora@chalkboard.education

 

3. METRISYS GHANA LIMITED

Overview

Metrisys Ghana Limited provides Academic Laboratory Solutions. They provide expertise in lab design. Metrisys engineers will be happy support African Universities by suggesting tailor-made solutions that answer their exact needs. MLABS is a modular system that enables educational institutions to create or extend educational laboratories. Metrisys provides full technical support and maintenance services through their local offices.

URL: www.metrisys.com

Contact Person: Mr Stelios Criparacos – s.criparacos@metrisys.com

 

4. POINT OF VIEW INTERNATIONAL

Overview

Point of View is a well-known manufacturer of computer hardware, Android/Windows tablets, Smartphones and several other multimedia devices & accessories – located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Their mission is to empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. Point of View International is an Education Partner for Microsoft across Africa. Point of View’s model for ICT Transformation consists of provision of devices, dealing with educational content, addressing connectivity issues and assisting with project financing solutions

URL: http://www.pointdevue-afrique.com/

Contact Person: Mr Mark Pritchard – mark.pritchard@pointdevue-afrique.com

 

5. SWIFTA SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

Overview

Swifta Systems is a professional services company focused on technology service delivery and business change management. They are an African company with a deep commitment to the future of African technology and the growth of African enterprise with presence in over 17 African countries. Swifta are a Google Partner. They are developing an Africa dot school platform that aims to make it easy for African universities to be findable. They also offer solutions for electronic payment of school/university fees.

URL: http://www.swifta.com/

Contact Person: Michael Attakorah Baah – mbaah@swifta.com

 

6. mNOTIFY COMPANY LIMITED

Overview

mNotify is a software (mobile & web based) development company with core focus on communications essentially improving engagement between institutions and their audience / customers. Their products include a mobile app to enhance university / student communications, mobile marketing tool, Voice SMS solutions just to mention a few. They are licensed by the Ghana National Communication Authority to provide Bulk SMS and Voice Messaging Services, Short Code and USSD services.

URL: https://www.mnotify.com/

Contact Person: Mr Ronald Tagoe – ronald@mnotify.com

 

7. SPEARHEAD NETWORKS LIMITED

Overview

SpearHead Networks Limited is an ICT security marketing, training, and a consulting company based in Tema, Ghana. Their integrated products provide end-to-end security from corporate to enterprise networks as well as mobile devices. They offer solutions to prevent and mitigate data theft that often results from these threats. Their unified security management solution delivers “unsurpassed extensibility and ease of use”.

URL: https://www.spearheadnet.net/

Contact Person: Mercy Konadu Yeboah – mercy@spearheadnet.net

 

8. MELIMU EDUTECH PVT LTD

Overview

Melimu provides learners with an “exceptional and holistic experience with technology and customer service” to promote learning anytime, anywhere, and on any device. They provide a cost-effective Digital University-in-a-Box Platform for Emerging Markets. Melimu can assist universities to expand their markets by “stimulating their presence in the education industry on a global level” – because “technology has penetrated deep in all markets and it is important for universities to let the world know that universities have joined hands with technology and using it in educating students”.

URL: www.melimu.com

Contact Person: Mr Sumit Paliwal – askus@melimu.com

 

9. ISYX TECHNOLOGIES

Overview

ISYX Technologies LLC is the “fastest growing” IT Solutions & Managed Services provider in Middle East and Asia with experience in the design of ICT infrastructure & information security Solutions, IT Consulting, business process consulting, BCP-DR solutions, ERP solutions, analytics, enterprise mobility & enterprise management. ISXY Technologies offers digital campus solution series – focused on learning management, student information, student health management among several other solutions

URL: http://www.isyxtech.com/

Contact Person: Rohan Daniel Nair – rohan.nair@isyxtech.com

 

10. ACTIVE BUSINESS

Overview

Active Business is a Ghanaian Information and Communication Technology company. They offer various services to the educational sector and corporate businesses. These services include corporate email management, website hosting and development, corporate branding, ICT / business consultancy and technical support.

URL: http://activebusiness.com.gh/

Contact Person: Mr Remy Edmundson – remy@activebusiness.com.gh 

 

Please read the post on the Executive Educational Technology Forum which was held from 21-22 November 2017 as part of the African University Week Celebrations in Accra, Ghana