Eric Osiakwan

I am a Digital Native with fifteen years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. I have worked in 32 African countries establishing, businesses, ISPs, ISPAs, IXPs. Some of these companies and organizations are Angel Africa, Angel Fair , Ghana Cyber City, PenPlusBytes, African Elections Portal, FOSSFA, WABco, GISPA, AfrISPA, GNVC, Internet Research, InHand, Ghana Connect. I serve on the board of Bulltagger, Clak Impressions, Kuzima, SMSGH, VC4Africa, Seed Engine and Appfrica.

My expertise and experience include innovation, writing, strategy, ideas, teams, startups, networks, policy, management and fundraising. I was part of the team that built the TEAMS submarine cable in East Africa and a Consultant to the WorldBank, Soros Foundations, UNDP, USAID, USDoJ, USDoS.

I co-authored the “Open Access Model”, “Negotiating the Net” – the politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa and “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic Group.

I am fellow of TED Global, Poptech, University of Maryland and Stanford University. I am also an affiliate of Media Lab, MIT and visiting fellow at the Berkman Center, Harvard University.