RSVP NOW: December Technology Salon on “How can Graph Database support Ghana’s development?”

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Did you know that, any time you try to trace a Family Tree, you are dealing with a Graph?

Graphs are already prevalent in the real world. However, Graph databases are the future, and even if you’re just a beginner, it’s never too late to get started. Let’s dive in.

The real world is richly interconnected, and graph databases aim to mimic those sometimes-consistent, sometimes-erratic relationships in an intuitive way. That’s what makes the graph paradigm different than other database models: It maps more realistically to how the human brain maps and processes the world around it.

Graph Databases are currently gaining a lot of interest, as they can give very powerful data modeling tools that provide a closer fit to how your data works in the real world. This can allow a large level of flexibility to represent your data in a way that makes the most sense to everyone involved, whilst still making the most of the complex interactions between it.

In governance, such data manipulation could greatly benefit individuals, communities and government agencies. The only problem is that the access to the benefits of graph database is less (if any) exploited in Ghana.

This is why the December Accra Tech Salon will focus on how Ghana can use such models of graph database to enhance our development efforts. How can graph database help transform enterprises and social programmes in Ghana?

Thought leaders from government agencies, ministries and IT institutions among others will for the 2-hour period deliberate on such issues as:

  • What is graph database and what models are efficient for the Ghanaian governance system?
  • How would it be useful in Ghana’s sectoral development (Health, Education, Social Interventions, and Infrastructure etc.)
  • Who needs to know what about graph database?
  • How can big data enhance government’s drive towards digitalization and industrialization?
  • How can we successfully integrate graph based solutions into public data management?

Please RSVP now to join key stakeholders and thought leaders from government agencies, civil society, academia and technologists among other experts with discussions to be led by:

  • William Sam, Praescient Software Limited
  • Omar Seidu, Ghana Statistical Service
  • University of Ghana, Mathematics Department
  • Ugonna Ukaigwe – CSO Platform on SDGs

We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Graph Database for Ghana’s development

December Technology Salon Accra

Thursday, 6th December 2018

9am – 11am

New Media Hub at Penplusbytes

No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,

Accra, Ghana (map)

RSVP is required for attendance

 

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • Technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • Private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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