About The Speaker
Eyram Tawia is the CEO and Co-founder of Leti Arts, formerly Leti Games. His love for comics and computer games helped to spur his interest to learn to program back in junior high school as he wanted to make the comics he drew as a youngster, come to life on the computer screen. He is an experienced game developer who designs and implements games in most programming languages based on the platform. He is convinced that Africa will make a salient contribution to the world of game development thus pioneered and works full-time at Leti Arts, which focuses on developing the gaming industry in Africa. He believes that this will create new jobs opportunities that will boost Africa's GDP. He has won several awards for his contribution to the industry. Some of these include the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneurs Media Awards 2012.He also led Leti Arts to win the Vodafone Ghana and Global App Star 2014 competition with their Africa’s Legends app and the Africa Entrepreneurship Award.He was selected as one of Coca Cola's 60 Young Achievers to commemorate Ghana's 60th independence. Apart from these, he is a frequent participant and speaker at tech events. In 2014, he was Ghana's representative for the U.S - Africa Business Leaders Summit in Washington.He also spoke on the emerging landscape of African game development and was part of 30 change maker entrepreneurs in the Slush Impact Accelerator Program. In his bid to promote African success, he recently published his ‘unfolding’ biography ‘Uncompromising Passion: The Humble Beginnings of an African Video Games Industry’ documenting his journey while aiming to inspire young Africans to tell our stories and is currently a Mandela Washington Fellow. Eyram studied at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and at the Meltwater Foundation, where he was a Software Teaching Fellow, inspiring others while also working on his own projects.