SOLOMON KASSA

Tech Consultant & Strategist
Author | TV Personality | Public Speaker
Founder, 1888EC
 

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Solomon is technology strategist and consultant at a Fortune  500 Global Firm leading a multimillion-dollar large  technology implementation. He worked as a software engineer before joining management consulting. Solomon has been producing and hosting “TechTalk With  Solomon” weekly show for eight years. He also published of the first-of-its-kind science and tech book in Amharic.

As a career tech professional, a TV personality evangelizing  the topics of science and technology, an author of one-of-its-kind Amharic SciTech book, and a public speaker, Solomon has  been advocating for the application of science and technology to  cultivate innovation leapfrogging in Ethiopia and Africa at large. As the poster child of technology through his TV show, public speaking, coaching,  and authorship, Solomon has been influencing tech policies, galvanizing  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and the need for  tech startup among millions of youth.

 

As a result of his continuous desire to  do more in bringing a digital disruption and transformation in Ethiopia, he  brought his new vision of establishing 1888 EC, a unique tech startup studio and an innovation co-working hub in Addis Ababa, Etihiopia.

SOCIAL MEDIA  INFLUENCES

500,000+ followers  on social media

AWARDS &  RECOGNITION

A recipient of the 2016 Society of Ethio-  pians Established in the Diaspora (SEED)  award in recognition for “extraordinary  commitment to teaching science and  technology for millions.”

 

In 2017, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and  Technology recognized Solomon as an  ambassador of science and technology  for advancing STEM in his country.

 

In 2018, nominated Most Influential People  of African Descent (MIPAD) Global 100 List  in support of the International Decade for  People of African Descent under 40.

 

HOBBIES

Solomon is left-handed and he has  such a big passion and love for art and  design. He is a proud dad and loves  spending time his daughter. He loves  doing interior design, enjoys fashion,  plays musical instruments (piano and  drums), and enjoys adventures and  outdoor activities like jet skiing, skydiving, roller-coaster ride, swimming, biking,  ground tennis, and soccer.

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