Mr Solomon Asante Dartey is an IT specialist and consultant with over 20 years of experience in IT related engagements. Solomon holds a Master degree in Software Systems Technology from the University of Sheffield, UK and has been certified by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), USA in the management of Business Incubation programmes and Technology parks. He is also certified in various Microsoft and other enterprise solutions including SunSystems, Vision, Citrix and Oracle.
Solomon was the Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer (IT Services) of the University of Ghana between 2014 and 2018. He was in charge of all software systems and services of the university, ensuring excellence in the delivery of IT services and solutions across all campuses of the university.
Prior to taking this appointment, Solomon worked for nine (9) years with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as programme coordinator for their ICT Entrepreneurship initiative under the government’s ICT for Accelerated Development (ICT4AD) Programme. He was Director for the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Center (GMIC), a technology business incubator of the Ministry of Communications, Ghana in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Here he led the setup of the first government ICT business incubator that focuses on the identification of innovative ICT ideas and their commercialization into working solutions through various business development and advisory services. Solomon was closely involved in the conception and establishment of the first government ICT park (The Accra Digital Centre) a destination for young ICT talents and entrepreneurs.
Previously, Solomon also worked with KPMG (an International advisory firm) for almost nine (9) years as a senior consultant and manager. He was involved in several key IT related consultancy and project management engagements for local and international clients in Ghana and in many other countries. He was particularly in charge of consultancy services in Information Risk Management, re-engineering of information processes, computer systems audit, evaluation and selection of software packages and platforms, IT strategy development, training of system support/user staff and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).
Solomon loves teaching and between 2004 and 2007 was a part-time lecturer on the MBA programme in Management Information Systems (MIS) at the University College of Wisconsin, Accra Campus, Ghana. His hobbies include swimming and sightseeing.