Dr. Thomas O. Mensah, founder of Silicon Valley of Ghana, Inventor of Fiber Optics and Global Nanotechnology Expert who has met media moguls like CNN Founder, Ted Turner of Atlanta and computer giant and Microsoft founder Bill Gates of Seattle Washington in the U.S has met the largest online sales platform founder, Jack Ma on his Ghana visit.
Mr. Mensah took the opportunity to present his acclaimed book to Chinese national.
He presented an autographed copy of his book “The Right Stuff Comes in Black Too” to him. Jack Ma’s impressive story of how he built Alibaba Company which competes globally with Amazon of America in online sales and other internet giants like Microsoft, Google, Apple and others in the Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing space is extraordinary. Dr. Thomas Mensah believes that Jack Ma is the ‘right stuff’ as his book describes visionary leaders and very successful technology entrepreneurs. Alibaba will have a second listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with evaluation of almost 12 Billion, higher than even the projected value of Aramco.
Dr. Thomas Mensah’s invention in Fiber Optics which supports the Global Internet has led to the creation of Internet Giants in the World. These include even recent ones like Uber and AirBnB. Without the laser based transmission along fiber optic cable of photos, YouTube videos, GPS information, emails and all social media including Instagram will not be possible. He has inventions on the Submarine Cable that crisscrosses the oceans of the world. These underwater cable and Terrestrial Fiber Optics makes the Internet Platform work.
Dr. Mensah has won several Awards namely, Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Award, The World Nanotechnology Conference Award in Dubai, Guba Black Star Award in the US for Technological Achievement, Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, AIChE Eminent Engineers Award. Ted Turner and Xernona Clayton Trumpet Award. He is a Fellow of AIChE, Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Fellow of Ghana Institute of Engineers.
He is the Author of 5 books on Innovation and holds several patents in Fiber Optics.