Solomon Kassa is a Senior Technology Consultant at Deloitte, a Fortune 500 global consulting firm. Before joining the management consulting world, Solomon worked as a software developer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is also the producer and host of the Amharic TV Show “TechTalk with Solomon” that airs on Ethiopia Broadcasting Services (EBS), where he explores the topic of Science and Technology and interviews several highly accomplished Ethiopian-Americans in the field of science and technology. Solomon just recieved the 2016 (SEED) Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora award in recognition for his extraordinary commitment to produce a science and technology show and hosting it for millions in his native language Amharic. Solomon is working on an all-amharic, first of it’s kind book based on the topic of Science and Technology.
Born and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Solomon left his country and moved to the United States in 2004 to fulfill his dream of pursuing higher education on a partial scholarship opportunity. He received his Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology Management from The George Washington University in 2011 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Strayer University in 2008 majoring in computer programming. He also received Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) professional certificate that is exclusively awarded by the United States Government.
Solomon always had a passion and a deep sense of giving back to his community and his beloved home country. He launched his TV show in 2012 to fulfill his dream of instilling academic and professional aspiration among the young in the field of science and technology. The show also embarks to bridge the big information gap by presenting very relevant and cutting edge scientific and technological advancements across several fields.
With over 10 years of experience in full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), over 5 years of experience in management consulting, over 5 years of experience being a producer and host of a weekly dynamic science and technology TV show, and an author of a science and technology book, I stay very close to the ever-evolving technology sector and offer project planning, agile development, requirements definition, business process analysis and design, risk management, Big Data, Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain, cyber-security, emerging technology and industry strategy/analysis, and mobile and social media strategy through innovative and strategic thinking.
With a bachelor’s degree in software development, a master’s degree in information system technology management, and a Federal CIO certification, I have a well-rounded skill set of both technical know-how and business translation of technology to effectively and efficiently serve as a trusted advisor in this ever changing and ever evolving industry. I have a well-recognized and great communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.