Kofi S. LATZOO is a creative director and designer specialized in graphic design, video games and fashion.
For the past 10 years, he has been technical and artistic director of pioneering communication media in the banking, fashion, mining and NGO sectors in Senegal, West Africa.
His skills in the design, pedagogy and management of technological communities have enabled him to be selected by NASA to lead its innovation and civic incubation program focused on the use of open data called Nasa Spaceapps Challenge in Senegal since 2014. In 5 years, his leadership has helped develop the world’s most creative government innovation brand with several awards such as the OpenGov Award 2014 and the MadewithUnity Award 2017, to expand its ecosystem to countries such as Togo, Algeria and Gabon. The Nasa spaceapps Challenge is the world’s largest citizen science hackathon with participation of 200 cities over 2 days, an initiative of the technological leadership of President Barack Obama’s 100 Actions.
He is a bilingual international speaker and event organizer on the theme of creative industries, video game sector. Pioneer in the field of video games and esport in Senegal, Togo and Guinea Conakry since 2012. He currently advises companies, NGOs and governments on the African video game industry as a certified Gamification Consultant by the German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
Kofi is also the founder of the first 360 communication agency dedicated to the video game industry in Africa called Gamecampcities the 360 Agency , with collaborations with brands such as Coca Cola , the Alibaba Group ( WESG & Alibaba Cloud ) , the Global Game Jam ( World Guinness Record edition Gamer 2017 ) , UBA Bank , and the University of Dallas in Texas innovation lab ” Artscilab ” as research collaborator. In 2018, Kofi began to teach Design + Esport as part time professor at Kedge Business School in France. A Forbes’s entrepreneurship education featured brand , Campus in Bordeaux creating innovation in Esport education with a co-lecturers league ‘s profiles from ESL , Alibaba Group , Arte TV Channel and Sony Music France.