Born and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Kassa 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.
TechTalk with Solomon is a weekly science and technology TV show that Mr. Kassa produces and hosts in his native language Amharic. The show gets broadcasted on prime time on EBS, a very popular private satellite television broadcasting network with millions of viewers in Ethiopia and around the world.
Mr. Kassa 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.
In his past shows of more than 100 episodes, Mr. Kassa covered many topics including computers, cybersecurity, space exploration, robotics, medical technology, artificial intelligence, consumer electronics, industrial design, manufacturing, transportation technology, construction engineering technology, aviation technology, futuristic innovations and many more. The show gained huge popularity by a wider audience well beyond the younger generation because of its easy-to-understand explanation of how things work and the way complex scientific and technological topics are discussed with a great simplicity and appealing presentation for all viewers to follow, learn and enjoy.
Mr. Kassa also interviewed several highly accomplished Ethiopian-Americans on his show. NASA scientists, a robotic scientist, a college physics professor who received the highest U.S. Presidential award, a young computer science professor in an ivy league university, senior Silicon Valley engineers, and innovative entrepreneurs are just a few among the many guests featured on the show to share their inspiring life journey.
As a result of Mr. Kassa’s continuous desire and commitment to further spread the knowledge in the field of science and technology, he is currently in the process of publishing and releasing his first book. The book will be one-of-its-kind Amharic publication covering science and technology from a different perspective.
Mr. Kassa is left-handed and he has such a big passion and love for art and design. He has a daughter whom he adores so much and loves spending time and having fun with her. He loves doing interior design, enjoys fashion, plays musical instruments (piano and drums), likes to spend time with family and friends, and enjoys outdoor activities like jet skiing, skydiving, roller-coaster ride, swimming, biking, ground tennis, and soccer.