Information Technologies & high Tech


James Truchard chosen for Republic of Armenia Global IT Award
/Nov 23 /ARKA/

YEREVAN – James Truchard, president and CEO, and co-founder  of National Instruments is chosen as recipient of  the  Republic of Armenia Global IT Award for 2018.
The news was announced today by the acting Minister of Transport, Communications and Information technology Hakob Arshakyan.
He said James Truchard was chosen for his tangible contribution to the availability of alternative energy sources, the development of pharmacology and medicine,  protection of the ecosystem, creation of safe cyberspace and reality.
Global IT Award laureates of previous years are:
– Craig R. Barrett – former CEO/Chairman of Intel Corporation’s Board of Directors (2010),
– Steve Wozniak – Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc. (2011),
– Federico Faggin – Chairman Emeritus of Synaptics, Inc. (2012),
– Tsugio Makimoto – the President of SSIS (Society of Semiconductor Industry Specialists) and the founder & President of Techno Vision (2013),
– Mario Mazzola – the Chief Development Officer of Cisco Systems (2014),
– Eugene Kaspersky – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Kaspersky Lab (2015)
– Louis Pouzin – CEO at Open-Root and one of the founding fathers of Internet (2016), 
– Tony Fadell, the founder of the “Nest Labs” (2017).

Three teams of Sevan startup Summit 2018 receive Armenian Presidential awards
/Nov 23/A1+/

Three participating teams of the Sevan Startup Summit 2018 today received special awards of the President of Armenia at the Presidential Palace, the Presidential Office reports.

In summer 2018 President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian participated in the closing ceremony of the Sevan Startup Summit during which he promised that one more nomination – award of the President of the Republic, will be added to the awards for the 120 startup teams participating in the summit.

Today Armen Sarkissian handed over the Presidential awards to the three winner teams.

The first prize and 5 million AMD award was handed over to the SuperAnnotate AI project. The second and third awards were bestowed to YOLO and SENSE2beat projects respectively.

President Sarkissian congratulated the Sevan Startup Summit organizers and award winners, expressing hope that they will continue their activities and will be presented at the international arena. “It’s time for us to hold the Startup also in the Silicon Valley. Of course, the participation of 120 teams is a great number, but I hope that 1200 teams will participate in the coming years. This is a really perfect idea and project. Many young people make first steps in the life and will achieve great success by your help and the will of God,” the President said.

Startup Armenia foundation’s co-founder Hakob Hakobyan considered the President’s support encouraging. “The fact that you visited us and delivered a lecture was a great progress for us. And today’s awards and their idea are really obliging. We are ready to do more for Armenia to capture an importance place on the innovation map,” he said.

Sarkissian, Merkel discuss Armenian-German cooperation in IT
/Nov 28/Public Radio of Armenia/

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a meeting in Berlin today.

Welcoming the Armenian President’s visit to Germany, Angela Merkel said she has very good memories from her recent trip to Armenia.

Merkel said she was particularly impressed by the “TUMO” center for creative technologies and the German side is discussing the opportunities of cooperation.

 “Armenia sees Germany as an important political and economic partner and friend,” President Sarkissian said.

He said to be glad for another opportunity to meet and continue discussions on the expansion of Armenian-German relations. According to him, the two countries can successfully cooperate in the fields of high and information technologies, where Armenia has a great potential.

“Our country can serve as a platform for different startups,” Armen Sarkissian said.

The interlocutors also attached importance to the expansion of effective cooperation in the fields of culture and science.

They also referred to cooperation in the field of tourism and exchanged views on visa liberalization.