Information Technologies & high Tech

 

World Congress on IT to bring Google, Amazon and Facebook executives to Armenia
/Feb 1/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – The leaderships of Google, Amazon and Facebook are going to participate in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) which will be held in Armenia on October 6-9, 2019, Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan said during the conference on “Digital Agenda in the Globalization Era: Eurasian Innovative Ecosystem”, Sputnik Kazakhstan reports.

The Deputy PM is participating in the session of the Eurasian Inter-governmental council in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

“I want to invite all those who have a desire to this major event: the World Congress on IT will take place in Yerevan from October 6 to 9. The executives of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other companies will attend the Congress. That will be an interesting platform for our regular meeting”, he said.

An Engineering Town will also be built in Yerevan which will be ready in February 2020.

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) is the largest and the most reputable international event among worldwide IT leaders.

It brings together high-level officials from different countries, heads of multinational organizations, universities and scientific research centers, non-governmental organizations’ representatives and many more.

The event includes discussions of legal, political and economic trends affecting IT business processes, presentations of innovative solutions, B2B meetings and so on.
 

Sevan Startup Summit 2019 dates announced
/Feb 5/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – The dates for Sevan Startup Summit are already announced. Tent camp business forum will be held from 28th of July to 4th of August, reports Armenpress.

Over 1000 entrepreneurs and business experts will gather at the shore of lake Sevan, Armenia.

The aim of the Summit is to encourage innovative ideas as well as create a unique non-formal environment for the main stakeholders of the business world. During the 7 days of the Summit the participants get a chance to take part in various workshops and discussions with influential and successful founders and business people. This year also the founders of successful startups will be invited to Armenia in order to share their experience and success stories with young entrepreneurs. It’s expected to host over 100 business experts and mentors.

The prize fund of Sevan Startup Summit 2019 will reach $100,000 which will be distributed between the winners of the pitching sessions. Over 10 venture funds will have their representatives in the Summit and representatives of famous international acceleration programs will attend the event.

Vahagn Raptan, the CEO at Seaside Startup Summit, has mentioned: “The Summit has already become one of the most awaited startup events not only in Armenia, but in international level. We try to engage more and more influential investment funds and successful entrepreneurs year by year. I’m proud to announce that this year besides the prize fund, also the guaranteed $100,000 investment fund will be provided by Seaside Startup Holdings”.

For the first time the Summit was held in 2016 in Armenia and by now over 2000 entrepreneurs and startup founders took part in the Summit. The prize fund exceeds $150,000 and the investments of over $1,000,000 have been committed there. In 2018 the Summit was held 3 times: in United Arab Emirates, India and Armenia.


Why. հայ (.hay) domain is not popular in Armenia
/Feb 7/ARKA/

YEREVAN – The .Հայ (.hay) domain, an Internet country code top-level domain, provided to Armenia by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), designated for two-letter country code AM, and  intended for domain names in the Armenian language, active since 2016, is not progressing because of the way the full stop punctuation mark is used in the Armenian language, vice-president of the Internet Society (ISOC) public organization Grigory Saghiyan told reporters on Thursday.
He said after the Armenian transcription of the full stop was introduced  (in Armenian, full stop punctuation mark  looks like a Russian or English colon, while one dot  means a colon), electronic systems recognized it. However, now  the systems do not recognize the full stop as such, perceiving it as a colon.
According to him, as a result  the sites are not recognized by the servers. The  system does not go to  the domain, but sends the user to a search engine. He said the Armenian IT community plans to hold public discussions to look into  the expediency of replacing these symbols.
According to Saghiyan, the use of Armenian-language domain names provides owners with a number of advantages, including marketing ones, since regional domain names are first of all issued in search engines.
Liana Galstyan, head of external relations of the Internet Society, noted that at the moment 300 sites are registered in the new domain zone, including commercial organizations and government agencies, but  not all of them actively use their sites, mainly doing it to redirect to their sites with Latin names. She said the domain is free for schools.
The Latin domain .am is the official domain of Armenia, which appeared in August 1994.


Իմ նպատակն է Հայաստանը դարձնել նորագույն տեխնոլոգիաների երկիր. Նախագահ
/Feb 8/Verelq.am/

Աշխատանքային այցով Փարիզում գտնվող՝ Հայաստանի Հանրապետության նախագահ Արմեն Սարգսյանը հանդիպել է աշխարհի առաջատար ընկերություններից մեկի՝ «THALES»-ի ղեկավար կազմի հետ՝ փոխնախագահ Ռաֆայել Էսկինազի գլխավորությամբ։ Այս մասին տեղեկանում ենք ՀՀ նախագահի պաշտոնական կայքից:

Շարունակելով քննարկումները նախկինում ձեռք բերված պայմանավորվածությունների շուրջ՝ զրուցակիցները հստակեցրել են, որ փետրվարի վերջին ընկերության փոխնախագահ և տարածաշրջանային տնօրեն Փոուլ Ռեմին կայցելի Հայաստան՝ համագործակցության հնարավորություններին տեղում ծանոթանալու և եղած առաջարկները գործնական հիմքերի վրա դնելու համար։

Հայաստանի զարգացման գործում ընդգծելով բարձր տեխնոլոգիաների կարևորությունը՝ նախագահ Սարգսյանն ասել է. «Իմ նպատակն է Հայաստանը դարձնել նորագույն տեխնոլոգիաների երկիր»։ Նա հատկապես կարևորել է նորագույն տեխնոլոգիաների, մասնավորապես արհեստական բանականությանր տարրերով հագեցած ժամանակակից համակարգերի դերակատարումը։

Արմեն Սարգսյանն անհրաժեշտ է համարել միմյանց կապել նոր տեխնոլոգիաներն ու այն հմտությունները, որոնք ունենք, խթանել նորարարություններն ու ստարտափերը։

«THALES Group» ընկերությունը գործունեություն է ծավալում աշխարհի տարբեր երկրներում և զբաղվում է էլեկտրական համակարգերի նախագծմամբ ու կառուցմամբ, ծառայություններ ապահովում ավիացիոն-տիեզերական, պաշտպանական, տրանսպորտային և անվտանգության շուկաներում:


PM Pashinyan, IT company representatives discuss development prospects of the field
/Feb 8/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a luncheon with the members of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE) and the representatives of the IT companies, the PM’s Office told Armenpress.

The meeting participants touched upon the process of preparation works of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) which will be held in Yerevan in autumn 2019. The responsible persons stated that the works are being carried out in accordance with the timetable. The government has provided the necessary funds for holding the event at the highest level.

PM Pashinyan said during his meetings with the international partners, also those held in Davos, he personally invited the heads of a number of leading organizations to attend the Congress. He highlighted holding this major event in Armenia and stated that it will enable Armenia to expand and strengthen its position on the IT world map.

The meeting participants also discussed the IT field development prospects, the future programs and main directions. In particular, they attached importance to the implementation of educational programs aimed at preparing qualified cadres. Nikol Pashinyan said the development of IT sector is going to be one of the priorities of the government, and the state is interested in continuing the close cooperation with the companies of the field.

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) is the largest and the most reputable international event among worldwide IT leaders.

It brings together high-level officials from different countries, heads of multinational organizations, universities and scientific research centers, non-governmental organizations’ representatives and many more.

The event includes discussions of legal, political and economic trends affecting IT business processes, presentations of innovative solutions, B2B meetings and so on.

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