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World Congress on IT a great opportunity to position Armenia in list of countries with developed and viable ecosystem – deputy PM
/Mar 1/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – High-level discussion dedicated to the organizational works of the World Congress on Information Technology 2019 was held in the Armenian government led by deputy prime minister Tigran Avinyan. An inter-agency working group will be formed based on the discussion, the deputy PM’s Office told Armenpress.

During the meeting Tigran Avinyan said the WCIT 2019, which will be held in Yerevan, is an important event because the Congress is being held every two years, and in the past 10 years it will take place in Europe, that is in Armenia, for the first time. The event provides a great opportunity to position Armenia in the list of countries with a developed and viable ecosystem.

The deputy PM said over 2000 figures from public and private sector are invited to attend the Congress. The topics of the Congress are artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital decentralization, national digital agendas, smart cities and etc. Already hundreds of companies have been registered for participation in the Congress.

Avinyan said the government and the Congress organizational team should work jointly aimed at holding the event at the highest level.

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.
 

Germany to participate in World Congress on IT in Armenia Germany to participate in World Congress on IT in Armenia
/Mar 4/News.am/

YEREVAN. – The president of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2019, Alexander Yesayan, and the Eastern-European regional director of German Eastern Business Association, Stefan Kägebein, discussed the format for Germany’s participation in the congress. WCIT 2019 program director Syuzanna Azoyan and managing director of the business association, Ute Kochlowski-Kadjaia, also participated in the discussion. The meeting was a follow up to the document signed within the framework of the official visit of the Armenia Prime Minister to Germany.

The World Congress on Information Technologies was established by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). The local organizer of the event is the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).  WCIT 2019 is organized with the support of the Government of Armenia.

The German guests were interested in topics on Smart Cities, Climate Change, and Digital Trade, and they are put on the agenda of this event.

“Among our association members are many representatives from the largest German companies,” stated Kägebein. “And we are ready to help in inviting targeted speakers and German participants.”

“We have also discussed the readiness of the two associations to support the creation of new business contacts, investments, and cooperation opportunities between Armenian and German companies” noted Yesayan, who is also the president of UATE.
 

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, founder of Acer Inc. Stan Shih confirm participation in WCIT 2019 to be held in Armenia
/Mar 6/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – Armenian-American internet entrepreneur, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and founder of Acer Inc. Stan Shih have confirmed their participation in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT-2019) which will take place in Armenia from October 6 to 9, the Armenian government said on Facebook, reports Armenpress.

The WCIT 2019 is entitled ‘The Power of Decentralization’.

“We are going to discuss the vision on IT development for the next five years. Smart city solutions by the example of different countries, cyber-security and all those IT directions which are trending today. There will be a broad range of discussions, and the most famous specialists of the field will arrive in Yerevan”, Congress Chairman Alexander Yesayan said.

Amazon, Google and Facebook leaders have also verbally approved their participation to the Congress.

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.
 

Armenia to participate in Viva Technology 2019 in Paris
/Mar 8/ArmenPress.am/

YEREVAN – Armenia will participate in the upcoming Viva Technology 2019 in Paris, one of the largest technological events of Europe. The event will take place May 16-18 and Armenia will have an individual pavilion at the expo, Minister of Transportation, Communication and Information Technologies Hakob Arshakyan said on Facebook.

He said Armenia’s participation at the event “as a new Silicon Valley of the region” has been initiated by the AGBU France and G2iA.

The ministry also called on interested Armenian companies and startups to be involved.

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