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Ashot Hovanesian: Armenia could become information technology knowledge center

PanARMENIAN.Net - The first global conference on Development Assistance Database (DAD) Community of Practice (CoP), organized by Synergy International Systems in collaboration with United Nations Development Program launched in Yerevan. The conference will take place from October 5th through October 9th at Synergy's Global Learning Center.

RA Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakosyan emphasized the importance of the conference, ranking IT development as a high priority among governmental projects. Arman Kirakosyan especially noted Synergy International Systems' contribution to the organization of conference, hosting representatives of 20 countries, where Synergy's flagship system, the Development Assistance Database was established.

In his turn, Synergy International Systems CEO & President Ashot Hovanesian added that, representatives of developing countries will share experience of IT technologies usage in national budgeting.

Ashot Hovanesian expressed a hope that future conferences will continue the tradition. "Today's conference is the first step. I'm confident that many will continue the conference tradition by following our example, so that Armenia could become information technology knowledge center, besides being famous for its historic and cultural heritage," he said.

According to him, the conference is a proof that developing countries' governments acknowledge the importance of information technologies for effective implementation of social, healthcare, transportation and other programs. "The database is important in promoting transparency and accountability of funds, aid effectiveness, so that even as a common citizen could have a possibility to track the investments," Synergy International Systems President concluded.

Synergy International Systems (USA) opened its Armenian branch in 1999 where it now employs around 100 highly professional staff in the areas of software development, systems analysis, systems integrations, network administration, quality assurance, and business analysts. With the construction of a new state-of-the-art business center almost completed, Synergy plans to expand its operations in Armenia and increase the stuff numbers to 300 within the next 2-3 years.
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