October 4, 2013 - 17:00 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - President Serzh Sargsyan attended the opening of DigiTec Expo 2013 exhibit to last through October 6.
The exhibit is expected to welcome 150 participating companies (up from previous year’s 120) and 26,000 visitors (up from 24.000).
Among the expo participants are: GNC-ALFA CJSC (Rostelecom brandname), Questrade International Inc., National Instruments, Synopsis Armenia, Unicomp, Microsoft, Hybrid Solutions, Synergy International Systems, Enterprise Incubator Foundation, Yerevan Telecommunication Research Institute, American University of Armenia.
The Expo participants will present the latest innovative products and systems, engineering and high-tech solutions, mobile solutions, and software.
The main goal of the ninth international technological expo is to create favorable communication platform for high-tech companies, business customers and society. The expo gives an opportunity to access current situation in the sectors of information and communication technologies and high-tech (ICT/HT), as well as see current challenges and opportunities.
DigiTec Expo is organized every autumn in Yerevan under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Armenia. The organizer of the expo is the Union of Information Technology Enterprises, with GNC-ALFA CJSC (Rostelecom brandname) and Questrade International Inc. as sponsors.
In a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net reporter Synopsys Armenia executive director Hovik Musaelyan noted participation of several start-up companies as a positive sign, with the tendency creating foundation for further development of IT sector.
The Synergy International Systems Monitoring & Evaluation Department Director David Kocharov in turn, noted that at DigiTec, the company exhibited IDM7 platform meant for the use of solutions for budget planning and monitoring of state investments. As he noted, the product is used in 50 countries worldwide to facilitate the work of the ministries of finance and economy in long-term development projects. “Currently, implementation of the product is negotiated with the Armenian government,” he said.
DigiTec Expo 2013 opening was followed by the launch of ArmTech Congress, with Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan stressing a number of achievements of the IT sector as well as current challenges faced.
“With 7000 experts employed in the IT sector, its annual growth amounts to 15-20% growth, which arises a need for 2000 skilled experts annually. Education centers of international organizations and major companies like Microsoft and IBM are greatly contributing to improvement of education quality in the sector,” the official said.
As he noted, as Armenia’s IT sector enters new level of development, new possibilities are to be yet discovered, with design and engineering of microchips among them.
“Armenia has a 5% world market share in the design and engineering of microchips,” the official said urging experts to focus on this specific direction.
The annual ArmTech Congress is the official global Armenian high tech industry and business conference and networking platform to discuss, plan, and execute policies to promote IT industry development and increase global recognition of Armenia as one of the fastest growing high tech destinations.
ArmTech Congress was founded by industry and business professionals in 2007 to foster professional growth in the worldwide Armenian high-tech community, and promote the growth of Armenia’s rapidly rising high-tech industry.
ArmTech Congress was the first Armenian high-tech conference held in July 2007 in San-Francisco, CA.