November 10, 2014 - 15:35 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Chief Development Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc. Mario Mazzola visited VivaCell-MTS headquarters to present a lecture on “Innovations in Data Center Networking” for the representatives of the IT sphere of Armenia and the winners of the 2014 RA President’s award.
Mazzola is on a visit to Yerevan to receive the Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT 2014 (Global IT Award 2014). The awarding ceremony will take place on Nov 12, 2014 at the presidential residence.
Before the lecture, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT Hovik Musaelyan, and the President of the "Viasphere International Tony Moroyan gave a joint press conference.
“Armenia is a land of talents. There is no greater reward in life than making our dream come true and seeing the strong potential of Armenia revealed,” Yirikian said.
The Global Award of the President of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT was established on June 6, 2009, by the decree of the President of Armenia with the aim of supporting the development of this sphere. The award is granted on an annual basis to individuals, which have made an exceptional contribution in the spheres of technologies, education, organization, finances, etc., and whose internationally acclaimed efforts result in serious development of the information technologies sphere.
Mario Mazzola is the fifth Global IT Award Laureate. The president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, Society of Semiconductor Industry Specialists, and Techno Vision Company, retired CEO of Hitachi Electronic Devices Group and Senior Executive Managing Director of Hitachi Tsugio Makimoto is the fourth laureate of the award. Previous laureates include Ex-Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation Craig Barrett, Co-Founder of Apple Computers, Inc. Steve Wozniak, and the Chairman Emeritus of Sinaptics, Inc. Federico Faggin.