24052017pcChairman of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) will arrive in Armenia, within the framework of the DigiTec 2017 annual technology forum.

Aleksandr Yesayan, President of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) of Armenia, informed the aforementioned at a press conference on Wednesday. 

In addition to the main topics of this forum, its discussants will confer also on the preparations for the next World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), which is slated for 2019. 

Around 2,000 IT entrepreneurs are expected to attend the 2019 forum in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.

bizprotectuteorgBizProtect”: new platform, which is aimed at the identification and solution of the problems in the business environment.On 28 April, presentation of the new website was held in the scope of the “Evidence-based Advocacy for Reforms” project.

The project is implemented by the Consortium of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises, Armenian Lawyers’ Association and European Business Association (Lead applicant of the Consortium is the Union of Information Technology Enterprises).

“This site will serve as a platform for communication with different groups, identification of problems and for the society,” Mr. Karen Vardanyan, Executive Director of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises said at the official opening ceremony of the website.

armathartsvik"How much time it is required to print all these?" wonders the Armenian delegate for Eurovision 2017 Artsvik, when talking to the  students of “Armath” engineering laboratory of Ashtarak’s high school number 5.

The students of this laboratory surprised the singer with their ability to apply their knowledge of algebra, geometry and physics when performing the computer modelling, printing different items, programming games, and creatng animations.

"We have mastered so many skills, and currently we’re getting ready for an important competition, for which we’ve made a robot. There are still small details to improve, and we’ll do our best, for our dream is winning the competition," shares her dreams Anna Grigoryan, a student of the “Armath” laboratory, when speaking to the project supporters from Ucom and Union of the Information Technology Enterprises (UITE).

big 8c2f0626dThe 17th annual congress of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) has been held on April 19, 2017, in Armenia Marriott hotel. The members of the UITE as well as heads of other leading companies of the ICT sector, educational institutions, governmental agencies, representatives of diplomatic and international organizations attended the Congress

Alexandr Yesayan, the President of the UITE, mentioned in his welcome speech: "The hunger for talented people increases in the world year by year, particularly only last year the unmet demand for specialists of the IT sector amounted up to 2 million in the USA and Europe. Moreover, in certain areas, for example in big data sector (Big Data) the demand for mathematicians having the appropriate programming skills was about 400,000 only in the USA. The conclusion of all this is one: the more technologically literate people we prepare, the more involved we are in the global technology job market. All this is possible by consolidating the sector, organizing an effective internal cooperation, combining the aims of the technological private sector, the educational system, the government and public institutions, restoring Armenia as a high-tech country."

UITEgeneralmeetingThe Armenian Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) will present the strategy of IT sector’s development for 2017-2021 on April 19 at the 17th annual congress of UITE.

UITE said in a press release that the congress will also present the results of the Union's activities over the past year and elect UITE board.

The event is expected to be attended by representatives of leading IT companies, heads of educational institutions and state structures and representatives of international organizations.