bif2017closingengThe 5th Annual Business Innovation International Forum under the slogan "STEP FORWARD INTO THE NEW REALITY" has been held on Nov.10-11, 2017. The two-day Forum is being implemented by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) in Dilijan, Armenia. It claims to become the Armenian "Davos", where innovative and technological urgent issues are raised.

During the two-day Business Innovation Forum interactive workshops have been organized where the Armenian and international experts discussed the perspectives and problems of digitization, research, ICT culture, innovation, intellectual property, IT security and technology education. The recommendations on the raised issues will be summarized and published in the near future.

bif2017pressconfThe 5th Annual Business Innovation Forum will be held under the slogan "Step Forward into The New Reality”. BIF will take place on November 10-11 in Dilijan.  Karen Vardanyan, organizer of Business Innovation Forum, the Executive Director of Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) and Eva Naeher the Team Leader of the “Support to SME Development in Armenia" (SMEDA) Project announced about this today at press conference.

"The technology is being developed so fast that it needs to be constantly adjusted to life and business. The innovative approaches are successfully applied in the IT sector, and positive trends are definitely noticeable. However, the level of application of innovations in Armenia is low, that is why we create a platform for its development and effective use. We have a positive shift in the fields of IT and engineering, but the level of the demand of innovative solutions by other businesses is not that high. The innovation also assumes the need for investment which is essentially linked to the competition and business thinking. If the businessman's thinking is focused only on the market of Yerevan, and there is no a certain task to be represented to the global market, then the innovation approaches are not in the line with his interests", said Karen Vardanyan, Executive Director, UITE.

artsvaberducomuiteHayk Yesayan, the Director General at Ucom, presented tablets to the students of “Armath” engineering laboratory in Artsvaberd border village of Tavush region. Having been opened 2 years ago with the support of Ucom, this laboratory and its student engineers and programmers have met the expectations of “Armath” project initiators in this short period of time.

For the 10th jubilee ArmRobotics competition, organized by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), the students of “Armath” laboratory from Artsvaberd have designed a robot, which, according to the rules of competition, were to find objects in the competition field, such as cubes, balls and convex polygons, pick them up and move to the place reserved for that robot. Experts assure that the competition, as compared with similar international competitions, is much more complicated. As a result of a 3-month hard work, 12 teams from Tavush, Lori, Gegharkunik and Shirak regions, as well as Yerevan, reached the finals. 

vardanyanwcitarmenpressArmenia is already preparing for the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) which will be held in Yerevan in 2019.

The Congress is expected to be attended by 2000-2500 delegates from 80 countries.

Karen Vardanyan, executive director of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), told ARMENPRESS that the action plan for the Congress is already developed, the budget is ready. He informed that the session of the governmental commission created for this purpose will be held in a week. The commission includes the ministry of transport, communication and IT, the ministry of economic development and investments, the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA) and the UITE.

digitecexpo17sumupThe largest regional DigiTec Expo 2017 has been highlighted by solid participation of international companies. DigiTec has united not only Armenian technological and innovation companies, but also a number of foreign companies and individuals.

The most awaited 3-day DigiTec 2017 technological exhibition held in Armenia has united over 150 participating companies and 70k visitors. The latest developments in the field of technology and achievements of the sector have been presented, as well as seminars, conferences, and other discussions have been held.

International delegations from Japan (Armenian-Japanese Forum has been held with the support of Armenia Development Fund), China, India, USA, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Latvia have arrived in Armenia to participate at DigiTec 2017 (the overall list of the countries can be find here). Such local companies as Joomag, Ucom, Arpinet, VOLO, Zangi, VMware, Monitis, ArmSoft, Instigate, Arloopa, Sevan Startup Summit, Enterprise Incubator Foundation and many others have been introduced during the DigiTec.