ArmInfo. Yevgeniy Kasperski, famous programmer and leading global specialist in the sphere of information security, the founder and the head of the "Kasperski Lab", has been bestowed with the Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Global IT.
A tripartite press conference dedicated to announcing the winner of the Annual Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia For Outstanding Contribution to Global IT for the year 2015, took place at the Presidential Palace. The press conference was presided by Vigen Sargsyan, the Head of the President's Administration, Ralph Yirikian, the General Manager of VivaCell-MTS - the Company-sponsor of the GIT Award, and Hovik Musaelyan, the Chairman of the Executive Board of the GIT Award.
The Global IT Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia is granted on an annual basis to an individual, whose internationally acclaimed contributions to IT have resulted in near-revolutionary or revolutionary developments that have positively impacted or hold the potential to positively impact the humanity.
The award was established upon the initiative of "Synopsys Armenia" and with VivaCell- MTS sponsorship.
VivaCell-MTS has been the sponsor of the initiative for six years. The Company has donated AMD 125 million for the realization of the program.
"The President's GIT Award celebrates the greatest achievements of humanity in the sphere of high technologies and acknowledges the great minds behind those accomplishments. It is part of Armenia's commitment to bringing the best of the experience to our specialists and sharing their attainments with the world. And, of course, VivaCell-MTS - Armenia's leading telecommunications operator - could not stay away from it," VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian stated.
VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) is Armenia's leading telecommunications operator, having the widest 2G/3.75G/4G network reach and spreading a wide range of Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian people interest at heart since its launch on 1st July 2005 and in a short period of time VivaCell-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a considerable customer base. VivaCell-MTS drives innovation and aims at always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian mobile communications market. The company follows the guidance provided by ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System).
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100 million mobile subscribers. The Group has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 200 million. Since June 2000, MTS' Level 3 ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT).