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Naira Badalian

The World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) will be held in Armenia in 2019

The World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) will be held in Armenia in 2019

ArmInfo. The achievements of the ICT sphere of Armenia are presented within the framework of the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT), which takes place in Hyderabad (India) from February 19 to February 21. The Armenian delegation at the Congress is represented by Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies of Armenia Arman Khachatryan and the leadership of the Union of Information Technology Companies (UITE).

In particular, according to the press service of the Armenian Ministry of Transport, within the framework of the WCIT, a ministerial round table was held, during which the achievements of the ICT sphere in Armenia, as well as the business and investment attractiveness of the country were presented. Possibilities of cooperation on sharing experience and knowledge between countries in the implementation of the national digital agenda and advanced technologies were discussed.

Arman Khachatryan also met with the Minister of Law, Justice and Ravi Prasad, Minister of Information Technologies of India Information Technologies of Bangladesh Zunaid Palak, Minister Information Technologies of Telangan Province of India Taraka Rao, Swedish State Secretary for Education and Science Karin Roding and President and CEO of Adobe Corporation Shantanu Nareynaya. The Deputy Minister invited them to attend the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT), which will be held in 2019 in Armenia. A preliminary agreement was reached on arranging a business delegation visit to Armenia.

It is also noted that the Armenian Center for Creative Technologies Tumo (Tumo) was awarded the main prize of the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) "For the implementation of the covenant of the digital world." "WCIT" is one of the most important events in the field of technology, in which 2-3 thousand leaders of information technologies are involved, from about 100 countries. It is noted that the Armenian delegation includes the heads of a number of IT and telecommunications companies. The RA Government will be represented by Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies Arman Khachatryan.

Earlier, ArmInfo informed that from 2010 to 2016 the turnover of the IT sphere in Armenia increased 5 times, to $ 510 million, and the number of companies tripled. Minister of Transport, Communications and IT of Armenia Vahan Martirosyan told Emerging Europe that the sphere of information technologies in Armenia has a high growth potential, and before it is the task to start developing expensive technological solutions that will provide the opportunity to create high added value. At the same time, as the minister noted, 70% of IT companies' revenues come from global market services.

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