ArmInfo. The winner of the State Prize of Armenia Global IT Award -2019 was a Japanese computer scientist and one of the world's leading computer vision researchers Takeo Kanade. This was announced at a November 20 press conference at the RA Ministry of High Technology Industry.
It should be noted that the prize was established on July 6, 2009 by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia and is awarded annually to persons with an exceptional contribution in the IT field. Minister of High-Tech Industry Hakob Arshakyan stated that laureates become ambassadors of Armenia all over the world, forming an image of Armenia as a technological country, and through its partners disseminate information about the potential of the state.
Attaching importance to constant interaction with former laureates, Arshakyan cited an example of successful cooperation with National Instruments Corporation, noting that co-founder of the company James Truchard became the winner of the award last year. In this regard, the minister recalled that the Smart City project with a budget of $ 20 million is being implemented today in conjunction with the above corporation.
Speaking about the grant support program in the field of IT, Arshakyan stated that 2 billion drams will be allocated for the implementation of the two programs in 2020. , he explained. In turn, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian stated that the Global IT Award is a kind of Armenian passport in the world, and called the great achievement that outstanding scientists share their experience with Armenian specialists and students.
It should be noted that the current laureate will arrive in Armenia on December 3 to receive the state prize from the hands of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.
Within the framework of the visit, Takeo Kanade is planning his meetings with the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian and the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. A meeting with students and specialists of Synopsys Armenia is also planned. This year the prize is awarded for the 10th time and consists of a gold medal symbolizing high technology, as well as a symbolic souvenir. The prize was awarded by the steering committee, and the selection of the winner by the international commission.
The previous year's Global IT Award winners are National Instruments co-founder James Truchard, chairman of the board of directors of Intel Craig Barrett (2010), Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak (2011), Synaptics honorary chairman Federico Fajin (2012). ), Chairman of Semiconductor Industry Association, President of the Techno Vision Company Tsugio Makimoto (2013), President for Cisco Development Mario Mazzola (2014), Executive Director of Kaspersky Lab Evgeny Kaspe rsky (2015), general director of the organization , one of the creators of the Internet, Louis Pusen (2016), and Tony Fadell - founder of Nest Labs and inventor of Ipod (2017).