ArmInfo. Silicon Mountains launched a two-day forum in Yerevan on December 4, dedicated to "smart solutions" and global trends in the development of the IT sector. The forum was organized by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the Union of ICT Employers.
The forum is attended by specialists from leading international IT companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, NXP Semiconductors, nCipher Security, who presented to the business community and representatives of the RA government sector the expected challenges and directions of development of modern technologies, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, modern IT education, etc The President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian also participated in the forum, who in his welcoming speech emphasized that he supports all efforts aimed at developing the technological field of Armenia. "I liked the name of the forum - Silicon Mountains, I think that the steps taken today are "hills", which once united, will become silicone mountains, "he said. According to the head of state, artificial intelligence, new technologies, machine learning, mathematical modeling are priority areas for Armenia. "I have a dream and a vision - to turn Armenia into a virtual and large international port of information sector in the ocean of world data," the president shared. He emphasized that it is necessary to combine resources and efforts in order to move in the right direction, in particular, such as new technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning. Drawing attention to the high level of competition in the world, Armen Sarkissian emphasized that a lot of work is needed to build our own port in the IT sector. "I believe that Armenia can have "Silicon Mountains", because we are a hardworking, honest, flexible people who have experienced difficulties and found the right solutions. It is in our DNA", he concluded.
To note, the honored guest of the forum was a Japanese computer scientist, professor at the US Carnegie Mellon University Takeo Kanade. During his presentation, Professor Kanade shared with participants the features of multi-camera technology. According to the agenda, the next day, within the framework of the Silicon Mountains forum, B2B meetings will be held, which will be aimed at introducing smart solutions in the field of economic activity. It is worth recalling that this year Takeo Kanade became the Laureate of the State Prize of Armenia Global IT Award - 2019, which was established since 2009.