ArmInfo."Armenia can be a major exporter of intellectual property and software - not just a provider of services, but a provider of key solutions," President and co- Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys, recipient of the 2020 Global IT Award of Armenia, Dr. Chi-Foon Chan said at the SILICON MOUNTAINS 2021 International Technological Summit on Digital Smart Economy in Yerevan.
"It will be very useful for Armenia to understand the changes in the technological world and identify possible advantages. Through the years that I have worked with Armenian experts, I have noticed this: in the first 5 years, they practice their professional skills, in the next 5 years they do very complex projects, and the last 5-6 years they lead the most complex international programs. I hope that now they will go even further and set new directions in the market." Mr Chi-Foon Chan said.
In his turn stated Synopsys Armenia President Yervant Zorian said: "Technology affects all areas of life, and we should consider how we can use and develop the technologies of [the] future to facilitate the advancement in Armenia. Corresponding education should begin from school, and we have to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and IT - both locally and internationally."
The SILICON MOUNTAINS 2021 International Technological Summit on Digital Smart Economy has taken place at Matenadaran (the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts).
The event has been organized by the Union of Employers of Information and Communication Technology (UEICT). Held for the second time, the summit has covered the prospects of application of smart solutions and digitization of economy.
The first Silicon Mountains summit took place on 4-5 December 2019 and covered smart solutions in ICT and the developments anticipated in the global market.
The first summit's honorary guest was Dr. Takeo Kanade, the renowned Japanese scientist, who received the 2019 Global IT Award of Armenia. The event featured as speakers the representatives of leading international companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, nCipher Security, and NXP Semiconductors.