ArmInfo. A great number of experts were involved in Armenia's IT sector last year, which facilitated the sector's development, Alexander Yesayan, President of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE), told reporters on Wednesday.
Last year, the UATE, which has 130 companies as its members, assisted the implementation of various projects. Specifically, it is the Armath project, which is successfully being implemented both in and outside Armenia. Last year the project attempted to enter the international market. This year, UATE representatives plan to visit different countries to present the project. One of the priorities of UATE activities is education projects facilitating the IT sector development. So the UATE is developing the Armath-2 children education programme, which will enable children to get in-depth knowledge later.
Some of the projects are implemented jointly with international partners with the aim to involve Armenian Diaspora representatives in the UATE activities.
UATE CEO Hayk Chobanyan highlighted the importance of business culture, which is seriously influenced by IT. He is impressed by the pace of formation of business culture, with international contacts facilitating the process. Mr Chobanyan highlighted the importance of developing Armenian IT products, with each of the programmes focused on that. Each of the programmes has its national component, which will allow Armenia to be introduced as a country with high-level IT, promote research and development, develop electronic and military industries and human capital. Mr Chobanyan reported serious work to rebrand Armenia's IT sector was launched last year. The new brand will be introduced at the Digitec forum this March.
Mr Chobanyan announced the UATE's intention to create a platform for five strategies of IT development, especially for implementing education and research projects. Among the key institutions involved in the project are Yerevan State University, Russian-Armenian Slavonic University, American University of Armenia, French University of Armenia.