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Alina Hovhannisyan

On Oct 4- 7, Yerevan to host WCIT for second time 

On Oct 4- 7, Yerevan to host WCIT for second time 

ArmInfo.This year's World Congress On Information Technology (WCIT) is  scheduled to be held in  Yerevan, Armenia, on October 04-07, 2024, under the headline "THE POWER OF MIND: AI Beyond Limits, Within Ethics".

Within the framework of the Congress there will be speeches by  eminent speakers, including  author of the international bestseller  "How to raise a successful person" Esther Wojcicki, founder of the  ABBYY group of companies  David Yang, co- founder of Picsart  Hovhannes Avoyan, technical director of TELUS Ibrahim Gedeo, etc.

Participants can also expect panel discussions, B2B meetings,  business and innovation exhibitions, seminars and other events. One  of the important events will be the WITSA World Cup (WWC). In total,  about 2 thousand delegates from more than 80 countries will visit  Armenia.

"The Republic of Armenia has announced the high-tech and ICT sector  as a prior direction for the economic development of the country. In  this context, we highly appreciate international technological  conferences and events to be held in Armenia, as both content-wise  and in terms of unveiling new opportunities for Armenia, once again  emphasizing the important role of Armenia on the global technological  map.  I suppose WCIT2024/DigiTec will become another platform for  collaboration with international partners to reveal the technological  potential of Armenia worldwide,"  said Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, Minister  of High-Tech Industry of the RA, the Union of Advanced Technology  Enterprises of Armenia (UATE) informs.

According to the source, the Minister assured that Government of the  RA, in the scope of its responsibilities and mandate, will support  the Organizational Committee to hold a respectable event.

"We are honored to host and represent WCIT 2024/DigiTec in Armenia.  Our country is being considered as a new Tech Hub and we are likely  to share all this game-changing experience and expertise we have  locally with our guests and participants. I am also honored to  announce that for this edition of WCIT 2024, we are partnering with  the largest tech and innovation event in the region - DigiTec, which  is hosting thousands of tech companies from Armenia and abroad," -  said Hayk Karapetyan, Executive Director of the Organizing Committee  of WCIT2024//DigiTec.

" WCIT is a congress that shapes the future of innovation and  technologies, and Armenia, as  the new tech hub is the exact location  to host such a fascinating event.  I am sure both Armenia and WCIT  will benefit from this cooperation and the event will have its  significant impact on future enhancement and promotion of  technologies worldwide," highlighted Alexander Yesayan, President of  the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises-UATE.

"WITSA has high expectations for this year's event.  Armenia's  growing prominence in the global tech scene, coupled with its  successful hosting of WCIT in  2019, makes it the perfect location  for these important discussions.  In recent years, Armenia has  emerged as a hub for startups and tech companies in Central Asia and  Eastern Europe. The Armenian tech ecosystem is still relatively  young, but it is growing rapidly. The country has the potential to  become a major player in the global tech scene in the years to  come,"said Dato' Dr.  Sean Seah, Chairman of the World Innovation,  Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

The World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT) is a global  catalytic platform of the World Information Technology and Services  Alliance (WITSA) - a consortium of over 80 information technology  (IT) industry associations from economies around the world. For 40  years, technology leaders-CEOs and investors, policymakers and  government officials, academics and technologists- have joined in  this annual event to discuss the state of the industry, where it is  headed, and what it means for our future. Past speakers include Bill  Clinton, Vint Cerf, Bill Gates, Ginni Rometty, Larry Ellison, Anne    Mulcahey, Faqir Chand Kohli, and Michael Dell.

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