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  • Gyumri Technology Center
  • July 04 2024

Silicon Mountains 2024 Shirak

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Ralph Yirikian

General Director of Ucom

Guest

Keynote Speaker

Ralph Yirikian

General Director of Ucom​

Mr. Yirikian has an extensive background in the telecommunications industry dating back to 1999. He contributed significantly to the growth and development of the telecommunications sector in Armenia. Mr. Yirikian’s remarkable contributions have been recognized through numerous awards and honors. In the framework of the Forum Ralph Yirikian will deliver a speech on the topic “Human or Digital: Which Takes Priority?”.

Guest

Keynote Speaker

Samvel Martirosyan

CEO & Co-founder of Onex

Mr. Martirosyan co-founded and successfully manages Onex for 9 years. Onex delivers international online purchases to Armenia, as well as exports to the CIS and USA. This year, the company had a record growth in the number of parcels imported to Armenia, and with international cooperation, Armenian Onex is currently carrying out direct deliveries from global giants such as Temu and iHerb. The number of such companies will soon increase. In the framework of Forum, Samvel will talk about the significant wins and internationalization of the company that began with 200 dollars.

Samvel Martirosyan

CEO & Co-founder of Onex

About

About us

Silicon Mountains Shirak

Silicon Mountains Tech Summit is expanding its boundaries. Since 2019, UEICT the organizer of the Summit, has been successfully hosting this event annually. 

For the first time in Silicon Mountains’ history, the Summit will take place in Gyumri, Shirak region on July 4 at Gyumri Technology Center.

An EXPO will be held in parallel, where companies from different sectors, both from regions and Yerevan, can participate, presenting their products or proposed smart solutions.

Each year, the summit brings together experts, government representatives, keynote speakers and businessmen to discuss the digital future of Armenia.

And this regional Summit is not an exception. Our panelists will discuss:

Startups in Regions 
Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors will delve into the unique opportunities, challenges, and emerging trends shaping the local startup ecosystem. From disruptive innovations to regulatory landscapes, funding mechanisms, and collaborative initiatives, this discussion promises valuable insights for both aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals alike.

Human Capital in Regions
Our experts will explore the critical role of talent in driving economic development, innovation, and sustainable growth within our community. From attracting and retaining top talent to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, and lifelong learning, our panelists will share strategies, best practices, and real-world examples to maximize human potential.

Investment in Regions
From identifying emerging opportunities and strategic sectors to navigating regulatory frameworks and fostering public-private partnerships, our panelists will share invaluable insights and actionable strategies for unlocking the full potential of regional investment.

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THEMATIC SECTIONS FOR TECH SUMMIT

  • Human Capital in Regions
  • Startups in Regions
  • Investment in Regions
20+

Speakers

200+

Attendees

Speakers

Event Speakers

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Ralph Yirikian

General Director

Ucom
Keynote Speaker
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Samvel Martirosyan

CEO & Co-founder

Onex
Keynote Speaker
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Armen Baldryan

President

UEICT
Speaker
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Beniamin Gyurjyan

Director

EPAM Armenia
Speaker
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Hovik Musayelyan

Director

Synopsys Armenia
Speaker
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Tigran Parseghyan

CMO

EasyPay
Speaker
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Rem Darbinyan

Founder & CEO

ViralMango
Moderator
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Bagrat Yengibaryan

Director

EIF
Moderator
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Samvel Gevorgyan,

Founder

BSC
Moderator
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Ruben Simonyan

Deputy Minister

Ministry of HTI of RA
Speaker
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Artak Ghazaryan

Chief of Party

USAID Economic Foundations for a Resilient Armenia Activity
Speaker
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Gurgen Gharibyan

Founder & CEO

Brain Fors
Speaker
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David Grigoryan

Co-founder, CEO

Tesvan
Speaker
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Marie Lou Papazian

CEO

Tumo
Speaker
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Harutyun Poghosyan

General Manager

ACBA Federation CJSC
Speaker
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Ashot Hovanesian

Founder & CEO

Synergy International System
Speaker
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Luiza Ayvazyan

Head of Office, Armenia

CIPE
Speaker
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Mariam Babayan

Projects' Advisor

GIZ
Speaker
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Gayane Arakelyan

Co-founder&CEO

Digital Pomegranate
Speaker
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Armine Arakelyan

Digital Program Coordinator

EBRD
Speaker

Our agenda

11:00-12:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
12:00-12:30 Expo tour
12:30-12:45 Welcome notes
12:45-13:45 “Human Capital in Regions” panel discussion Moderator Samvel Gevorgyan, Founder of BSC
Hovik Musayelyan,
Director at Synopsys Armenia
Ashot Hovanesian,
Founder & CEO of Synergy International Systems
Ruben Simonyan,
the Deputy Minister of HTI of RA
Beniamin Gyurjyan,
Director of EPAM Armenia
Armen Baldryan, President at UEICT
13:45-14:00 Presentation by Ucom’s General Director Ralph Yirikian on the topic "Human or Digital: Which Takes Priority?"
14:00-14:40 Lunch
14:45 -15:45 “Investment in Regions” panel discussion Moderator Bagrat Yengibaryan, Director of EIF
Luiza Ayvazyan,
Head of Office, Armenia, CIPE
Armine Arakelyan,
Digital Program Coordinator at EBRD
Marie Lou Papazian,
CEO of TUMO
Tigran Parseghyan,
CMO at EasyPay
Artak Ghazaryan,
Chief of Party, USAID Economic Foundations
15:45-16:00 Presentation by Onex’s CEO & Co-founder Samvel Martirosyan on the topic "From $200 to a Multinational Company"
16:00 -17:00 “Startups in Regions” panel discussion Moderator Rem Darbinyan, Founder & CEO of ViralMango
Gurgen Gharibyan,
Founder & CEO of Barinfors
David Grigoryan,
CEO & Co-Founder of Tesvan
Harutyun Poghosyan,
General Manager at ACBA Federation
Gayane Arakelyan,
CEO & Co-founder of Digital Pomegranate
Mariam Babayan,
Projects’ Advisor at GIZ
17:00-18:00 Networking

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