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Silicon Mountains forum dedicated to “Smart Solutions” unites ICT leaders

Silicon Mountains, a two-day conference dedicated to “Smart Solutions” in the ICT sector and world market developments in the nearest future, for the first time kicked off in Yerevan on December 4, 2019. The forum was organized by the Union of ICT Employers in partnership with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. The General Partner of the event was VivaCell-MTS. Within the framework of the conference, ICT companies, and foreign experts, representatives of the Armenian business community, the public sector, startups, and top students were present at the forum to discuss challenges of the coming years, prospects of modern technological developments and the importance of ICT in different sectors of the economy. Armen Sarkissian the President of Armenia and Hakob Arshakyan, Minister of the high-tech industry of Armenia delivered welcoming remarks. The special guest of the Silicon Mountains Forum was the winner of Global IT Award 2019, Japanese scientist Dr. Takeo Kanade. His speech was devoted to Multi-camera Technologies.

On the first day of the forum discussions on the following topics were held –

Economy Digitization

Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, IoT, and modern tech education challenges. Speakers from world-famous companies, such as Microsoft, Cisco, nCipher Security, and NXP Semiconductors took part in the forum. Bremtane Moudjeb, Head of Cyber Security Sales at Cisco delivered a speech on cybersecurity. Volker Semmelmann, Senior Systems Engineer nCipher Security, talked on the topic “Root of trust in a connected world”. Dmytro Turchyn, Artificial Intelligence Lead of Microsoft’s Central & Eastern Europe HQ, shared his thoughts on recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence technologies. Dmitry Koreyba, Cisco Business leader in Armenia, covered the topic of the Challenges and Future of ICT education. Kevork Kechichian, Senior Vice President at NXP Semiconductors, covered the topic Secure Connections for a Smarter World.

On the second day of the forum, on December 5, B2B meetings were held aimed at the practical implementation of smart IT solutions in the economy.

Armen Sarkissian

President of the Republic of Armenia

Hakob Arshakyan

Minister of High-Tech Industry of RA

Armen Baldryan

President of UEICT


Ralph Yirikian

General Manager of Viva-MTS




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