The 10th jubilee digitec Business Forum has launched on 9th of June, 2017. Alexander Yesayan, the President of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises which is the organizer of the event, delivered the opening remarks. Vahan Martirosyan, the Minister of the transportation, communication and information technologies welcomed the guests of the event and presented the welcome speech of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. The Prime Minister particularly remarks: "The role of the DigiTec Business Forum being organizes since 2008 is exceedingly high. Its become a perfect platform for IT companies to participate in the development of Armenia's economy. This year we again hope to find "Smart solutions for smart businesses" at the event". The Prime Minister also highlighted the launch of the World Congress on Information Technologies in Armenia and mentioned that WCIT2019 is a great success for Armenia in terms of promoting the country's branding and positioning Armenia on the technological global map.
Mrs. Yvonne Chiu, the Chairman of the world Information Technologies and Services Alliance (WITSA) and Mr. James Poisant WITSA's Secretary General have also delivered their opening remarks. Other officials as well as IT and other sectors ‘representatives have also participated at the event.
The first topic of the Forum's Agenda was the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2019 organizational work official start. Haykuhi Taksildaryan, the founder of the Maeutica Branding Agency, represented the WCIT2019 branding. The official website wcit2019.org as well as WCIT2019 video clip has been presented. The WCIT2019 will be held in Yerevan, on October 3-6 under the slogan "Rethinking the Center". The slogan of the event is based on 4 key topics: education, decentralization, sense of humanity and the world as a center for IT development. And based on this purpose the UITE plans to develop engineering education opportunities for Armenian schoolchildren and establish Armath engineering laboratories in each school of Armenia.
The other topics of the Forum are as follows:
- IT solutions for promoting Tourism in Armenia
- SMEs efficiency increase through IT solutions
- The technological sector and RA Military forces cooperation issues and formats
- National standard development on Cyber security
- HayMap: All Armenians Talent Pool
- Renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies for business
- Development of State Electronic Systems in Armenia
- Development of artificial intelligence in Armenia and its implementation in business
Additionally, the DigiTec Business Forum held under the slogan "Smart solutions for smart businesses" is the only B2B platform event being held in Armenia. Its an efficient dialogue platform for the IT sector, other sectors of economy and the Government of RA. The goal of the event is to support the implementation of the information and communication technologies in other sectors of the economy.
The annual DigiTec Business Forum has been organizes by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises since 2008 under the high patronage of the Prime Minister of RA. The Microsoft Armenia has become the partner of the event. The agenda and additional information about the Forum is represented in the official website businessforum.am
To remind, the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) has been organizes by WITSA since 1978. WITSA represents the 90% of the global ICT industry. The UITE has become a member of WITSA since 2004. Going back to 2014, the Union has applied to host the WCIT in Armenia and was honored the right to host the WCIT 2019 in Yerevan. In 2015 the appropriate Agreement has been signed with the Government of Armenia.
The high level officials and authorities, representatives of multinational companies, universities and research and development centers, non-governmental structures participate at WCIT. About 2000 guests are expecting to participate at WCIT2019.