Silicon Mountains, a Tech Summit dedicated to the application of smart solutions in economy (Digital Smart Economy), kicked off in Yerevan, on November 19, 2021. The forum has been organized by the Union of Employers of ICT already for the 2nd time.
Synopsys Armenia, ACBA Bank, Ministry of HTI
The special guest of the forum was the President and co-Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys, laureate of Global IT Award 2020, Dr. Chi-Foon Chan.
Within the framework of the conference state officials and executives from the leading Armenian ICT companies discussed the future of Smart Economy and digitalization.
The opening speech was made by Yervant Zorian (President of Synopsys Armenia), followed by Armen Baldryan (Chairman of UEICT). Event participants were also greeted by Ministers of HTI and Economy (Vahagn Khachaturyan and Vahan Kerobyan correspondingly).
After the welcome speeches the presentation of Dr. Chi-Foon Chan followed. The official part of the event was closed with Postcard cancellation and signing of MOU between Ministry of HTI of RA, Ministry of Economy of RA, Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia and Union of Employers of ICT. The official opening part of the Summit was followed by panel discussions.
During the event four main panel discussions were made on the following topics:
Panel 1: Engine of Digital Smart Economy (Microelectronics, Artificial Intelligence)
Panel 2: ICT Infrastructure as a Basis for Digital Economy (Telecommunication)
Panel 3: Development of Ecosystem of Digital Smart Economy (Education, Startups, Regional Development)
Panel 4: Challenges of Digital Economy (Cybersecurity)