40 IT Specialists On Road Trip to Present Armenia’s Tech Achievements

A presentation was made about Armenia's IT industry in Brussles

A presentation was made about Armenia’s IT industry in Brussles

BRUSSELS (Armenpress)—Armenia’s information technology specialists are on the move, with 40 people in the field hitting the road to present Armenia’s tech achievements to the international community.

The group arrived in the Belgian capital after a 4,000 kilometer bus ride and met with European business leaders about unique investment opportunities in the IT sector in Armenia.

Director of the Enterprise Incubator Foundation Bagrat Yengibaryan said that information and communications technologies sector flourishes in Armenia, ensuring 20-percent annual growth.

“Global companies establish their offices in Armenia not only for conducting outsourcing but also for utilizing the local potentials. Armenia has become a regional junction,” reported Yengibaryan.

Founder and executive director of Art Solutions company Henry Blundell, who recently established an office in Yerevan, has conducted numerous interviews with his potential employees and highly appreciates their skills. He also added that Armenia is famous to the world for its rich culture and heritage, stating that great aspirations of ICS specialists bring forward hopes that Armenia will soon become famous also as a country of innovations and creative solutions.

Representative of the Technology and Science Dynamics Company Julieta Nikoghosyan expressed hope that the Belgian audience will publicize Armenia’s potential in high-tech sector and Armenia will be identified not only with Charles Aznavour, Armenian Genocide or an ancient country, but also as a country with developed information and communications technologies.

The touring exhibition of Armenia IT sector will last 32 days and span 15 countries. The next stop will be in the French capital, Paris.

Activities at the Gyumri Technology Center

Activities at the Gyumri Technology Center

Vision to turn Gyumri into technological center becomes reality
In other technology news, The Gyumri Technology Center (GTC) is a place where ideas become reality making Gymri a technological center. The number of both companies and employees operating at Gyumri Technology Center has increased. Instead of the initial 6 companies, there are now 23 companies, 4 of which have educative nature. And all this within one year of activities.

Gyumri Technology Center has created such an atmosphere of services that fosters job creation and gives the youth and the companies to bring their innovative business ideas into life.

In general, Gyumri Technology Center aims to develop not only the IT sector but also the entire city. The proof of the success is the number of jobs created.

Business Development Manager of the center Hrayr Aramyan told Armenpress that the number of employees in different companies of the center exceeds 100 but it is a fact that there is a demand for good specialists: the companies operating in the center have a lot of vacancies. Good specialists of the sector no longer need to look for a job for a long time or do another job. “Today there are a lot of young people in Gyumri wishing to receive technological education as they see they will have a job”, Hrayr Aramyan mentioned, adding that currently there is a demand for 2500 specialists in Armenia, and there is a demand for specialists in Gyumri, too.


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  1. Georgek said:

    Excellent news and so proud of our young IT specialist.

    NOT ENOUGH. Creating few thousand jobs for specialists is just not enough. Making matters worse some of those specialists find jobs outside the country and leave the country (worst possible scenario for our country. We paid for their education, now they go and work for someone else).

    What our country urgently needs right now are jobs for ordinary people. Jobs for everyone not just college educated specialists. Jobs for taxi drivers, shoemakers, dry-cleaners, carpenters, building workers, painters, restaurant workers and others (I can go on and on). We need jobs in Goris, Kapan, Megri, Jermuk, Vanadzor, Ijevan, Alaverdi, Spitak and many other places.

    It is really not hard to create jobs for ordinary workers. All the simple everyday goods sold in supermarkets and grocery stores (currently from Poland, Russia and Turkey [yes you read it right Turkey!]) can be made by Armenian workers. These types of goods do not require highly specialized workers and not a lot of investment and employ ordinary people by thousands and thousands.

    What we need is kind of industrial revolution that would shake everyone all over our country. Do something. Do not wait for government. Start a business. Any business. See what your neighbors need most; provide those goods for your neighbors. This is can be something as simple as sweet cookies. This is how businesses get started.