The application process for Lightning Rounds is now officially closed.

To those who submitted applications, thank you.

Submitted applications are now being evaluated by our international jury of technologists, venture capitalists and ICT experts and practitioners.

Winners will be announced during each of the three Lightning Round Sessions at WCIT.

WCIT will host Lightning Rounds for the first time ever. Over 3 days, 15 companies and/or technologies will be showcased at the plenary session attended by 2,000 information and communications technology (ICT) leaders-CEOs and investors, policy makers and government officials, academics and technologists.

Companies and/or technologies showcased would demonstrate both Innovation and Global Applicability. Each presenter will have 3 minutes.

WCIT2019 will award the winners by “Armenian Tech Community Prize”, in total amount of $105,000. Each day is going to have 5 participants and 2 winners: First place winner with the prize of $25K, and Second place winner with the prize of $10K. All six winners will be announced during the Closing Ceremony of WCIT2019 in Yerevan

Jury Members of WCIT 2019 Lightning Rounds

Arthur Vayloyan

Bitcoin Suisse

Carolin T. Seward

Vice President, General Manager
Datacenter Group
Intel Corporation

Caroline Winnett

Directrice Exécutive
Berkeley SkyDeck

Christopher Markou

Director, “AI, Law & Society” LLM
King’s College London School of Law Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Dr. Steve Chan

Science & Technology Advisor

Eric Brende

Yale-MIT Technologue Auteur et commentateur devenu technosceptiste

Hovhannes Avoyan

tCo-fondateur et PDG

Jamie Metzl

Expert de la géopolitique et de l’éthique

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

Développement durable et des villes

Katherine Sarafian

Vice-président Principal
Studios d’Animations - Pixar

Miguel Carrasco

Global Practice Leader
la gouvernance numérique
le Groupe de consultation de Boston

Mikayel Vardanyan

Chief Product Officer

Narayana Murthy


Neil Bansal

Directeur Général
Responsable de Transformation
BNP Paribas

Nikhil Nayab

Global Head
Payments Innovation and Blockchain

Nina Achadjian

Index Ventures

Robert Bob Griffin

Directeur Associé
DVI Equity Partners

Ulili Onovakpuri

Kapor Capital

Jury Members Selecting Top 15

Carolin T. Seward

Vice President, General Manager
Datacenter Group
Intel Corporation

Neil Bansal

Directeur Général
Responsable de Transformation
BNP Paribas

Ram Levi

Cybersecurity Expert
Founder and CEO

Top 15 Companies

Gagik Yeghiazarian

PUBLIQ Foundation

Armen Sargsyan


Armen Margarian


Armin Saidi

Viciniti by Wicastr

Davit Baghdasaryan


Khachatur Badalyan


Sargis Karapetyan

Embry Tech, Inc.

Areg Vardanyan


Karen Khachikyan

Expper Technologies

Mikayel Khachatryan


Arman Sargsyan


Mihran Papazian

Brushette Inc.

Khachik Sahakyan


Armen Danielian

Local Express

Roman Zakyan

GeBeCert - Authentication Technology