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Program at a Glance

Luminaries from the world of information and communications technology (ICT) will conduct sessions comprised of a 20-minute address which sets the stage for a moderated panel discussion featuring panelists with a variety of perspectives, industries, and areas of expertise.

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Meet Our Speakers

World-famous business leaders, tech gurus, and innovators already marked their calendars for WCIT 2019 in October. Join them to share ideas about tech and business, broaden your professional network, and find partners and investors to support your initiatives.

Hakob Arshakyan

Minister of High Tech Industry
Republic of Armenia

Michelle De Bella

VP
Finance Strategy
Lyft

Hovhannes Avoyan

Founder and CEO
PicsArt

Ashkhen Kazaryan

Director of Civil Liberties
TechFreedom

Francesca Lagerberg

Member of Global LeadershipTeam
Grant Thornton International

Curt Hebert

Former Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC)

Razmig Hovaghimian

Founder, CEO Hoodline.com
Founder, CEO Viki
Co-founder Embrace
Partner Graph Ventures

Dr. Mike Eissele

Chief Technology Officer
TeamViewer

Magdalena Yesil

Co-founder and Executive Chair
Informed Board Member of SoFi, Smartsheet, Zuora

Dr. Yervant Zorian

Chief Architect and Fellow
Synopsys

Dr. Ahmed Elgammal

Founder and director
Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Rutgers University

James C. F. Huang

Chairman
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Mikhail Mishustin

Head
Federal Tax Service
Russia

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman
VaynerX

Ara Ohanian

Chief Executive Officer
Systech

Javier Garcia Gomez

CTO
Europe and Latin America
Ericsson

Yeva Hyusyan

Co-Founder and CEO
SoloLearn

Peter Beshar

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Tom Trowbridge

FORMER President
Hedera Hashgraph

Brian J. Lillie

Experienced Technology Executive
Independent director
Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE)

Robert Griffin

Managing Partner
DVI Equity Partners

Anya Shaykhutdinova

Ed.M., MBA
CEO
Profilum

Arkady Volozh

Founder and CEO
Yandex

Gilberd Verdian

Founder and CEO
Quant Network

Karen Vardanyan

Executive Director
Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises

Carolin T. Seward

Vice President, General Manager
Datacenter Group
Intel Corporation

Vahe Kuzoyan

Co-Founder and President
ServiceTitan

Ott Vatter

Managing Director
e-Residency

Ulili Onovakpuri

Partner
Kapor Capital

Nikhil Nayab

Global Head
Payments Innovation and Blockchain
Conduent

James Bridle

Interdisciplinary Artist & Journalist

Maia Sharpley

Partner
Learn Capital

Richard Quest

Renowned Business Correspondent
CNN

Dr. Christopher Markou

Leverhulme Fellow & Lecturer
University of Cambridge
Course Director, Kings College London

Katherine Sarafian

Senior Vice President
Pixar Animation Studios

Lusine Yeghiazaryan

Vice President, CAE - Governance
Risk and Compliance, GoPro Inc.
Board Member, SADA Systems

Sergey Smbatyan

Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (ASSO)

Dr. Garik Israelian

Research Astrophysicist at the IAC
Founding Director
STARMUS Festivals

Dr. Steve Chan

Science & Technology Advisor

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

VP
Sustainability and Cities
Siemens

Serj Tankian

Multi-platinum recording artist, singer, songwriter, activist and composer

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder
Reddit and Initialized Capital

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader
PwC

Oxana Balayan

Managing Partner
Hogan Lovells Russia and CIS

Arthur Vayloyan

CEO
Bitcoin Suisse

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi

Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Islamic Republic of Iran

Ram Levi

Cybersecurity Expert
Founder and CEO
Konfidas

Valeriy Ilinsky

CEO
Genotek

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-large
TechCrunch

Narayana Murthy

Founder
Infosys

Andrew W. Wyckoff

Director for Science,
Technology and Innovation
OECD

Larisa Hovannisian

CEO & Founder
Teach For Armenia

Neil Bansal

Managing Director
Head of Transformation
BNP Paribas

Tigran Khudaverdyan

Deputy CEO
Yandex

Michael Christides

Secretary General
BSEC

Vago Muradian

Editor
Defense & Aerospace Report

Dr. Armen Kherlopian

Chief Science Officer
Genpact

Axel Pawlik

Managing Director
RIPE Network Coordination Centre

Ashot Hovanesian

CEO
Synergy International Systems, Inc.

Jamie Metzl

Geopolitical Expert
Technology Futurist
Author & Commentator

Mikayel Vardanyan

Chief Product Officer
PicsArt

Nina Achadjian

Principal
Index Ventures

Matthew Feeney

Director
Project on Emerging Technologies
Cato

Alex Chung

Founder and CEO
GIPHY

John S. Shegerian

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
ERI

Samuel Burke

Emmy award-winning bilingual business and technology journalist
CNN, ABC, NPR

Jules Miller

Partner, IBM Blockchain Ventures
Lead
IBM Blockchain Accelerator

Kim Kardashian West

Activist
Entrepreneur
Beauty Mogul and Producer

Monty Munford

Tech Journalist
Forbes
The Telegraph

Stephen Hsu

Senior Vice-President
Research and Innovation,
Michigan State University

Andrew Blum

Journalist
Author

Rajiv Ramaswami

Chief Operating Officer
VMware

Martin Ford

Author & Futurist

Alexey Parabuchev

CEO
Moscow Agency of Innovations

Charles Lin

Former Deputy Mayor
Taipei City

Venky Iyer

Chief Strategy Officer
Intent.ai

Dr. Rouben Aroutiounian

Academician-Secretary of Division of Natural Sciences
NAS RA

Miguel Carrasco

Global Practice Leader
Digital Government
Boston Consulting Group

Dr. Garo H. Armen

Chairman and CEO
Agenus Inc.

Dr. Marian Mazzone

Art & Architectural History Department
College of Charleston

Dr. Artak Tovmasyan

Chairman of Board of Directors
all.me group

Marie Lou Papazian

CEO
Simonian Educational Foundation

Erik Grigoryan

RA Minister of Environment

Dirk Haeussermann

SAP
Head of Platform & Technologies GCO MEE

Dr. Laxmi Parida

IBM Fellow

Richard Clarke

Former American Counterterrorism Official
National Security Expert and Author

Dr. Mary A. Papazian

President
San José State University

Eric Esrailian

Chief, Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
UCLA Medicial School
Forgotten Man Films/Somm TV

Jim Poisant

Secretary General
WITSA

Aram Sargsyan

Regional GM
EMEA & CIS
Yandex.Taxi

Tigran Avinyan

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Evgeny Morozov

Writer
Founder
The Syllabus

Ivo Bolsens

Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
Xilinx

Caroline Winnett

Executive Director
Berkeley SkyDeck

Daniel Hulme

CEO, Satalia
Leading Expert in AI

Galip Onar

Group Strategy, Innovation & Commercial Solutions Director. Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Olga V. Mack

CEO, Parley Pro
Advisor, Quantstamp

Eric Brende

Yale-MIT Technologist-Turned-Technoskeptic, Author and Commentator

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Discover Armenia

WCIT 2019 has partnered with major hotel and transportation companies to provide special discounts on travel and accommodations to ensure the full comfort of all its participants

Hotels

Armenia features a number of internationally known hotels and most of them are in Yerevan's city center.

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Travel Tips

Details about transportation, discounts, and travel tips can be found here.

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Sergey Smbatyan Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren together with ASSO will perform the famous "Intense" composition.

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