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

CEO
Bitcoin Suisse

Carolin T. Seward

Vice President, General Manager
Datacenter Group
Intel Corporation

Caroline Winnett

Executive Director
Berkeley SkyDeck

Dr. Christopher Markou

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

Dr. Steve Chan

Science & Technology Advisor

Eric Brende

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

Hovhannes Avoyan

Founder and CEO
PicsArt

Jamie Metzl

Geopolitical Expert
Technology Futurist
Author & Commentator

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

VP
Sustainability and Cities
Siemens

Katherine Sarafian

Senior Vice President
Pixar Animation Studios

Miguel Carrasco

Global Practice Leader
Digital Government
Boston Consulting Group

Mikayel Vardanyan

Chief Product Officer
PicsArt

Narayana Murthy

Founder
Infosys

Neil Bansal

Managing Director
Head of Transformation
BNP Paribas

Nikhil Nayab

Global Head
Payments Innovation and Blockchain
Conduent

Nina Achadjian

Principal
Index Ventures

Robert Griffin

Managing Partner
DVI Equity Partners

Ulili Onovakpuri

Partner
Kapor Capital

Jury Members Selecting Top 15

Carolin T. Seward

Vice President, General Manager
Datacenter Group
Intel Corporation

Neil Bansal

Managing Director
Head of Transformation
BNP Paribas

Ram Levi

Cybersecurity Expert
Founder and CEO
Konfidas

Top 15 Companies

Gagik Yeghiazarian

PUBLIQ Foundation

Armen Sargsyan

Soraytec

Armen Margarian

AppearMe

Armin Saidi

Viciniti by Wicastr

Davit Baghdasaryan

Krisp

Khachatur Badalyan

Virtlo

Sargis Karapetyan

Embry Tech, Inc.

Areg Vardanyan

ForgeFiction

Karen Khachikyan

Expper Technologies

Mikayel Khachatryan

Wirestock

Arman Sargsyan

RendChain

Mihran Papazian

Brushette Inc.

Khachik Sahakyan

Grovf

Armen Danielian

Local Express

Roman Zakyan

GeBeCert - Authentication Technology