Yerevan – PicsArt, the world’s leading creative platform and social editing app, will be a partner of the 2019 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019). With more than 130 million monthly users, PicsArt ranks among the top 20 most downloaded apps of 2019 and is one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers and more.
Launched in 2012 in Yerevan, Armenia, PicsArt quickly gained a following as an ideal platform for creative visual storytelling. Today, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares nearly 1 billion images every month and celebrities and big brands such as Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, Will Smith and more have worked on campaigns with the company.
This year, WCIT will address The Power of Decentralization: Promise and Peril and explore how information and communications technology is transforming our lives for better and for worse, and its impact on profits and prosperity, safety and security, democracy and humanity.
The Government of Armenia has declared IT a strategic area of focus and its legislation creates favorable conditions for foreign direct investments in the IT sector. Furthermore, consistent efforts are made to promote the development of high-tech innovations, ecosystems, and start-ups in the industry. Over 45 percent of the industry exports go to the USA and Canada, 25 percent to Europe, and 11 percent to Asia. Armenia is a home to over 900 ICT companies, including the globally-recognized PicsArt, Renderforest, Softconstruct, and Joomag.
WCIT 2019 will be held in Yerevan on October 6-9, 2019. The Congress is hosted by Armenia with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) was established by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). Its main organizing body is the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).