speakers
speakers

We are committed facilitating networking on a global level. WCIT will help you create international business relationships as well as give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience to grow your business.

Opening Speakers

Nikol Pashinyan

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Yvonne Chiu

Chairman
World Information Technology and Services Alliance

Alexander Yesayan

President
Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises

Meet Our Speakers

Many More to be Announced Soon…

Kim Kardashian West

Activist
Entrepreneur
Beauty Mogul and Producer

Richard Quest

Renowned Business Correspondent
CNN

Michelle De Bella

VP
Finance Strategy
Lyft

Lusine Yeghiazaryan

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

Tigran Avinyan

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Jules Miller

Partner, IBM Blockchain Ventures
Lead
IBM Blockchain Accelerator

Arkady Volozh

Founder and CEO
Yandex

Eric Brende

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

Dr. Garo H. Armen

Chairman and CEO
Agenus Inc.

Samuel Burke

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

Axel Pawlik

Managing Director
RIPE Network Coordination Centre

Hakob Arshakyan

Minister of High Tech Industry
Republic of Armenia

Peter Beshar

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Jim Poisant

Secretary General
WITSA

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman
VaynerX

Francesca Lagerberg

Member of Global LeadershipTeam
Grant Thornton International

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader
PwC

Jamie Metzl

Geopolitical Expert
Technology Futurist
Author & Commentator

Aram Sargsyan

Regional GM
EMEA & CIS
Yandex.Taxi

Marie Lou Papazian

CEO
Simonian Educational Foundation

Ulili Onovakpuri

Partner
Kapor Capital

Dr. Garik Israelian

Research Astrophysicist at the IAC
Founding Director
STARMUS Festivals

Richard Clarke

Former American Counterterrorism Official
National Security Expert and Author

Larisa Hovannisian

CEO & Founder
Teach For Armenia

Andrew W. Wyckoff

Director for Science,
Technology and Innovation
OECD

Dr. Christopher Markou

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

Vahe Kuzoyan

Co-Founder and President
ServiceTitan

John S. Shegerian

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
ERI

Ashkhen Kazaryan

Director of Civil Liberties
TechFreedom

Alex Chung

Founder and CEO
GIPHY

Mikhail Mishustin

Head
Federal Tax Service
Russia

Carolin T. Seward

Vice President, General Manager
Datacenter Group
Intel Corporation

Dr. Mike Eissele

Chief Technology Officer
TeamViewer

Sergey Smbatyan

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

Tom Trowbridge

FORMER President
Hedera Hashgraph

Karen Vardanyan

Executive Director
Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises

Maia Sharpley

Partner
Learn Capital

Evgeny Morozov

Writer
Founder
The Syllabus

Narayana Murthy

Founder
Infosys

James Bridle

Interdisciplinary Artist & Journalist

Dr. Yervant Zorian

Chief Architect and Fellow
Synopsys

Galip Onar

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

Gilberd Verdian

Founder and CEO
Quant Network

Arthur Vayloyan

CEO
Bitcoin Suisse

Ashot Hovanesian

CEO
Synergy International Systems, Inc.

Hovhannes Avoyan

Founder and CEO
PicsArt

Charles Lin

Former Deputy Mayor
Taipei City

Venky Iyer

Chief Strategy Officer
Intent.ai

Javier Garcia Gomez

CTO
Europe and Latin America
Ericsson

Oxana Balayan

Managing Partner
Hogan Lovells Russia and CIS

Dr. Armen Kherlopian

Chief Science Officer
Genpact

Dirk Haeussermann

SAP
Head of Platform & Technologies GCO MEE

Erik Grigoryan

RA Minister of Environment

Magdalena Yesil

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

Brian J. Lillie

Experienced Technology Executive
Independent director
Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE)

Katherine Sarafian

Senior Vice President
Pixar Animation Studios

Robert Griffin

Managing Partner
DVI Equity Partners

Dr. Artak Tovmasyan

Chairman of Board of Directors
all.me group

Olga V. Mack

CEO, Parley Pro
Advisor, Quantstamp

Dr. Mary A. Papazian

President
San José State University

Martin Ford

Author & Futurist

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder
Reddit and Initialized Capital

Ara Ohanian

Chief Executive Officer
Systech

Nikhil Nayab

Global Head
Payments Innovation and Blockchain
Conduent

Daniel Hulme

CEO, Satalia
Leading Expert in AI

Neil Bansal

Managing Director
Head of Transformation
BNP Paribas

Serj Tankian

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

Mikayel Vardanyan

Chief Product Officer
PicsArt

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

VP
Sustainability and Cities
Siemens

Anya Shaykhutdinova

Ed.M., MBA
CEO
Profilum

James C. F. Huang

Chairman
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Matthew Feeney

Director
Project on Emerging Technologies
Cato

Dr. Rouben Aroutiounian

Academician-Secretary of Division of Natural Sciences
NAS RA

Dr. Ahmed Elgammal

Founder and director
Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Rutgers University

Stephen Hsu

Senior Vice-President
Research and Innovation,
Michigan State University

Dr. Laxmi Parida

IBM Fellow

Andrew Blum

Journalist
Author

Michael Christides

Secretary General
BSEC

Vago Muradian

Editor
Defense & Aerospace Report

Ram Levi

Cybersecurity Expert
Founder and CEO
Konfidas

Monty Munford

Tech Journalist
Forbes
The Telegraph

Tigran Khudaverdyan

Deputy CEO
Yandex

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-large
TechCrunch

Razmig Hovaghimian

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

Alexey Parabuchev

CEO
Moscow Agency of Innovations

Nina Achadjian

Principal
Index Ventures

Ivo Bolsens

Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
Xilinx

Curt Hebert

Former Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC)

Eric Esrailian

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

Valeriy Ilinsky

CEO
Genotek

Caroline Winnett

Executive Director
Berkeley SkyDeck

Ott Vatter

Managing Director
e-Residency

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi

Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Islamic Republic of Iran

Dr. Steve Chan

Science & Technology Advisor

Dr. Marian Mazzone

Art & Architectural History Department
College of Charleston

Miguel Carrasco

Global Practice Leader
Digital Government
Boston Consulting Group

Meet Our Attendees

Many More to be Announced Soon…

Liana Hovhannisyan

CEO

Erida Technologies

Grigor Aghanyan

Senior software engineer

Rushc LLC

Ekaterina Danekina

Manager

WCIT2019 Yerevan

Naira Simonyan

Senior Software Engineer

DISQO

Khachatur Vantsyan

Product Manager

BetConstruct

Lia Terzyan

Product Manager

Stackdev

Jirayr Beugekian

Technology Manager

Tumo Center for Creative Technologies

Artur Martirosyan

Co-founder, CEO

DIGIFENCE LLC

Arpi Abramian

Business Innovation with eBusiness Specialist

Birkbeck University of London

Gayane Gharagyozyan

Director

Shooga

Barkev Iskikian

Head of Engineering

Teamable

Vahagn Nahapetyan

Software Engineer

TipTep

Tigran Sirunyan

Vice President - Media, Europe

Lagardere Sports

Suzanna Khatchatrian

Sr. Manager, Product Security

Slack

Andranik Torosyan

VR/AR Developer, Art director

DIGIFIELD LLC

Rafayel Baghyan

CEO

Preezma

Berj Gatrjyan

Director IT

American University of Armenia

Vahan Grigoryan

Researcher

Foldink

Mr. Ashot Arzumanyan

Partner

SmartGateVC

Sevak Hovhannisyan

Partner

EV Consulting CJSC

Lusine Tarlamazyan

Manager, department of audit

PwC Armenia

Rubina Danilova

CSE Operations Manager

American University of Armenia

Ashot Mashuryan

Founder & CEO

Heltun, Inc.

Arsen Nazaryan

HR Coordinator

SPD at RCSC

David Tashjian

Business Development Manager

Alena Solutions

Mariam Hovhannisyan

Software Programmer

Praemium RA

Hayk Petrossian

Chairman of the board of Directors

Armenmotor CJSC

Artem Torosyan

Founder, CEO

InOne

Anna Yengibaryan

Cofounder/CEO

XNTRENDS LLC

Davit Mkrtchyan

N/A

Octo

Eduard Kyarunts

General Manager

Workfront

Henrik Sergoyan

Machine Learning engineer/ Data Science

Ameriabank CJSC

Chris Kiloyan

Co-Founder & CISO

illuria security

Meline Asatryan

Network Security Engineer

Digital Edge

Hamayak Harutyunov

CEO

Preezma

Hrachya Khachatryan

Software Engineer

IUnetworks

Zhenya Azizyan

Project Manager

EIF

Korioun Khatchadourian

Managing Director

Children of Armenia Fund (COAF)

Eduard Avetyan

CTO

Effortis

Nare Gasparyan

Team Manager

TeamViewer

Karen Papian

President

CONCERN «GRANATUM» LLC

Erik Gyulazyan

Founder's Representative

COAF

Mary Hrachoohi Boghosian

CEO

CIPR

Madlene Minassian

Director of Content

PicsArt

Vigen Karapetyan

CIS Countries Regional Manager

Energize Global Services

Khachatur Virabyan

Frontend engineer

Renderforest

Lilit Sukiasyan

IT Project Manager

Codics

Felix Khachatrian

CTO

WIN.gg

Tigran Leyloyan

CISO

DIGITAIN

Hakob Sununu

Head of Fraud & Revenue Assurance

Ucom

Vazgen Shakhoyan

CEO

ZilTech

Matt Bartelsian

Co-Founder, CEO

Puzl, Inc.

Meet Some of WCIT Previous Speakers

Bill Gates

Founder
Microsoft

Bill Clinton

Former President
the USA

Anne M. Mulcahy

CEO
Xerox Corporation

Ginni Rometty

CEO
IBM

Steve Forbes

Editor-in-Chief
Forbes

Vint Cerf

Father of the Internet

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