Kim and WCIT 2019
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From October 6 through 9, 2019, the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) took place in Yerevan, which is one of the largest and most prestigious ICT events in the world.
WCIT 2019 Congress in Yerevan
From October 6 through 9, 2019, the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) took place in Yerevan, which is one of the largest and most prestigious ICT events in the world. During the congress issues regarding the evolution of the digital age will be discussed.
WCIT 2019 will host internationally renowned speakers Alexis Ohanian Reddit cofounder, Gary Vaynerchuk Chairman VaynerX, Narayana Murthy Founder of Infosys and many others.
It became known that activist, entrepreneur, producer and popular socialite Kim Kardashian West will be attending WCIT 2019 as a special speaker. As stated by the organizers of the congress Kardashian West will address a plenary session of WCIT 2019 called “Marketplace of Ideas,” which will examine the impact of decentralized technologies on the worlds of entertainment, media, and journalism.
Aleksander Yesayan, chairman of WCIT 2019 organizing committee, in his statement about the visit of Kim Kardashian West, mentioned, that they, the organizers of the congress, decided to take a bold and unconventional approach to framing the agenda. He stated that "Kim Kardashian West is one of the most followed people on social media with more than 240 million followers. She is one of the most influential voices in the world today. We are convinced that she is able to share significant and interesting information about the world of social media entrepreneurship, which she helped invent and has helped shape for nearly two decades. In our opinion, it is impossible to have a serious and meaningful discussion about the topic without her participation."
After the individual presentation, Ms. Kardashian West will join the panel discussion, in which outstanding representatives of the ICT sector will participate, including Hovhannes Avoyan, the co-founder and CEO of worldwide known, famous Armenian company PicsArt.
In addition to Kim Kardashian West and Hovhannes Avoyan, other international ICT opinion leaders will be presented as speakers at the congress, including Alexis Ohanyan, Reddit founder, Anke den Ouden, CEO of Microsoft CEE Multicountry and Tigran Khudaverdyan, Managing Director of Yandex Group.
The Government of Armenia has declared IT a strategic area of focus and its legislation 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. Armenia is home to more than 900 ICT companies, including the globally-recognized PicsArt, Renderforest, Softconstruct, and Joomag.
WCIT 2019 gathered more than 2500 participants from more than 70 countries. This event will become an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with the rich culture of Armenia, magnificent nature, delicious cuisine, and innovative technological community.
You can get additional information about WCIT 2019 and the events program on the official website of the congress www.wcit2019.org