Global IT Award

Nikol Pashinyan

Message from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

To us, new technologies are a historic opportunity to accomplish what we want to accomplish in Armenia , that is, an economic revolution. This is also an opportunity for those who want to make a step for the progress of human kind.
With this award, we also want to show our young people what kind of power lies within each individual to change the world, to make it better, and that education is the only sure way to discover that power.


Nikol Pashinyan Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Global IT Award Laureates

Hayk Chobanyan

The awarding of the RA State Prize to those who have made a global contribution to the field of information technologies is one of the most important programs aimed at positioning Armenia on the world technology map. Indeed, the best representatives of the field form the list of awardees, who are the best example of inspiration and success.
The role of technology is essential in overcoming current geopolitical developments and global challenges. We have no choice but to succeed in high-tech development based on quality education, research and, of course, industry.
Armenia has a great potential to create a powerful generation, a victorious perspective. By accepting the giants of the technological sphere, who have made the impossible possible via their activities, we declare about our ambition and commitment to play our role in this.

Hayk Chobanyan Chairman of GIT Award Committee, Minister of high-tech industry

Vigen Sargsyan

We have no alternative but to rely on the development of the knowledge-based fields. We are confident that years later, the giants conferred this prestigious award will return to Armenia bringing with them state-of-the-art culture of high-tech, thus raising our state’s credibility and worldwide recognition as a country relying on knowledge and intellect. It is hard to deny that Armenia’s competitive advantages are closely associated with the IT sector and that our country has all prerequisites and necessary resources to become the regional center and an important player.

Hovik Musayelyan Committee coordinator, Director of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, Yerevan, Armenia

Ralph Yirikian

As a continuous project, the impact of the Global IT Award extends far beyond the efforts to have Armenia properly placed on the world’s ICT map and thus to better enhance the country’s image globally. The biggest outcome of the award is that here in Armenia we host true innovators, whose breakthrough inventions have defined the path of global development, and that these people lecture for the Armenia ICT community and younger generation. The laureates of the award, just like the geniuses of all times, have never mimicked anyone, have never chosen roads treaded before, and have never tried to fit into the existing rules of the game. Armenia has the intellectual potential, which will not only foster its ICT development as the country’s competitive advantage but will also help to create a new quality in the industry to stand as equal by the side of the ICT giants, in the long run.”

Ralph Yirikian General Manager, VivaCell-MTS,
Yerevan, Armenia