About Global IT Award
Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT
n July 6th, 2009, President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan issued a Decree establishing a Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT (Global IT Award).
The Global IT Award annually honors an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to humanity through advancing the world of IT. The award highlights Armenia on the world IT map as a growing high-tech destination.
Inaugurated in 2009, the Global IT Award is granted on an annual basis to an individual whose internationally acclaimed contributions to IT have resulted in near-revolutionary or revolutionary developments that have positively impacted or hold the potential to positively impact the humanity. The contributions may be in the technological, educational, organizational, or financial areas.
The Global IT Award consists of a gold and diamond medal, diploma and trophy evoking Armenia and high tech.
For designing the Eagle was used the sculpture of the monument of ``Eagle of Zvartnots``. The sculpture was designed by architect Rafayel Israelyan and sculptor Yervand Kochar.
The Awarding Program is implemented by the Award Committee and the international Selection Panel appointed by the President of the Republic of Armenia.