DAAC System Integrator made a working visit to Armenia

Recently a delegation of representatives of the public sector, USAID and IT companies from Moldova made a working visit to Armenia. The purpose of the mission was exchanging experience on sector promotion and initiating sustainable IT partnerships.

The delegation was composed of: Vitalie Tarlev, Deputy Minister of Information Technology and Communications; Igor Grosu, Deputy Minister of Education; Sergiu Botezatu, USAID Moldova Project Manager; Doina Nistor, USAID CEED II Project Manager, Petru Usatii, DAAC System Integrator Chief Business Development Officer, representatives of the National Association of Private ICT Companies and private sector. The visit was organized and made with the support of USAID as part of the CEED II Project.

The agenda of the visit included participation of the delegation in a number of events, including: ArmTech Congress and Digitec 2013 ICT Expo, BSEC Conference on Information Technologies and Communications, and working meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Education.

The delegation visited documentation centres of innovation and excellence from Armenia: Microsoft Innovation Center, Regional Mobile Application Lab, Armenian National Engineering Lab and TUMO - Centre for Creative Technologies for Youth. They also had a series of meetings at Synopsys Armenia, Mentor Graphics Armenia, Center for IT Research and Development, ICT Companies Union of Armenia.

With a human and economic potential similar to the Republic of Moldova, Armenia achieved remarkable success in attracting multinational IT companies that implement successful projects in research and development of software products in the country, creating highly skilled and well paid jobs. Armenia also benefits from a considerable external support for ICT promotion in education and development of creative training.

According to the Armenian party, the formula of success is effective coagulation and joining of efforts and actions of the Government, private sector and development partners, as well as a systematic activity with the large Armenian diaspora abroad to create an ecosystem conducive to the development of innovations and encouraging IT researches.