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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CONVERGENCE CONFERENCE

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In the tech hustle of October 11-12, 2019, #STCC19, organized with the support of “Support to SME Development in Armenia(EU-SMEDA) project, became a hot spot for the science and technology industry and gave a new wave to future ideas and collaboration initiatives.

 

The conference brought over 50 speakers and more than 800 participants together in one platform and facilitated discussions on:

  • Creating a roadmap towards the establishment of a robust Machine Learning Ph.D. program in Armenia

  • Involving postdocs from leading universities to Armenia and discussing avenues for potential repatriation

  • Establishing joint research labs with the collaboration of US and European universities, and local established tech companies

  • Establishing effective cooperation with European and US university labs

 

The attendees were from among:

  • Local scientific and university communities, 

  • Tech corporations, 

  • Emerging local deep-tech startups,

  • Leading research institutions (Stanford, UIUC, Tampere, etc.). 

 

The conference included:

  • 20 individual presentations given by keynote speakers 

  • 7-panel discussions

  • Two poster sessions, where emerging local deep-tech startups presented their ideas for in-depth technical discussions.

Some of the Featured Speakers Were

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Michael Kass

Distinguished Engineer at NVIDIA, PhD Stanford University

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Karen Egiazairian

Professor at Tampere University of Technology

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Al Eisaian

Co-founder and CEO IntelinAir

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Sergey Kuprienko

General Manager of Research at Ring

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Garegin Papoian

Monroe Martin Professor at the University of Maryland

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Ara Markosian

Head of Armenia Operations at Xilinx

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Sos Agaian

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the City University of New York (CUNY)

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Aram Adourian

Partner at Flagship

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Ashot Papoyan

Associate Director at Tetragenetics

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Jovan Stojanovic

CEO at ELOON, lead of Belgrade AI

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Will Zeng

Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University, initiator of Unitary Fund

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Christophe Zoghbi

AI Consultant at Ticketless, lead of Beirut AI

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Naira Hovakimyan

Grafton and Wilkins professor of MechSE at UIUC and Co-founder & Chief Scientist at IntelinAir

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Ogsen Gabrielyan

Principal Scientist Bioinformatics at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma

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Anthony Miller

Managing Partner at Verify Markets

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Bagher BabaAli

Assistant Professor at the University of Tehran