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Amazon Web Services is in Armenia for the 1st time

ScaleUp innovation forum took place in Yerevan on October 30 in the framework of cooperation between Ameriabank and Amazon Web Services.

The event, which is of key importance for the sector and aimed at expanding new ties and cooperation between the participants, was attended by representatives of such large global organizations as Amazon Web Services, VISA, Middleware, Softprom and Mambu.

Other attendees of the forum were leading experts from IT, telecommunications and finance sectors.

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The speakers provided in-depth reports about technological developments and digitization trends, which were followed by Q&A and the panel discussion “The Future of Digitized Humanity”. The discussion included Ucom co-founder Alexandr Yesayan, Amazon Web Services Territory Manager Veranika Ramanouskaya, Mambu CTO Ben Goldin, PicsArt CTO Mikael Vardanyan, as well as Ameriabank’s Chief Innovation and Digital Officer Artyom Shamtsyan and Head of Digital Banking Service Grigor Davtyan.

The speakers remarked that the changes technologies bring into different sectors are already visible. They discussed which technologies will be prevalent in various areas of economy, what risks and challenges arise because of introduction of new technologies and what new opportunities open for developing markets. The panel discussion was broadcast live on Facebook.

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“In the course of our cooperation we realized that hosting Amazon in Armenia is a great idea, because we want to keep up with technological novelties of the next generation,” said Chief Innovation and Digital Officer of Ameriabank Artyom Shamtsyan.

Mambu CTO Ben Goldin’s remarks were titled “The power of ecosystems in API economy”. He later told the press he was excited to attend an innovation forum in Armenia.

“I’m happy to share my personal experience in application of innovations in different corners of the world. Armenia is doing great in the innovation field and this forum demonstrates that the local community is strong,” he said.

Softprom IT Director Vladislav Gavrilenko, who delivered the report on “Introduction of architectural structure compliant with data security standards in payment card sector in AWS”, told that Armenia has big potential and he will return for more discussions and connections.

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Business Development Manager of Cloud Direction Oleksandr Yena attached importance to exchange of experience in the frames of the forum.

“Exchange of experience greatly contributes to accelerating the innovation processes. This is my first visit to Armenia. I used to think that cloud technologies and innovations in general aren’t that advanced here, but I am really impressed with what I’ve seen here,” he said.

According to Head of Digital Banking Service at Ameriabank Grigor Davtyan, the idea of the forum came up during the bank’s cooperation with Amazon Web Services that concerned a niche product.

“We thought we ought to share the experience that can facilitate the development of Armenia. It will also provide local companies with more possibilities of introducing new services. This is an opportunity for members of Armenia’s IT, telecommunications and finance sectors to meet our guests, exchange contacts, share ideas and launch new projects, which is just the beginning. We hope the process will continue,” he said.