Gyumri Technology Center

iGyumri Idea and Tech Conference

Featuring the World Premiere of the documentary, “Gyumri: Epicenter for Change”


Gyumri, Armenia -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2014 -- WHAT: iGyumri Idea and Tech Conference will focus on the idea of using creativity and technology as an economic development tool for Gyumri, Armenia. This one-day event will bring local and international entrepreneurs, investors, educators, students and industry leaders together in Gyumri, Armenia, to discuss issues including; innovation, investment and new technology startups. Startup ideas or business plans are being accepted through the website. Experts will give advice and advantage for success.

WHEN: March 22, 2014

WHERE: Gyumri, Armenia
Registration is free and open to all through the website:
Free Google+ Hangout On-Air : Will be broadcast live from Gyumri

MEDIA: Interested media may contact

Todd Fabacher, Editor & Publisher, Digital Pomegranate co-founder
130 7TH AVE #234
NEW YORK, NY 10011
+1 917.207.3683

Gayane Ghandilyan, Director of Communications
Gyumri Technology Center
Guy St. 1, Gyumri, Armenia
+374 93 758951

OVERVIEW: The goal of the iGyumri Idea and Tech Conference is simple – to help make Gyumri a global tech city. The only way to reach this goal is through education. This conference will touch on key areas of IT expertise, including website creation, mobile apps and graphic design. This is a one-day event comprised of workshops and panel discussions.


Keynote Speaker
Todd Fabacher
Digital Pomegranate

Berge Ayvazian
4G Industry Analyst
Conference Chair & Senior Editor, UBM Tech

Panel 1: International Gyumri
Given Armenia’s domestic market size, a global focus is a must for Gyumri’s new tech startups. Marketing, brand building, language and a focus on non traditional markets will ensure Gyumri’s success. This panel will provide with tips and task to what one need for their successful startup and reach customers around the world.


Edson Monteiro
Ambassador to Armenia
Federative Republic of Brazil

Jacqueline Karaaslanian
Executive Director
Luys Education

Armen Shahnazaryan
Director of D-Link Armenia

Panel 2: Innovation Gyumri
How do we design entire ecosystems to drive entrepreneurship, technology, and economic impact for Gyumri? Join our panel – along with someone fellow participants as we connect, learn, debate and create an innovative ecosystem for Gyumri together. This session will provide a tremendous forum for collaboration among our experts and community leaders with the most inventive and thought-provoking programs from around the world.


Aleksey Manukyan
Art Therapist
Contemporary Artist

Arman Atoyan
Founder, Creative Director
X-TECH Creative Studio

Yevah Hyusyan
Director of Armenia
Microsoft Innovation Center

Aram Hajian
Dean, College of Engineering
American University of Armenia

Panel 3: Invest Gyumri
Come learn about creating one's own startup, how to get investments and the advantages of opening business in Gyumri – Armenia’s new tech city. Upload startup idea or business plan and let our experts give the advice and advantage for success.


Manuk Hergnyan
Managing Partner
Granatus Ventures

Hayk Asriyants
Head of Customer Experience

Raffi Niziblian
Founder & Director
Deem Communications

Misak Gharagyozyan
Gyumri Technology Center

Panel 4: internet Gyumri
Hear from Armenia’s top professionals in the internet and technology business. Our speakers are at the forefront of developing and delivering critical technologies that are transforming Gyumri. Change is inevitable, but especially in the internet and mobile sectors. Learn from our panelist about options that are available and how Gyumri can become a true technology city.


Michel Davoudian
Apaga Technologies
Ozone Armeniate

Vahagn Poghosyan
Co-Founder and CTO
Instigate CJSC
Instigate Robotics CJSC

Gayane Ghandilyan
Director of Operations
Digital Pomegranate

Ashot Tonoyan
Social Objects

Panel 5: Inform Gyumri
The goal of the iGyumri conference is simple – to help make Gyumri a global tech city. The only way reach that goal is to educate thousands of people in the city. There are many different area of expertise in the IT industry, many different ways to learn technology and so many different tools to create web sites, mobile apps and graphics design.


Arik Shahumyan
CEO & Founder
Shahumyan Media
Shahumyan Academy

Amalya Eghoyan
Executive Director
Gyumri Information Technology Center

Artush Ghandilyan
Gyumri LiveCode Center

Ashot Papoyan
State Engineering University of Armenia Gyumri Branch


About [] is the the premier online destination for people involved or interested in the development of the Information Technology Industry in Armenia. iTECHNOLOGY is a source for people and companies searching for investment opportunities and providing general information and news tied to what’s trending in the global IT sector.

About the Sponsor:

Digital Pomegranate [] is based in Gyumri, Armenia and was founded on the premise that when people are given the opportunity, they will become empowered to unleash their full potential. We provide complete digital solutions for small businesses from launching a website, to design services such as animation & graphics design and App development for all desktop and mobile platforms. Digital Pomegranate was designed to become the bridge that connects the best of Gyumri, its creative and talented people, to the world. So that small businesses can both quickly and effortlessly build and maintain a professional online presence at an affordable cost, while contributing to the development of Gyumri. A true win-win relationship.