President Sarkissian hosted the winner of the RA State Global IT Award for 2018 James Truchard
President Armen Sarkissian hosted today the winner of the RA State Global IT Award in the area of information technology (IT), the founder and President of the National Instruments Company James Truchard.
President Sarkissian congratulated Mr. Truchard and said that Armenia attaches great importance to the development of information technologies and might become a resourceful partner.
“Armenia is among the leading countries of the world - we are able to develop new ideas, new technologies and become part of the global development in the 21st century,” President Sarkissian noted.
He said that today even major companies are approaching new startups where freedom is given to the young people’s innovative potential, new and bold ideas, using a new model of development and providing them with the opportunity to work in parallel and introduce innovations.
James Truchard expressed gratitude for the Award and appreciation showed to him by Armenia. He noted that Armenia has great potential in the area of high technologies which could allow actual export opportunities.
The Global IT Award was established in 2009 by the decree of the President of Armenia for significant contribution to the area of Information Technologies. In 2018, it was renamed RA State Award for the Global Contribution to the Area of Information Technologies.
James Truchard is the 9th recipient of that Award.