Raffi Kassarjian is the Executive Director of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE). With over thirty years of experience managing tech enterprises, he also serves on the advisory boards of EVN Report, Impact Hub Yerevan and Repat Armenia.
Many observers believe that current trends in the global IT market are creating new opportunities for growth and relevance for Armenian tech companies. If the industry at large – as well as government and educational institutions – react quickly and earnestly to these trends, Armenia has an opportunity to capture an inordinate share of the new value being created as a result of these trends.
The dramatic events of October 2, highlights the fundamental political paradox in Armenia – a Prime Minister with no parliamentary majority governs the executive branch in a parliamentary republic – and we experienced both sides “flexing their muscles” to demonstrate their respective powers, Raffi Kassarjian writes.