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INET Armenia - Internet In Armenia: Paving a road to the future...

INET Armenia provided in-depth discussions on the future of the Internet in Armenia.  Drawing a diverse multi-stakeholder audience, INET Armenia provided a unique platform for Chapter members, Organization members, the technical community, government, and civil society to network and learn from each other.   

Top Internet experts from government, private sector and civil society shared their views, discuss critical topics, and provided a key opportunity for learning. Topics covered included Internet access in Armenia, local content, Internet security, Net Neutrality, and cross-border issues.  

Date and time: 8-9 October 2013
 
Location: Ani Plaza Hotel, 19 Sayat Nova Ave, Yerevan
 

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Agenda

October 8, 2013

TIME SPEAKER & TOPIC
09:00-10:00
Registration
10:00-10:15
Opening
•Frederic Donck, Regional Bureau Director, Europe, Internet Society
•Igor Mkrtumyan, Chapter President, Internet Society Armenia
10:15-10:30
Opening Keynote
•Gagik Grigoryan, Director of Admnistration, Ministry of Transport and Communications
10:30-12:00
Keynote: 
Panel I –Internet penetration in Armenia (ISOC AM survey). What next? Gagik Sargsyan, sociology.am.
Topics of discussion:
 
•Access in Armenia. Issues. 
•Hosting statistics and penetration 
•Local or foreign hosing. Pro and contra.
•Is there a digital divide in Armenia?
•Is there a demand for Armenian language content?
 
Panellists:
•Tigran Harutyunyan , NoyanTapan News agency 
•Tigran Zargaryan, President, Electronic  Library Association 
•Arman Khachatryan  ABCDomain System Administrator
• Represesentative from Virtual University 
• Samvel Martirosyan
12:00-12:30
Q and A session
Moderated by Siranush Vardanyan, ISOC AM Board member 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00
Keynote:
Panel II – How secure is the Armenian web space? Karen Gasparyan, Security expert.
 
Topics of discussion:
 
•Armenian web space security. How to improve? 
•Technical solutions – TOR, PGP, HTTPS, VPN
•Is strong cryptography an acceptable solution? 
•Cybercrime and multistakeholders approach.

Panellists:
•Inna Kholodova, Armenian CERT Administrator 
•Grigor Saghyan, CIO, Armenian CERT 
•Norayr Stepanyan,  Ministry of Transport and Communications 
•Representative of the Cybercrime department of the Police 
•Narine Khachatryan
15:00-15:30
Q and A session
Moderated by Samvel Martirosyan, iDitord
15:30-16:00 Afternoon Break
16:00-17:30
Keynote:
Panel III – e-Content for Armenia. How to enrich it? Tigran Zargaryan. National Library, Director.  
Topics of discussion:
•Digitization of Armenian national heritage (Matenadaran, National library) Armenian content in Wikipedia. Why is it so poor? 
•What is the role of Diaspora in creating the Armenian content?
•Armenian IDN - <.հայ>. Pro and contra
 
Panellists:
•Vladimir Sahakyan, NAS RA, Director of IIAP 
•Konstantin Petrosov   
•Representative of  Wikipedia
•Anna Karakhanyan ISOC Armenia 
•Hasmik Alaverdyan, ABCDomain
17:30-18:00
Q and A session
Moderated by Lianna Galstyan, ISOC AM Board member
18:30 Networking cocktail

 

October 9, 2013

TIME SPEAKER & TOPIC
09:00-09:30
Keynote:
Panel I
What is net neutrality? Frederic Donck, Regional Bureau Director, Europe, Internet Society
09:30-10:15
How to assure the net neutrality? Grigori Saghyan – ISOC AM Vice Chair
Topics of discussion:
 
•What is Net Neutrality? Principles-issues art stake?
•Differences between mutual statement model in telephony and in the Internet 
•Differences between fixed and wireless network capacities 
•Local regulation for network neutrality and user rights 
•Armentel, VivaCell, Orange, UCOM, GNC position on network neutrality
•Role and benefit of a multistakeholder approach
 
Panelists:
•Representative of PSRC  
•Representative of UCOM 
•Representative of Orange 
•Representative of Viva Cell 
•Representative of Armentel
10:15-10:45
Q and A session
Moderated by Edward Ayvazyan
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:15
Keynote:
  Panel II - Cross-border issues, conflicts between jurisdictions of neighbouring countries. GNC-Alfa (Misak Khachatryan) 
 
Topics of discussion:
 
•Map of terrestrial connections 
•Access to neighbor countries via Internet 
•Independent backup satellite connection today – is it realistic alternative for terrestrial communications
 
Panelists:
•Samvel Martirosyan, iDitord   
•Samvel Mailyan, Arminco NK   
•Boris Navasardyan, PEN Club Armenia  
•Rick Nay, Armenia Monument Foundation  
•Representative of Georgia 
12:15-12:45
Q and A session
Moderated by Grigori Vahanyan Constitutional Court
12:45-13:00 Closing - Frederic Donck
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:15-19:00 Cultural program
20:00-22:00 Evening party